A smart leather bag will always be a classic. Back in the days, leather bags meant boring designs in either black, brown, cherry or tan but things have now changed. You can get leather bags in a host of colors, there are cool funky designs along with the more traditional ones and there are variations in textures as well. I recently came across ‘Ayushi’, a brand in Kolkata that makes really good leather handbags. Ayushi is headed by a young entrepreneur Ayushi Jalan whose family has been into leather handbags export for the last 25 years.
In Ayushi’s words, “The drive behind the brand Ayushi was to give Indian consumers the same quality of leather products that consumers in fashion hubs like Paris and Milan are using. Most Indian bags are made of PU, which is artificial and lacks the classy elegance of leather. Ayushi is specifically designed and manufactured for classy and fashion conscious Indian women. Ayushi promises to be a trendy product appealing to different spheres of a woman’s life. It is a stylish yet accessible brand that is available at the right price. The brand is chic and glamorous- a trend setter in the category of women’s fashion. It is an expression of the confidence and beauty of the GenY Indian woman. Our collections bring out the varying facets of a woman’s personality-we have bags for every mood”
I visited Ayushi’s office to took a look at her collection and I was impressed. She has a large selection of bags for different occasions. There are totes, sling bags, clutches, wallets, bags for work, vacation, evening bags etc and the finish and workmanship of each of them is really top notch. The price range is also quite reasonable and it starts from Rs 1500 and goes up to Rs 7000.
They do not have a store yet but the bags are available at some renowned boutiques in Kolkata. You can check out their website , Facebook page and can either message on Fb, Twitter or call on 033 4039 8000 to get an appointment and see the products yourself before purchasing. Some of the pieces are also available at Amazon.
Ayushi has very generously offered to give 10% discount on her bags only to the readers of Pout Pretty. All you need to do is mention the code AYU-01 either on Fb, Twitter or on the call when you are getting in touch.