Honggu, a famous brand offers cowhide purses and satchels. Most of the designs are for female customers, although some merchandise target male clients, like their straps. All products are hand-made.
I walked into its outlet in Zhongguancun Walking Plaza, one of many in Beijing. The shop assistant told me the products are made in Guangdong Province, and that the quality is guaranteed. She recommended a white satchel (RMB 200) made with the 1st layer of cowhide, the best kind. The leather felt soft to the touch, and I found the price more than reasonable. .
I then turned to purses, which are also hand-made with only cowhide.Most feature simple but elegant designs.
A quick look at the prices showed that satchel prices range from RMB 150 to RMB 300. Prices for purses range from RMB 100 to RMB 400.
What I appreciate:
Low price, good stitching
What customers appreciate:
Quality cowhide, low price