Buying Leather Bags Online- What to Look Out For in Seller

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Leather is one product that has a bunch of myths and rumours flying around online, and most of it is due to the fact that faux leather products exist. While there is never anything wrong with buying faux or synthetic leather products, the true feel and durability of real ones are incomparable. When buying products made of leather online, be aware that the market is littered with fakes and false claims, and often times the price you’ll be paying isn’t worth it.

If you are unsure about shopping online for these amazing products, here are some questions you should be asking leather bag sellers before cashing in on their products: 

Authenticity Of Their Products 

Like I mentioned, a lot of people have false perceptions about what leather products actually are like because of their run-ins with fakes or synthetic products. While you may find a site that has amazing looking products, but they have slashed the price to one that cannot be refused, this could be a red flag. Real leather bags are extremely expensive due to their material and the stitching and processing to make them durable. Watch out for sites that do not have a good branding campaign, lack a well-made website or do not have reviews online. If a bag maker is really aiming to sell good quality products at high prices, they will definitely be investing in their entire brand campaign and business development.  

A Varied Product Range 

A good leather boutique seller will have a complete range of products. These products do not necessarily have to be ranging from wallets to bags but could be different variants of the same bag, which have different prices. Check the gallery of their product images to see if they are hi-resolution and that they look legitimately taken. A lot of fake sites will just post a bag with a name with some generic low-quality photos without a description. Real leather sellers will invest time and money in a campaign to show you how real their products actually are.  

A Legitimate Return Policy 

Because leather products are normally hand-stitched and treated, the end products often have defects that are overlooked by quality control. The quality of the leather may be less than you expected, or the stitching may have been botched. In these cases, you will likely want a refund or an exchange to another product with better quality. Legitimate companies will usually list down their disclaimers, returns and exchange policies thoroughly on their frequently asked questions page or on the item pages themselves.  

Customer Satisfaction Rates And Reviews 

Transparency plays a large role in people wanting to invest in a business’ products. When a company is known to be truthful to their listings and provides its customers with the best, their customer satisfaction rates increase and make them more popular and credible. If the company invests well in their customer support team to track people’s orders and returns, as well as providing quality delivery times and packaging, people will continue to patronize the brand.  

Mode Of Payment 

The best way to go about buying from a new seller is to see if they have the option of PayPal for payment. This way, in case a transaction goes sour and the seller is a scammer, you can receive a refund for what you paid for providing you give substantial evidence. With the vast number of scammers that litter the online marketplace, a new company is sure to have scepticism from people viewing them. Having PayPal makes it easier to claim back money and keeps your credit card information safe from hackers.  


Leather companies are scattered all over the internet, and with the number of fraudulent companies as well as all the faux-leather products being sold makes it difficult to track real ones. A good leather company will build their website and reputation through investing heavily in their product quality and brand campaigns, so watch out for these. 

For the best leather backpacks and duffel bags in Australia, ours at Vintage Leather has it all for you. With the choice to personalize a bag for a gift to a special someone or simply for yourself, you won’t go wrong with our selection of bags.


 ** Note: The cleaning and leather care tips provided here are general suggestions. It's crucial to consider the specific type of leather and the individual item. For personalised guidance and to address specific concerns, always consult with a professional or refer to manufacturer recommendations. The information offered here is for informational purposes only and may not be suitable for all situations.



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