How to Take Care of Deerskin Leather Handbags

By April Sanders

Deerskin leather is extremely strong, soft and supple. In the past, Native Americans used deerskin leather to make beautiful, durable clothing and moccasins. Today, deerskin leather is most commonly used to make gloves and handbags, many of which are quite expensive. In fact, the higher the quality of deerskin, the more expensive the handbag will be. In addition, deerskin can get wet and still retain it's shape and softness. For these reasons, very little care is needed with handbags made from deerskin leather.

Take Care of Deerskin Leather Handbags

Step 1

Keep your handbags out of direct sunlight. Excessive heat can fade and dry out leather, so it's best to store your deerskin leather handbags in a cool, dry and dark place.

Step 2

Treat most stains by gently rubbing them using a clean rag, warm water and soap. Deerskin leather can get wet, so do not worry about getting your handbags wet. Water will not hurt them.

Step 3

Sprinkle baby powder or flour on any greasy stains that you may get on the leather, as this will absorb the grease. Let it sit for an hour or two, then wash with warm water and soap.

Step 4

Avoid using any leather treatment or waterproofing solution. These things are not necessary and may even darken or otherwise discolor your deerskin leather handbags.

Step 5

Refrain from trying to remove any scratches or other marks that may be on your handbag. Deerskin leather, because it is made from wild deer, has natural patterns on it that add to the look and feel of the handbag. These marks cannot be removed and are proof of your handbag's authenticity.