80-year-old Milanese luxury brand Valextra specialises in subtle luxury. You can tell by just looking at their bags and luggages – any form of branding is hardly noticeable (or none at all) – and their bags are just beautiful, beautiful, like this Valextra Leather Tote Bag.
Big but still classy, this calfskin tote is a versatile carry-all bag for both formal and casual settings. One point to note about this bag: it features “snap buttons” on both sides of the bag that allows capacity expansion. This bag can go up to 16 litres in volume. It’s a clever feature to maximise the usability of this bag. I have had the situation where I wanted to carry a bag when I go out but sometimes I don’t actually have enough “stuff” to justify carrying a bag. It will feel like I’m carrying an empty bag. (Do ya know what I’m saying?)
Just like a pair of good leather shoes, you can expect the leather of this bag to age well with time.
Retailed at $2,260, this timeless bag has a price tag that matches the brand’s reputation and quality. If you’ve got the budget, go for this.