These days, clothing and accessories come in a wide range of qualities. You'll find handbags that are well made and others than are likely to fall apart within a few weeks of heavy use. Telling the difference between the two is not always as easy as you'd hope. Here are five signs that a handbag you are looking at is made well and should last for years.
Take a close look at the stitching both inside and outside of the bag. All of the stitches should be of the same size and placed an even distance apart. If the stitches appear uneven or are much longer on one part of the bag than another, this is a sign of a lower-quality bag that has been made quickly and may not last as long.
Good Corner Stitching
The corners are the spot where the stitching is most likely to come undone. So, look closely at the stitches in the corners and make sure they are not frayed and that they pass through every layer of fabric that is in the corner of the bag. Even if one stitch is undone in the corner of a bag, this can cause all of the stitching to unravel and the bag to fall apart completely within a few weeks of use.
Plastic zippers look cheaper and they are cheaper than metal zippers. Though you can find some decent quality bags with plastic zippers, a metal zipper is a tell-tale sign of a top notch bag. Metal zippers are less likely to bend and break, which is good news since replacing a zipper in a bag is difficult and expensive. Zip and unzip the zipper a few times to ensure it operates smoothly before you purchase the bag.
Look at the bag's lining. Make sure it's made from a thicker material that will withstand wear rather from a very thin, silky material. It's so easy for a pen to pierce the thin lining found in many lower-end bags, and then you have to deal with items getting stuck between the lining and your bag.
If the bag has strong, solid hardware, then you can bet the rest of the bag is made well, too. On the other hand, if the hardware seems to be made from a soft, easily bendable metal like aluminum, the rest of the bag may leave a lot to be desired.
None of these are hard and fast rules, but in general, if you find a bag that meets these standards, it will be a well made and durable choice. For more information, contact companies like Leather Works By Arturo.