Do you really need to care for your leather?
If you're going to purchase leather shoes, a leather handbag and/or any leather attire, you will most likely be asked by the salesperson if you want to buy any Leather Spray Protector. Usually I say "No." I sometimes feel they are just trying to upsell me... get me to spend more money than I need or intend to - but in this instance (now from personal experience) it's necessary. It's very, very necessary.
Last winter I bought a pair of brown leather boots. I purchased them for $125 at Macy's. I absolutely loved them - they fit me like a glove and they really looked good with a variety of different clothing options.
So what was the problem?
After owning them only for a couple of weeks, I wore them in the rain. My beautiful brown leather boots suddenly had watermark stains all over them. I was crushed. I even went back to Macy's to see if they had another pair in my size -- they were gone. No size 7's left. All I was left with was a pair of brown boots with "dots." It was awful.
Believe me, I used to be one of those customers who whenever a salesperson asked if I wanted to buy Leather or Suede Protector Spray, I used to roll my eyes. Well... my brown boots were a crash course for me. I didn't need another lesson. I got it. I got it loud and clear.
So my advice -- YES! You do need to care for your leather purchases, and all it comes down to is purchasing some Leather Protector Spray. Spray it on shoes, on bags, on leather attire -- it will save the life of your leather. It's absolutely essential for your leather goods. I just bought a pair of black leather riding boots and the first thing I did when I got home was a quick spray - a good once-over. Especially with winter right around the corner, it's even more important to take good (and better) care of your leather goods. In giving fashion and beauty advice, it's so much fun to recommend and discuss trends and styles and designers... but it's also good to keep in mind that we need to take care of our fashion/beauty buys.
So, do you really need to care for your leather?
You bet. Use ME as an example - or at least my boots.