Leather bags and purses are timeless fashion accessories that can add a touch of luxury to any outfit. But with so many different types of leather in the market, it can be tricky to know how to spot a genuine leather bag or purse.
Here are a few tips to help you spot a genuine leather bag or purse:
1. Check the stitching.
One of the easiest ways to tell if a bag is made of genuine leather is to check the stitching. If the stitching is even and tight, chances are the bag or purse is made of genuine leather.
2. Smell the bag.
Another way to tell if a bag is made of genuine leather is to smell it. Leather has a distinct smell (the leather has a unique, earthy smell that is often described as “oaky” or “woodsy”), so if the bag smells like leather, chances are it is made of genuine leather.
3. Feel the bag.
Another way to tell if a bag is made of genuine leather is to feel it. Leather is a natural material, so it should feel soft and smooth to the touch.
4. Look at the label.
When you are looking at the label, it should say that the bag is made of 100% genuine leather. If it doesn't say that, chances are the bag is not made of genuine leather.
5. Check the price.
If the price of the bag is too good to be true, chances are the bag is not made of genuine leather. Original leather bags and purses do not come very cheap because the major raw materials used in making them are quite expensive.
Real leather will absorb liquid (like a drop of water); fake just puddles the liquid.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you are shopping for a leather bag or purse and you should be able to spot a genuine leather bag or purse easily.
Hope this helps you in your search for a leather bag. You can also check out our blog post on "The Ultimate Guide To Leather Care".