HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES: New York Metropolitan Area: December 14th. East Coast, Mid-West, and Southern USA: December 9th. West Coast and Northwest USA: December 7th.
We believe that a piece of sustainable living is investing in beautifully crafted footwear and handbags that are made from materials that will stand the test of time. To ensure special pieces are in great condition for the seasons and years to come, we are always happy to advise on best practices for caring for shoes, handbags, accessories, and ready to wear. We also recommend consulting your local, trusted cobbler before using any products at home, as suedes and leathers will react differently to the various sprays and treatments on the market. Here are some of our tips and tricks for product care!
Our maribou feather pieces should not be stored underneath or crushed by other items, to maintain the full and fluffy shape of the feathers. We also suggest keeping away from water and other liquids.
We suggest keeping your jewelry dry to prevent tarnishing, avoiding contact with water, perfumes, lotions, antibacterial gels, liquids or any harsh chemicals. Use only a soft cloth to clean your jewelry so as not to leave scratches. We recommend a "last on, first off" order to wearing jewelry, to prevent snagging on clothing.
Pleated Lamé & Fabric
Our pleated lamé and other pleated fabrics are delicate. These pieces should be stored out of direct sunlight and kept away from abrasive materials that may snag the fabric. Our signature pleated knots may fray over time due to the beautiful raw edge detail, at may be snipped carefully as needed. Pleated fabric should not be stored in tight spaces to avoid crushing the pleating—our boxes or other sturdy storage boxes are recommended to maintain the integrity of the pleats.
We recommend dry-cleaning wool sweaters for the best results. Wool sweaters should be stored folded rather than hung to prevent stretching and retain their shape.
Leather & Suede
Many of our leather boots are crafted in the finest Italian vachetta leather. This material develops a beautiful natural patina over time, which is something we love about the material. Minor tonal changes from sun exposure and/or water marks can usually be buffed out at home with a shoe polish in between visits to the cobbler. Please see more guidance on at-home care below.
We consulted David Mesquita, founder of NYC shoe repair shop, Leather Spa (a Team LR favorite), for his expert tips on taking care of leather boots and shoes.
Keeping Suede Like New
On Those Winter Salt Stains
Caring For Patent Leather