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Looking after your leather

Looking after your leather

Buying a leather bag is always an investment; they never go out of style and when looked after correctly, they can withstand the test of time. As all of the bags here at Vintage Child are genuine leather, we decided to put together some simple tips and tricks to help you keep your bag looking brand new. Storing your bag Try to make sure you...

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Know Your Leather

Know Your Leather

Good leather should last you a life time. here's a guide created by us at Vintage Child to let you know about all the different and varying features of the leather sold in the UK and here in our workshops. Leathers come from different animals around the world and are produced in different ways to change the natural appearance, quality and durability. Definition of Leather:...

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Third anniversary and the gift of leather

Third anniversary and the gift of leather

I find the tradition of an assigned gift for wedding anniversaries a warming idea, each item representing something in the marriage and reminding the members of said marriage what the union is all about. Of course the third wedding anniversary gift is leather, but what are the others and what do they all mean? 1st - paper Fragile and pure; paper represents the first year...

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The origins of leather

The origins of leather

I have been working with leather and selling bags at Vintage Child for a few years now and I often ask myself if it is ethical. I am not a vegan, nor a vegetarian, but I do eat free range where I can and I like to know where my meat is coming from and if it is ethically sourced. Likewise with my leather I...

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Leather embossing

Leather embossing

I started personalising my leather bags a couple of years ago and, as I was just starting, it didn't go great at first. Something that looks like a simple thing to do is actually really hard, from getting the positioning right to the pressure and quite often I would mess it up and then have a whole bag with dodgy embossing. Not good. But after years...

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Backstage at a Vintage Child photo shoot

Backstage at a Vintage Child photo shoot

8:30am: A quiet buzz of excitement fills the air at Vintage Child HQ; this was no normal Monday morning. While our photographer, Dominic Boulding, set up his equipment the rest of the VC staff buzzed around preparing for the day ahead. Hours of preparation had gone in to this day and it was finally here: the day of the photo shoot. 9:30am: First on our list of models...

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