Bags are some of the most popular accessories for women and men alike: they are our travel and life companions, reflecting our personalities, completing and dressing up our looks, and giving us a comfortable and practical way to protect our personal items. Finding the right bag may not be easy, but once you find the perfect design for you, you'll never want to let it go. No matter your preferred shape, design, material and colour, we therefore recommend choosing a quality handcrafted bag with a high level of attention to detail, designed to stand the test of time.
After years immersed in a world of fast fashion, consumers are becoming more knowledgeable, understanding the damage that consumerism can cause to the environment and the economy. Quantity is no longer queen: today, fashion lovers are looking for quality handcrafted goods, turning to artisan designers, tailors and leather craftspeople. If we had to pick one reason to choose a handcrafted bag, it would have to be the quality: in addition to the use of leather from the best sellers, the originality of each model is a source of pride for the people who wear them, setting them apart from the crowd.
Here at Henope, we have combined the concept of craftsmanship with Italian ingenuity: our bags are born from experience, creativity and quality, offering a wide variety of models designed for both men and women.
Handcrafted bags are timeless
Rooted in their own history, handcrafted leather bags will stand the test of time, evolving and ageing gradually and adapting to different styles. When we say that handcrafted bags are timeless, we are recognising their value as unique signature pieces that do not follow passing trends.
Handcrafted bags have emotional value
When you purchase a handcrafted bag, you're not just buying a product: you're buying hours of design work, the dedication of expert staff, carefully selected quality materials, and much more. The finished product is the result of the hard work of dozens of people throughout the production chain, from the creative design process through to packaging.
Are handcrafted bags expensive?
Prices are all relative, but it is worth considering if valuable products are priced fairly: for handcrafted bags, you are not just paying for a brand and advertising, but also the artisanal work and materials used. Their prices should therefore reflect an appropriate price-quality ratio based on the craftsmanship, the raw materials, and the attention to detail.
How to recognise a high-quality handcrafted bag
We've got a few tricks up our sleeves to help you check if a so-called handcrafted product actually meets your high standards. First of all, do some research on the seller: the shop should be able to explain and demonstrate their artisanal process, perhaps even providing some relevant certifications.Some key terms to look out for on the label when shopping for a bag include "Made in Italy", a valuable concept recognised throughout the world; "high-quality raw materials", especially if they are Italian; and "handcrafted product". Then put your senses to work: a good handmade leather bag has an incredibly distinctive scent and a unique texture.