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How to Spot a Fake Prada Bag
How to Spot a Fake Prada Bag
With the prices of handbags increasing exponentially on a yearly basis, the counterfeit market has upped their game, cranking out replica designer handbags at too-good-to-be-true prices. If you are a handbag lover, you already know that the counterfeit handbag market supports some pretty shady dealings, from human trafficking to drugs and beyond. As a consumer, the best defence against unwittingly purchasing a fake designer bag is to educate yourself on the finer features of the real deal. The following list is comprised of features that are specific to Italian design house--Prada's handbag line. Hopefully, knowing some of these finer points of their design aesthetic will keep you on the...
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Identifying an Authentic Vintage Coach Handbag
Identifying an Authentic Vintage Coach Handbag
Coach is an American brand that was founded in 1941 in Manhattan. Coach originally created handbags using a new type of leather called glove leather; a material which was produced and tanned in the same way as a traditional baseball glove. In creating this leather, Coach not only created one of the most durable leather handbags on the market, it also made their handbags age beautifully. Coach has gone on to be one of the most successful American luxury goods companies still in operation today. With a wide variety of designs in their archive (both fabric and leather), there are many vintage Coach handbags out in circulation to choose...
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Spotting Counterfeit Handbags: The Fendi Spy Bag
Spotting Counterfeit Handbags: The Fendi Spy Bag
Even as the era of the super-sized, ultra-luxe “it” bag draws to a close, there is still a very high demand for many of these bags. The Fendi Spy bag is one such bag that still commands a price that can start anywhere at $400 onwards, depending on the condition of the bag. The Fendi Spy bag, launched in 2005, is one of the most revered and knocked-off designer handbags there ever has been. Because the bag is no longer in production, potential buyers cannot just visit Fendi and purchase a Spy Bag outright; the bag must be purchased second-hand. As one might imagine, the internet is rife with...
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Top Designer Purses from the New Season
Top Designer Purses from the New Season
The era of the “it bag” may be on its way out, but that is certainly not to say that every season, there are not a few handbag specimens that pique the interest of even the most stalwartly pragmatic fashionista. This season in particular there were two specific new designs that really helped to define what’s new in top designer purses and handbags; the 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Backpack, and Alexander Wang’s Lambskin Bucket Bag. Philip Lim’s Pashli backpack is a riff on the hugely popular Pashli tote bag that has been a stalwart favorite for a few seasons now. The backpack version however, may just have the...
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Identifying Authentic Designer Purses: Three Useful Tips
Identifying Authentic Designer Purses: Three Useful Tips
There isn’t a follower of fashion alive who has not at some point been confronted with the difficult decision of whether or not to pursue the purchase of a new handbag that may or may not be guaranteed authentic. Many knockoff handbags look like the real thing, yet the price offered may be just a little too good to be true. Aside from your peace of mind, there are other very compelling reasons to pause before potentially purchasing a counterfeit designer handbag. In some cases, the proceeds from the counterfeit handbag trade have been associated with child labor, drug trafficking, and other organized crime activities. How...
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Tom Ford Jennifer Shoulder Bag
Tom Ford Jennifer Shoulder Bag
Just look at this bag it definitely stands out on its own from the crowd of all the other flap style bags I've seen lately, and trust me I been looking for one for a while. Look at the color of this bag is it not the most goregous chocolate brown you've ever seen? Simply goregous! What I do love most about this bag however is the gold hardware. Take a look at the detailing of the zippers especially on the strap. A bag like this doesn't come cheap, after all it is a Tom Ford  ( aka the former designer for Gucci ) bag with the price tag: $2,990  at neimanmarcus
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Romeo & Juliet Book Clutch
Romeo & Juliet Book Clutch
“But, Soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, & this cleverly crafted Kate Spade clutch is the sun.” (2.2.2-3) Romeo. Okay, now that the famous Romeo & Juliet quote has just been butchered is anyone curious about what’s in the lovely model’s hands? Is this a clutch or is it a book? Anyone can look studious carrying around a book, but why not be deceiving by carrying a clutch book! This innovative clutch is designed by Kate Spade. It has printed cotton twill under that nice PVC layer. The clutch is plated lightly with 14 karat gold, and all this sells for $325 on the...
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Michael Kors Middleton Colorblock Flap Bag
Michael Kors Middleton Colorblock Flap Bag
The Colorblock Flap Bag is new for Spring 2013. This bag is nothing too fancy. As a matter of fact, it seems a bit old fashioned for my liking. Let’s get in depth with more details, shall we? The Middleton bag consists of navy/white colorblock leather. It has a 3.5 inch drop handle. The front flap closes with a lock and can be opened with a key hanging from the handle. The inside on the other hand, consists of a cool metallic leather lining. You get all this for a whopping $1295. Who said Michael Kors handbags were affordable again?
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A Nice Gift for the Traveler
A Nice Gift for the Traveler
For those of you who want to travel the world in style, I recommend the Louis Vuitton Passport Cover. Not only is it affordable, it is lightweight, elegant, and classy. There really is not much to this cover other than its main purpose of holding a passport. The price is around $300. Why not consider purchasing one of these before your next trip to Paris or go to the Louis Vuitton store in Paris and purchase it there and bring it back to the States.
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Louis Vuitton - Monogram Empreinte - Lumineuse GM
Louis Vuitton - Monogram Empreinte - Lumineuse GM
Today, I want to talk about the Louis Vuitton Lumineuse GM. I was having lunch with my friend yesterday and the lady sitting next to us had a sharp looking bag sitting on the seat beside her. I noticed it was a Louis Vuitton bag, but I didn’t recognize the model. I fell in love with that bag at first glance. After we finished our meal, I pulled my friend to the Louis Vuitton store so I could get more information on this beautiful tote. As soon as we reached the Louis Vuitton store, I pinpointed the handbag. The tote was gorgeous and I loved everything about it. The...
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