It is very important to avoid exposing the bag to water during the initial few months of use. After this time, any spots of water can be gently wiped into the leather. Do not allow droplets to sit on the surface. If worn during heavy rainfall, the leather may stiffen and slightly lose its shine, in such a case lay the product flat on a towel until it is completely dry. Avoid storing your bag next to direct heat as this will dry out and crack the leather.