Dream of warm white sandy beaches...
Dream of a killer pair of heels...
And gorgeous handbags...
And that is exactly what I have been doing, dreaming of gorgeous
leather handbags. You know, all handbags are not created equal,
and even though some of the luxury brands get pretty pricey there
is a smidgen of a reason for it and it all has to do with the type and
quality of leather used to make these beautiful handbags.
All leather is not created equally and Saffiano is in a class all of it's
own. Even the name suggests something extra special and well it
pretty much is.
I suppose many of you are already are familiar with Saffiano
Leather. I have heard the term, I have seen the handbags, but I
was not certain as to what it all meant. I really wanted to know the
real scoop on why all the fuss over this incredible leather. So, I did
some research and this is what I found out.
What is Saffiano Leather?
Well it seems that the "indications," in Saffiano leather were
invented by none other than... Mario Prada, using the finest Italian
calf leather. It is treated leather, made with the texture pressed on
it, (referred to as a stamping method) this gives the leather a
crossed-hatch finish, which is a special diagonal panel.
This cross-hatch design combined with a wax treatment makes for
a very durable handbag, in fact virtually scratch and stain resistant
as well as water repellent and easy to clean.
Most Saffiano handbags, clutches, cosmetic bags, wallets and
satchels are going to be luxury brands. However if you take into
account their durability they will certainly last for many, many
So, now we have the facts on Saffiano leather, would we really
invest in these beautiful luxury pieces? Probably not, at least I won't
for the retail price. But I do have my eye on a couple of these
darlings and for just the right price for let's say an Anniversary gift,
Birthday present or well if I'm dreaming maybe Valentine's Day!
I will do my dreaming of handbags shopping on NexTag, Bizrate,
Shopzilla, Ebay and even Overstock where free shipping is often
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