Nine Awesome Tips For Choosing A Leather Handbag

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A leather handbag is a handy accessory that everybody needs. With thousands of choices available, choosing the right one can be confusing.

There are so many factors to consider when picking the right leather handbag. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
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1. Functionality comes first.

Functionality is the first thing you should consider when looking for the right leather handbag. Before making a purchase, ask yourself what you want out of it. What kind of items will you be carrying in it? Will you be using it for your laptop or some books? How much space will you need for your essentials? Will your leather handbag be used everyday or will it be for special occasions only?

2. Check the quality of leather and hardware.

Leather handbags made with high quality materials will last longer so make sure you’re buying the real stuff. Buy only from a reputable source which offers warranty and return policy on the items they sell.

3. Determine your budget.

Leather handbags, especially high-quality ones, are usually more expensive than their non-leather counterparts. You should expect to pay a little extra for such items. Do some research beforehand. That way you’ll know just how much money you need to save up.

4. Pick a design that suits your taste.

Design details can have a big influence on the buyer’s decision. Some prefer bags with minimal design while others look for bags with decorative hardware and embellishments. In general, bags with a more streamlined design tend to be timeless, while trendy ones can get potentially outdated.

5. Pick the right leather finish.

It’s important to consider the finish when choosing a leather handbag. Patent leather is easier to clean, while supple leathers like suede tend to discolour easily. If you want a bag that will stay pristine, choose one with a structured silhouette and a glossier leather finish. Take not that genuine leather will develop a gorgeous finish known as patina over time.

6. Try it out.

Before making a purchase, it’s a great idea to try it on in-store to see how it looks and feels. Does it look in proportion to your body size and type? Is it comfortable to wear? Does it give? Consider things like weight, size, and strap length.

7. Check the bag's strength.

When choosing a leather handbag, find out how much weight it can hold, especially if you intend to carry a lot of things. Carrying more than the bag can handle can lead to breakage. Avoid carrying more than a few kilos. If you plan on carrying a substantial weight, choose a bag with wider straps to ease the load.
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8. Pick the right colour.

Choose colours that complement your wardrobe. Classic colours like brown, black, and tan are great for everyday use. On the other hand, brightly coloured leathers can stand out of the crowd. Ideally, you should stick to neutral colours when buying a larger leather bag. Bright colours work better on smaller bags like purses and clutch.

9. Know how to care for your bag.

Leather handbags can last a lifetime with proper care and conditioning. You might need to apply leather protector on your bag’s surface regularly. You’ll also need a special place to store them if you want to set them aside for a long time.

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