An authentic leather bag is always a good investment because it'll last for years—and it doesn't necessarily have to be bought from a designer brand. Nowadays, there are many homegrown leather bag labels that produce high-quality totes, minus the hefty price tag. Here are some brands you can check out:
Everything about Katre’s leather bags scream "less is more." With their minimalist design and high-grade leather material, these totes are built for everyday wear, and they will go with all your outfits!
Sturdy and sleek, Fino’s luxurious leather bags will add polish to your casual office looks. This homegrown brand's range of bags is available in various colors, textures—from croc to phyton—and silhouettes.
Fino's leather bags are available in fun colors, too:
3. Ni Qua
What sets this local label’s leather offerings apart is their laid-back options. Here, you’ll score slouchier leather shoulder bags and totes—perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to look too stuffy!
4. The Tannery Manila
The Tannery Manila prides itself on their authentic, full-grain leather materials (this is reportedly the highest-quality type of leather.) Coupled with their roomy and structured designs, these leather bags are especially helpful for career women who carry way too many things.
With their slouchy, easy-to-wear styles, Pravi's totes crafted from 100% genuine cow leather will look good for work just as they would for weekend trips.
*This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.