What are "vintage" bags?
What are "vintage" bags?
  Cruise Consignment Have you went inside a handbag store and pick up a Chanel bag that looks brand new but with a tag that says 'Vintage'? Most likely, that is a well taken care of second hand purse. There is nothing wrong with buying second hand, especially if it was well taken care of... but does the average consumer know? I recently went on a cruise trip across the Atlantic to explore England. I spent one week at sea drinking and sleeping as the days got weary as there was no land in sight. I decided to go into one of the cruise boutiques to see if I...
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DISMISSED! Court case against Louis Vuitton over parody rights dismissed
DISMISSED! Court case against Louis Vuitton over parody rights dismissed
      The Item in Question Poopsie Slime Surprise Pooey Puitton, a MGA Entertainment toy under their Poopsie Slime Surprise line was the center of the parody rights lawsuit. The plastic toy case was design to look similar of a Louis Vuitton purse with its printed monogram. Yet, in a poop emoji shaped form with heavy eyeliner cartoon-ish eyes and big lips as a parody to the LV brand. Also, the toy contains ingredients to create slime or 'unicorn poop' for children's entertainment and not for the everyday handbag use. The Problem The poop shape handbag toy was claimed to have violate a trademark infringement due to...
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Belt bags
Belt bags
MARIELLA BLACK BELT BAG - Lulus Are Belt bags the new Fanni Packs we have been waiting for? The trendy cousin that would put your cruising travel Aunty to shame in Fanni fashion? I see it, and I like it. I have always thought the concept of the fanni pack was amazing. My belly can hold everything, giving my shoulders a break from the strap digging into the skin. The needing to adjust the placing of the strap or giving up and simply holding the bag itself, losing a free hand. Yet, the idea of the fanni pack would remind you of the crazy wild times of the late...
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Los Angeles Fur BAN!
Los Angeles Fur BAN!
This past February of 2019, the Los Angeles city council past the ordinance to ban the sales and manufacturing of Fur products within city limits. The ban will go into effect January 1st, 2021. Allowing enough time to let L.A. stores to phrase out inventory within 2 years. The city will be joining San Francisco, West Hollywood, and Berkeley on banning Fur products such as clothing items, fashion accessories, and shoes. Exemptions to the ordinance are ... - Furs of animals trapped by California Fish and Game license holders. - The pelt of a deceased animal that is preserved through taxidermy or for the purpose of taxidermy. ...
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Holiday Tips for Buying Handbags as a Gift
Holiday Tips for Buying Handbags as a Gift
With the holidays approaching, you may've considered buying a handbag for someone as a gift. Whether you as a woman is looking to buy a bag for your family member or friend; or a guy wanting to impress your girlfriend, we've got you covered with this step-by-step guide on selecting the perfect handbag gift! You will be the ultimate handbag giver in no time! Observing Her Lifestyle What is her daily routine like, and where does she go? What does she usually put in her bag? Is she attending school or going to work in an environment that requires her to be organized? If she is the ultimate girl-on-the-go, tends...
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Handbag Brands That Became Successful Thanks to Instagram
Handbag Brands That Became Successful Thanks to Instagram
Many brands dream to become successful after posting their products on Instagram; being famous on Instagram is one thing, but making bank out of it is another. In the age of digital media, reaching consumers via social media is highly effective as the reach is more intimate and is convenient in an age where consumers are leading busier lives than before. These three emerging handbag brands are the best examples of how Instagram has helped them sky rocket to success. STAUD Based in Los Angeles, between 2016 and 2017, their revenue went up by 400%, with direct-to-consumer marketing making up 90% of its sales. DANSE LENTE This line launched...
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Vegan Leather Handbags Are The New Hot Thing
Vegan Leather Handbags Are The New Hot Thing
Faux Leather, Leatherette, Pleather, or even Vegan Leather; they are all the exact same thing, a PU (Polyurethane) that is meant to mimic leather. There is one type of material, that is changing the world of leather. Still basically a PU, PATINA (Not to be confused with the oxidation kind) is an innovative material and technology that looks, feel, and act just like leather. It was developed to solve all problems of PU, which tends to flake and peel. Although this type of technology has been around for decades, it has been mainly used for high-end sofas and luxury car seats. Made from high grade polyurethane resin and ultra-fine microfiber...
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Handbag designer Lana Marks, New US Ambassador of South Africa?
Handbag designer Lana Marks, New US Ambassador of South Africa?
[caption id="attachment_7780" align="aligncenter" width="300"] POP Communications[/caption]   From Helen Mirren, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, and even Princess Diana! Lana Marks exotic leather handbags has been adorn by many of the rich and famous. However, does this qualify her to be the new US Ambassador of her native country of South Africa? History Born in 1953 she was raised in East London, South Africa where she was known to be a high achiever, a great tennis player, and a ballerina. She married Neville Marks in 1976 and moved to Bermuda then to Palm Beach, Florida. Her brand started when she was on the hunt to find herself an alligator...
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What The Way You Hold Your Bag Speaks About You
What The Way You Hold Your Bag Speaks About You
  Photo Source: Reader's Digest  Body language speaks for all, and is the universal language for humankind. It interprets our intentions, desires, and processes our traits. Did you know that the way you carry your bag can hint at who you are or show how people view you? See what it reveals about you! While there are variable interpretations of each way, below are some fun general pointers I've interpreted from sources. On Your Arm: You are full of confidence, and like showing off your Princess status. Usually the ultra- professional or fashion conscious love wearing it this way as at this angle their bag is clearly...
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Goyard, it's a secret
Goyard, it's a secret
    Goyard is a prestige luggage, handbag, and pet accessories brand. Uncommon and expensive, it is only known by the super elite and serious handbag lovers. The question is how does it remain hidden and still be in business? Also, where can I purchase one!? What & Who is Goyard? Unlike other luxury name brands such as Gucci or Louie Vuitton who have to appease investors, Goyard is privately own and has been around for 200 years. Allowing them to market, produce, and sell to whoever they please. According to business insider, "it has built its business on discretion, creating an elusiveness that makes it...
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