This section is for the ones who strive to know more than the average people about designer purses, handbags, luggage, and accessories!

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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