Today I’d like to talk about my obsession with leather goods. Even on a tight budget, I am not shy about investing in leather–good leather lasts for years, and even decades, and its soft, buttery texture only gets better with age. Whether it is shoes, or bags, or a bomber jacket, leather items are possibly the only items that I deem worth of the hefty price tag.
Speaking of that hefty price tag though, I also think that many manufacturers of leather goods go overboard in marking up their items; yes, they require attention and care in the production process, and yes, there are costs that come with the brand name, but still! Sometimes it gets a little ridiculous. (Celine box bags, I’m looking at you right now.)
What I do to try to mediate my craving for good leather versus the constraints of a dwindling bank account is to try and find many up-and-coming designers who produce great leather goods at “affordable” prices. These items are sturdy, well made, beautifully designed, and in my opinion, decently priced for the value that they give. Although I’d like to keep this trove of beloved items secret, I’m sharing them today with you, my fellow leather-lovers. Enjoy!
Lovely tan leather pouch from Vianel Studios.
Absolutely gorgeous leather sneakers from Feit. Oh goodness me.
Pink bucket bag from Mum & Co. Aaaah!
Last but not least, the Bowery Clutch from Reece Hudson. I want this so badly you have no idea. I also know that a clutch has minimal practicality, and thus my obsession is a little irrational. But I am obsessed and would do anything to get my hands on this beauty. Reece Hudson is killing the game right now.
Which one would you like? (All, I say, all!) Happy drooling/shopping!