It’s all about suede for the new limited edition FORTUNATA designer handbags. Many of the new bags coming out this fall in this numbered series are made of suede or nubuck in lovely tempting colors. The beauty of suede leather handbags is the soft velvety feel – most definitely a feminine touch. The Fortunata bags have hit the Italy Fall Fashion with their versatile carrying options, the special Italian Good Luck Charm and numbered tic tac toe label on the front. Fall 2011 has opened up with 5 new bags, all in limited quantities, showing off the velvet touch of Italian leather suede and the unique nubuck leather , a more resistant type of leather however still with a fuzzy feel to it.
Both suede and nubuck have the same nappy feel to them, however the difference between the two is one little detail. Suede leather is the underside of the tanned skinned, it is naturally velvety to touch. Instead, nubuck is made from the top of the processed skins making it naturally more resistant to wear and tear. Nubuck essentially is cattle rawhide leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side, or outside, to give a slight nap. Both are subject to the same kind of easy staining and often requires pre-treatment or stain resistant protection to extend its life.