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Leather bags to update your workwear

Leather bags to update your workwear


The easiest way to update your workwear? Investing in a classic tote bag to hold all of your everyday essentials. Honing in on handbags, there’s no more important investment than the workbag. Considering the vast amount of time in our career that we spend with our carry-all’s slung over the shoulder – not to mention the copious amount of things we carry with us – the style demands attention to detail both in function and fashion.

4  Easy Ways to Update Your Workwear

Going beyond the normal everyday essentials of keys, phone, and wallet, we lug around hand creams, lip balms, and notebooks. Lunch, laptop, and headphones. The demands are many, and our options of handbags numerous. That’s why Florence leather market  has gathered our favourite office appropriate carry-alls that can elevate our everyday. Whether they are refined totes, maxi shoppers or handbags these iconic it bags have all the qualities to become your heart bag. And if you really want to be the trendiest, this season the secret is to also focus on the color, whether it is bright or pastel.

Let’s start!

An investment 

 If you prefer a one-and-done type of work bag, consider investing in a timeless style you’ll use for years to come. The new “Elsa” tote its precious leather goods savoir-faire, becoming a must-have accessory for a sophisticated daywear look. Crafted in Natural calf-skin and embossed in straw design with light gold-plated brass hardware. This model features two foldable handles and a detachable and adjustable leather strap, for a versatile wearability as a crossbody or a shoulder bag. Large size with one compartment and a magnetic closure.

a working woman

Where is that bag from?

For anyone who prefers a bag that is punchier than the typical tote, these designs by Florence leather market will surely get you stopped on the street and asked, “Where is that bag from?” Milena tote bag in genuine calfskin with double handles to ensure protection and durability over time. Elegant and casual, this shoulder bag typically represents Tuscan craftsmanship and combines compactness and resistance with great practicality. It’s perfect for a woman who doesn’t want to be bored. 

Always minimalistic 

Calling all minimalists: These leather totes do not disappoint. Clean and simple, these are the best work bags for women that get the job done. Add your laptop, agenda, book, and then some—it will carry it all. Eloisa is a bag in fine saffiano leather and handcrafted in Florentine laboratories. The model consists of two adjustable and thin handles with a small decorative golden metal targ. This is the bag you can wear season after season for years to come, and even pass down to future generations.

Special edition

A structured and vertically-shaped tote is perfect for carrying laptops and notebooks. The tote bag Isla, made of super soft calfskin, is part of the special edition. The versatile accessory, this model is both a roomy carryall and a chic city bag. Can be worn in different ways thanks to the handles and adjustable shoulder strap. Isla -it makes the perfect work bag for boss ladies and those seeking something more ladylike, too.

It’s always important to look good at work, or even just at more formal events. However, it can be difficult to make workwear original and interesting, which is why we have created a gallery to showcase 14 of the very best pieces from winter 2022. Discover more o on


Leather bags by Florence Leather Market

4 women’s bags to look for in the sales


The holidays are said to be the most wonderful time of the year; and without a doubt, they’re definitely the best time to shop sales. From the perfect gifts for your loved ones to new clutches for all of your holiday parties, you can find many things on discount through the New Year. You just need to choose the right accessory for you. To help make things easier, our editors have shared their curated picks from the best Florence Leather market sales right now. Here, Florence Leather Market shares what they’re seeing from the best online sales right now, from leather bags to matching holiday clutch for the whole family.


Florence Leather Market’s sales 

The most anticipated post-Christmas shopping day is here! The Epiphany Day sales have landed – and with them an opportune moment to invest in a wardrobe binder you’ll be wearing for years to come. So sit back, relax, and shop for the best online sales right now.  To save you from incessant scrolling, browse Florence leather Market ’s picks of the very best fashion deals – from high street to high-end – below.

Noemi,  a unique chance.

you’ve had your eye on the Florence leather Market genuine calfskin leather bag for let’s just say a while! This versatile pleated puffin bag includes a convertible strap to allow it to be worn as a handbag, shoulder bag, or cross-body. Noemi is the ideal bag for anyone on the go and from today it’s at half-price. Hurry up!!

woman with a leather bag

Florence the bag of Firenze

We know that you’ve had my eye on this Italian cross body bag for years, and they’re 20% off all week! It might be time to splurge; we love the idea of throwing them on with all of my plain sweaters this fall winter. Florence the bag of Firenze –  is created using genuine calfskin, tanned and worked in Florentine laboratories. Don’t miss this opportunity !

