Caring for your Ceri Hoover Handbag
We use a variety of hand-picked, custom-made leathers for our bags. Our bags are made out of high-quality leather, hair-on leather, suede, and nubuck leather. See below for our suggestions to care for your bag. As always, try to avoid exposure to moisture. Our best recommendation to care for your handbag is to take it to your trusted shoemaker or professional leather cleaner.
About Our Leather
Our signature handbags are made from a “naked” leather. This means that the hide is untreated and requires proper care. Each hide has unique color and grain variations, which reveal the leather’s natural beauty. Leather darkens over time, depending on frequency of wear and exposure to sunlight. Scars or marks are a natural attribute of naked leather, which enhance the character and uniqueness of the leather. We recommend using a leather cream (we like Leather CPR) to maintain the leather’s vivacity.
Our Hair-On bags are made with 100% authentic cow hair. Hair-on products are naturally prone to thinning or damage caused by friction from wear. This is neither a manufacturer defect nor an issue exclusive to our brand, but simply the nature of consistent wearing of a hair-on handbag. Unfortunately, we are unable to repair or replace hair-on bags. Please handle with care.
Suede is made from the inside of a hide and dyed to a specific color; therefore, on occasion, the color has the natural tendency to rub off onto clothes and other textile items. We recommend spraying your suede bag with a protector (we like Apple Brand) every month. For cleaning, we recommend using a Suede & Nubuck Cleaner (we like Kiwi Brand), which will naturally soften and restore the leather.
We use 100% nubuck, which is similar to suede – but with a smooth, supple finish. Like suede, it is untreated leather that is potentially susceptible to water and oil stains. To minimize stains, we recommend spraying your nubuck handbag with a protector (we like Apple Brand) every month. For cleaning, we recommend using a nylon bristle brush for dusting away any dust or dirt. We recommend using a Suede & Nubuck cleaner (we like Kiwi Brand), which will naturally soften and restore the leather.