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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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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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Feeling Down? The Prada Fluo Collection Will Brighten Your Outlook
Feeling Down? The Prada Fluo Collection Will Brighten Your Outlook
There is perhaps no better identifying icon for the success of Prada's handbag line than that of the nylon bag. Most handbag enthusiasts can reach back into their memory banks (and quite often their closets) and pull out one or Prada's early black nylon delights; the sleek design, the lightweight effortless feeling of it on our shoulders...since the beginning we've loved everything about Prada's use of nylon in their handbag line. For this reason, it gives me great pleasure to turn your fashion-loving eye back to the days of the Prada nylon bag, and in doing so into the future of the Parada nylon bag! Ladies and gentlemen, the...
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Virgil Abloh Pushes the Louis Vuitton Men's Division to the Edge
Virgil Abloh Pushes the Louis Vuitton Men's Division to the Edge
Those who follow the accessories design world will already know that Virgil Abloh is a force to be reckoned with on the fashion scene. Recently voted one of Time Magazines 100 Most Influential People for 2018, the Ghanian-American designer recently took the reins at Louis Vuitton's Men's Division, and is already turning heads with his debut collection. Even before his days as a designer, Abloh was always interested in the structure of things. He obtained a degree in civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2002, and went on to earn his Master of Architecture from the Illinois institute of Technology in 2006. It wasn't until 2009...
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In Memory of Kate Spade 1962-2018
In Memory of Kate Spade 1962-2018
This week the handbag and accessories world was shocked and saddened by the untimely death of iconic handbag designer Kate Spade, the victim of an apparent suicide at her New york Apartment. Spade launched her Kate Spade New York line in partnership with her husband Andy in 1993. The collection featured a series of clean-lined, classic silhouettes that became a 1990s It-Girl staples; this author still remembers the black nylon baguette style top-handle bag that my roommate had back in the 90s - how I coveted its simple, understated matte black simplicity. The brand really took off in the 90s and grew rapidly for just under a decade...
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The Quiet Revival of the Logo Bag
The Quiet Revival of the Logo Bag
Back in the 90s to early 2000s, the emergence of the status bag meant that on any given day, you could walk down the street and see logos staring back at you from just about every handbag slung over just about every shoulder. However, these showy bags soon fell out of favour as our fashion sensibilities turned to the more pared-down minimalism of the late 2000s. Lately, murmurings in the fashion world are alerting those in the know to the fact that all this may be about to change. If the Spring 2018 runways were any indication of what is to come, we could very well be in for...
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Rumors of Discontinuations — Louis Vuitton May Stop Making Some of Your Favorite Bags!
Rumors of Discontinuations — Louis Vuitton May Stop Making Some of Your Favorite Bags!
While it's true that you have to take little pieces of gossip that might come your way with a grain of salt, there are times to sit up and take notice. Recently, rumors were circulating among handbag collectors; the word on the street was that storied handbag brand, Louis Vuitton, was going to be discontinuing a few of their classic styles. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, we were able to do a bit of research on the matter, and gain a little insight into some of the rumors surrounding the Louis Vuitton discontinuations. Here is what we know. The Pouchette The Louis Vuitton Pouchette...
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