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A man on the left is carrying the Puncho leather backpack and a man on the right is carrying the Report business bag.

Leather bag or canvas bag – the advantages of each material

A bag is a tried-and-tested choice for a beautiful gift. Whether a backpack, travel bag, business bag, or any other model, a bag is something to be used every day, and is an integral part of every individual’s style. So when you give a bag to one you care for, you are giving something that is not only practical, but also helps them create their own elegant look. However, there is one question you must ask yourself before making a decision: which material do you want for your bag? They come in two main types: leather and canvas – but which to go for? To help you decide, we are going to look at the advantages and drawbacks of each material.

Leather bags

Forever associated with adventurers and aviators, leather bags are famously chic accessories that can adapt to suit a wide variety of styles. They used to be very popular back when long-lasting items were à la mode, and this is one of their main qualities: a leather bag will stand the test of time, a collectors’ item with a timeless style that will never go out of fashion. Even when it is slightly worn, a leather bag still retains its vintage charm! So you don’t have to throw it away when the first little imperfection appears. That said, you will need to treat it with special products on a regular basis to ensure that it doesn’t end up in tatters – something to consider before buying a leather bag.

Canvas bags

Canvas bags are lightweight, which makes them extremely practical. They are much lighter than their leather counterparts, and therefore a much better option if you have heavy items to carry. A canvas bag is also an environmentally-friendly choice, as you can use it for your shopping; but even if you don’t, the manufacturing process itself is still better for the environment. Unfortunately, unlike leather bags, canvas bags will not necessarily suit all styles; they may not be the best choice for a formal event, for example. Canvas bags are also more susceptible to wear and tear. 

When it comes down to it, which to choose?

Leather bag? Canvas bag? As we have seen, each material has its pros and cons. Making the right choice will depend on its intended use, whether by you or the person you are gifting it to. If you are not sure what they will use it for, it is better to opt for a leather bag that is more likely to go with everything. On the other hand, if you know that the person you are buying for is super active and never stands still, a canvas bag is a more practical option! Whatever the situation, the best course of action is to browse a selection of high-quality bags in both leather and canvas, so you can make up your own mind!

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