Forget diamonds, new research from Mintel reveals handbags may now be a girl’s best friend. Indeed, I am one of the 38% who are said to prioritise handbag purchases over buying underwear (sad but true).
So imagine my delight this month when I was introduced to Estados, a British brand that draws on a centuries-old Argentine leather crafting tradition to create a range of beautiful, design-led luxury leather goods.
Their range includes men’s leather wallets, leather purses for women, handmade leather belts, credit card holders, and satchel handbags, and I was sent a traditional leather purse (seen here) to review.
I carried out a quick straw poll among some of my clients and colleagues, and nearly everyone commented on the luxurious presentation box, the classic style and the obvious quality of the product.
The purse is made from smooth calf leather embossed with a polished crocodile print and lined with pink silk, the only detail is a silver metal logo plate on the front. The zip-around design opens to reveal a well-organised interior that boasts: six credit card slots, three full-length note compartments, a zipped coin pocket and plenty of space for papers and tickets.
Everyone needs a classic leather purse and the smooth timeless leather ensures this particular purse will be long lasting. Overall, it’s a great everyday option and the exotic print adds a wonderful contrast to a neutral handbag.
For more information and to see the full Estados product range, visit www.estados.co.uk. Every purchase comes with a 10 year manufacturing guarantee and free UK mainland delivery.
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