8 Ways to Store Your Suedes and Leather Goods

It's getting warmer out and its time to put your fall and winter wear away. I recently checked in with the pros at Madame Paulette Cleaners in New York City to find out the tricks of the trade the experts use to keep skins looking good.

By Janice Lieberman from readersdigest.com


  • 1.

    Always stuff your bags and shoes

    with acid-free tissue paper to keep its shape.

  • 2.

    Wrap all leathers and suedes in plastic.

    It will keep the moisture locked in.

  • 3.

    Store your skins in temperature-controlled area,

    like a closet, away from direct sunlight.

  • 4.

    A pencil eraser

    can be used to take out a stain on suede.

  • 5.

    Condition leather belts,

    shoes and bags so they don’t crack and dry out.

  • 6.

    Check with your local cleaner

    to see how much it costs to have them store your most valuable goods in a cool space.

  • 7.

    Stuff the arms of your coats and jackets

    with acid free paper and then wrap with plastic and hang.

  • 8.

    No need to spend money

    next season when you can keep your goods looking good!