Update: Van Der Spek Custom La Grande tote

It has been in daily use since I received it about a month ago. I have been wearing autumn coats and there have been no marks and no wear from it rubbing against my coat. No marks from rain and the snow that started falling last week. This leather won’t lose colour. And best of all, the bag is not too heavy for me, despite the robust nature of the leather.

I chose a dark coloured bag because I wear dark colours for most of the year, and also because they show less wear. I love lighter-coloured bags in summer but I always choose cheaper options because colour transfer from clothes and city smudges leave them looking less and less box-fresh over the season. I also live in a rainy and snowy country and water-marks on leather can often leave worse staining than even I can love. That is why I did not choose Janet Leather in lighter brown or undyed leather. I have investment bags by Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry and Gucci, and they are all in dark colours.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

2 thoughts

  1. It is gorgeous! I love how understated it is (no visible logos) but high quality it look. Thanks for sharing!

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