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It’s National Handbag Day

October 10th, 2016 Comments off

October 10th is National Handbag Day and at Clipa, that means celebrating our favorite accessory with a little TLC. Whether you have a large, roomy tote or a tiny crossbody, purses can be kept in tip top shape with these ideas:

If it’s been awhile since you’ve cleaned out the interior, take a towel, lay it on a dresser or bed, and remove the contents of your bag. If you have a mini vac for your keyboard or a handheld vacum and the bag’s interior is sturdy, vacum up tiny grains of sand or lint. Alternatively, a piece of packing tape can be used. If your bag has a soft, thin interior, such as satin, forgo the vacuuming and simply turn the bag over to remove any fine particles in the bag’s seams. Vinyl, cotton and canvas bags can be lightly sprayed with an unscented disinfectant, such as Lysol, to remove bacteria and viruses. The exterior of patent leather, pleather and nylon bags can be wiped down with a baby wipe or clean, soft cotton rag. If you have a suede or fine leather bag, a leather care expert at a shoe repair shop has products to clean and protect leather bags to extend the life of the bag.

Before placing items back in your bag, ask yourself if you really use everything you’re carrying around. As a general rule, any makeup older than 24 months (mascara and eyeliner, 3 months and nail color, 1 year) should be replaced. Some items may be better left in your car, gym bag, work, or home. Perhaps duplicates or travel sized versions can be purchased and left in these places instead of carried everywhere.

Finally, check your Clipa purse hanger. It has been tested to last for 10 years of daily use without tarnishing. It should be in great working condition, ready to keep your bag off the ground and away from germs, water, dirt and worse. If not, give us a call at 1-888-804-0661 or email Because while today is National Handbag Day, for some of us, it’s every day of the year! To see how Clipa coordinates with your handbag’s hardware, click on the image above.

Kimberly Clark Germ Study Finds Germiest Spots

November 10th, 2011 Comments off

A Kimberly-Clark study has found ATMs, mailbox handles, parking meters and gas station pumps are top breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and viruses because they are rarely cleaned. When company hygienists swabbed hundreds of surfaces in six U.S. cities, they found viruses, like ones that cause the common cold and flu, all over gas pumps. They also found bacteria that causes staph infections, which can be spread person to person. The best defense? Keep hand sanitizer or wipes in your car or wash your hands if possible. And if you’re using that gas station bathroom, a Clipa handbag hanger can be keep your purse off the floor in nearly a dozen places.

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Tips for Staying Healthy & Avoiding Germs includes Clipa

October 14th, 2011 Comments off

This week, “How to be a germaphobe” revealed tips for keeping handbags cleaner including: machine washable bags, wiping down or sanitizing bags that can’t go in the machine, and using a Clipa to keep bags off the ground and away from germs: “I went to my son’s soccer game last night and hung my purse on the back of my chair instead of setting it on the ground.” You can read the whole article by clicking on the image above. If you are (of know of) a germaphobe, this clever purse hanger from Topcor could be the perfect gift!