The more rare the material, the more expensive the handbag will be.
Most of the expensive handbags have their material sourced from suppliers who have a proven record of delivering quality materials.
Infact, brands such as Louis Vuitton are taking control of the entire supply chain of their raw materials right from the point of origin.
Especially in case of leather...
The manufacturers usually monitor:
- How the animals bred
- How the hide is harvested
- How it is preserved
- How it is processed into fine leather
All these actions are considered important to the quality of the final product.
Does this justify the heavy price tag?
For some, it does.
For others, it still does not.
They want more practical reasons that are more beneficial to them to justify the prices.
And on that note, let's look at the next major reason.