How To Clean A Chanel Bag?


You just bought a brand-new Chanel bag and your are thrilled and happy. There’s nothing on your mind than the desire to carry your bag around and loving it. But most people do not think about cleaning their Chanel bags until it becomes a necessity. To make sure your bag remain young, you need to give it the necessary attention from the moment you start using it.

We want to give our Chanel bag the best of the best. Never use low quality cleaning products, and definitely never experiment products that you are not familiar with. If we are not careful enough, we could make it worse than it is. Chanel’s shopper assistant can give you some good recommendations, but here’s an easy and quick step-by-step instructions on how to clean your Chanel bag.

What is your bag made of?
Is your bag is made from suede, then this post is not for you. You might want to take it to the dry cleaner.

But if your bag is made from leather, then please read on. Usually Chanel classic medium, jumbo, maxi and reissue 2.55 are all made from leathers.

1. Give your Chanel bag a good swipe with a microfiber cloth
There not better way to clean your Chanel bag than with a microfiber cloth. It’s easy, fast and SAFE. Microfiber cloth are sold everywhere, you can even find them in supermarkets like Wallmart. Use the microfiber cloth to swipe superficial dirt from your Chanel bag. Clean it on the inside as well as on the outside. (the inside is the most effective).

2. Use saddle soap for the conditional leather
Not all saddle soap are qualified to clean your handbag. Make sure you are using a transparent saddle soap. Here are couple of quick steps:

A. Take a soft sponge cloth.
B. Dip it in the saddle soap container, just a little bit is enough.
C. Press lightly on the stains
D. Wait 5 minutes for the saddle soap to settle.
E. Gently make small and slow circle motions to wipe the soap out of the stain. Have some patient, after a while the stain starts to disappear.

Make sure you experiment this on a small part of your bag. If it works, you can proceed to clean the other areas.

3. Finish it with a leather shoe conditioner
Apply leather shoe conditioner to your handbag. Make sure the conditioner has the same color of your bag. Shoe conditioner are for protection purposes.

Now you are ready. Your bag should look exactly like you have purchased it.

I hope this article have been useful. Remember to experiment this process on a small sectio of your bag to make sure it works for you.

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Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damages and would recommend you to ask Chanel Shopper assistant for professional advice.


  1. Ade August 14, 2017 Reply

    Hi can the chanel polishing cloth be washed? I understand that each polishing cloth to be used on the same bag and not to use the cloth on multiple bags so I was wondering if I had used the polishing cloth on an old bag but the bag I no longer owned it can I washed the cloth to be used on another chanel bag?

  2. sara November 21, 2016 Reply

    Hi !

    i have purchased a mini white boy .. the colour seems to have faded so much and my dress stained some parts of it. i attempted to bring it into a bag specialist known to clean high end bags however they said there is nothing they can do. please advise if you have any suggestions and advice.

    thanks so much!

    • Cynthia November 22, 2016 Reply

      Hi Sara, when did you buy this bag? Can you share a picture?

  3. Anonymous December 27, 2015 Reply

    What is saddle soap

  4. eason March 4, 2013 Reply

    😀 I like it.

  5. Gvantsa February 2, 2013 Reply

    I have white cavier colour how must I clean it? Thank you very much for choises

  6. FoWomen November 4, 2012 Reply

    OMG, all the time I just throw my Chanel in the closet. Didn’t thought that was a problem.

  7. Bello November 2, 2012 Reply

    OMG, this is exactly article I am looking for THNX!!!

    • Author
      sassy.bag November 2, 2012 Reply

      Your welcome =D

  8. Chanelgirl October 31, 2012 Reply

    i barely use my chanel, so dont need to wash it too often

  9. Claren October 31, 2012 Reply

    My chanel is still brand new, i usually just wipe it off with a wet towel.

    • Author
      sassy.bag November 2, 2012 Reply

      that’s possible, but when you have the bag more than 2 years, you will need to clean it extensively. a wet towel would not work.


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