Our vegetable tanned leather is meant to age beautifully. Light scratching and marks may occur and water exposure will lead to spotting as there is no synthetic top finish. Your bag will develop a patina over time; scratches, creases, and darkening are to be expected. Use a leather protectant to guard against accidental staining. To prevent the leather from marks, we recommend storing in the dust bag when not in use and avoiding abrasive surfaces. For lighter colors, avoid exposure to dark denim or fabrics with loose dye as color transfer may occur and stain your bag. We recommend treating your bag with a leather conditioner to keep it hydrated. It is always recommended that you contact your local shoe or leather repair shop to remove stains or for general advice on the care of your bag.