Happy Friday, ladies! As much as I love my high end designer bags, I don't take them out everyday. I purposefully avoid carrying anything with a logo to the office. My everyday work bag is this J.Crew satchel. It has no logos, is understated and I wear it every single day. It's starting to fall apart. Today, I am thrilled to collaborate with a brand specialized in producing high quality leather handbags - Armadio Fashion. They have provided a bit of the history just in case you're interested to learn more about the brand
Armadio Fashion launched their site in June 13, 2016. The site offers the finest handcrafted Italian handbags and accessories at a lower price point. Behind each item comes with the story of the artisan who handcrafted the product. These pieces are made in high quality leather that you could normally only find by walking the street of Tuscany yourself. Leather craftsman in Italy is known as the best in the world. Armadio works closely with the same Italian artisans who supply the iconic fashion houses like Chanel, Gucci and Prada. Since my current work bag has serious wear and tear, I decided to go with the Ancina as a replacement.
Can we take a moment to acknowledge how beautiful the pebble grained leather is? If you follow my handbag chit chat posts, you know I am the biggest fan of pebble/textured leather. As a matter of fact, I refuse to buy handbags in smooth leather. There is just something about textured leather that I just love. The Ancina was just released last week and is available in navy blue, burgundy and beige. The bag features 2 large external compartments for maximum practicality and space. It fits all my everyday essentials with room to spare. I feel that navy is more interesting and versatile than black and brown.
The shape is boxy but with the soft leather, it's very comfortable to wear. The lining is made of high quality polyester material (makes it easy to wipe clean and lightweight in design). The main compartment has one small slip pocket, one large slip pocket and one large zipper pocket. All in all, it's the perfect work life bag and I can't wait to start wearing it.