Photo credit: The Leather Expert
It’s almost the end of my series and I wanted to add a little bit of my story into this post. Some of you are my fans and some of you are my new amazing readers. So I want to make this post to be a little bit more special and for you to learn a little bit more about me.
I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand where fashion shopping is like going to McDonald’s drive through here in the US, it’s everywhere, easy to find and access. If you didn’t know, we have a lot of open markets that sell lots of clothes, handbags, earrings, shoes and many more fashion items. It’s where my love for fashion had started.
I was always passionate about fashion and design. At one point in my life, I was designing and making bags and wallets to sell online.
When I was making bags I had put my heart in it and spent so much time creating them. I bought my own industrial sewing machine, and learnt how to use it by myself. I had to draw the design, make the pattern, cut fabrics, sew, decorate and then try to sell them online. It was a successful selling experience but it was too much work for me at that time. I was still in college and had to leave the house to go to class as early as six in the morning, just to beat Bangkok traffic. Came home around six, seven o’clock at night and had to work on making bags until one in the morning. Sometimes I was crying when I was making them. The amount of money I got wasn’t really worth my time and energy, so I decided to stop.
I’m still thinking of having my own bag collection one day though but for now let’s talk about an inspiring store that creates leather bags and accessories here in the USA.
Because I know exactly how hard and time consuming one bag can be made I respect the people who put their hearts and time in making these bags. That’s why today I want to introduce you to The Leather Expert, leather bags and accessories shop based in San Francisco, California, USA. Every bag is carefully cut and made by hand in their art studio.
If you are loving retro-classic and minimal- modern style, this store will be perfect for you. They use premium full grain vegetable tanned leather to make their bags and accessories, which is the leather that is tanned using non-toxic organic barks and leaves over a period of 30 to 40 days (unlike fast-made low-cost chrome tanned leathers that are harmful to health and environment).
Their bags have a natural organic look and sweet earthy smell of vegetable tanned leather which develops a gorgeous patina with time preserving the story of its owner and making each piece truly unique.
Here you can find from small accessories like key holders and wallets up to large travel bags and laptop briefcases. But today’s product I’m showing you is a black leather bag with tassels.
I love how fun but yet modern this bag looks. The tassels are really jazzed up and make this bag so cute and classy. White rose, brown and black are the available colors. This bag will go amazing with any style of clothes you put on and it’s perfect for all seasons too. You will love everything about it and never regret purchasing this bag.
Here are the features:
– Handmade item
– Materials: Gold tone hardware, Suede fabric lining, Vegetable tanned leather
– Flap with magnetic lock and 2 charms
– Adjustable shoulder strap
– Inside: 1 zipped pocket, 2 slip-in pockets, 1 open front pocket under the flap
– Dimensions: 12.25” Width, 8” Height, 4.25” Depth
The best part is you can ask the store to add a personal touch to your product with a monogram. Not only that, you can save up 10% by using this code “GOODVIBES”.
I hope you find this post helpful that you can add one more item into your Christmas Shopping lists. I recommend getting this bag for yourself or give it to someone who cares for a good quality leather product with timeless design.
See you again tomorrow my loves!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci