Oprah loves a good white bag, and it's easy to see why—they freshen up any outfit. But they do require upkeep (see below
). For an easier version of the look, try a white watch.
"Don't wear white bags with white shoes—too nurse-
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How to Care for White Handbags
1. Protect your bag with a conditioner like Apple Brand Leather Care, says Marvin Rosen of Superior Leather Restorers in NYC.
2. Avoid pairing with jeans, or bottoms with rough finishes like linen, as the dye is more likely to rub off. "Knits, nylons, and satins are fine," says Rosen.
3. Stubborn stains, like jeans dye, can't be removed without damaging a bag's finish. Rosen suggests a refurbishing treatment, though it's not cheap.