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Hobo Bags- Fine leather items at an affordable price

When we think of leather goods, we think of quality. We want deep and rich colors and that smooth buttery feeling. No brand better exemplifies these leather qualities then Hobo handbags, and that is why we are so excited to be selling this incredible line. They make products that truly stands out from the crowd.

Vintage+Leather+Ky+Key+Ring+-+CafeIt all starts with the leather. Their vintage leather lines all feature a naturally distressed look that is obtained by first selecting only the finest hides then using organic dyes to achieve a distressed look that will get better looking as it ages. Sure, there are easier ways to achieve this look, but that requires harsh chemicals that are bad for the environment.  Hobo Bags uses none of those to keep a relatively clean environmental footprint. Hobo also features soft leathers that are smooth to the touch and a line of suede that brings back the vibe of the 70’s.

Lots of bags look great but lack functionality, and this is what makes Hobo stand out. ForLeather+Sheila+Tote+-+Ash example, their Sheila tote features a removable beaded strap that has the look and durability of a guitar strap so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody.  Inside the bag, there are both zippered and slip pockets for all your accessories. It even features a pocket that is specially designed to carry a small laptop or a tablet.

Hobo+Renaissance+Emboss+Lauren+Clutch+Wallet+-+BlkHobo bags are also great for nights on the town with crossbodies and clutches that are ready for your dressiest occasions. One of their best sellers is the Lauren Clutch Wallet. This clutch is small and sleek and comes in dozens of beautiful colors, prints, and patterns. It also features a magnetic closure that will prevent your items from falling out. Don’t worry about carrying your phone either- it can even handle the IPhone 8 plus!

Don’t forget to check out their wallets and keychains! They are the perfect accessory to your handbag and also make great gifts. New to the line? Our Northbrook, IL store has select items in stock so you can see the quality firsthand. No matter what Hobo item you select, you are sure to receive a high-quality item and lots of compliments from friends, family, and even strangers.

TANO Handbags Fashion Forward Styling without Fashion Forward Pricing


Times are tough and have been for awhile, many of us cannot afford high priced designer handbags; we have more pressing things to attend to, like mortgages, college tuition, food and heat!! So the question is, how can we get these  fabulous handbags and still stay warm this winter?……

We could, maybe, stop eating (no woman can live on handbags alone) or hope our bosses give us that raise we deserve (that is, sometime before ____ freezes over) or we could possibly win the lottery (when we remember to buy a ticket of course)!!  The truth of the matter is, these things are probably not going to happen, so we’ll  need to get a little more creative and resourceful with our handbag purchasing…..and after much research and internet surfing….. we will all realize that….the TANO Handbag Collection is that solution!

TANO Handbags are a beautiful collection of chic, fashion forward handbags with a young edgy look and very affordable price tags!!!  TANO’s Havana leather is absolutely gorgeous and we would be hard pressed to find any other handbag designer that can do color better!  TANO’s stunning hues of red, brown, green and blue; rich patinas that stand out from the rest and add a little bit of couture to every outfit we wear!

Tano’s signature bucket bag and fabulous hobos are terrific!!! TANO is even creative when it comes to naming their handbags; Earthly Delight, Wrap Artist,  Eye on the Prize and Plain Chain Hobo!!!  Tano always manages to bring a little something unique to their bags whether it is the outside zippered pockets on the Zippy Bucket, the cool chained leather strapping on the Plain Chain, or the leather tassels on the Eye on the Prize.  Tano has even stepped out of their comfort zone this season by offering the Mini Me, a cross body bag with a sparkling metallic finish and Tano’s signature leather trim.

TANO Handbags has brought fashion forward styling without the fashion forward pricing to the economically struggling women of America and we would just like to say, thank you……because we can now pay our bills and still look faaaabulous doing it!!!! TANO Handbags now available at Irv’s Luggage!

New at Irv’s Luggage – Vegan Leather Handbags from Shiraleah

The new bags from Shiraleah Handbags are made from vegan leather. Yes you heard me correctly, vegan leather. So you ask, what constitutes vegan leather luggage?  Basically vegan leather means, you did not have to kill any animals to create it. (What happened to the terms “manmade” or “faux leather”?)

The following is a list of materials that now fall under the term “vegan leather”:

  • Vegetan:  microfiber (synthetic fibers like nylon and polyester) material created to mimic the attributes of real leather
  • Lorica: similar to vegatan, but made out of several different microfibers
  • PVC: Polyvinyl chloride (plastic that is cheap, durable, and easy to assemble) 
  • Kydex: This is an acrylic-PVC alloy

So now that you are an expert on all that is “vegan leather”……….or maybe just an animal lover…….you will want to check out these fabulous new chic bags from Shiraleah. Not only offered in fun spring and summer colors, these Shiraleah bags have great designs, an amazing “leather like” feel and are very practical to use with their moderate pricing and easy wipe-off finish; the characteristics that have made “vegans” so popular in 2011!