leather weight: lightweight options such as lambskins are perfect for the top of bags and for travel, medium weight is suitable for both lined and unlined bags, with heavyweight being
the best option for tote styles and the base of designs.
finish: the surface look of the leather
drape: normally in direct relation to the weight of the leather, lightweight resulting in a softer drape.
availability: very limited leathers are reserved for custom designs, and strong availability of leathers will move into options on website items.
extra soft drape soft drape easy drape moderate structure
1(light) 2 3 4 5(heavy)
designer strap selection
designer zipper selection
suitable for rolled edge:
for use as a cinch panel:
Nubuck is a top grain polished leather. Softer and smoother than suede, which is the back side of the leather. We source our nubuck leathers from France, Germany and the United States. Nubuck is meant to pick up natural oils over time from hands and the environment. This adds to the character and patina and helps build up its own resistance to stains. We still recommend some basic care. Avoid contact with heavy oils and wax. Be cautious wearing against denim as some denim dyes can rub off on leathers. Double Gilded Mink Shimmer Nubuck has a soft and drapey modeled tone. This swatch is 2"x 2" for previewing or crafting. Swatches are final sale.