Thinking about buying a real leather bag?
Before you go ahead and buy, read this quick guide to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck.
There might be a little bit more to consider than you think. At The Real Leather Company, we're passionate about making sure you get what you need AND what you want out of a real leather bag.
Read on for our 4 things to think about before buying a real leather bag.
For some, faux or PU leather will suffice.
However, if you want something that will last longer and age gracefully, there is no substitute for real leather. Get a hard-wearing material like crazy horse leather and get the peace of mind that your bag will be with you for the long haul.
Check out this article to find out the differences between faux and real leather.
This is a crucial one that we see people overlook all the time.
Make sure the leather bag you buy has room for all your gear. Most leather bags will fit tablets, books and wallets easily. But if you want to carry a laptop, make sure you look closely at the dimensions.
Measure the width of your laptop and ensure you buy a leather bag that has a width at least half an inch bigger than the size of your laptop.
Weight is also an important thing to note. With all your gear inside, a particularly large leather bag could be a burden to carry.
It's not all about the leather!
Quality clasps and zippers not only prolong the life of your bag and give it that classic look; they are also a security feature. Make sure you buy a bag that protects your items and keeps them securely stored.
Depending on your preference, make sure you choose a pocket layout that matches your personality.
Looking for something smooth and chic? Maybe go for something that has just the one inner pocket.
Do you like everything to have its own place? Look for a leather bag with multiple inner and outer pockets so you can arrange your gear accordingly.
We also almost always recommend getting a leather bag with a shoulder strap. Even if you prefer to carry it briefcase-style, when you load up your bag with a laptop, books and files, you will be grateful you have an easier way of carrying it.
Be sure to buy from a brand you feel you can trust. Read reviews (we always prefer ones with pictures!) from other customers who have bought the same bag you are looking at.
Some sellers will offer trial periods or moneyback guarantees. These are great for leather bags. They take away the risk because if you don't like the color or even if you just change your mind, you can still try it out for a few days then return it for your money back.
Check out our collection of Real Leather Bags Here.