ENAT: Madewell's Competition for Leather Goods.
I’ve happily owned an ENAT leather tote from the beginnings. I have had multiple bags in the past from other carriers and I have never been more impressed by the quality of ENAT’s bags.
There’s so much I can say about the quality of these bags. But I’ll keep it short and simple. I have had my tote for more than 2 years now and I have never had an issue with it. No fraying, no tearing, and the aging on the leather has been recognized even by men! If anything, I can’t tell you the amount of times guys have asked to feel and pull on the straps just to excavate it for its quality. 100% of them always shook their head quietly in surprise and approval.
This year they came out with two new colors which I adore. You have an almost marigold color in both the large tote and backpack and then large and smaller totes in a warm, reddish cognac color. Fall doesn’t know what’s hitting them.
Another win in my book is how they ethically source their materials and the people who produce them. They are ALL about fair labor and these artisans are based in Ethiopia, where one of the founders live. Even the bags that come our a little “odd” are still sold online at a discount because they don’t want to throw away materials. Any folks, these are perfectionists selling this. There is nothing odd at all about their bags, but hell, we’ll take 20%!
Even then the prices are still more than reasonable. You can easily spend hundreds at Madewell for their leather goods, and the quality doesn’t seem to come near ENAT’s for a significantly lower cost. Not to bust Madewell’s fabric balls, but there’s something missing and I’m an avid shopper there.
This is not a sponsored ad. I thoroughly enjoy their products and worth ethics. I have both their tote and backpack and receive compliments daily on them. If you’re looking for a great product and wonderful people who sell them, look no further.