The investment for the future

Also we know that you are doing your best to resist buying gifts for yourself, but as we all know, some things simply can’t be left for chance! Early sales have kicked off, and you’ve already had your eye on a few things this year. and we know you can’t resist the allure of the Emily leather bag by Florence Leather Market.  So hurry up and come and get it. 

That’s a bargain

If you’re looking for cheap brown purses, go no further than this! Our items are the perfect combination of convenience and high quality: made in the heart of the Florentine district are now on sale only for you. You can purchase Eloisa tote bag for 79.30 euros (can you believe it?!) discover more on our website. and  Feel free to shop!

The Florence Leather Market sale includes up to 50 percent off selected items for a limited time only. So,do not waste time, run on our site and discover the endless offers dedicated to you. 


The story of dye

The history of the leather dye


Ancient dyes: how were the fabrics coloured in the past?


Dyeing is an ancient art, born in India around the 30th century BC, when spices began to be used, after careful and careful processing, to dye fabrics. From those years to today, countless advances have been made: we have gone from natural colours applicable only to natural fabrics, such as linen, cotton and silk, to chemical dyes that can be used, in the form of a liquid bath – the dyes are dissolved in the water in which the tissues are immersed.

But how has the practice of dyeing changed over time? And what was used to colour the fabrics? In this article we retrace the history of ancient dyes, looking at natural products that have been, over the years, the protagonists of one of the most fascinating processes.


The history of ancient dyes

To reconstruct in detail the history of ancient dyes is an almost impossible operation that would require the chemical analysis of the ragged shreds of tissue that have come down to us: what we know is that, at least initially, among the Greeks, The Romans and the Phoenicians, were used only the primary colors in their clearest shade because it was not yet known the way to give life to the intermediate or more tenuous colors.

Among the first colors that we can clearly identify is the purple of Tyre, one of the pigments that has imprinted its footprint on the history of humanity: mainly employed by the Phoenicians, the great dyers of the fifteenth century BC. It was a bright and expensive shade of red, so much so that it became the symbol of aristocrats and Roman emperors.
To obtain the purple of Tyre a long and detailed procedure was necessary: the spiny moray eel was put to macerate in lead tubs filled with abundant salted water, so as to obtain a liquid tending to yellow which, After being exposed to the sun it assumed the traditional and vivid purple color.
The cost of Tyre’s purple was too high, so much so that, over the years, it fell into disuse, replaced by cheap imitations, such as the mauve color produced at Perkin thanks to a synthetic process.

The other color of extreme value was the Oltremare di Tiro, born from a procedure similar to that required for the production of the purple of Tiro: there was need, however, of two different molluscs, the first that gave the red color and the second that gave the fabric a unique bluish shade.

Insects, molluscs, plants and flowers were, in a similar way to the above, the protagonists of the history of the tincture of the Greeks and the Romans. It seems, among other things, that they possessed a not too limited range of colors, including yellow, blue, blue and red in addition to the traditional black and white.
For the production of the red color the Romans used a bath of color extracted from an insect, the cochineal.
All in all, however, the dyeing techniques and pigments used remained a real secret for centuries. It is enough to think that the Chinese imperial court demanded that no one should know the secrets of this refined and precious art.

Ancient dyes

The art of dyeing in Italy

After the Crusades, the art of dyeing fabrics finally arrived in Italy: in Florence in 1400 there were over 200 dyeing workshops. The first great commercial traffics delivered, then, in Italy rudimentary chemical substances, useful to obtain new colors and more and more sought, and machinery gradually more and more to the vanguard.
The synthetic colors appeared, from the outset, as cheaper, cheaper and resistant, which is why they did not take too long before replacing natural pigments. At the time, by the way, the effects of artificial colours on the environment were completely ignored, and their spread completely overwhelmed Europe first and then the whole world.

