Leather Handbags define a woman. Period! We can search the whole Universe to find a perfect bag that resonates our personalties, that walks and talks our style and steps out everyday with us for a new sunshine. How about if I tell you that there is a bag right in our neighbourhood, just that it needs a special eye to spot.
Java Plum is a new age brand for Italian leather handbags, based out of Gurgaon, Delhi/NCR. The range of bags are created for you & me, for all those women who carry their hearts on their sleeves. The bags are chic, confident and stylish as the wearer. Every handbag has a story, a character and an individuality. It is not only beautiful outside but adorable from inside too. Every bag is a celebration of taste and design. Here are my reasons to have one for yourself…
- Java Plum leathers are procured from the finest tanneries of the world. Each leather is carefully chosen for its glorious look, texture and feel.
- The leathers are Italian and great attention is paid on the design and quality of material used. Craftsmanship is detailed and thoughtful.
- The leather bags for women are made in colour that are happy, vibrant and chic.
- Functionality of the bag: This feature is very important to me and all the working women. A bag has to be multi functional. All the bags take a 12 to 13 inch laptop. The bottom of the bag has a feet to protect from the base when one puts it down. Each bag has a key hook to organize the keys and save from the hassle of finding it inside the bag.
- The colors of the existing collection are green, yellow, bronze to accent the outfits and be apt for office and formal occasions. They can be taken from office to dinner, day to night.
- The leather is durable and the bags come with a leather care powder to clean the bag and retain its color.
- Ease of ordering online. The online channel is the major retail channel with the ease of free returns. The brand understands the need to touch and feel the product. If you are from Bombay, then you can visit Goodearth in Raghvanshi Mills to check the brand. Click here to check the bags on the website.
Ayesha Malhotra, the passionate founder of Java Plum learnt the art of working with leather and making chic handbags from master craftsmen in Italy. The brand is an outcome of her passion and love for creating beautiful products that are functional at the same time. Her story in her words, “Many of our products first began with the leather – for instance the Green bag and the keychains. This was leathers I just loved and knew I wanted to work with so I then designed products around them – to showcase their colours and textures. The green bag is therefore unlined so you can see, feel and enjoy the plush, carpet like interior of the leather.”
I have the Green bag from the collection and this is how I feel about it:
- The bag has gorgeous full grain Italian leather that is water resistant so daily moisture or a bit of rain will roll off.
- There is meticulous attention to detail for the inside of the bag.
- The shape of the gorgeous bag can be changed. From a rectangular tote, it can be closed using the magnet and the hook to take on a triangular hobo shape. The bag is secure and has 2 inside pockets for phone and other items.
- It fits in my Macbook and is great for travelling and carrying my endless stuff.
- The length of the handles are adjustable using the buckles to carry on the shoulder or as a hand-held.
- Available at Rs 19,000, it can be easily ordered online.
Leather handbags are a pure pleasure when luxury meets utility. This handbag from Java Plum is a pure delight to carry from work to an evening get-together. Have one for yourself to see the beauty of the leather and attract a second glance wherever you go. Get noticed and leave an impact of your style and grace every time you carry it.