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How to Spot Authentic Handmade Italian Leather Handbags Online

28 May 2024

Italian leather handbags are synonymous with luxury, craftsmanship, and a classic style. However, with the rise of online shopping, discerning the authenticity of these exceptional pieces can be challenging.

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At AR Allure, we understand the importance of owning genuine Italian leather handbags, so we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you spot the real deal online.

Understanding Italian Leather: What is Italian Leather?

Let us begin with understanding,

Italian leather is renowned for its superior quality and craftsmanship. Made from high-grade hides, it undergoes a meticulous tanning process that enhances its durability and aesthetic appeal. The result is a soft, supple, and beautifully finished leather.

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Key Indicators of Authentic Handmade Italian Leather Handbags

Check the Brand Reputation

Reputable brands like AR Allure are transparent about their sourcing and manufacturing processes. Look for brands with a history of producing high-quality leather goods and positive customer reviews.

Examine the Craftsmanship

Handmade Italian leather handbags are known for their impeccable craftsmanship. Look for detailed stitching, uniform seams, and high-quality hardware. Authentic pieces often feature hand-painted edges and carefully placed logos or branding.

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Verify the Leather Quality

Genuine Italian leather has a unique texture and smell. It should feel soft and supple to the touch. The leather should not have a plastic-like finish; instead, it should exhibit natural imperfections and variations that are characteristic of real leather.

Look for Authenticity Certificates

Many genuine Italian leather products come with a certificate of authenticity. This certificate typically includes details about the leather’s origin, the tanning process, and the manufacturer. Ensure the product description mentions this certificate.

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Research the Tanning Process

Traditional Italian leather is tanned using natural vegetable dyes, a process that can take weeks to complete. This method is eco-friendly and produces leather that ages beautifully. 

Also, information about the tanning process should be available on the seller’s website.

Where to Buy Italian Leather Handbags?

When buying Italian leather handbags online, it’s crucial to purchase from reputable retailers. At AR Allure, we pride ourselves on offering a curated selection of authentic handmade Italian leather handbags. Our collection showcases the finest craftsmanship and materials, ensuring you receive a product that embodies Italian luxury.

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

How to clean Italian leather handbags?

To clean your Italian leather handbag, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe away any dust or dirt. For deeper cleaning, use a leather cleaner specifically designed for high-quality leather. Avoid using water or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the leather.

What is the difference between genuine and real leather?

Genuine leather refers to lower-quality leather made from various layers of the hide, often coated to resemble higher-quality leather. Real leather, especially Italian leather, is made from the top layer of the hide and undergoes a rigorous tanning process, resulting in a superior product.

Can you scratch real Italian leather?

Yes, real Italian leather can be scratched, but minor scratches can often be buffed out with a soft cloth. Over time, these scratches can add character to the leather, enhancing its natural beauty.

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