I have fond memories of growing up – vacations, play dates and soccer games – but one thing I remember most is the beautiful black leather bag my mother used to carry. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary – a simple, structured leather shoulder bag with a detachable crossbody strap to match – but it influenced me a great deal. When she wore that bag, I knew we were going on an adventure (even if it was just to the grocery store.) Fast forward a few years and my youth has caught up with me.
Working closely with different leather products everyday – cross body leather bags and leather tote bags and leather computer bags (Oh My!) has shown me just how important a great leather bag can be to a consumer. For some it’s a connection to their youth, for others it’s about knowing they’ve made a real investment in a quality item. This impact is most evident during the holidays and the weeks that follow.
During the holidays, consumers searching for Leather goods are after two things: quality products and a great deal! (That is where a great Luggage Sale comes into play!) In the luggage business, consumers are always asking which items would best suit their needs, their wants and their budgets. We tend to ask a few different questions: what will the bag’s purpose be – business or pleasure – and what type of bag will ensure the best fit? Is the consumer looking for leather travel bags? Or are they looking for leather messenger bags? How often will the bag be used? And you can’t forget the consumer’s price point. There’s nothing worse than seeing a beautiful leather piece and realizing you cannot afford it.
Once the specifics are known, the choices can be narrowed down. Soft supple leather, quality hardware and durability are key points that any customer should be looking for in a leather product and you’ll find some of the best leather products from manufacturers like David King, LeDonne and Claire Chase Bags. Not only do they offer leather bags for men and women at great prices that we can pass along to you, the consumer, but they stand behind their products with guaranteed warranties as well. Now if you really want to know, I have my personal favorites – the David King Leather Extra Large Duffel Bag (6654) in black, the Le Donne Leather Messenger Bag (A202) in café and the Claire Chase Leather Computer Bak-Pak (CCL 330E) in Red – they’re stylish, well-made and very roomy! But don’t take my word for it. Try any or all of them out, available at Irv’s Luggage now!