Care instructions Handbags

5 care tips

The number 5 has a special significance for CHANEL. It was Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite number, the name of her first fragrance and is our number of recommendations to keep your CHANEL handbag in its best condition.


To preserve the elegant lines of your handbag, do not overfill. To minimize the risk of color bleeding onto leather or clothing, avoid prolonged contact between light and dark colors.


Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, artificial light and humidity. If your handbag gets wet, dry the area carefully with an absorbent, non-pilling cloth.


Use a soft cloth and avoid any care products that may alter the finish of your handbag. To help reduce the look of marks on the surface of lambskin leather, gently rub in a circular motion.


Wrap any chains or straps with tissue paper, and store your handbag upright in its original pouch.


Appreciate the natural patina of your handbag. Day after day, it reveals a new aspect of the handbag’s beauty and history — as well as yours.

Special materials

Lambskin leather

CHANEL lambskin leather is treated as little as possible to preserve its natural suppleness and uniquely soft texture. To help reduce the look of marks on the surface, gently rub the leather in a circular motion.

Jewelled bags & embroidered bags

Avoid prolonged contact and friction with delicate fabrics, including wool, silk and tweed.