Buying a Leather Bag? Look for These 3 Things
3 online brands that sell great leather bags for 50 less than youre used to paying
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Leather is one thing that always seems to be accompanied by a high retail markup and has nonetheless endured as a hallmark staple of quality accessories, in no small part due to its durability and functionality: A good leather bag goes with pretty much anything and can take the beating daily life throws at it.
However, as you might learn by doing a little sifting through the digital landscape, about 50% of that high price goes toward rent in an expensive department store and the premium put on name brands.
It's easy to tell the quality of leather in person, but much harder by scrolling through pictures on the company's website. Without a direct experience, or the leather to rub in between your fingers, spending anything more than 0 seems more high-risk than you're willing to commit to.
Below are three luxury leather brands that we've done the quality assurance behind for you.
You can get the leather bags you want — that can endure the wear and tear of every day — at as high of quality as a department store, without the added costs that add nothing to the value of your bag.
Cuyana wants to be your purveyor of classic shapes and essentials so you can have a leaner, better closet that contains fewer, but better things.
Leatherology is making modern leather accessories accessible in all styles, colors, and iterations. Without the premium markup for a brand name or the cost of a department store, you can get the same quality for about 50% less than you could in a brick-and-mortar store.
Pictured: The Day Market Tote, 5
Everlane is perhaps best known for their transparent pricing, which includes a guesstimate of how much you might pay for the same product from traditional retailers. Thanks to their open responsibility and transparency, you can get the same products for a fraction of the price you're used to paying.
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