STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Leather in Crazy Weather

The weather here at Temple is anything but normal. This past week we have seen snowy days and sixty-five degree sunny days, as well. By the time this blog goes live we may find ourselves in a torrential downpour that could last a while; anything is game. And, while we struggle to swap our sundresses with shawls, there is one thing that has remained reliable – leather. Leather is basically weather-proof.

Today’s Fashionisto was spotted with a wonderful leather backpack. When I inquired about his purchase he told me that he actually got it from eBay. Nicely done, sir! While I am personally a fan of eBay for computer parts, I know other friends that have had success while shopping for clothing and accessories. If you are looking for leather bags I recommend checking out some eBay specialty stores such as, Togethermania and HorseandBuggyCountry. As for leather backpacks, I would head over to because of their reasonable price range. From a quick search it seems like most of the eBay bags can get a bit pricey, especially after the shipping rates are calculated. seems to have better prices overall.

Another great source for leather bags galore is Ebags sells Derek Alexander Leather and Etienne Aigner. Etienne Aigner has been a staple in my family and my mom currently owns a similar Etienne shoulder bag that can be found on here at

Best of luck in your search for the perfect all-weather leather bag! Remember you can always invest in a pleather bag as well.

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