Whoever you are and wherever you come from, chances are you at one point in your life have either owned a leather bag, or at the very least stood fantasizing over one in the shop window at your favorite store. From the rugged male “Indiana Jones” type of look that a leather bag can give a man, comes many different nuances when women wear leather bags. From sultry and sexy, to sweet and innocent, you can match a leather bag with virtually any look out there. This is just another reason why leather bags for women are so popular and always has been.
If you have not owned one yourself, then you almost certainly know someone in your close circle of friends who swears to a leather bag, and most likely she is wearing that 10 year old thing that just never seems to quit on her. And that last point is part of the reason why so many women love leather bags, they simply last you a lifetime, or almost.
So for this very reason, both people who are now now in the terrible situation that your beloved bag has finally carried your items around for the last time, or those who are looking to own their first leather bag should know a few tips and tricks to make sure the bag will last as long as possible.
So what should you look for in a bag?
There is no end to the many bags on the market today. Whether it’s a tote bag, a normal handbag, or something completely different, there are plenty of possibilities. Choosing the type is a matter of personal preference. However, there are a few things that you have to consider when choosing any new leather bag.
A handbag is usually opened with either one hand or two hand, and can oftentimes be put on a flat surface for easier access than say a rucksack. Any type of bag that is meant to be used of ten should therefore have a simple closure that is safe but not too difficult to open. Any potential zippers should lock and open easily, using only a single hand. The shutter straps that run across the bag must be sturdy but comfortable at the same time.
The content of a bag, especially one that is to the larger side, tends to move around, especially when you move about, lean or bend over. A bag with inside and outside pockets, as well as zippered compartments keeps things in their place. This makes it not only easy to find just that one item you need, but it also prevents the bag from constantly sliding around the shoulder, due to the weight.
A good strap
Whether a leather bag is good or bad depends to a large extent on the quality of the strap for many different types of bags, unless of course they are handheld. On some bags, the shoulder strap is adjustable so that it can be extended or shortened as needed, if you prefer that method then fine, but with leather it can often be better to go with a single length.
A shoulder strap should also be as wide as possible for maximum shoulder comfort. A narrow strap will cut the shoulder under the weight of the full bag. A padded strap provides even better comfort, but with time a leather strap will also soften up.