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A new brand proves you don’t have to spend hundreds to get a nice leather bag
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Buying a new leather bag doesn't have to involve a trip to the department store and a 50% markup for the brand name stitched into an interior pocket.
Until recently, though, that's how I'd always done it — saving up for a while so I could splurge on a new leather bag that I would certainly use enough to justify the cost.
Their 0 price tag was eventually converted to pennies a day over time, but that's not really the point.
If you can get the same value for half the cost, why would you pay more?
Unless you care about brand names — and I have to admit that I don't — buying leather the traditional way doesn't make much sense, and yet I can understand why fewer people have taken their handbag searches online than you might think.
Leather is a material you can judge just by holding it in your hand. It's also something that certain legacy brands are well-known for. This puts newer, digitally-native companies at a disadvantage because you can't try before you buy and there isn't a well-earned reputation to fall back on.
This means that people like me are less likely to take a chance on the new kid and more likely to spend a little more just to be sure we're getting something well-made.
But if you want quality leather in tons of great colors and timeless shapes — plus the easy option of monogramming — you definitely need to know about . I've told my sister, my mother, and would happily tell strangers on the subway.
You'll still be spending a good chunk of money at if you want a decent-sized bag, but it's hard to beat the value for your money.
You can spend as little as on a leather for traveling or minimalist nights out, or 0 on a really nice to travel with; if you want to add a personal touch, monogramming starts at . The fact of the matter is that most of Leatherology's line costs about half of what you'd expect to pay for a leather bag.
And while the prices are awesome, it's also worth noting just how far Leatherology has expanded. The brand has male and female options and stocks everything from luggage tags to laptop bags, all the way to crossbodies and totes.
I've been using the for about a month now, and the leather is buttery soft with pockets that are smartly designed to keep the essentials accessible and my wallet safe.
So how does make great products for about 50% less than what your local department store is charging you?
- They keep all business functions in-house, so they can control quality across the board and create and adapt faster and better. When a customer gives product recommendations to customer service, that recommendation goes straight to designers. It's because of customer feedback like this that there's a left-handed padfolio and a longer strap on the Crossbody Phone pocket — customers are a part of this enormous feedback loop, so innovation happens faster and more efficiently.
- There's no traditional 50% markup or premium placed on a brand name (costs that get added to your bill without adding quality to your item).
- Like using one big cookie-cutter shape and a smaller one right next to it, Leatherology consciously designs styles with small patterns that can be cut alongside larger patterns, so they waste less leather.
- Because of a direct-to-consumer model, they can put a premium on customer experience. They're entirely self-financed, so it's about making the customer happy and not shareholders. This means more freedom to be flexible daring, plus extra accountability to shoppers.
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