How to Care for Your Leather, Straight From the Experts

Anyone who owns a leather piece—be it a jacket, bag, or pair of shoes—knows that upkeep and repair can be a boggling experience. The list of dos and don’ts is seemingly endless, and the severity of ruining your beloved item is admittedly daunting (this author should know, she spilled nail polish on her favorite leather jacket once upon a time).

Because leather is such a tricky fabric to take care of, we decided to turn to a few experts from some of our favorite brands for advice on topics across the gamut. Our panel? J Brand Women’s Design Director Dena Bickerstaffe, Veda CEO and Creative Director Lyndsey Butler, and Baldwin Founder and Designer Matt Baldwin.

See below for their lifesaving leather tips, and if you have any you want to share, leave them in the comments.