The calf leather used for the Rita bag has a particular shiny double tone look due to a lengthy, unique process. First, the leather is tumbled in order to remove the natural grain.
Skins are then waxed in wooden barrels and prepared to be dyed. The dyes used are specially color recipes made exclusively upon request of Marc Jacobs for Collection Accessories. The color process is made with pure aniline that results in a transparently dyed leather.
The shiny polished look of the leather is achieved by pressing a large hot plate on the leather, effectively ironing it. The double tone and pull up effect in color occurs due to the oil that was added during the tanning process.
Convertible chain and leather strap (drop length: 25 cm)
Small turn pill lock closure
Interior pocket sleeve with divider
Interior back zip pocket
14” x 9” x 4”
35.5 cm x 23 cm x 10 cm
100% Calf Leather. Made in Italy.