I have a soft spot for vegetable tan leather bags. The way they age, and the transformation process they experience as they grow old is just beautiful. I've long been looking for an efficient, practical, but still beautiful tote bag I can use for daily wear and this beauty caught my eye.
Designed by Black Kat Leather and selling for $199, the The Joan Handbag is a must-have. It's structured enough to stand on its own and not flop over when you put it on the ground. It's sturdy enough to carry all your goods for the day, and it has a protective flap so pick-pockets can't grab at it when you're in the city.
Hand-crafted in Santa Cruz by the design duo of Cassandra Amu and Drew Archer, this is one line to keep your eye on.
Learn more at blackkatleather.com.