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Thursday 9 November 2023

Mansur Gavriel - Chic & Stylish #LINKUP

Good morning my friends.
How's your first week of November going?

Mine has been okay so far, although last weekend I finally caught the bug I thought I'd evaded.  I spent all day Sunday in bed and haven't felt 100% since!  I did manage to go shopping on Tuesday and came home with a really lovely Crombie style coat.  I'd seen a fellow IG'er wearing one from a selection in Primark so hot footed it down there to find my own.  I tried three on and ended up with the lighter one that didn't have any additional details.  I'm really pleased with my choice especially when one of the coats weighed so much, it was really heavy.  I don't need any extra weight to carry about lol!  I went for black as I realised the other day I haven't got a nice black coat.  I've got a shorter sort of jacket style that's yonks old and is really starting to look it and a nice full length rain coat complete with hood - perfect for wet weather, but is quite casual.

I'm still working on the post for my mum's 90th birthday, I had to take some extra photos of my stunning blue dress and promise to share it with you next week!  It features matching sparkly shoes and clutch bag and I'm excited to hear what you think, so please do look out for it!

Whilst tidying my dressing room last week I started looking at my bags.  I have lots and lots in all different places and I've neglected to sort through them for ages - there's quite a few I need to get rid of because some are old and damaged and many were quite cheap and haven't lasted well.  
In recent years I've taken to paying a little more for any sort of purse realising quality comes before quantity.  Today's post is all about stylish handbags and how to keep them looking pristine and in tip top condition.

This is a sponsored post. 

Mansur Gavriel SOS: How to Fix Common Purse Mishaps

Want to know more about fixing common Mansur Gavriel purse problems? Keep reading for all the details!

Main image courtesy of Shopbop.

If you’re a fan of well-made, sleek, designer handbags, then chances are Mansur Gavriel is a brand that’s already on your radar. They specialize in creating beautiful bags (and shoes) that are designed to be styled with any outfit you may already have in your closet. Their timeless appeal ensures that they’ll be a mainstay in your closet for many years to come. And if they’re properly cared for, their purses have no problem lasting season after season. 

But like all well-loved items we wear, Mansur Gavriel purses are subject to mishaps such as stains, scratches, or undone stitches. What can you do when your purse needs a little extra care? Glad you asked, because in today’s article, the topics we’re covering include:

  • The best places to get your hands on a Mansur Gavriel purse

  • How to clean common mishaps out of your purse

  • How to mend a Mansur Gavriel purse

Who is Mansur Gavriel (and where can you snag their purses)

What makes these purses so popular, and where can you pick up one of your own?

Mansur Gavriel is the creation of two women, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, with a passion for design—but also a keen eye for style and functionality. They started their business in 2012 with the bucket bag, and haven’t looked back. Their purse designs filled a void they saw in the market—they wanted to offer women not only a well-crafted purse made out of superior materials, but also an easy way to carry their essentials. The bucket bag took off and celebrities and regular folks couldn’t wait to get their hands on them, and made sure they were consistently sold out. 

Additional designs followed, such as the cloud clutch, totes, soft lady, and the candy hobo—each with a unique look (and fantastic color selection) that was made to help women stylishly carry their belongings. Their shoe line has (literally) followed in the footsteps of Mansur Gavriel purses and includes popular shoe styles like ballet flats, slides, sandals, heels, boots, and mules.

If you’d like to get your hands on an authentic Mansur Gavriel purse, make sure one of your first stops is their official website. Here you’ll find all the latest styles for the current season, as well as their most popular bags in a variety of leather options and colors. If you want to get a bag at a discount, check out their sale tab where they feature items from past seasons, as well as final sale items.

Another great place to find authentic Mansur Gavriel purses and shoes is Shopbop. This site is your home for all things designer, and you’ll even find many brands at discounted sale prices. Additionally, Mansur Gavriel is available at other designer online shops such as Net a Porter, Zalando, and Printemps among others.

Did you know that your local Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman are also approved stockists for the Mansur Gavriel label? That’s right, you can either shop on their websites or go in store to find an amazing selection of both purses and shoes.

