Leather and Care Tips

We believe in using only the most premium bovine leather to craft your MP pieces. Not only does luxury leather ensure longevity, the natural ageing process of a superior hide allows its true beauty to unfold as it softens with use.

Which leather should I choose?

Many of our styles use our signature grainy leather, making them ideal for regular use. Grainy finishes wear extremely well, softening with age and use, but being more resistant to obvious marks than a smooth or patent finish might be.

Our smooth leather is ultra luxe, selected with the most discerning minimalist in mind. If this is your preferred finish, we recommend using your bag or accessory less often to avoid scuffs and marks which may occur with regular use. This is natural with normal wear, rather than being a fault in the leather.

If you choose a patent finish, we recommend wiping it down regularly with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints. Whilst the leather is still of a high quality, the shiny finish means that these pieces are best kept for occasions, as they can be more prone to showing up wear and tear.

Suede is one of our favourite finishes, though it does require a little extra care. You can purchase a suede brush from a bootmaker or similar, which we recommend you use on your bag regularly to ensure it stays clean and mark-free. We advise that these pieces are best kept for occasions where your bag is unlikely to become marked or experience much damage; best not to use this every day.

How should I store my bag?

To increase the lifespan of your bag or leather accessory, there are several steps we recommend taking. Preserve your leather by storing it in its original dust bag in a cool, dry place. Keep away from light and heat to ensure you protect your piece from fading and softening before its time.
Whilst stuffing your bag can help to preserve its optimal shape, be careful not to overfill it, as this can cause stretching, distorting the leather.

Are there any products you recommend?

Tana All Protect Spray
Oakwood Leather Wipes
Oakwood Leather Polish Hydrating Creme (leather conditioner)
Suede brush

If you are using any cleaning products on your leather, ensure you conduct a patch test first on an inconspicuous part of the bag. If you find any discolouration occurs, wipe the surface clean and discontinue use.

How can I protect my bag before I start using it?

After purchase but before wear, give the entire bag a thorough spray of Tana All Protect Spray (or other trusted waterproofing spray), carefully avoiding the hardware as much as possible. Remember to use any sprays of this nature in a highly ventilated area!

If it is a piece that will be used daily, spray again once first layer is dry. A top up spray is recommended regularly to continue to protect against damage that may occur with regular wear. This particular product can also be used on suede, but not a patent finish.

What about the hardware on my bag?

One of the simplest ways to maintain the lustre of your hardware is to ensure it isn’t unnecessarily exposed to water, perfume, hair products, body lotion etc. With time, you may find that the colour or finish fades; if this occurs with normal use within the first 12 months, you may be able to receive replacement hardware pieces depending on availability.

When you’re cleaning the leather parts of your bag, try to avoid getting any product onto the hardware.
Unfortunately, scratches may occur, especially when placing your bag on a rough surface. To increase the longevity of your bag, we suggest being mindful of where you place it; but always remember, MP bags are made to be worn and loved!

Do I need leather conditioner?

Just like human skin, leather needs to be moisturised regularly to prevent flaking and wrinkling which may be caused by dehydration. Apply leather conditioner to a soft cloth and gently rub over the entire bag. This will ensure the bag not only looks fresh, but ages well.
We recommend using leather conditioner every 4-6 weeks.