4 Pointers You Should Know Before Buying Leather Handbags

Deciding to spring for a leather handbag isn't easy. They can be expensive and you may not be sure if leather is worth it. Allow me to assure you, the leather is worth it. These bags last for decades and will even look better with wear. As a savvy shopper, what should you be watching out for? When you're looking for a great deal what are the deal makers and breakers? Here are some tips that can help you determine what to watch for when purchasing a leather handbag. Remember, when it comes to buying leather, the name and price are the things that matter

1) If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Low priced handbags are often of poor quality and will fall apart quickly. If you're going to spring for a Louis Vuitton handbag, make sure it's the real thing. Otherwise you may end up feeling pretty disappointed.

2) Check out if there is a serial number or a certificate of authenticity. If there isn't one it is not the real thing and you should purchase with caution, if you choose to purchase at all. Just remember that a "knockoff" isn't going to have the same longevity as the real thing.

3) Follow your nose. Leather has a very distinctive smell. If you are unsure of what leather smells like, walk into your local leather coats emporium. That should give you a good idea of the smell that you're looking for. And don't worry about seeming strange about smelling your handbag. All the deal scouts are doing it too.

4) Keep an eye on the lining. The lining of a good quality leather bag will match the outside and be of a good quality fabric. That means that it's not going to be a shiny polyester material. If the pattern of the lining doesn't match the brand, it is probably not a good quality bag. And let's face it; you really wouldn't want the lining of your fabulous new purse ripping before you are done with the bag.

Hopefully you find these tips to be helpful. If you want more ideas on how to spot a good quality leather bag you can check online. Don't forget that getting a replica is perfectly fine. Just remember that you can find a good deal on a leather handbag if you need to. It just means keeping a wary eye (and nose) out for the perfect bag.