The Banana-Based Hack for Keeping Your White Accessories White
Club Monaco’s brand-new collaboration with accessory brand TL-180 means a starkly gorgeous white tote that’s available only at the store and ready to be the perfect partner-in-crime all summer long. As pretty as it is, it immediately brings up the question that comes along with all white accessories: How the heck do you keep it crisp and clean?
Treat your bag with a stain repeller as soon as you get it (it will be tempting to wear first, but it’s always best to apply product to fresh, completely clean leather). Prepping your white stuff will help, but it’s not fool-proof; with wear and use, the snowy white color will likely get a bit dingy eventually.
“If there’s a stain, use natural cleansing cream with a cotton ball,” TL-180 codesigner Luisa Orsini instructed us. “Spread it all over the bag, not just on the stained area, to avoid creating a ring that shows where the cleaner was.”
“We just heard about a grandmother recipe that we still have to try,” added Tine Peduzzi, the other creative force behind the brand. “Beat egg whites and use as a cleanser with a soft cloth before polishing with a wool rag. The inside of a banana skin when rubbed against the bag is also good for cleaning!”
There are five TL-180 bags up on Club Monaco’s site, including the white tote (which retails for $619).
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