Last week, in my post about my latest discovery in footwear brands, I talked about how I appreciate the craftsmanship in accessories, especially shoes. Leather is a material that I love: the more years pass, the more beautiful it looks. When it comes to clothing, ‘brandy’ colored garments and accessories are -to me- like a jean: a basic. Then you will understand why I was so happy when I received a pair of handmade leather shoes in ‘brandy’ color, made in Spain, by Sqüirrel.
Handmade stuff has a plus: usually, they’re one of a kind. As recurrent buyer in Inditex, I’ve found myself so many times in that awkward situation in the metro -just to name an example- when the girl standing next to you is wearing the exact same skirt, shoes or t-shirt. Being conscious about that, I try to look for garments and accessories out of the mainstream style (despite that other times I don’t care at all and I buy the hit of the season). I was very happy, again, when my uncles brought me a present from Greece: inside the paper bag, I found a handmade wooden&cork&leather bag by FW Bags. That one is actually one of a kind!
1. Wooden bag by FW Bags / 2. Daniel Wellington St.Mawes watch / 3. Sqüirrel leather Holi shoes
Remember you can get a Daniel Wellington watch like the one I own and save 15% on your purchase. Use the discount code “albabenitez”, it will be available until July 15th.
Let’s give a long life to craftmanship!