I like designer bags and all, but if you have been reading this blog for a while, you have probably noticed that I don't carry only designer bags. Far from it, in fact. I go by look and feel when I choose bags, and some of my favorite bags are actually completely brandless. Like this one, a pleather bag, but the good kind, with pleather that doesn't turn ugly or age badly, that I got in a big store in Sweden many years ago.
That said, I do tend to go with bags that are made out of real leather, even if they are brandless, since those bags generally age better.