Zora: A Liebeskind Berlin Bag
A bag that is incredibly soft yet durable, just the right size, very pretty Pistachio color, and smells wonderfully of new leather — this is what I won last Thursday through a competition ran by Dubai fashion blogger, Samantha Francis, author of Style Is Necessity.
This is Zora, from Liebeskind Berlin’s Vintage collection. It is described by its creators as slightly romantic but with a modern charm. The bag is made of 100% cow-leather, designed and carefully crafted in Germany.
I don’t have a big collection of bags; I may have five or six right now but this one’s clearly the prettiest (and softest) of them all. The look and feel of this bag exude luxury, style and comfort.
I like how both sides of the bag appear to be the right side. I just pick it up and don’t have to think which one’s the front side. Does that even make sense? This is why I stay out of fashion blogging and stick to food and travel.
I also like how the bag is just the right size and weight for me. It’s quite light in weight but has a lot of space inside. And the twisted handles are so cute! Also, the bag comes with a detachable strap/belt that is adjustable.
Liebeskind Berlin has emerged as a casual but elegant brand. They are originally located in the heart of Kreuzberg, where they design and create modern handbags, shoes and matching accessories, of all types of leather.
They opened their first store in the U.A.E. just last Thursday, at Deira City Centre Level 1.
The store has various bags to suit different personalities and tastes. The collection of bags are simple enough for everyday wear but boast the kind of details that make a bag look very expensive — the buttery-soft leather, beautifully covered zipper pulls, chunky handles, metallic weaving, etc.
When I went in the store to collect my bag, I was asked if I was also a fashion blogger. I found that question so funny for some reason. And I suppose they were equally surprised when I told them I was a food and travel blogger. I’m certain they hadn’t expected that!
Just a disclaimer of sorts: I had won this bag in a blog competition and wasn’t in any way asked to review or endorse the brand or their products. I am sharing this because a) winning is always exciting, b) the product is so good it deserves to be endorsed, and c) to see if I can actually write about something that is inedible.
If you’re in Dubai, you might want to head over Liebeskind Berlin and check out their bags and accessories at Deira City Centre.