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Mulberry bags - faffy upkeep?

(12 Posts)
teej Thu 09-Dec-10 11:11:10

MN S&B Mulberry bag owners I need your guidance!

OK - so according to DP Mulberry bags need to be treated with a protective spray twice a month (or at least that's what the shop assistant told him).

Is that right? Do you treat your bag twice a month with a protective spray, or never/ once a year if it's lucky??


apple99 Thu 09-Dec-10 11:42:28

Once a year if it's lucky!!!!

I have had my Mitzy Hobo a year this xmas and not sprayed it yet, no harm as come to it and use it in all weathers. I suppose it depends on the leather type and finish.

carciofi Thu 09-Dec-10 11:44:26

Once a year, maybe. I also have the Mitzy hobo and it is still in great condition after almost two years of constant use.

teej Thu 09-Dec-10 11:56:23

Thanks, that's what I thought grin

It's just a classic tan bayswater so not patent/embellished etc...

HollyBollyBooBoo Thu 09-Dec-10 13:10:44

I only did mine once when I first bought it, the lady selling it never said it was an annual event! Mine is wearing fine though 3 years on and gets used everyday.

berri Thu 09-Dec-10 13:10:52

I spray them about once every 6 months when I'm doing my boots - doesn't need upkeep!

RunforFun Thu 09-Dec-10 13:12:54

I'vb only done it the once.

Mind you it's a bit pampered and never goes out in bad weather !

faustina Thu 09-Dec-10 13:33:58

you do have to be a bit more careful with the tan bayswater though - it's the type of leather and the colour that's most easily marked. I think what you're meant to do is spray it a few times at first, so you build up a kind of protective layer - then you don't need to bother so much. Beware of heavy rain too.

HalfTermHero Thu 09-Dec-10 15:02:15

Agree that nvt oak bags are ones that really do need the spraying otherwise they will get watermarked in the rain. Empty a tin of spray onto it when you get it, then maybe do the same for the next 3 months or so. Mine is fine but I sprayed it heavily for a good while after I got it. Some of my friends did not bother and they have ugly stains on theirs!

Pinkjenny Thu 09-Dec-10 16:16:39

I've a Mitzy Hobo which I use every day. I did buy the spray, I have no idea where it is now, though...

teej Thu 09-Dec-10 23:42:57

faustina and half term hero thanks for the tip - OK so DP wasn't completely mis-sold by an over-enthusiastic sales assistant, then!

RunForIt mine may end up like that - I took it out of the store bag and storage bag, admired it, stroked it lovingly and then put it back in both bags so my DD wouldn't nab/ruin it before I had done whatever needed to be done to protect it (she's 5 but her shoe and bag obsession already knows no bounds).

The Mitzy hobo is lovely and I'm very envy - those of you who have it. Was also quite taken by the Alexa, but it was a surprise and DP went for the onehehadheardof classic bayswater, as "after all, everything is a potential heirloom for dd now, isn't it" shock

oliviafrombolivia Fri 10-Dec-10 17:07:36

I have a Mulberry Elgin in oak and the first day I got it I emptied a partially opened bottle of mineral water in the bottom of it. It has never been the same since, gutted.

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