Today the art of ancient natural dyes is increasingly recovered by small local companies in which the skilled artisans, in compliance with an all-Italian tradition, give new life, after centuries, to those natural processes of pigment extraction from flowers and plants.
Recovering the ancient techniques means bringing back to the market, now dominated by clothes and colors standardized and devoid of soul, give a unique character and emotion to unique and inimitable clothes and accessories that, thanks to a coloring craft, acquire a value without price.
The history of Made in Italy leather goods, based in Florence, is combined with the long tradition of dyeing, between secrets and innovation, giving life to clothes and accessories that no one will resist.


Come cucire la pelle o l'ecopelle

Makeup for sewing leather or eco-leather


Makeup for sewing leather or eco-leather


Italy, in addition to having a rich artistic, architectural, and cultural heritage, is celebrated all over the world, also for handicrafts, representing one of the strengths of the national economy.

Among the Italian regions, the most appreciated for its ancient craft tradition, especially at international level, is Tuscany. In this region, in fact, you can still admire the historic workshops of master craftsmen, where you can see how their skilled hands created these wonderful products.

Between tradition and innovation, Tuscan craftsmanship is considered one of the most prestigious and destined to remain for a long time. Its products, in fact, have always been considered of excellent quality and unique.

The masters of craftsmanship, also protagonists of the many exhibitions in the Tuscan territory, range from ceramics to iron, from paper to glass, from textiles to leather goods.


Handicraft products in leather and eco-leather

In Tuscany there are many shops dedicated to leather and leather processing, particularly appreciated to produce suitcases and briefcases, wallets, belts, and bags. In addition, there are many schools dedicated to leather processing, which create high quality craftsmen.

The method of manufacturing leather goods has very ancient origins. It dates back, in fact, to the distant 1200, through the development of the two very sophisticated techniques so-called tanning and plugging by hand. Over time, the art of tanning has been enriched with increasingly innovative and sophisticated techniques, which have made the leather accessory a high-quality product.


Methods of stitching the skin

Leather products are very special especially for their visible seams. These, however, can be ruined with the passage of time, due to rubbing or weathering, leading to the breaking of the wire, even the best. The sewing technique used could however slow down this process.

Even the skin can be sewn either by machine or by hand. It is obvious that a hand-sewn product, in addition to having a higher price, certainly has a higher value than a machine sewn, since it is made directly by a craftsman. The hand stitching also makes the leather product more durable over time.


This sewing method is the best known. Two wires are used: one is carried over by the needle and the other is carried under the so-called fuse. In this way it is possible to also use two threads having two different colors, thus making the seam more particular and, maybe, adapting the colors to the type of leather that you are working with.

It is a much faster and cheaper method of hand stitching, as it allows to shorten the processing time of the products, thus increasing the quantities.



The hand stitching, instead, uses a single thread with two needles, which pass in the same hole from the two sides of the skin, crossing at the centre.

The holes in which the two needles pass are, of course, made before their passage, otherwise it would be too difficult to pierce the skin only with the needle. To make them, similar tools are used to shape a fork with the teeth equally distant from each other, on which a hammer is struck. Another technique to puncture the skin, is to mark the distance between a point and the other through the so-called cauldron and, subsequently, make the holes with a single hand awl, called lesina.

In hand stitching, moreover, is often used which, lubricating the wire, makes this technique easier. Beeswax, however, not only facilitates stitching, but also helps to protect the wire from moisture and atmospheric agents, in addition to consolidating it to the skin. This allows any seam made in this way to resist for a long time.

It is easy to notice how this is a technique that makes the seam much more robust and safer than the one made by machine.


Florence Leather Market

The Florence Leather Market is one of the leading companies in the sale of high quality Made in Italy leather products, thanks to its skilled artisans who make every item by hand. It also offers a luxury product at a not too excessive price.

The raw material for the Florence Leather Market is fundamental, as it considers it the basis for making quality products. In fact, the product is made with the best Italian leather. The selected leather is worked in a natural way making the final product soft to the touch. The leather object is sewn by hand by the artisans of the workshop of Florence with very precise sewing techniques.

Within its collection you can find several genuine leather items such as bags, clutches, backpacks, belts, and wallets.

