Our care
advice

YOU HAVE BOUGHT ONE OR MORE PIECES FROM US – WELL DONE!
TO HELP YOU CARE FOR THESE ITEMS, PLEASE READ OUR ADVICE ON SHOES, SILK, SUEDE, NUBUCK, KNITTED FABRICS, AND HERITAGE LEATHER!

SILK
 
Sézane loves to create pretty dresses and tops in delicate silk.  Here are a few tips to preserve your silk pieces.
 
Opt for dry cleaning to preserve the fibers and to maintain the color over time.  If that’s not an option, you can also wash your silk piece by hand – but only with cold water.
 
Don’t let your item soak for more than ten minutes and don’t wash two items at the same time.  Wring the item as gently as possible and let it dry on a flat surface.
 
A wet item hung on a coat hanger will lose its shape because of the weight of the water.  We recommend that you iron your items while they are still slightly damp at a low temperature, preferably inside-out.
KNITWEAR

Merino wool, cashmere, alpaca, mohair: you’ve chosen one of our prettiest and most precious knitted fabrics.  Here’s our best advice on caring for your garment so that it always looks as good as new.
 
Handwashing in cold water:

To avoid shrinking, wash your sweater gently by hand in cold water without leaving it to soak for too long; use very little detergent so as not to damage the colors. 

Gentle wringing...
 
Don’t dry your garment in a tumble dryer.  Wring the garment by hand, gently.
 
Drying flat:
 
Don’t even think about using a coat hanger; it’s best to dry the garment on a towel so as not to damage the fabric. 
 
Ironing:
 
No need to iron it vigorously – you could damage the fabric, felting your garment.  Iron it gently with a slightly damp cloth between the iron and your sweater.
 
It’s normal for a newly-bought knitted item to shed a little.  Don’t worry: experience shows that the fabric looks even better after a few washes.
SHOES

Our shoes are made in the best workshops in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Brazil.  Below are some recommendations for looking after them.
 
If you decide to keep your shoes, make sure that you remove the plastic film that protects the soles before wearing them.
 
Leather soles:

We have chosen to use leather soles, known for their subtle, traditional look.  To protect them, wear your shoes over the course of a few days in dry weather so that they soften up, then visit your local shoemaker to add a rubber sole.  While waiting for the shoemaker, you can use the thin rubber soles which come with your pair of shoes, but bear in mind that these are only meant to be used temporarily and should not be used if your shoes need to be re-soled.
 
Don’t forget to waterproof your shoes to protect the leather from daily damage.  To brighten the color of your shoes, you can use a liquid product followed by a cream for smooth leathers and a color-enhancing product for suede leathers.
 
We advise you to maintain your trainers with a waterproofing product.
GOAT SUEDE

We use this material for its soft, supple properties and its pleasant feel.  However, the material requires special treatment to preserve its quality and to ensure that it lasts.
 
Here’s our best tip:
 
Waterproof the skin immediately to protect it from the weather and any other external damage.  You can do this every month.
 
If necessary and if there’s a stain...
 
Never use a cream or a polish; instead, use a special product to freshen up the material or a shampoo, suited to the color of the material.  Always rub gently in the same direction and try to remove the most intense stains with a soft brush.  Be gentle but persistent!
 
Lastly, don’t forget one of the material’s peculiarities: goat suede absorbs the darkest colours but can also rub off on very light fabrics in hot, damp weather.
HERITAGE LEATHER

You have chosen one of our pieces with "heritage" leather, meaning it is made with vegetable tanning.  This tanning method used by our workshops is one of the most respected when it comes to the materials and the planet.

The "heritage" leather will patina over time.  It is exactly for this reason that we have selected it, as it becomes even more beautiful from season to season.

A few tips when caring for your item:

Do not forget to weatherproof your item and to care for it using a colorless cleansing cream.  A wax may also be used regularly to bring out the color and add an extra bit of protection from aggressive weather.
PRINTED PONY SKIN 
 
Our leopard print pony style calfskin leather: this material is water-resistant and can be cleaned easily with a damp sponge.
 
To keep your bag looking as good as new, brush it gently in the direction of the material with a horsehair brush, for example.

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