The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Leather Looking Brand New

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Like with your everyday jewelry and watches, your favorite leather bag or pair of boots is likely in need of a bit of TLC—they're some of the most worn items in your wardrobe, after all. Beyond taking your precious Chloé C bag in to a leather doctor for major repairs (think deep scratches to the interior, torn linings, and broken straps), the best thing you can do for your leather collection is to get into the routine of using leather conditioners to keep your bags, boots, and belts looking as rich as they day you invested in them. 

The best leather conditioners are designed to deliver as much moisture as possible, which will help repair and prevent cracks, scratches, and much more on your ride-or-die loafers or tote. The key here is to use them regularly enough to repair any existing damage, and to help protect your favorite piece from any other wear and tear—we'd suggest at the beginning of every season as you swap which items are in heaviest rotation in and out of your collection. So, with that in mind, read on to discover the 10 leather conditioners fashion girls swear by. 

This conditioner is among the top-rated, and is formulated to keep leather feeling supple for up to six months. 

This balm-style conditioner comes complete with a sponge and is safe to use on vintage pieces.

Frye is known for making leather boots that last a lifetime—this conditioner taps into a little bit of that magic. 

This conditioner is made to heal and lift scuffs out of even the most distressed leather.

Leather Rescue's conditioner is designed to dry quickly, so you won't have to worry about slipping your boots on right after you've treated them.

Use this on your buttery smooth leather jackets, bags, and shoes. 

The spray bottle makes this conditioner super convenient. 

This cleaner and conditioner duo is safe for leathers of all colors, so you won't have to worry about ruining your cherry red Gucci bag.

This does exactly what it says on the tin.

Use this every three months to keep your bags looking like new.