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Faux Leather Vs Genuine Leather

At Bolsa Nova, we've chosen to work with genuine leather over faux leather; still, we appreciate that personal preferences differ among individuals. Today's consumers are more sensitive to environmental, social, and ethical matters. What is more difficult to fully appreciate are the tradeoffs regarding sustainability, appearance, feel, smell, cost, durability, usage, post-purchase care, and replenishment between product options. With the intent of elevating the discussion beyond visceral feelings, we share our insights about some differences between vinyl and full-grain leather. A 2017 fashion industry study stated, "synthetic leather had only a third of the environmental impact of cow leather." Consider,...

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Reasons Why You Need to Buy a Tote Bag

Reasons Why You Need to Buy a Tote Bag

Want to step up your style game? Ditch your traditional handbag for a stylish tote handbag. A leather tote bag is like the SUV's of bags, combining style and functionality while multi-tasking with aplomb! It is a carryall suitable for packing items needed for beach outings, overnight travel, work projects, or workout clothes changes. The large, roomy interior is often an open space, with possibly small inside pockets to keep keys or wallets separated and organized.  It is often unfastened with parallel handles that emerge from the side of the pouch to have a wide opening to easily put in...

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What Do The Best Handbags Have In Common?

What Do The Best Handbags Have In Common?

While fashionistas may want to be on trend, a go-to handbag has to transcend passing fads. More than simply arm candy, a designer handbag becomes a classic piece if: It has a timeless silhouette It is made of quality material to withstand everyday wear and tear It provides functionality that serves your needs most of the time It has the versatility to effortlessly transition from work-to-play or day-to-night The Anna Hobo in Navy is one buttery soft leather handbag that has many, if not all, of these characteristics. It's distinctive color with tonal stitching exudes an understated elegance. The contrasting...

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From Carry-on Luggage to Weekender, Tips for Packing Your Tote Bag

Carry on Luggage

Effortlessly go from office to get-away with a versatile, spacious tote. Professional and stylish, our leather tote bags can do double duty for the busy traveler as daily commuter or carry on suitcase. In other words, it can be stowed in the overhead bin while fitting your laptop, water bottle, essential cosmetics, change of clothes and basic toiletries. Want to get away for the weekend or go on a short business trip? If you are planning a quick jaunt, consider packing lightly with just a carry-on bag and possibly a backpack.     Our Rina Tote has a detachable strap...

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