You can also peruse the selection of Mansur Gavriel items at consignment sites such as Poshmark, eBay, or ThredUP if you don’t mind getting a gently used purse.

How to clean a Mansur Gavriel purse

What is the best way to keep your Mansur Gavriel bag clean?

Keep your Mansur Gavriel bag in tip top shape by cleaning it regularly. Image courtesy of Mansur Gavriel

Once you have your Mansur Gavriel bag at home, it’s important that you take steps to protect it. In order to enjoy your bag for years to come, you are going to not only want to treat it when you first purchase it, but throughout the time you own the bag. Periodic cleaning of your leather Mansur Gavriel bag is essential to keep it looking its best.

Keep in mind how you clean your bag will depend on what type of material it’s made out of. Their bags can come in everything from calf leather, pony hair, lamb leather, and vegetable tanned leather—so you can imagine that each of these materials requires a different method. Make sure you check out the cleaning instructions for the specific item you purchase, but there are some basic ways to keep your leather Mansur Gavriel purse clean.

  • Wipe down the bag. This applies whether your bag is brand new or it’s showing some signs of wear. You can either use something gentle like a baby wipe, or just a soft, damp cloth to clean any debris from the surface.

  • Apply a coat of leather conditioner. Do some research and determine what kind of leather conditioner is best for the type of leather your bag is composed of. There are a variety of conditioners out there, and which one you choose will depend on the material, color, and how you want your bag to look after treatment. Use a sponge or a microfiber cloth to evenly distribute the conditioner. Allow the bag to dry overnight.

  • Use a water repellant. Now that your leather has been conditioned, it’s time to protect it from water. Apply a thin, even coat of your water repellant all over the bag. You’ll notice that this may dull the shine left by the leather conditioner, but this is normal. Allow the water repellent to dry overnight.

  • Buff the bag. Use a clean, dry cloth to buff out the bag. Moving all over in circular motions, make sure you cover the entire leather surface. This last step will reveal the beautiful, polished leather that has been cleaned, moisturized, and protected. 

  • Store properly when not in use. One essential step to keep your Mansur Gavriel bag in peak shape is to store it properly. If you don’t plan on using your Mansur Gavriel bag for a while, make sure to store it in the protective bag that it came with. This will keep dust out and prevent the bag from scratches and transfers from other items in your closet. 

Additionally, you can also visit your local leather specialist who can advise you on the best way to keep your bag looking good as new. You may also want to plan on having your Mansur Gavriel purse professionally cleaned every few years in order to ensure your bag will continue to look good for years to come.

It's a little late but it's Chic & Stylish #LINKUP time.

Favourtie blogger from last week is Cheryl - Cheryl shops. Do pop by to get all the details. 

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Thanks a lot for joining me today, it's good to have you here. Enjoy your week and don't forget to stop by next week to see my new blue dress.
Bye for now. X



  1. Oh happy birthday to your mom! Love the bag!

    Curated by Jennifer

  2. Sorry you caught that bug!
    Mansur Gavriel has beautiful bags and shoes, great quality carftmanship - love!

  3. I've never heard of this brand, thanks for the intro. The bags are lovely.

  4. Glad to hear you are starting to feel better from "the bug". Love your pink coat and bag, and thanks for the tips on keeping quality purses looking good and protected. Hope you enjoy the weekend!

  5. I love your pink jacket- so pretty! The cold bug is goin around, it has evaded me so far, hope you get better!

    Valerie in Las Vegas

  6. These are lovely bags, Jacqui! I keep all of mine in an armoire. They are like a puzzle, though, turned this way and that to get them all in! Thanks so much for the link up!

  7. Very interesting Jacqui. I am going to spend some time sorting through my bags now and give them some tender, loving care.

  8. Sorry to hear you caught the bug, I hope you're feeling better now. You're right, it really does make sense to invest in bags - buy cheap, buy twice as they say!

    Emma xxx

  9. I'm sorry you've been ill, Jacqui. I hope you're much better now! Big hugs, Suzy xx

  10. Thank you so much for the feature, Jacqui—hope you are feeling better soon!
    Cheryl Shops |


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