We recommend you to spray you bag with water protectant every 2-4 weeks. Use a weather-proofing spray, which is quick & easy maintenance.
Remove all the dirt from your bag by using a brush. If needed use leather soap and wipe gently with a dry towel.
Clean and condition your vintage look bag every 8-12 weeks, using high-quality leather conditioner. Leather can dry out over time, by conditioning your bag you’ll make show the bag will maintain soft and flexible.
Do NOT spray your recently purchased bag with protection against water damage and other stains. Because the cow skin is finished like pony skin with his hairs the spray will do more damage than good. After rain, just let the bag dry in a natural way without heat. You can use a damp cloth to clean the bag.
Remove all the dirt from you bag with a soft brush. If needed use leather soap and wipe gently with a dry towel. Use lukewarm water (not on nubuck!)
USE BEES WAX
Do not get carried away with expensive cleaners and conditioners, simple natural waxes are often the best way to condition the hide i.e. bees wax. Any harsh chemicals can damage the leather, so never use household cleaners or products containing alcohol. Apply natural bees wax to nourish the leather and to keep it smooth and long lasting. Massage it gently into the bag with a soft cotton cloth or a soft brush. Let it dry for 30 minutes and polish the bag again with a dry towel to remove any excess wax.
Spray your recently purchased bag with protection against water damage and other stains. If your nubuck bag gets wet, always try to dry it natural, and never put them near direct heat. (Away from radiators). Direct heat will dry out the leather.
AVOID POLISH AND LIQUID LEATHER CLEANERS
For nubuck leather, try to avoid shoe polish and liquid leather cleaners or conditioners (liquids can darken and mash the leather fibers). If you do spill liquids on nubuck, it is important to use cotton cloths to try to soak up as much of the spill as possible.
To restore the brushed nubuck look and feel, use a brush on the nubuck leather regularly to remove any small dust particles and stains. Because the leather is sanded when it is made, you can brush or sand the surface of the leather without harming it. Try a 600 grit sandpaper or a stiff nylon brush and brush back and forth over the surface of the nubuck in a brisk back and forth, seam to seam motion. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe off the dust.