Your taste in fashion is a story about yourself that you choose to tell the world. Everything you wear, from the loud, devastatingly chic silver hoops in your ears to the sturdy leather bag exuding raw power strapped across your shoulder, is an element of that captivating story.
In today’s fast-paced world, our perceptions of others and vice versa are based on snap judgments, a good vibe, and a charming conversation. So how do you convince anyone you’re the person to talk to? How do you dazzle others while losing nothing of your own originality and taste? We’ve got the answer – by accessorizing, of course!
What you decide goes with your overall look, and defines your taste in the fashion world. A charcoal leather tote bag paired with minimalistic corduroy pants and a rich plum-colored turtle neck? Low effort yet sophisticated. A bayong leather bag stealing the spotlight with its lemon-yellow leather handle contrasting seamlessly with your sumptuous silk rainbow dress? Fresh and fabulous.
Leather bags take you from basic to bomb, and if you haven’t already guessed it, in this article, we will tell you all about the various benefits of spending your money on leather bags, what they’re all about, where to buy them from and how to get them at the best price. Let’s get into it!
Why leather bags and how to care for them
Leather bags have been around for a while, but no one can argue as to why they haven’t been phased out or disappeared into the recesses of fashion history – they’re just a classic must-have! We’ve all bought a satchel or a tote bag or crossbody at one point or the other in our lives, and with each passing era of changing fashion trends, leather bags have held their ground, evolving to become more efficient and aesthetically pleasing – boasting a wonderful marriage of functionality and style.
How to clean leather bags?
If you want to keep your leather bags in pristine condition, cleaning them should be a weekly routine.
A mixture of shampoo and water in equal parts is your cleaning solution. Use a white cloth and gently wipe the exterior of the bag after dipping it in the solution. Then use a wet cloth to clean away any foam residue, and finally, use a dry towel to wipe the bag so that there are no water stains left on it.
It’s important to use a white cloth to do the initial cleaning as colored ones tend to transfer their color onto the leather, and it’s necessary to wipe the bag’s surface with a dry cloth in the end as dampness may lead to mold formation.
If you’re in the Philippines and looking to expand your handbag collection, where better to browse than through NiQUA’s polished and vibrant catalog of homegrown leather goods.
NiQUA – building a legacy in leather bags
After just short of 30 years of combined experience in designing and manufacturing bags and in the information technology industry, Bunnie De Guzman founded her very own manufacturing brand in 2010, launching NiQUA in 2014.
She and her husband now run a successful business in the leather bag industry, making luscious and meticulously handcrafted goods that emanate class, craftsmanship, and creativity. Their products showcase pure Filipino talent through the remarkable skills of Marikina artisans. NiQUA sources its products from all over the Philippines, and 95% of its raw materials come from within the country, a spectacular way to highlight Filipino culture and workmanship in the world.
Coming to the products, NiQUA houses the best quality leather bags in the Philippines, including but not limited to leather tote bags, leather sling bags for men, and bayong leather bags. We selected some of our most loved designs for you!
Leather bags for men
Classic backpack medium in antique black
This antique leather bag will give your look the boost it needs. Made with genuine cow leather, the bag has an elegant two-tone effect, revamping your everyday style with an accessory that sets you apart from the crowd. Worried about space? Don’t! With two spacious compartments, the backpack will hold your laptop, notebooks, and even your stationary in its unique slots.
Battere body bag in dark brown
This satchel body leather bag for men is a trendsetter. With a zipper enclosure and a subtle yet powerful exterior, sporting this bag will surely make you the star of the show.
Torace chest bag in floater cobalt
Cobalt is the color of genius; it’s the color of incredible imagination, the color of unbounded passion and drive. It is electricity in all its glory, and you can wear it across your body! This leather sling bag for men will brighten up your wardrobe, and its practical set of compartments will make it an efficient addition to your collection.
Leather bags for women
Sacco tote in tan
Wear this beautiful leather tote bag with any look; whether you want to keep it casual or have that important dinner to attend, it goes with everything! Available in a variety of colors, our personal favorite, the tan piece, is an absolute beauty, glowing as if with a light within itself.
Unire bayong in black & white
Handwoven PVC with a leather handle, this bag screams funky and fresh. An eye-catching yellow handle gives it the feel of a luxury brand product that lets you proudly boast your individuality without overdoing it. Its lightweight and seamless design will have you rushing to put this leather bag in your cart.
Avanzo regazo body bag
Available in more than thirty beautiful shades, this leather bag will give you that rustic, chic look all of us desperately desire. Its compact, minimalistic design is elegant and vogue, giving that pop to your casual ensemble.
Personalize your leather bags!
That’s right. At NiQUA, you can edit existing designs to fit your personality and even have a monogram of your choosing placed on your purchase! Its revered Bespoke line tailors the design of selected leather bags to suit your taste.
Giving the customer their much-deserved voice is a priority at NiQUA, and they stand by those values with utmost diligence. Pick the color you want through Color Your NiQUA, and have the leather bags customized to your liking so you can enjoy your product and build a meaningful connection with it. Complete your purchase with a sleek monogram using the brand’s monogram service.
A business that’s also environmentally friendly? How?
NiQUA cares about the planet immensely, and their Sarte collection is a testament to it. This line of leather bags is made from leather scrap waste generated during manufacturing – a truly commendable initiative.
The brand takes it one step further by giving back to the community. 50% of the proceeds from the sales of these bags go to the Real Life Foundation, a non-governmental organization based in the Philippines that empowers underprivileged youth of the country. If that’s not reason enough to shop at NiQUA, we don’t know what is!
If you really do need another reason, we think this will do the trick. NiQUA is also a registered partner with Atome!
Atome (visit the website by clicking here) is a unique shopping brand with its headquarters based in Singapore. Headquartered in Singapore with over 6,000 partnered merchants and available in 10 markets, Atome offers its users the choice and convenience of flexible payment options for a variety of products and services.
The app allows shoppers to split their purchases over three interest-free monthly payments by scanning a partner retailer’s in-store QR code or upon website checkout. By splitting their payments, Atome users will be able to better manage their budget while making quality products and services more reachable.
Its marvelously intuitive app (download the app here) lets you make an account without any hassle and for free!
Atome is making it easier for shopping enthusiasts worldwide to buy what they need, and that’s one cause we can wholeheartedly get behind. To use Atome’s services for your purchase at NiQUA, all you need to do is:
- Use Atome as your payment method at checkout out from NiQUA.
- Make your brand new Atome account or log in to your existing Atome account.
- Choose to pay in three payments, with part of the payment due right away.
So readers, if you’re in the Philippines, shop at NiQUA to get the most stunning leather bags. Pay using Atome to get the best deal that lets you split your bill into manageable payments that you can make.
At NiQUA, you’ll get only the best, and with Atome as their partner, there’s no stopping the shopping revolution!
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