A simple leather handbag is more elegant to look at. But everyone has needs for their bag. I really enjoy making custom bags for people because these needs can be met. But the most common would be; the cell phone pocket, a zippered area to keep a wallet, a pocket for cosmetics, a metal ring to attach your keys to. Some of my personal favorites; extra long shoulder strap so the bag hangs below the hip (this looks sexy when the bag moves) and can then be used across the shoulder for weight distribution, a color that looks good with everything else one wears, and fun details like decorative zipper pulls, braids and fur tails. Overall, the most important issue in the design of a handbag is durability. A Leather Waves handbag is an investment and needs to be strong and enduring.