Saffiano leather was once a material only used by the highest end designer brands such as Prada and Fendi. It was an almost untouchable leather that could only be admired in glossy magazines. But, luckily for us, this season Saffiano leather is making a big noise in the fashion industry and has catapulted itself into the limelight once more.
On a recent visit to John Lewis and Selfridges, the BagServant team couldn’t help but notice this gorgeous material almost everywhere we looked. DKNY, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Paul Smith are just a few of the designers crafting handbags using the exquisite Saffiano leather this season.
What is Saffiano leather?
Saffiano leather is a high resistant, durable and very elegant type of leather. The distinctive markings on this leather is a series of diagonal lines and was originally used to make Prada handbags. In fact, indications are that the Saffiano leather was actually invented by Mario Prada himself! In any case, this design creates a highly scratch resistant surface making this type of leather ideal for office and everyday use handbags that you want to last the test of time.
How is it made?
The leather is tanned by one of Italy’s most famous and prestigious tanneries. The mottled Saffiano grained leather is tanned with plant extracts then deep-dyed. The two tones give the pattern special depth and modernity.
Why do we love it?
Well, of course the fact that it lasts longer and resists scratches and marks is great news for us. But, this isn’t the only reason we love it. We think it looks sleeker and more elegant than average leather and on top of that it’s super soft! There’s no denying that every girl wanted a Prada handbag at some point in their lives, but now they can get the Prada look without the Prada price tag! This is one of favourite bag trends of this season and we are certain you’ll love it too!
Our favourite Saffiano leather bags: