Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Leather Handbags - Luxurious and Costly

Everyone loves the appealing look of high quality leather handbags. The rich tones and colors of different forms of leather appeal to people from all walks of life. Even individuals that are concerned with the environment and animal rights like leather; they just prefer a good synthetic form.

In the handbag world, designers and fashion lovers adore a nice leather clutch, bag or purse. However, leather bags are more than just a clutch, bag or purse. Leather bags have a style and color selection that is seemingly endless. They can be briefcases, messenger bags or women's handbags among many other styles. Women's handbags alone are made to suit everyone and they come in many styles and shades of color. Some of the most popular styles include: hobo, tote and clutch. The colors of leather can mimic almost any color imaginable, and designers love to come up with fun combinations for every season's mix of creations.

While leather is not the only material that a great handbag can be made of, it is certainly one of the best. A quality leather handbag offers style, durability, and a long life. It may be the large investment that comes with owning a leather bag; or perhaps the careful care instructions, either way leather tends to last for years.

Especially high quality leather, it is attractive and it will last a long time as long as appropriate care is taken. When a person does not care for a leather bag in the right way it is detrimental to the heath of the leather. It can end up cracked and broken, which is defiantly a shame for a beautiful custom made bag.

Proper care for leather is actually quite simple. It starts with everyday care. Leather owners need to make sure that all moisture and grime is quickly removed from their bag. This can be as simple as wiping the bag with a soft cloth, or as extensive as using a leather cleaner. Beyond everyday care, leather lovers need to take a specialized cleaner and polisher to their bags once every two months or so. Some professional cleaning businesses may do this for a nominal fee.

Buying a leather bag or purse can be a daunting task, especially if the bag that is sought is a brand name. Brand name handbags can be difficult to obtain. In fact, there is often a waiting list each season for purses and bags made by the best designers.

Some of the most popular leather handbag designers are Gucci, Coach, Prada, Fendi, and Jimmy Choo. These bags are highly sought after by fashion lovers everywhere. They are most popular in New York and Los Angeles.

When buying a designer bag it is important to know how to spot a fake. Fake bags are marketed throughout the country. They often look very real to the untrained eye. While some of these bags may actually be well made, others are not and will not be worth even the cheap price that they are sold at. So, look in the lining. A real bag will have high quality lining and an appropriate tag from the designer. Also, check out the leather - it should be soft, pliable and appealing to the eye. If the lining is beautiful, the tag is correct, and the leather is amazing then buy the bag, especially if it is at a good price.

By Anne Clarke

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