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What Is A Hobo Bag?

Some time after the Civil War and peaking during the Great Depression, migrant workers began hopping freight trains to travel for free in search of work elsewhere. Called "hobos", these individuals often bundled their belongings in a sack tied around a stick. In 1936, the first marketed hobo bag was called the Gilda and retailed for thirty-five cents. The style of a pliable material bag that has an expandable body became popular again with the hippie movement. As is typical, useful items move up or down in styling and price to fit varying lifestyles and budget. Today, leather hobo bags...

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Bolsa Nova Handbags & Jen Stock Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Bolsa Nova Handbags & Jen Stock Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Outfit? Check. Hair? Check. Handbag? Let me see. Jewelry? What are my options? Kick off your Holiday gift shopping season by revisiting or getting to know some local outlets and being up close with two boutique brands bringing customers stylish, high-quality, timeless fashion pieces in buttery soft leather handbags and mindful jewelry. Bolsa Nova and Jen Stock are collaborating at 3 Holiday Pop-Up Events: Saturday, November 21st from Noon to 5 p.m. Lotus Breeze Yoga Studio 15 Main Street East Rockaway, NY 11518 Friday, December 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and December 5th from 12 p.m. to 4...

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Why Do We Need Italian Leather Handbags 2020

Italy is renowned for leather shoes, belts and handbags. In 2018, Italy exported leather valued at $4.3 billion. By comparison, the United States was second in exports at $2.0 billion and China was tenth at $625 million. While not the leader in tonnage shipped, Italian leather goods command a premium due to its artisan refinement combined with its fashionable touches. There are a handful of luxury brands that are household names worldwide. However, in scores of cities throughout the Italian landscape, there are hundreds of smaller, family-owned, artisanal leather shops, where comparable, high-quality product is ethically created in small quantities...

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Exciting Brand Feature - Wayuutu 🌵

While Bolsa Nova Handbags aesthetic is very well defined, we appreciate other independent designers who feature their own unique look, work with different material, and distribute in a way that is likewise ethical and sustainable.  With the limited quantities produced by these third parties, we will not load them into our e-commerce store.  Instead we will make them available to our email subscribers which can be special ordered in a customized process.  With that said, let us introduce our most recent find – Wayuutu🌵: Wayuutu🌵 is a socially minded hobby business inspired by boho art and passion for the proud...

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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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