Types of Leather
You may wonder why leather handbags are so special and pricey as compared to those non-leather? Besides its durability that lasts for years, its fashion will never goes out of style. Owning a leather handbag has become an iconic fashion accessory of today's modern woman.
In general, there are 3 basic types of leathers used in making leather handbags in today's market. They are Full Grain Leather (Highest Grade), Top Grain Leather (Medium Grade) and Split Leather (Lowest Grade).
In order to make the reading more interesting and easy-to-understand, we will use diagrams and images to share with all our readers how to differentiate and grade your leather handbag.
Below images detailing 3 different materials used in the handbags respectively.
a) Coated Split Leather
(Model: DUDU's Avery in Camel color. Structured leather bag made from coated split cowhide leather)
b) Top Grain Leather
(Model: DUDU's Eminence in Black. Soft leather bag made from top grain cowhide leather)
c) Full Grain Leather
It’s best known that full grain leather is the highest quality of leather types with minimal process of transformation. Leather items that made from full grain leather give a more original and natural look of leather touch. While in other types of leather, the different layers of the hide are used, in full grain leather the whole hide is used to make any leather items.
Because of the natural porosity of the hide, anything of a liquid nature can easily penetrate into the leather, thus, it is very essential to have proper leather care in order to maintain the expensive full grain leather products of yours.
(Model: Jamie Moore New York full grain leather handbag)
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