Maintaining Vintage Accessories - as part of the Women's Style series by GeoBeats. One of the best way to maintain your accessories is to think storage. When you were storing your items you wanna keep those items wrapped in a tissue that is acid free and boxed preferably. You wanna keep your items in a cool, dry place, away from the sun. This will ensure that your vintage, lovely items will stay perfect and beautiful, and they will stay damage free. You always wanna maintain your shoes and take them to a shoe man and have make sure that the taps are replaced, that the soles are on correctly and that that shoe is in good dancing condition. With belts, a good way to maintain this belt, this is a crocodile alligator belt from Ralph Lauren with a strolling silver buckle, again you are going to keep this in a cool, dry place. Alligator is an animal and it is a leather skin. It can crack and it can be susceptible to heat and hot periods. So you wanna make sure that that belt is kept cool and maintained and lubricated as well, because a leather can dry and crack. A great way to maintain your vintage purses is to keep them in acid free tissue and away from the sun. A good way to clean this purse is to simply spray with some sort of window cleaner and give it a scrub or a buff with clean, dry paper towels.