Our Leathers

OSTRICH LEATHER is uniquely soft, pliable and improves the more you handle your accessory over time. It is recognised by a unique pattern enhanced by the feather quills. Highest level organic tanning methods are applied to further enhance the natural attributes of ostrich leather.

Via La Moda makes use of Burmese as well as Reticulated PYTHON skins. Pythons have an unusual patterned skin and are tremendously durable lending themselves to a diverse range of applications.

Available in limited supply, NILE CROCODILE skin is one of the most luxurious of the exotic leathers and owes its rarity to the revered reptiles from which it is drawn.

Via La Moda is fully supportive and complies with the initiatives of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.



Handles are the link between you and your investment bag, and you want it to be a good one. They should sit comfortable in your hand – neither too bulky nor too flimsy.

While bag straps and handles details are a small style component in bag designing, choosing the right strap/handle for your bag design is important when you are designing a handbag collection.

When deciding on a strap/handle style for your creation, it’s important to consider the length and width because each has their own characteristics which change the look, comfort, and the way the bag is carried.



To ensure your belongings are always safe and easily accessible, you want a good quality zip. This is one of the most important components of a high end bag.

This is why we use Riri Zips on our handbags. They are simply ahead of their time with game-changing products.

Innovation is one of the Riri Group’s key values expressed through their research and development processes which results in making their zips durable, hardwearing and dependable whilst retaining a cutting-edge design philosophy.

How can I care for my leather handbag or small leather item?

Contrary to popular belief, leather actually requires very little care or cleaning. Should the need arise to clean your handbag or small, we recommend wiping it with a dry, soft white cloth, free of detergent. We don’t recommend any type of conditioner, or chemicals. Oil stains should be sprinkled immediately with talcum powder. Allow to stand and brush off excess once dry.

Simply protecting from dust, and cleaning up spots when they occur should help keep your handbag looking good for its expected life. Remember that leather is a natural material that can change its appearance as it ages. Take care to store your bags in the cloth bags provided and keep them away from light, both natural and artificial as well as direct heat and dust. Ink will permanently mark the leather.