How to Remove Odour From Leather Bag

Banish That Smell!

Here is Everything That You Need to Know on How to Get Rid of Unwanted Odours From Your Leather Bag:

Have you been noticing a certain, unwelcome smell lingering around your leather bag? Is it emanating from the same place you store your gym clothes or that one pair of shoes you can’t seem to part with? 

Don’t worry—we’ve all been there. But fear not; today we’re going over the best ways to rid your beloved leather bag of those pesky odours and make it smell as good as new!

If you have a leather bag, it can come with an unpleasant surprise: the occasional musty smell that makes you want to toss it in the trash. But don’t give up on your beloved accessory just yet! We know how to make sure those odours stay out of sight and out of mind. With our simple steps, we’ll help you learn how to remove odour from leather bags so easily that it’ll seem like magic – no more foul scents! Read on for all our top tips on restoring your favourite bag like new.

First Step: The Basics

The first step is always the simplest, so before you try any more drastic measures, let’s go over some basics. Start by taking out any items inside the bag, such as your wallet, keys, etc. Then take a cloth dampened with warm water and wipe down the entire interior of the bag (as well as any straps or handles). If everything looks clean but you still detect an odour, move on to step two.

Second Step: A Little Extra Help

If warm water and gentle scrubbing don’t quite do the trick, it’s time to get creative. First, try sprinkling some baking soda inside the bag. Let it sit for at least an hour before vacuuming it up with a brush attachment. If that doesn’t work, try placing an odour-absorbing pouch like a charcoal air freshener in the bag overnight (or longer). Not only will this help absorb odours but also keep things dry in case of moisture buildup. 

Finally, if all else fails, take your bag outside and give it a good airing out in direct sunlight for a few hours. This should help evaporate any lingering smells left behind after cleaning and deodorising your bag.

Deodorise with Vinegar & Baking Soda: For those pesky odours that just won’t go away no matter how much air or cleaning you give them, try using vinegar and baking soda together for extra deodorising power! 

Mix equal parts vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl before rubbing it gently on the inside of your bag with a soft cloth. Leave this mixture on for 30 minutes before wiping it off with another damp cloth followed by allowing your bag to dry completely once again.


Odours are no match for these easy steps! With just 24 hours of airtime, some simple cleaning techniques, and an added boost of deodorising power from vinegar and baking soda—your leather bags will look and smell better than ever before! So don’t be shy—show off that beautiful new accessory with confidence knowing that any stinky odours have been taken care of!

Leave a Reply
Free Shipping for NZ Customers

On all orders above $100

Easy 14 days returns

14 days money back guarantee

12 Months Warranty

Offered in the country of usage

100% Secure Checkout

MasterCard / Visa / Afterpay