Trends are ruling the world. Fashion is changing in every season, and every season has its own ‘it’ objects. What about a luxury bag? Do you buy just to accommodate yourself to the new fashion trends or because it is a piece that you will wear for many seasons unlike all the ever-shifting clothes?
Classical luxury handbags will certainly be the main pieces of your closet for many seasons. What makes it so special? Why do we even buy second hand vintage handbags? What makes a bag special is; the combination of unique design, the quality, the craftsmanship and the leather. A leather bag, if a well, it is made from exotic leather, will never look old fashioned for many years. That is why your daughter is using your crocodile bag, that you were wearing in your 30’s. And that is why you spend your money to invest that bag.
More than ever, brands are using exotic leathers as a symbol of luxury, distinction and high-end quality. Of course there are people who does not prefer exotic leather, because of their old fashioned designs. In this moment, Italian design steps in. Italian design which is respected by the world, treats the exotic leather like a jewel, and exotic leather gains modernity and glory that it deserves. That is how you get the perfect luxury handbag that you can use for years.
Italy is not only famous with the design but also with the quality of its leather. So when there is a “made in Italy” mark on the handbag, it is known that you are buying something special for your closet. Of course exotic leather is not only used in handbags. Designers use leather to make various goods—including clothing (e.g., shoes, hats, jackets, skirts, trousers, and belts), as a furniture covering or even in cars.
Luxury designers have many exotic leathers to choose from such as alligator, anaconda, ostrich, or python leather when they are creating a handbag. Each luxurious exotic leather offers different qualities and pricing to accommodate the design’s needs. But quality isn’t solely responsible for its success. The production of leather of high quality is very important to make high quality products. Many Italian manufacturers only use natural plant extracts to turn hides into Italian leather, which takes much longer but means they are of the highest quality. These manufacturers are family owned and operated, with artisans who have inherited their skills through generations. Therefore, the bag you buy isn’t mass produced, because for the most part, it has been hand made.
Cow leather has its place and has been reliably used by the masses for centuries. But is it exciting? Well, it is not. If you pick up and examine a handbag made from ostrich, alligator, crocodile, lizard or snake you will see the uniqueness in your hands. Whether it is the “quilling” of supple ostrich, the intricate array of reptilian scales, or the eye-catching pattern of snake skin, exotic leather is fascinating to look at. Each type of leather has its own interesting pattern and distinctive grain. Therefore, exotic leather accessories become the perfect choice for fashion-conscious people who pride themselves on their own individuality and want a visual means of expressing it.