Fashion Meets Function With These Ready-For-Anything Bag Features

There's no mistaking there's been a boom in outdoor activities. And post-pandemic, people are continuing to take it outside with just as much interest in bicycling, hiking, walking and more to keep them active and out of the house as a regular part of their day. With this growth, more and more functional ways of dressing are trending more than ever, present in emerging fashion items like belt bags and fleece pullovers.

Luckily, it's been proven that this surge in functional wear can be just as stylish as your night out outfits. At Latico Leathers, we've known functional benefits can be combined with stylish touches, which is why we started making high-quality leather bags from day one. We know you don't want to sacrifice style just to find a long-lasting handbag.

Latico designs our bags chock full of added functional benefits built into the stylish exteriors you're looking for, so you can feel supported no matter where your day takes you. Below, we've rounded up some of our not-so-obvious essential features you'll find hidden behind Latico Leathers smart-looking bags that you'll be pleasantly surprised will make your life a little easier. And who doesn't want that? Happy shopping!

Functional Bag Feature: Internal Organizers

If Latico Leathers is known for one thing (outside of our high-quality 100% leather) it's our organizational skills. Almost all our bags include internal and exterior organizers to help keep all your belongings in place on the go. Our internal organizers are especially well-loved and come with smaller pockets inside our handbags' soft lining. Our Dalton tote showcases this well, with credit card slots, pen holders, two slip pockets and a zipper pocket all packed into a roomy interior.

Functional Bag Feature: Hidden Cell Phone Pocket

Another signature Latico Leather detail is our hidden cell phone pocket. If you look close enough, this can be found in inconspicuous spots in our leather handbags. We've all been there- digging around in our bags to find our cell phone to answer that call before it goes to voicemail. With our hidden cell phone compartments, your phone is a quick reach away and makes it easy to tuck away when you don't need it, letting your hands be phone-free. (And we all know we can always use an extra hand for that morning commute with coffee, keys and a last-minute lipstick re-apply).

The Alva crossbody bag features a hidden cell phone compartment in the exterior just behind the front flap, on top of its already nimble shape, so you can quickly reach in for that next call or text you need to jump on.

Functional Bag Feature: Adjustable Straps

Versatility is an expectation when it comes to functional and fashionable leather bags. We combine the best of both in everything we do, and one of those benefits is letting you wear your handbag in multiple ways.

First off, adjustable straps. Buckles on our leather straps let you shorten and lengthen your new leather bag so you can adjust to exactly the length you like to carry. This also helps our bags to fit any person perfectly, no matter your height.

A lot of our tote bags can also double as a crossbody bags and come with a removable crossbody strap for the days when wearing on your shoulder just won't cut it. For example, our Nash Tote/Crossbody bag comes with an adjustable and detachable cross body strap with a 32" max length for ultimate customization.

Along with extra straps, we also offer handbags that can double as a two-in-one bag. The Hale Crossbody/Clutch comes with a unique detachable crossbody strap, but feel free to style yourself with a clutch by removing the shoulder strap and slipping your hand through our handcrafted wrist strap.

Functional Bag Features: Magnetic Snaps

The look of an unstructured bag is très chic, however losing everything you have inside is not. That's why we make sure to include high-quality, strong magnetic snaps as closures, along with zippers and folds to secure our bags. The Devon tote features an exterior flap pocket with a discreet magnetic snap closure for easy access in and out of your leather handbag.

Functional Bag Features: Multiple Pockets

While large, spacious totes are great for packing big items, we know the stylish trendsetter is always carrying the latest accessories to go with her outfit, as well as the essentials. Latico's bags are designed with multiple internal and exterior pockets, big and small, to keep your chargers, credit cards and more within an arms reach.

The Mick Crossbody is no exception. While a smaller version of our best-selling Bianca Tote, the Mick packs a punch with the amount of functionality it includes, with an exterior and hidden cell phone pocket, along with a top zip entry, slip pocket, and 4 credit card slots. Did we mention it also comes in a showstopping 13 colors?

Functional Bag Features: Full Grain Leather

Latico Leathers is family-owned and operated since 1984 and a proud recipient of the 2020 Handbag Design Award. 100% handcrafted leather is used in our handbags, and we use only the highest quality full grain leathers to guarantee you'll use our bags for years to come, with timeless style that will evolve as gracefully as you do.

With leather handbags that last as long as ours, they're built purposefully to handle everyday wear and tear to take along on your grocery run, shopping trip, dinners out and even withstand getting caught in the rain on your commute home.

The Cooper crossbody showcases the colorful leather hues our bags come in, from classic cognac to bold orange and rich oxblood maroon.

Functional Bag Features: Laptop Sleeve

Our handbags are designed to withstand almost every activity and that includes to the office or traveling. Our totes and shoulder bags have plenty of room to hold a full size laptop on-the-go, but we also carry a variety of backpacks to choose from that include a fully padded laptop sleeve for when you want a little extra protection.

The Baxter backpack includes a padded laptop sleeve and two open pockets so your essentials can be kept organized. On the exterior, there's also a hidden pocket behind the front pocket. (Psst, another functional tip: Baxter can also be converted into a crossbody by simply adjusting the strap).

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