Why Designer Bags are Out and Everyday Bags are In

If you've been keeping an eye on the latest fashion trends, you might have noticed a subtle shift happening in the world of handbags. It's time to bid farewell to the era of designer bags hogging the spotlight and say hello to the reign of everyday bags.

While people have long expected their handbags to complement their lifestyle, the latest trends are embracing versatility even further. A push towards unmistakable individuality in style allows you to own a handbag for years to come versus just a few different uses before trading it in for something else. Let’s explore the rise of the “everyday bag” and what to shop for if you’re looking to invest in a carry-all to carry all.

The Rise of Everyday Chic

Gone are the days when your bag needed to be adorned with logos and hefty price tags to make a statement. Today, it's all about practicality and versatility. Everyday bags have become the new cool, effortlessly blending style with functionality. Brands like Latico Leathers are at the forefront of this movement, creating bags that seamlessly transition from work to weekend, making them an essential part of your daily lives.

How many times have you tried to re-create a look from your Pinterest board that looks effortlessly cool on screen, only to look in the mirror and feel like your efforts have backfired; you’re sure the outfit you put together only screams that you’re trying too hard and you resort back to your standard jeans and t-shirt?

It seems chasing trends with increasing frequency has left us all exhausted. So, we’re celebrating the recent turn back to personal style and re-discovering the pieces in your wardrobe that make you, you. A return to dressing based on how you feel and what personally gives you a jolt of excitement (instead of scrolling to find the answer to how you should dress) leaves you inspired to embrace whatever chic means to you.  

In this era of fashion, the buzz is all about a trend that whispers elegance rather than shouting it from the rooftops. The concept of "quiet luxury" has taken the fashion world by storm, and the rise of everyday bags perfectly aligns with this understated yet sophisticated vibe. It's about appreciating the finer things in a more subtle manner. Everyday bags epitomize this shift in style philosophy, offering a sophisticated charm that doesn't need logos or ostentatious details to make a statement.

Quality Speaks Louder Than Logos

Designer bags, with their flashy logos and extravagant designs, seem to belong to a different era. The modern trend is all about embracing a casual, laid-back vibe. Everyday bags allow you to express your style without shouting it from the rooftops. Latico Leathers understands this shift, offering a range of bags that are effortlessly chic without the need for over-the-top embellishments.

Latico is about embracing quality as a high-value feature in their bags. Made from full grain leather, Latico’s bags are buttery-soft and embrace attributes like adjustable straps and unique woven leather exteriors or handcrafted details for a handbag that will impress and hold up for your morning commute, cocktails with friends and Saturday grocery runs.  

Full-grain leather will hold up to the test of time and allows you to carry your bag for years to come- eventually developing a patina that will carry more character than a logo ever would, imprinted with the memories of long nights out, accidental brushes with strangers or trips to faraway places.

Functionality Meets Fashion: Subtle Details, Big Impact

Let's face it; we all lead busy lives. Whether you're a student, a working professional, or a mom on the go, your bag needs to keep up with your lifestyle. Everyday bags are designed with functionality in mind. Multiple compartments, durable materials, and practical layouts are the name of the game. Latico Leathers doesn't just create bags; they craft companions that make your daily routine a breeze.

The true mark of a prized everyday bag are the features that make your life easier that you didn’t even know you needed. Whether it be a padded laptop sleeve hidden inside a sleek tote bag, a hidden cell phone pocket that lets you easily maneuver city streets and answer that text on the go, or an elevated interior organizer with multiple credit card slots and zipper pockets to keep all your essentials where you need them, small details can be a game changer. And they could be the difference in helping you decide on a bag you’ll carry just for the night or a bag you’ll carry every day, for years to come.

Sustainability Matters

Another reason why everyday bags are stealing the limelight is the growing emphasis on sustainability. Fast fashion is out, and conscious consumerism is in. Latico Leathers understands the importance of responsible fashion, creating bags that stand the test of time both in terms of style and durability. Choosing an everyday bag over a seasonal designer piece is a small step towards a more sustainable wardrobe.

While there’s a stigma around buying real leather products in the fashion industry, materials like faux leather, “vegan leather” or bonded leather can be made from unsustainable materials like plastics or latex. These bags often lack the ability to age and will likely wear down far sooner than full grain leather handbags.

At Latico Leathers, every accessory from our crossbody bags to handmade wallets are designed with full grain leather. Each piece embodies a bohemian aesthetic, breezy attitude, and independent spirit that not only lasts, but gets better with age. Latico Leather’s full-grain leather is sustainably-sourced from the byproducts of the meat & dairy industry. Each Latico bag is also handmade with love by artisans in South America and India, and every bump, wrinkle, and scratch on the leather makes your bag more unique than the rest. 

Budget-Friendly Fashion

Let's be real – not everyone can splurge on a designer bag. Everyday bags come to the rescue, offering budget-friendly options without compromising on style. Latico Leathers ensures that you don't have to break the bank to own a bag that turns heads and serves a purpose.

While Latico bags come with a higher price tag than fast-fashion finds, investing in bag made with high quality materials that will last for years to come is not only a smart decision for your style ensemble, but also a smart decision for your wallet. Instead of buying cheaper bags over and over again, you can rely on the quality and timeless style of a full grain leather bag that will be by your side well into the future.

In the evolving landscape of fashion, everyday bags are emerging as the star front-runners, pushing designer bags to the sidelines. Latico Leathers is leading this charge, offering a collection that celebrates style, functionality, and sustainability without the super-high price. So, if you're ready to ditch the logos and embrace the everyday chic vibe, it's time to make room in your closet for a bag that not only complements your style but also complements your life.

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