How to Clean a Coach Signature Purse

by Zora Hughes ; Updated September 28, 2017

The Coach brand of purse is popular for its high-quality leather and and sense of style. Founded in 1941, Coach expanded from a small collection of leather goods to a major upscale accessory and apparel company. Although Coach sells everything from shoes to sunglasses, they are widely known for their handbags for women. The classic Coach signature purses have the famous Coach "C" all over it. To keep your signature Coach purse in top shape, Coach provides cleaning instructions as well as cleaning products specifically for its handbags.

Use the Coach Signature C Fabric Cleaner for signature purses that are made of fabric. Apply a small amount of the cleaner to a clean white cloth. Using circular motions rub gently onto the fabric. Wipe away excess cleaner with a damp white cloth. Blot dry well with the dry cloth to minimize the chance of leaving rings on the material.

Use water and mild soap on the signature patchwork purse. The signature patchwork purse should not be cleaned with the Signature Fabric cleaner. Rub a warm damp cloth with a mild soap. Apply to the purse in the same fashion as the cleaner, rubbing gently in circular motions. Wipe away soap with a damp cloth with no soap on it. Blot dry with a dry cloth.

Use the Coach Leather Cleaner for signature leather purses. Using a clean soft cloth, apply a small amount of the cleaner on the leather in circular motions. Wipe off the excess and let it dry for 30 minutes.

Use the Coach Suede Care Kit for signature purses that have suede on them. Any Coach bags that have suede on them come with a Suede Care kit if you purchase the bag directly from Coach. Brush the suede with the suede brush gently to remove stains. Use the suede eraser first for tough stains. You can purchase a generic suede brush and eraser from your local drug store.


  • All Coach Care products can be found at any Coach retail shop and also online.

    Coach recommends using their Leather Moisturizer after cleaning your leather purse to make enhance the leather's luster.

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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.