I know that the added process of distressing leather can hike up the price tag on a bag, but is it really worth this much?
This is the leather cross body bag in question:
The price for this piece? Two dollars short of $1,000.00.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually really love the look of worn leather be it on rustic furniture, boots, journals, jackets and yes, on handbags. I can’t get enough of the warm, cozy and comforting vibe that worn leather gives. But as for this Free People Leather Mail Bag, I understand why some people would wonder why anyone would buy anything that looks used, especially if they pay nearly a thousand dollars for it.
The one person who bought this bag and wrote a review for it has this to say:
“Super cute, but definitely not worth the money. very soft, but not very strong. Wears great, but should have been half the price.”‘ - natti9 from Cincinnati, OH
Half the price? I completely agree. In fact, it could even be less. Check out these quality distressed, pre-worn and pre-weathered leather cross body bags from Novica:
Simple yet very elegant and very beautiful bags. The price tags on these? $304.49 for the Novica World Traveler Leather Travel Bag, $249.36 for the Novica Crazy Coffee Leather Backpack Messenger Bag and $288.74 for the Novica Leather Adventure Spirit Messenger Bag.
Aside from the fair prices for such fine craftsmanship, you will also be happy to know that Novica, in partnership with National Geographic, is a global team with a socio-economic mission and vision. They seek out artists and artisans from all over to list their unique products on the Novica website and other online stores in order to create a revolutionary system wherein these people can showcase their fine works and talent to a global audience. No one is charged any fees. The creators are free to set their own prices. It’s fair trade on a global scale and you truly know what you’re buying and who you’re buying from.
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