Care and Cleaning Dooney & Bourke AWL
- Rotate the Handbags you use to extend their life individually.
- Do NOT set Handbags on the floor as this causes additional wear with dirt and germs collecting on the surface.
- While D & B bags are tuff workhorses, nonetheless they are still subject to scuffs, marks and stains, etc. Treat your Dooney's with respect and keep them clean at all times.
- Do NOT carry ink pens or perfume or gum/candy loose in your Dooney & Bourke Bags. Place them in a small bag which may be obtained in your local store's Cosmetic section. These items carried loose in your D & B bag are the single largest way to devalue your bag should you ever wish to re-sell it.
This AWL (All-Weather Leather) leather can usually be cleaned with the use of a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The leather should then be allowed to dry completely. Once dry, buff with a soft cloth.