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Hurry Up and Wait: Buying a Hermes Bag from the Flagship Store
Hurry Up and Wait: Buying a Hermes Bag from the Flagship Store
Last week, the good folks over at Purseblog blew the lid off of a little-publicized, yet widely occurring practice that is going on in the handbag world. Apparently people from all over the world, enthusiastic to purchase a coveted Hermes handbag from the Paris flagship store, are putting themselves through some pretty intense rigmaroles for the privilege. Part of the process of purchasing a luxury product form a storied design house is the expectation that you will be pampered; ushered into a VIP suite and fawned-over for a while, ultimately making the experience of parting with a significant wad of cash more palatable. However, it appears that for Hermes...
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Your Bag Can Speak, and It's Talking About You
Your Bag Can Speak, and It's Talking About You
Anyone who follows trends in fashion and accessories has probably read an article or two about what your sartorial choices say about you. It seems that handbags in particular are often the focus of much of this kind of analysis. Now, it seems that sociologically-minded fashion watchers have found a new means by which to interpret our style choices; the method by which we carry our handbags. According to a recent article in Glamour magazine, the way we choose to carry our handbags is like a window into our individual personalities; our bags speak volumes about who we are just by the way they are held, hung, or dangled...
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Chronic Back Pain? These Smart and Stylish Handbag Options Are Especially For You
Chronic Back Pain? These Smart and Stylish Handbag Options Are Especially For You
While we all know that carrying too much weight inside your handbag can be detrimental to your posture and overall back health, it seems that for a long time now, the trends have simply not been favorable to those who suffer from back pain. In particular, the oversized handbags of the 1990s and 2000s seemed almost an invitation to muscle strain, and many women today are still paying the price for those hardware-laden (although admittedly beautiful) designer bags. However, if you count yourself among the number of people who suffer from back pain, all is not lost. Trend-wise, the last several seasons have indicated things are lightening-up once again...
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Stay In Shape! Keep Your Leather Handbags from Becoming Overstretched and Saggy
Stay In Shape! Keep Your Leather Handbags from Becoming Overstretched and Saggy
Yes, we know how it sounds - a lot like one of those infomercial workouts you see on television. However, when it comes to your designer leather handbags, the human rules of staying in shape simply do not apply. Unlike with our bodies, the more you work out a handbag, the saggier its shape is likely to become. That being said, handbag lovers need not despair. There are a few simple steps that you can do to ensure that your beloved investment bag keeps its youthful figure for years to come. Here, we take a look at a few simple tips that will keep your handbag looking fit. ...
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The Lipstick Stain: The Archenemy of the Handbag Lover
The Lipstick Stain: The Archenemy of the Handbag Lover
Maybe you forgot to screw the cap back on your lip gloss the right way or maybe the hot weather melted your favorite bright fuchsia lipstick. Whatever the case may be, a lipstick stain has a unique quality to it that makes it particularly difficult to treat, landing it firmly in pole position as the number one most dreaded types of stains you can get on your beloved designer handbag. So what makes a lipstick stain so unique? Ironically, the same things that make a good lipstick good, can also make it very bad for your handbag. Lipstick is a bit of a triple threat when it comes to...
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Keeping Your Eye On The Bag: Preventing Handbag Theft During The Summer Holiday Season
Keeping Your Eye On The Bag: Preventing Handbag Theft During The Summer Holiday Season
We've all heard (or worse, experienced) the horror stories; one minute, you're sitting happily in an outdoor cafe at your picturesque holiday travel destination, and the next, you realize that your handbag, and everything inside of it, has vanished into thin air. Sadly, this is an all too common scenario for many travellers, marring an otherwise beautiful and relaxing holiday with the memory of having to replace your beloved handbag, and everything that you happened to be carrying inside of it. The consequences of bag theft can range from mildly annoying to downright devastating. However, that is not to say that everywhere you go, you need to adorn yourself...
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Show Us Your Handbag: 14th Century Edition
Show Us Your Handbag: 14th Century Edition
By now, most handbag enthusiasts have seen one of the many celebrity “What's In Your Handbag” pieces, where popular public figures show us their designer purses, and in doing so provide us with a voyeuristic peek inside the hidden inner sanctum of their handbags. Using this as our model, we thought it would be cool if we could go back in time, peering inside the handbags of some of history's most prominent figures. While there is no way we can know exactly what may have been inside said handbags, when taking the historical context into consideration, we can venture a pretty good guess. The 14th Century — King...
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Back and Shoulder Pain? The Culprit Might Very Well Be Your Bag!
Back and Shoulder Pain? The Culprit Might Very Well Be Your Bag!
While admittedly, handbags are getting a lot more user friendly than they were back in the heyday of the gigantic 90's “it” bags, there are still quite a few designs on the market that could pretty easily hold a significant amount of the contents of your home. Tablets, smart phones, water bottles, cosmetic cases, books - all of these things have significant weight to them, and if that load is improperly balanced, you can find yourself the unwitting victim of a repeat stress injury from nothing more than your daily slog to work or school. Thankfully, if you need to carry a significant amount of stuff with you on...
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Every Bag Has a Silver (Inner Cloth) Lining
Every Bag Has a Silver (Inner Cloth) Lining
Even if you are the most careful handbag collector in the free world who painstakingly checks-over each and every item you put in your precious bag before leaving the house…well, it can happen to you too. Just about everyone has experienced the heartbreak of having something open-up inside your favorite designer bag, sullying the inner cloth lining. You may have even been lucky enough to have gotten away with it; the exterior of the bag still looks pristine! However, just because everyone else can’t see that oily lip gloss stain all over the inside pocket of your bag doesn’t mean it’s not really bugging you. Before you wring...
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The Kitchen Cupboard Companion: Cleaning Your Leather Goods with Safe and Natural Ingredients You Can Find In Your Kitchen
The Kitchen Cupboard Companion: Cleaning Your Leather Goods with Safe and Natural Ingredients You Can Find In Your Kitchen
By now, you're probably used to hearing the terms natural, green, and eco-friendly thrown-around like a frisbee at a barbecue. It's true that all things organic and natural have become a bit trendy of late, but that is not to say that there is no merit in the concept of going green. For example, did you know that even something as inanimate as your leather handbag collection can benefit from a healthy, organic diet? Yep. It's true. Okay, full disclosure; calling it an “organic diet” may be a bit if a stretch, but the actual practice of using natural products on your handbag collection is a sound one. As...
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