Leather bags are suitable for all occasions, every single detail is defined to make the article fashionable and practical. The original and practical leather backpacks combine elegance with casual. The clutches are very appreciated by women who need to use a small bag for special events. Belts and wallets have a well-defined seam and, thanks to the natural leather processing, are soft and practical.

The line of Messenger bags deserves special attention. They are large, comfortable, and practical bags with adjustable shoulder straps. Particularly roomy and durable, they are perfect for the office, since you can insert numerous documents, tablets, and any


electronic device. Finally, the Messenger bags are equipped with several pockets, both small and large, useful for those who need to carry many items even for a simple walk.



Today leather accessories are becoming more and more fashionable. Very appreciated are the leather bags, which make the outfits of every woman. But to be truly exclusive and original, the leather must be worked and sewn with professionalism, to make any product unique and quality. For this reason, it is very important that artisans use the most sophisticated techniques especially in the seam.


backpack and bags

Backpack or bag? Two accessories with different functions, choose which one you prefer


Men and women of different ages need accessories such as bags or backpacks for everyday life. They can be useful for many reasons: to bring the most important things, to go to work and carry computers and documents, to take a trip. An accessory like this is used all the time, so it’s more likely to get damaged or broken. If after our purchase we spend a few days and there is already something wrong, maybe the product was not of good quality.

To have a long-lasting, solid, and well-made product it is better to buy a backpack or a handmade bag made in Italy. This will make us spend a bit more at the beginning but will guarantee us a high-quality product, which we will not have to change from year to year. Buying handicrafts is always a good idea.

Why choose an artisanal leather accessory

A handmade accessory ensures a high quality since it is produced by hand and with excellent materials. Leather in Italy is worked with care and always guarantees durability. A belt, a wallet or a leather briefcase can last many years, even the whole life. The seams are resistant, the material is solid and hardly ruins. Compared to fast fashion products we will spend more, but we will have a top-quality product in our hands. By buying Italian handicrafts we make a sustainable choice, against too much waste of the market. Buying less but more quality products, in fact, is good for the planet, in addition to the fact that we support artisanal activities in place of large chains.

Choosing to buy a handmade leather accessory therefore has its great advantages: lasts longer over time, supports small and medium-sized realities, is a sustainable and ethical choice. In addition to this, these are objects that are very beautiful, designed and made with great care to never be trivial.

There are many leather accessories, the most used are backpacks and bags, but what is the difference between the two? And which is better for us? Let’s see what the main features of backpacks and bags are, and which is the right one for us.


leather backpack

A leather backpack is an almost indestructible accessory. We can put it where we want and always take it with us, it will hardly get ruined! You can use it for work, but also for a trip, and it can contain many useful things. Having always on the shoulders does not encumber us, indeed it will be very comfortable. There are backpacks of many colors and sizes, both for women and men, so there is an embarrassment of choice. Some models are more elegant, others more casual.

Everyone must have at least one backpack, because it is one of those convenient and useful accessories that can save us on many occasions. The backpacks can be adjusted and adapted to each person, even with different physicality.

Leather bag

A leather bag is a jewel that can last for years without ever showing a scratch. It can be small or very large, the important thing is that it contains everything we need. The bag is first a useful accessory for everyday life, but it can also be beautiful to show off with different outfits. Leather is a durable and elegant material, so we can wear a handmade bag for different occasions.

A leather bag can be a very special and beautiful gift to give to friends, colleagues, and relatives. Being a particular and very useful accessory will always be appreciated.

Where to buy leather accessories

Leather is a material that needs to be very worked before it can be used to create accessories. There are many steps to make it perfect and only those who are in the business know all the techniques. Its cost also depends on this, it is not a simple material like others, but must be treated and need the right skills to do so. The price is therefore justified, because we will have a product complete and well done, that with the passage of time will always remain the same.

In Italy we have a good market for leather goods, the important thing is to contact the right store. Florence Leather Market is a leader in leather goods and accessories, all its creations come from laboratories in the heart of Tuscany and are handmade by skilled and qualified artisans. From these products you recognize the real ones made in Italy and we will have with us an accessory that will last a long time.

Now that we have seen all the features of these accessories, we can evaluate whether to buy a backpack or a leather bag. It may be a good idea for both us and to give a gift to one of our loved ones.