If you want to clean suede shoes (or suede bags) at home, arm yourself with the following items:

– good quality eraser
– suede special brush (it has very strong bristles)
– damp cloth
– white wine vinegar

First, use an eraser to carefully rub the stains (not to ruin the material). Brush the stained area with the suede special brush. Pour a little vinegar on a damp cloth and rub the stains with it, then let it dry. Vinegar smell may persist for a few days after cleaning.

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If your suede item has an oily stain, try to use talcum powder to absorb the oil. Sprinkle powder over the stain and let it work overnight, then scrub with a special brush.

Special cleaning technique: Put the stained suede item over a pot of boiling water. The steam will soften and hydrate the suede, which you can clean it after with the same special brush.