For any bag lover, leather connoisseur, or those who work within the industry, it is well known that there is a lot of terminology associated with the profession. However, when it comes to buying a leather product, all you need to know is a little bit about leather types and textures. This is where we come in! A part of our expertise here at SageBrown is our product knowledge. We can tell you what you want and need to know, ensuring that all our customers leave feeling confident and happy with the products they have purchased. Over the course of this blog, we will be looking at Saffiano-textured leather, what it is, why it is becoming an increasingly popular style and how to look after it.

What is Saffiano?

Not to be confused with being a type of leather, Saffiano is the texture embossed onto a leather hide. It is recognised by its criss-cross appearance and mildly grainy feel. Originating from a tannery in Italy, Saffiano gets its name from the criss-cross print that is pressed into the wax which coats the leather.



If we magnify this image of our Flat Leather Credit Card Wallet, you can see the criss-cross saffiano texture we have embossed into the calf leather. Whilst keeping the design of the card holder both sleek and stylish, the design of saffiano texture allows for durability and stain resistance. With the saffiano texture you are provided with a hallmark of quality and guarantee that a product will last for years! Owing to this, this particular style of leather is becoming increasingly popular in the fashion and leather industry, as consumers are drawn in by its elegant and seek appearance alongside its durability.

Saffiano Leather Care

Regular care of luxury leather products by SageBrown ensures that your leather items will age gracefully and last a lifetime. Our collection is made to the very highest quality, beautifully designed and superbly executed. As leather is a natural product, it is strong, durable, and tactile and like skin it breathes and stretches.

Saffiano-textured leather is very good at looking after itself, but there are ways you can look after it which will extend its wear:

  • It is recommended that any bag/leather product that isn’t used daily should be kept protected in its dust cloth pouch, to prevent any unwanted scratches or colour fading.

  • Although water resilient, saffiano textured leather products are not 100% waterproof. Should your product get wet, gently wipe away any water on the surface with a dry, clean cloth and leave the product to dry naturally. If your product gets dirty as well as wet, allow it to dry fully before attempting to remove any dirt.

  • When cleaning the leather, do not rub the leather too hard, as this can lead to discolouration. Only use recommended leather cleaning products or a damp clean cloth with water only.

  • Don’t leave your bag in direct sunlight for a long period of time as this can result in the colour fading.

Saffiano Collection

Due to the populaity of Saffiano Leather we have introduced this into many different bestselling styles within our range - each product is stylish, durability and timeless.

Miranda Bag 


Our exclusive Miranda bag is beautifully proportioned and can be worn across the body or as a shoulder bag, enabling hands-free shopping, site seeing or dancing! Handmade using a choice of saffiano or croc leather with contrast luxurious suede lining, this bag will certainly catch everyone’s eye. The bag has 2 main expandable compartments with zips around 3 sides for easy access. Inside the back section are six leather card slots to stay organised in style. The front of the bag features a handy expandable pocket with magnetic closure and front clasp. The leather shoulder strap length can be adjusted according to the wearer.
In comparison to the classic, shinier crocodile texture the Miranda bag also comes in, the saffiano texture provides a smooth, matt finish. This texture gives this everyday cross-body bag a touch of elegance and mark of quality.

Ladies Tall Leather Purse with Brass Clasp



Ultra slim and stylish, this SageBrown favourite is spacious enough to hold eight credit cards as well five full length note sections and coins.
Handmade from the finest calf leather and embossed with the sophisticated criss-cross saffiano texture, this ladies’ purse is available in classic or contemporary colours.
The front features a stunning equestrian gold metal clasp which, when opened, reveals three full length note pockets on the right and 8 credit cards and another 2 slip pockets on the left. On the reverse is a large expandable coin purse with a stud closure, which is luxuriously lined with fine leather. Beautifully finished with turned credit card edges and our trusted logo embossed on the inside, this is a purse that will stand the test of time.

Saffiano Zip Around Accordion Coin Purse with Tassel

This compact accordion coin purse with a tassel detail on the zip is the perfect size to go with any handbag!
Handmade in fine calf leather and finished with the saffiano texture, its wrap-around zip ensures that everything is neat and secure even when fully laden.
The top- quality zip with tassel detail glides open to reveal a stunning leather interior with four expanding coin sections. Neat, slim, practical yet elegant, this purse is perfect to store all your essentials.

Saffiano Leather Slim Six Credit Card Wallet

Ideal for those who prefer to travel light, this slim wallet is handmade in calf leather and embossed with the criss-cross saffiano texture. It is available in plain or two-tone colour combinations and lined in luxurious suede.
Inside there is space for a total of six credit cards and two slip pockets behind with turned edges for an added luxurious and high-quality finish.
There is one note section at the back, lined in sumptuous suede. Practical and discreet to fit into your shirt or trouser pocket. (Please note there are different prices according to single or two-tone colour combinations).

Saffiano Leather Flat Credit Card Holder

This ultra slim flat card wallet is the perfect solution for those who prefer to travel light. Handmade in smooth, croc or saffiano textured calf leather, this card holder has two horizontal shaped credit card slots on the front and three vertical card slots on the rear with beautiful turned edges for that extra touch of luxury. The pocket in the middle is lined with suede and is an ideal place for receipts or a travel card. 

Personalisation on Saffiano Leather

SageBrown luxury leather goods can be personalised with embossed initials for the ultimate luxurious gift for someone you love. Embossing embellishes the leather by indenting initials or wording with heat and pressure. On saffiano-textured leather the results stand out boldly and clearly against the colour and grain. On our products we offer blind embossing (no colour), gold and silver in Helvetica font. We charge a fixed fee of £15 for up to four characters including full stops. For more details click here.

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