Storing leather requires some special consideration to help keep it in good shape and well protected. You should store your leather in an airy, cool, dry area that is not too hot or cold and certainly not damp. The storage should be darkened to avoid direct sunlight as well since this will dry and fade the leather. Always use padded hangers to help preserve the shape of your item and if you choose to cover the item use a breathable cloth like a cotton sheet. Do not enclose it for long periods of time in plastic since it will dry the item out.