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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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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 Psychology on Luxury Handbag Obsession
The Psychology on Luxury Handbag Obsession
[caption id="attachment_7701" align="aligncenter" width="495"] Photo Source: It's Craftini Time on Pinterest[/caption]   It may puzzle others why there are people who would spend a fortune on handbags; while others simply just buy any bag they find convenient and don't put too much thought into what they are carrying, or some don't even care about branding at all and just buy what they like. Obviously, a woman may have a whole walk in closet of handbags if she is wealthy; but what is really going on for those whose salary doesn't exactly add up to their luxury handbag extravaganza or even pay top dollars for a fake one? There...
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Two Quick Fixes for Warm Weather Handbag Disasters
Two Quick Fixes for Warm Weather Handbag Disasters
A recent incident involving an exploding tube of hand cream and the ivory suede of a favorite spring handbag reminded me that it's been a while here on the blog since we've discussed the care and maintenance of your prized handbag collection. Summer is right around the corner after all, and there are no conditions quite like warm weather conditions to bring about some of the messiest handbag disasters out there. Lipsticks and glosses melt, those tubes of sunscreen always seem to leak, and that ziploc bag containing your lunch sandwich that's leaking mayonnaise all over your bag sure seemed like it was sealed when you left for the office...
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Preserving Your Investment: How to Store Your Handbags for Safekeeping
Preserving Your Investment: How to Store Your Handbags for Safekeeping
Having been writing about the fashion and accessories markets for some time now, I was under the impression that I fell pretty firmly into the "above average" category when it comes to my knowledge base, but apparently even a self-proclaimed expert is never done learning. Having been told for years that emptying and then hanging my handbags was the best method of storage, a happenstance browse of the Christie's auction house website earlier this week found me voraciously devouring an article telling me that just the opposite is true. So in the interest of education (and with a nod of gratitude to Christie's), here are three tips on how to...
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The Man Purse - Tough Enough For the Vikings, Tough Enough for You
The Man Purse - Tough Enough For the Vikings, Tough Enough for You
Despite the modern shift towards inclusiveness in fashion, increasing gender fluidity, and (with some rather stubborn holdouts), an attempt at dismantling gender stereotypes in the clothing and accessories industries, the subject of purses for men never ceases to be a source of stigma and ridicule for those who choose to carry a purse. It would seem that our collective masculinity is even more fragile than even the most delicate of silk purse strings - but it wasn't always this way. With an eye to history (and in the hopes of overcoming some of our more ridiculous ego-based insecurities), we're going to look at an historical example of Viking men who...
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National Treasure Michael Kors Rolls-Out the New Bancroft Bag
National Treasure Michael Kors Rolls-Out the New Bancroft Bag
There are a few names in the fashion and accessories world that can celebrate almost certain success with any new launch. Perhaps at the top of that list is none other than American designer Michael Kors. Kors is truly the embodiment of the American Dream, and has built his empire from the ground-up, having started his career as a model, actor, and when his sensibilities turned to fashion, a window dresser at the iconic New York City department store Bergdorf Goodman. After turning his attention to the fashion world, Kors enjoyed a particularly good amount of success with his accessories lines, particularly his handbags. Among some of his most...
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Into the Void: What Men Really Think About the Mysteries of a Woman's Purse
Into the Void: What Men Really Think About the Mysteries of a Woman's Purse
For a lot of men, being asked to hold a woman's purse, even for a moment, causes a flush of anxiety and dread - but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, for some it may be an image issue, although most men these days are secure enough with the ever-evolving gender roles of modern living that they don't have a problem touching a woman's handbag. More accurately, it's simply that a lot of guys are overwhelmed with the responsibility of being in charge of your...well, everything (whatever it is that you keep in there). It's a mystery to a lot of guys, and quite frankly, a responsibility that...
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