We love our wardrobes. And when we spend money on something, even if it was only ten dollars on a t-shirt, we want to keep it in the best condition possible (except, perhaps, for our Chucks and certain pairs of jeans.) But then life happens. We usually head to the professionals, humbled and hopeful, with our scuffed shoes or stained cardigans. It's pricey, though, and we get excited when there's a way to care for our more delicate pieces from the comfort of our own homes. Like this summer when J. Crew started selling a cashmere wash to keep your cashmere fresh, for only $18.
Now, FabSugar's got a tip from the pros on keeping patent clean, and she's kindly passed it on to us. After purchasing a black Yves Saint Laurent patent leather wallet, the salesperson advised her to use a bit of Windex and an old t-shirt to keep it looking new - something we'd actually never tried. What could be easier than that? And why didn't we think of it before? --AMANDA JEAN BOYLE