between shoes and bags, i like shoes better. hard to explain. that's just the way it is.
thus, i rarely buy bags (not that i buy a lot of shoes either hehe). as with many other items in my wardrobe, many of my bags were simply gifted to me. on the very rare occasion that i buy a bag, it is invariably at the flea market. hello, hello magay!
then i serendipitously came across this website.
the tannery manila is a Filipino bag-making family. they've been at it for a hundred years. and i love their bags.
these bags aren't exactly what you would call mura. the price ranges from 5k to 8k. but they are leather, and the quality looks good. they must be handmade seeing as the company is a small artisanal operation. i love these too:
and these as well:
between these The Tannery Manila bags and similarly priced western branded bags, i will definitely go for these ones. i bet that the western-brand products using similar material will be priced three, five, ten times more.
oh well. necesita buska raket. para pwede kumpra. :)