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The Crazy Rich Paints on Birkins?
The Crazy Rich Paints on Birkins?
Yes, you heard that right. Celebrities like American Business Women Kim Kardashian to Famous Filipino actress Heart Evangelista paint on Hermes's Birkin purses that can range from $12k to $300k or more based on materials and the resale value. Take for example, the most expensive handbag is Hermes Birkin Ginza Tanaka Bag starting at $1.9 million. So, the question is why and what for? Let's start off with the trendsetter, Kim Kardashian. While Ms. Kardashian has an expensive and an expansive purse collection, her husband Kayne West gifted her a Birkin in 2013. The Birkin was painted by George Condo, a contemporary artist who only needed 15 minutes to paint...
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Bella Hadid's Faux Birkin Bag; Political Statement or Stylist Snafu?
Bella Hadid's Faux Birkin Bag; Political Statement or Stylist Snafu?
For those who follow the fashion world, the names Bella and Gigi Hadid are instantly recognizable as the young, rising model sister-stars of the street style world. In addition to being born with a certain amount of inherent privilege (genetic and otherwise), the Hadid sisters are practically the poster children for some of fashions most covetable trends. That is why it was considered an interesting deviation for Bella Hadid, when about a month ago, she was photographed sporting a bag that looked quite a bit like a small-sized Hermes Birkin, but (gasp) wasn't. Upon closer inspection, the fashion world drew in a collective breath. Could it be!? Hadid was...
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New Brand on the Block: Senreve
New Brand on the Block: Senreve
In the fashion world, designers are always striving to create what comes next, whether it be a must-have handbag or the way we are tucking our shirts into our jeans. However, it wasn't until the last few decades or so that lesser-known designers and indie brands even got a look-in; the lion's share of the accolades and trend forecasts were always awarded to the usual big-name design houses. Thankfully, we've now embraced a much more inclusive approach, allowing us to cast our nets wider in the search for The Next Big Thing. To that end, Senreve, a San Francisco-based brand, is literally rocketing its way into the hearts and...
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Moynat is Taking the Handbag Scene by Storm
Moynat is Taking the Handbag Scene by Storm
One of the downfalls of being a fan of luxury handbags is that it seems that the very top end of the market comes with a certain amount of predictability. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Chloe...the list of fashion editors' “must haves” always seems to boast a very familiar list of names. However, for the hardcore collectors in all of us, there are still a handful of smaller operators out there that while they may not have the name recognition of some of the larger design houses, certainly do not skimp on either style or substance. One such brand is Moynat, a small French design house that was founded at...
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Quietly Unique: The Tod's Wave Bag
Quietly Unique: The Tod's Wave Bag
There are more varieties of handbags on the market than ever before. There is everything from the quiet minimalistic sophistication of Mansur Gavriel to the wild and wacky cartoonish creations of Moschino. However, as it so often happens when we are surrounded by choice, some of the best options often slip pass us, lost in a sea of possibilities. One such bag is from storied, design house, Tod's. Tod's has been steadily toiling-away for years, making high-quality leather goods. Their bags and loafers have a sophisticated, sturdy appeal that is always on the right side of luxury. Their Wave Bag is the perfect example of that. The Wave...
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Chanel's Super-Luxurious Beach Set for the Friend Who Has Everything
Chanel's Super-Luxurious Beach Set for the Friend Who Has Everything
Chanel is a brand that has been long-associated with luxury, so their latest offering for a summertime gift for the friend who has everything should come as no surprise. In the past, they have dipped into everything from sneakers to table tennis paddles , so in the whole scope of some of their more outrageous luxury offerings, this one is actually more on the pragmatic side. However, in the spirit of the summer season, we felt that the sheer size and quality of their latest creation does deserve a moment of appreciation. The brand's latest offering is a beach set, created in their signature boucle fabric and sporting the...
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Still Got It: Birkin Shatters Record for Most Expensive Secondhand Handbag Ever!
Still Got It: Birkin Shatters Record for Most Expensive Secondhand Handbag Ever!
The Hermes Birkin has long been the hallmark of the most expensive handbags in the biz, whether they're bespoke versions of the classic handbag or straight off the rack. Just under a year ago, we reported on am auction that took place at Christies in Hong Kong that was the first of its kind; the secondhand handbag auction featured many Birkins, the most expensive of which netted a whopping $221,000, the most expensive sale of its kind in the history of the auction house. Retailer Privé Porter specializes in unused but previously owned Birkin handbags. We have reported on them as well in the past, when they had a...
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Boating While Bag Shopping: The World's First Pop-Up Yacht!
Boating While Bag Shopping: The World's First Pop-Up Yacht!
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat show happens every year, drawing hundreds of the world's most spectacular yachts to the area's waterways to see and be seen during this massive event. This year however, there was a slightly different kind of yacht in the mix. Luxury sourcing company Prive Porter specializes in supplying their well-heeled customers with high-demand, low-supply luxury goods items. In particular, they specialize in difficult-to-find Hermes handbags. At this year's boat show, Prove Porter teamed-up with the Van Dutch luxury Yacht to create the world's first floating Hermes handbag pop-up shop! Their marketing strategy was simple; they were targeting their wares to what they called “the ultimate...
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New Brand In Town: Spotlight On Zaneta Handbags
New Brand In Town: Spotlight On Zaneta Handbags
While it may not have the name recognition of some of the larger luxury handbag brands such as Louis Vuitton or Gucci, the Zaneta Owens Collection is already starting to generate some buzz as it approaches its second year in business. The line is named for its founder, Zaneta Owens, a San Diego native who graduated from San Diego State University in 2009 with a degree in business. Owens has gone on-record as having been inspired by an event she attended while at the University, where she noticed that all of the female attendees there appeared to be carrying the same Steve Madden handbag. Owens was inspired equally...
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The Dubious Business of Fake-Spotting
The Dubious Business of Fake-Spotting
There's no denying that the high-end designer handbag trade is big business; so big in fact, that it has spawned a whole secondary industry of counterfeit goods. However, the high demand and collectable nature of designer handbags has also spawned another type of secondary industry, the authentic second-hand luxury goods retailer. While the presence of high-end consignment stores in and of itself is nothing new, the online presence of supposedly authenticated goods is a fairly new concept. As Forbes Magazine discovered in their 2013 article about the Counterfeit goods market, it is incredibly difficult to find a luxury handbag design house that is willing to go on record and...
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