“The Mirror Pond” Handbag is built using high quality hides that range in colors and weights but all provide customization, uniqueness, and durability for life. All of our SMG Leatherworks Handmade Goods are “Guaranteed for Life” so you can rest assured that your investment will always be in proper working condition, and if anything happens to it you can be confident in a “no questions asked” repair done free of charge.
Our “Solid Made Goods” are heirloom pieces meant to handle everyday use and abuse and hold up for decades. You can hand these amazing creations down to loved ones someday, and they’ll get some good use out of them as well. This particular bag holds most laptops, along with a notepad or binder and a few other things nicely. The hand Saddle-Stitching along the seams of this bag are the strongest type of stitch there is. We can do custom laser-engraving of initials or any logos or designs you have in mind. Reach out for customization options or just order to receive an item that is as close to what is pictured. Keep in mind that these real hides reveal unique markings and characteristics throughout, so no two pieces will be identical, and that to us makes each piece one-of-one.
PLEASE NOTE: the bag pictured is a representation of what you will be receiving. Branding and markings will be different.
Comparison & Contrast Between Hide Options:
*Veg Tan Leather can be dyed many colors, please check our dye chart and choose a color option. Hide made in Mexico, Bag is handmade in Spokane, WA (USA) 8+ years. 2/3 oz., 3/4 oz.
* Denver Sides - Hide made in Columbia, 8+ years, Hide Made in Columbia, Bag is handmade in Spokane, WA (USA). 3/4 oz.
“Available in several rich colors, Denver Sides have a distressed look with a slight pull-up effect. The waxy finish makes this cowhide robust as well as soft to the touch. It will naturally scratch and crease, developing a vintage-looking patina over time. A perfect choice for shoes, handbags, linings, wallets, home decor, small upholstery projects and more! These hides may have brands and range marks. Color may vary significantly from hide to hide.”
* Laredo Crazy Horse Sides - 8+ years, Hide made in Mexico, Bag is handmade in Spokane, WA (USA). 3/4 oz.
“With a distinctive pull-up and waxy finish, our Laredo Crazy Horse Sides are full of character. Ideal for achieving an aged, rustic look on projects that need a little extra structure like large purses, backpacks, or duffel bags. Colors may vary slightly from image. Note: These sides may contain natural characteristics like visible marks, brands, or holes.”
* Arizona Whole Hides - 8+ years, Hide made in Columbia, Bag is handmade in Spokane, WA (USA). 4/5 oz.
“These full-grain, chrome-retanned cowhides are aniline and wax finished, then tumbled to show their natural grain with a light pull-up effect. These hides have a soft body and waxy hand feel.”
Approximate Dimensions: - 17 1/4" L (from handle to bottom) X 13 1/2" W (bag dimensions) - 35" (strap)
FUN FACTS: - Saddle Stitched - Hand Cut - Assembled by Hand - Real Leather - Made in the USA - Lifetime Guarantee - Handcrafted and Handmade by Trent & Casandra Quintero
SHIPPING: Please allow a 2-3 week lead time. These handbags are all handmade, and will require time to make in a professional manner.
All markings on leather are natural, we did not give it an aged look or appearance. The hide has a story all of its own, which makes each of our products unique.
Due to differences in computer monitors, there may be a difference in colors between the actual product and your screen. Please be sure to read all product descriptions, and ask any questions before finalizing your order.
If you need items shipped sooner, please contact me. I will try to accommodate you as best as I can.
~ Handmade and Handcrafted with Love and Passion by Casandra + Trent