I have a nice leather handbag and I accidentally squished one of the handles under a chair leg. This is my first leather bag and I've only had it since March and I am feeling sad that I have ruined it, even though I doubt anyone but me can see what happened to the strap. It made me realize that I have no idea how to take care of leather. I'd like some tips (and maybe some perspective on whether I should be this bummed about it). [more inside]
I have owned a cloth messenger bag with leather trim around the edges for a couple years. Over time, the cloth has gotten somewhat dingy (no issues with the leather). I am unlikely to find another bag like this, so I want to keep it clean, if I can. Laundromats won't touch it because of the leather and I can't machine wash it for the same reason. I have tried scrubbing it by hand with different things - vinegar, lemon juice, and bleach (all diluted in some amount of water) to no avail. Internet searches haven't turned up many other suggestions. Are there any recommendations for other things to try?
So I found this black leather messenger bag, and it meets my needs in just about every way...but I'm wondering whether I can find a better one in this vein for a similar price. [more inside]
Help me clean my jean-stained leather bag in Japan (and help me prevent this from happening again)! [more inside]
Help me find a bag suitable for an Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General! [more inside]
Mr. enlarged is about to start work as a professional, and he needs to look the part. His laptop is enormous. What briefcase should he buy? [more inside]
I have a beautiful leather satchel I bought on a study-abroad trip to Italy, but unfortunately I didn't take into account the size of my laptop. Is there a way to stretch the bag so it will fit? [more inside]
Questions about the Saddleback leather backpack. Can't find many reviews about this particular piece. How is it for carrying? How is it in the rain? And most importantly...just...do you like yours? [more inside]
Help me find a leather version of the cheap handbag that got me through law school! I'm convinced the lady lawyers at work are snickering at me behind their backs for carrying my tattered PVC bag. [more inside]
Is it worth it to get a more expensive, leather bag over a cheap faux-leather bag? [more inside]
I am writer in search of a messenger bag. What is your opinion of the Saddleback Leather Company, specifically its briefcase? In your opinion, is really it worth a month's rent?
Where can I find a place that does leather repair in the NC Triangle area? [more inside]
leather laptop bag. where could I have one custom made? or can you recommend one to fit my needs? [more inside]
When choosing a leather messenger/shoulder bag, how do I decide between brown and black? Should I try to match to the clothes I usually wear, or just pick what I like? [more inside]
I used to have nice purses. Now I have a baby. I want a posh, probably leather, backpack to tote around for the next few years. [more inside]
I'm looking for an inexpensive (less than $80 if possible), quality, brown leather messenger bag. It'd be great if it was big enough to hold my HP Compaq nc6000 (1.34 x 12.51 x 10.31 in). [more inside]