In previous posts about Tano, some questions were raised about the quality of construction and leather used in the bags. In the broad scheme of designer bags, though, they’re pretty inexpensive, which begs the question: what’s price does a brand have to hit before people look the other way on quality? If we’re being honest with ourselves, most people only use their bags for a season or two anyway. Something bigger or better comes along eventually, and our old favorite gets stuffed back into the dustbag, perhaps never to be seen again.
So to some consumers, certainly, sacrificing the level of quality control that would make the bag last for years in order to save a few hundred bucks might be well worth it. After all, who needs to pay for a bag that will last for a decade when you know you only want to carry it for six months? I think that’s the line that Tano tries to toe, and if their growth as a brand is any indication, they’re doing a good job. The Tano Woven-Handle Hobo is a good example. It’s on trend, made of relatively nice leather, and in a cute color. It’s not intended to be carried forever, and it’s priced accordingly. It’s high end enough to command more money than your average bag, but not so expensive that it makes you feel bad for buying other things too. It may not be your cup of tea, but it’s a combination that will work for a lot of people. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $275.