A squeaky leather purse is attributed to many factors. New leather that’s not broken in is often squeaky. Likewise, older leather that’s soft and well-worn is sometimes squeaky. Sometimes, the issue is the leather’s movement against the metal hardware of the purse; other times, the issue is the leather of the purse rubbing against itself. A squeaky leather purse is simple to rectify, but your efforts must be maintained. This task takes about 30 minutes and should be done at least once a month to keep the leather of your purse soft and supple.

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Place your towel on a flat surface to protect your work area from damage. The towel also protects your purse from color transfer from your table, if the purse is a light color.

Clean the purse with leather cleaner. Follow the instructions on the container. Ensure that the purse is clean and dry before moving on to the next step.

Test the purse by using it with your belongings in it. If the purse still squeaks, repeat the process. Conditioning the purse gets rid of squeaks and noises.

Store the purse in a dust bag or pillowcase in a dry, arid storage area to prevent mold, mildew and odors.

Store the purse in a dust bag or pillowcase in a dry, arid storage area to prevent mold, mildew and odors from forming.