The reason for leather being so popular, even with being more expensive than other materials, derives itself from the fact that leather is long lasting, fashionable and that it ages really well. This all can be applied to totes, which usually break apart pretty fast, due to constant usage and the weight of things being placed in it. That is why leather ones are highly sought after, you buy one bag and you are set. With care, these bags can last you a lifetime or even several lifetimes, in extreme occasions. Also, aging is really important when fashion is concerned. If your bag has aged well, which will most likely happen if you have leather one and you took good care of it, it will become something more than “just a bag”. It can become a symbol, it can have memories that you carry in it, along with your more material belongings and it will look damn great!
There are literally thousands of different styles for these bags, and they come in almost all colors. This is really important as many people love to match their bags with their outfit. I know that my sister has a different one for each work outfit. I mean, she is working as a manager, so she has to be on the top of her game at all times. What i wanted to say there is that leather totes are a staple of fashion nowadays when you have to carry a lot of heavy stuff day in and out but you want to retain your style.
While in the past tote bags were pretty simple, two handles, no zippers and only one compartment, today’s are completely different. Due to modern needs, totes had to evolve as well. So today we have both zippers and compartments in these bags, all designed to provide you with the best functionality possible, which was the original intent of these bags in the first place. Only downside of this is that you now need to spend more time in finding a perfect bag for yourself, no two bags are the same. It is usually best to decide first what you need to carry with you and then proceed to search for a bag that will do the job with the least amount of effort.
Last thing you should know about these bags is that while they all may be out of leather, you need to take some care when purchasing one. If you want the best, always go for full-grain leather totes, they will last the longest and they will age the best. Downside is, of course, that they are the most expensive variant on the market. However, even if you do want the best and are ready to pay for it, take some time in learning about how to spot a genuine full grain leather from other ones. When you are paying extra for quality, you want to be sure that you are getting it.