These newly launched bags at Bagwati.com have been tempting me since day one. The real, rugged, worn-out-look leather has an unmatched vintage appeal. I so want to touch and feel the product and give an honest feedback on the texture. For now, their strong point is their duffles and messengers. I am, in fact, planning to get one for myself; these are really irresistible and almost prodding me to take off on a vacation!
I didn’t take much liking to the limited ladies bags but I earnestly wish they would plug the gap soon. The ladies Gypsy Cross-body is a decent bag, but if my Mother were to see it, she would immediately compare it to a bus conductor’s pouch (in India ticket collectors in buses do have a similar pouch that they carry for tickets and money).
A special mention to the lone backpack that has provision to carry a laptop. A rustic beauty – it has multiple compartments and the laptop slot is padded. Along with the shoulder handles, it has a top handle as well. The pictures do not reveal padding on the shoulder straps but I do hope they have it for comfortable carrying.
Prices are as high as you’d expect genuine leather to be – upwards of INR 2,800. Colors are limited currently, with only brown/tan. Other shades, especially black, would be welcome indeed. You can rest assured as far as shipping and delivery from Bagwati are concerned. I have bought from them and my fabulous experience was described in a past post. For travel duffles, Rustic Town seems to hold much promise!