{MAHI Leather x Always Creating Blog

As you all know, I have been busy planning our wedding and I‘m so excited that we are so close to our special day! In the process of finalizing our honeymoon destination, I have been thinking about what to pack. I have also been thinking about what luggage to take with me. In my research, I now know that canvas and leather bags travel well but how do you know if the quality of the leather bag is a good one? How do you choose? So I started Googling types of leather, best leather for bags, etc.…

Turns out that there are so many different types of leather:  top grain, corrected grain, genuine leather, etc. The quality and texture of each leather bag ultimately depend on the type of leather. Who knew! (did you know that sometimes genuinely leather does not really mean it is the highest quality leather?) I sure didn’t. I always assumed that ‘genuine’ leather meant it was top quality. It is real leather but it’s actually the third grade of leather, taken from the lower, thinner layer of the hide, which, consequently, means it is not as tough as Full grain leather or Top Grain leather.

Another type of leather is full grain leather. Full grain refers to the strongest and most durable part of the hide of an animal, which is just below the hair and has not been sanded, buffed or snuffed (as opposed to corrected grain) which means it displays the more natural characteristics of leather. So the next time you’re shopping for leather goods in the store or online, check for the type of leather. Genuine leather is not fake, it’s just processed to look/feel like a higher-grade leather.

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Although I’m not sure which bag I will end up buying or taking on my honeymoon trip, I sure do like these.

What is your favorite leather duffle? If you have a favorite Etsy shop or brand, let me know in the comment!

Glory Barbaris, Founder + Creative Director/Editor

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    24 Comments
    Cynthia g
    July 26, 2017 3:48 pm

    Love all these bags

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:52 pm

    Thank you so much!

    StushiGal Style
    July 26, 2017 3:57 pm

    I would probably go for a tough leather so that it lasts longer

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:53 pm

    Right?! I think so too… I would hate to get one then have to buy another one in like 3 years or something… thank you!!!

    Laritsa Nicasio
    July 26, 2017 4:28 pm

    Great post!! I Also didn’t know there was different types of leather.

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:53 pm

    Right?! Me neither!! lol

    Jeanie
    July 26, 2017 5:26 pm

    I didn’t know all of this about leather!

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:54 pm

    Well, I’m so glad I could help! Thanks so much!!!

    Blogtrendz
    July 26, 2017 5:28 pm

    Love the bags here ! These look so awesome ! Chic and trendy ! Xo
    Miki
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    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:56 pm

    Thanks so much! love them all!

    Jamie
    July 26, 2017 6:07 pm

    YES to all of these!

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:55 pm

    Thanks babes! I love them all too!

    lifeaccordingtojamie
    July 26, 2017 6:29 pm

    I never knew there was so much to leather bags!

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:52 pm

    Me neither! Learn something new everyday I guess! lol!

    Natasha Barclay
    July 27, 2017 5:06 am

    What a great bags !

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:56 pm

    Thank you!

    Lexie
    July 27, 2017 10:44 am

    Such a classy bag!

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:52 pm

    Thanks, Lexie!

    NK iMODE
    July 27, 2017 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the educational blog!

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:51 pm

    You’re so welcome! Glad you found it informative! xo

    Veena
    July 27, 2017 12:15 pm

    Love the bags and tips . Thanks for sharing

    always creating™ blog
    July 27, 2017 3:50 pm

    Thank you so much! glad you like it!

    simplystargazers
    July 27, 2017 7:31 pm

    Always go for the Louis Glor!! 🤣🤣

    always creating™ blog
    July 30, 2017 9:52 am

    haha, right?! I would but everyone has it and I don’t like what everyone has…I like unique pieces that I’m not going to see randoms carrying around at the airport. Thanks love!

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