|Yep, that's my bag|
I have quite the collection of Nicola Cerini bags, which I have always liked and I know they are made here in Australia - and the price reflects that. They are practically made from the highest quality materials and just last and last. I have friends who have worked closely with Nicola for a number of years and have been lucky to visit her gorgeous studio a number of times and can vouch for a wonderfully made, locally produced product.
So back to my bag search, I am absolutely in love with this stunning bag from the new Nancybird range. IN LOVE WITH IT.
JUST LOOK at it. It's just so beautiful (more than anything else, I do love a good bag). I have always loved Nancybird and have several of their bags.Their leather is the softest you could feel and is Italian produced and they use local Australian designers for their fabrics (which is also often hand printed locally). They are beautiful and good lord do I covet this bag. I was even tempted to save up my pocket money properly and buy it. It's $365. I have had the opportunity to buy them wholesale from industry fairs, but I did not think I could wait for it.
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Look, this isn't meant to come across as a harsh critique, because I am in two minds and the bag absolutely CALLS TO ME IN MY SLEEP, but I am curious about other people's opinions and ideas. Does discovering this sort of thing disuade you from making a purchase? Does it influence your decision making at all?
I think un-ideal manufacturing conditions is almost inevitable and I try and make informed decisions as much as I can, but I think I also almost subconsciously have a what I don't know, won't hurt me mentality about it all, which is not something that I am exceptionally proud about.