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Quality leather handbags and purses from ebags


Leather bags at Ebags!

Now that the holidays are over many are going out and getting the gifts for themselves that they never got! For ladies that might be a nice leather handbag or purse. A quality leather handbag is never out of fashion. And if you choose one that has a unique design, your overall appearance will get you out of the crowd. More than that, a leather bag is a versatile item that looks good with most outfits.

When buying a leather bag, the most important is to know exactly what you need. The wide variety of leather bags available on the market can be overwhelming, so the best is to browse a store offering different handbags types. This way you won’t need to go from one store to another, which can be confusing.

Handbags at eBags.com is one of the most popular online leather handbags stores and features more than 2,000 types of leather bags. Here you can find backpacks, clutches, cross-body bags, double handles, hobos, messenger bags, satchels, shoulder bags, slings, suede, top zip shoulder bags and totes. This store has something for everyone, even for kids and moms.
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Leather braided bracelets and leather accessories by John

Braided leather bracelets

Braided leather bracelets

With all this talk about leather items for Christmas, it would not be complete without some leather jewelry, bracelets and accessories. So I thought I’d write a little about a nice leather bracelet and accessory website called Leather Braiding by John. He lives in Spokane, WA and also has several guest leather artist that sell their items on his site.

Braided leather bracelets

Braided leather bracelets

John makes beautiful braided leather bracelets of all kinds. He makes his leather bracelets from four strands all the way up to twelve strand. He finishes them off with glass beads, silver, herringbone and more. You can also find key fobs, dog items, key chains, purses, coin pouches and lots of other items here, all made out of leather.

Christmas is the perfect time to buy your girl a nice leather bracelet or purse. Or if your a woman you can find great mens leather bracelets in here too. The leather belt buckles and other leather accessories are all great also. Plus everything is made from high quality leather, not the cheap stuff. So check out Leather Braiding by John for some great leather jewelry and bracelets.

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Alligator hide farmers can’t sell their hides

Alligator hide leather farmers can\'t sell hides

I bet you thought I would never write another post here! No, I’m still around, just busy. Hope your summer is going well. I thought I’d share a news story with you I heard. Seems like with all the bad economy going on, people who farm alligators for their hides can’t sell them. I don’t mean they can’t sell them for much, I mean they can’t get ANYONE to take them!

The places that process them and make them into all those fancy alligator leather boots, wallets and purses just don’t have enough demand for them anymore. Even the big shots that buy the high end alligator leather items are cutting back. So it’s not surprising that the alligator purses and boots are the first to go!

There’s a lot of alligator farms around here in Florida. The guy in the picture above is one of them. He’s ready to kill his whole farm of alligators because it cost so much to feed and keep them. It’s just not worth it anymore. I imagine it will take a while before people start buying the high end products, and alligator leather is one of the top price items.

Once this guy gets rid of his gators he will freeze the hides and wait until the price picks back up. I guess only a few will come out of this good. So see, even the CEO’s are cutting back, poor things! They will have to downgrade to cowhide like the rest of us. 😉

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Leather jewelry,bracelets & necklaces

leather jewelry and bracelets

From time to time I start to get a little writers block about leather. There is only so much you can talk about as far as leather goes. I’ve pretty much covered all the ways of cleaning, conditioning and caring for leather. But today I happened to see a pretty leather bracelet and realized I have never talked about leather jewelry.

Now to some jewelry made from leather just does not sound right. Like, what can you make with leather that looks like jewelry? But actually there are many kinds of leather jewelry made. Often the leather is only part of the whole piece of jewelry, like a braided leather necklace with a silver pendant on the end.

Or in the case of leather bracelets the leather makes up the whole thing, or most of it. Cowhide and pigskin are the most common types of leather hides used to make leather jewelry. Almost all leather jewelry is made by making the leather into long thin strips, then braiding them together to make a nice looking pattern.

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A leather bracelet or necklace can have many small strips of leather braided together, or just a few thick ones. It all depends on the leather artist. And they truly are artist; it takes a damn long time to learn how to braid leather into jewelry, I know I can’t! Some use different colors of leather strips to make a colorful piece.

Often they also add silver, gold, copper, nickel or stainless steel to the leather jewelry to really make it look nice and give it more function. The types of leather jewelry is only limited to your imagination. There are leather roses, leather picture frames, leather jewelry boxes and many other forms of leather jewelry.

So if you wanted to see just what kinds of leather jewelry there are out there, just google leather jewelry and you’ll find lots of them. Sometimes there are even leather jewelry shops in my sidebar ads I sell. If you love leather, than go all out and get a few leather necklaces, bracelets or any other leather jewelry and show off your love of leather!

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buying and care of a hard leather briefcase

hard leather briefcase

When I use to sell monogrammed leather products, the biggest seller at Christmas time was hard leather briefcases. I think lots of dads get 4 things for gifts; socks, ties, wallets and leather briefcases! Of course most get the cheap ones that cost around $20.00 bucks and not made of real leather. I made a post about soft leather ones, now I’ll talk about hard leather briefcases.

Most hard leather briefcases look pretty much like the one in the top picture. They normally close and shut with a latch or combination lock, or both. Some lock with a key, and yet others close with a buckle. But the latch and combination lock are the most common. If it’s made of real leather, it should say “made of genuine leather” on a tag or inside somewhere.

Leatherette, man made leather or “leather like” is NOT real leather. Patchwork leather is a very cheap and worthless material, please don’t get one made like that. There is actually two ways a hard leather briefcase can be made. One way is using thick leather that has been treated differently than how they treat leather for jackets and apparel. Continue reading buying and care of a hard leather briefcase

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How to buy a quality soft leather briefcase and what to look for

buying a leather briefcase

How do you buy a quality leather briefcase? What do you look for when buying a leather briefcase? How do I know if a briefcase is made of real leather? If you’ve ever tried to buy a leather briefcase chances are you’ve asked those questions. I use to sell leather briefcases, and airbrushed monograms on them.

There are many kinds of leather briefcases. You have very simple ones with just a few compartments, to briefcases with many compartments, file holders, pen holders, pockets, laptop compartments and more. The two main types of leather briefcases are hard briefcases and soft briefcases. The hard leather briefcases normally have latches with combination locks, or key locks.

Today I’ll just talk about the soft leather briefcases. Most soft leather briefcases have a fold over top flap that locks in place by a snap, twist button, buckles or simple buttons. Also popular are the zippered leather briefcases with several zippered compartments. What style you get is really a matter of personal preference. Continue reading How to buy a quality soft leather briefcase and what to look for