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Women’s Leather Handbag

Accessorizing is an important part of an individual style and is of high interest to fashion-conscious men and women. Though accessorizing can be done in many ways, a leather handbag is one of the most desirable fashion accessories to complement and complete a look.

Women’s handbag has always been a part of everyday fashion and considered as an essential must-have accessory wherein she can carry her important personal belongings and valuables.

Buying a perfect leather handbag these days is a challenge, as most of us do not know what real leather is. There are a lot of bags sold in the market which are made of substitutes but are sold as expensive real leather bags. Further, in these times and age when the market is flooded with so many national and international handbag brands, making the right choice is difficult.

Factors to be considered while buying a Leather Handbag

Style
The most important factor is style. As women are usually more fashionable, it is important to choose the right handbag to go with their clothes and accessories. They might just buy a bag because it looks pretty and goes well with their sense of style. Fashion and accessories are always considered to be a form of expression of one’s taste and style sense.

Leather Used
One of the important things to consider is the quality of leather used to make the handbag. A top-quality leather bag is made using full grain or top grain leather and such a bag looks fantastic even after years of use. To identify genuine leather, look out for the label tag of the product. The label mentions the kind of leather used: top grain leather, full-grain leather or any other type of leather. As real leather is made from animal skin, it has few imperfections which is an important characteristic of natural leather.

Hardware
Hardware or trims have always played an important role in the aesthetic look of the leather bag. Hardware is a simple piece like a buckle or ring which is made of plastic, metal, etc. They can be used to enhance the look of the product or can have specific purposes.

Enduring and Long Lasting
Leather is a natural material that is multifunctional at its core. It is soft, supple, breathable, has high tensile strength, resistance to tear and puncture and is one of the most durable materials of all time. Leather bags are timeless, with a great aesthetic appeal and will always look just as glamorous even through the test of time. They practically go with everything, with almost every outfit.

Brand
The brand of the bag is a massive factor in determining quality. A renowned brand does not compromise on the quality of the materials, trims and other things that go into the making the handbag. One would not regret the purchase as they are valued for money. They are a long-term investment because when you choose a better-branded bag, you are less likely to need repairs or maintenance on the bag.

Size and Shape
Size of the bag is another factor one should consider as different bags are meant for different needs. The size to consider for a bag varies as per the things one intends to carry in their handbag. Is it big enough to contain and carry all your important and personal belongings which are required daily?

Budget and Occasion
Before purchasing a leather handbag, one needs to have a clear budget in mind to prevent overspending or underspending. Handbag for a specific occasion is another guiding factor while selecting the right handbag. With the right budget, one can purchase a perfect stylish bag for occasions such as wedding, travel or official meetings.

To sum up the above we would go through a few of the key elements. So, the best perfect leather handbag is: durable, functional, stylish, comfortable to carry, made of high-quality materials and trims, of the right size and proportion, and suits individual style and wardrobe. And above all, of a good price.

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Author:
Sudeep Rawat, Associate Professor, LSA Dept., Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)

Disclaimer: The opinions / views expressed in this article are solely of the author in his / her individual capacity. They do not purport to reflect the opinions and/or views of the College and/or University or its members.

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