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

  1. End the Heartbreak: Removing Pen Stains From Your Handbag Lining

    End the Heartbreak: Removing Pen Stains From Your Handbag Lining
    Sure, it's not the most catastrophic thing that could ever happen to a person, but it's fair to say that for handbag lovers, getting that first ink stain on the lining of a brand-new, highly-coveted handbag ranks right up there with life's great (yet small) disappointments. Next time, instead of turning the inside of all of your handbags into a...
  2. The Long Game: Storing Your Handbags to Last a Lifetime

    The Long Game: Storing Your Handbags to Last a Lifetime
    If you love fashion, most likely you have more than one handbag in your wardrobe. Even those who wouldn't consider themselves fashion-minded have likely got a few reliable bags for different occasions in different shapes, sizes, or materials. But whether you're a die-hard fashionista or a bare necessities minimalist, when it comes to your handbags, one thing holds true; if...
  3. Deal or Deception: Assessing the Quality of Leather Goods

    Deal or Deception: Assessing the Quality of Leather Goods
    If you've made the decision to invest in a new handbag, suitcase, or other type of leather goods, You will notice pretty quickly how many different options are available to you, and at a variety of price points. There are several different types of leather, and all too often retailers are commanding high-end prices for leather goods that although may...
  4. How to Remove (Just About) Any Stain From Your Leather Handbag

    How to Remove (Just About) Any Stain From Your Leather Handbag
    When you've decided to invest some serious cash in a designer handbag, keeping your investment clean will undoubtedly be one of your top priorities. While there is really no substitute for taking your handbag to a reputable cleaner who deals in high-end handbags, it is not always feasible to do so every time you acquire a small smudge, pen mark...
  5. 3 Ways to Keep Suede Handbags Clean

    3 Ways to Keep Suede Handbags Clean
    If you're like many handbag lovers out there, you tend to avoid suede handbags like the plague. As beautiful as it is, suede is notoriously easy to get dirty, and as a result, many people who love it tend to eschew it for materials that are considered to be a little less high-maintenance. Here are a few tips that will...
  6. Just What Exactly Is Louis Vuitton’s Canvas Made of?

    Just What Exactly Is Louis Vuitton’s Canvas Made of?
    There isn’t a handbag enthusiast alive who wouldn’t recognize the classic patterns of the Louis Vuitton brand; these classic coated canvas handbags (especially the Monogram and Damier lines) have been in production since the late 1800s, and are instantly recognizable. But what exactly is coated canvas? It comes as a shock to a lot of people when they find out...
  7. Designer Rent-a-Bag Websites: Great Deal or Waste of Money?

    Designer Rent-a-Bag Websites: Great Deal or Waste of Money?
    Anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of a new-season luxury handbag knows the hefty price which sometimes accompanies a bag at the height of its popularity. However, nowadays a few very specialized internet businesses claim to have the answer to your handbag woes; luxury handbag rental companies began popping-up a few years ago, and are gaining popularity with...
  8. The Critic's Eye: Know Your Leather

    The Critic's Eye: Know Your Leather
    When you're in the market for a high-end handbag, you will undoubtedly start to notice the number of bags being advertised with a very heavy emphasis on the specific type of leather from which they are made. With so many options available on the market, each type of leather possesses specific qualities that will inform how a handbag will wear...
  9. The Reality Behind the Counterfeit Handbag Trade

    The Reality Behind the Counterfeit Handbag Trade
    From a purely economical standpoint, it’s easy enough to understand the allure of the knockoff handbag; to be able to get one’s hands on a much-coveted designer “it” bag for a mere fraction of the retail cost is a very tempting thing indeed. Although it may seem like a benign enough endeavour, the counterfeit goods market actually goes a lot...
  10. A Look at the World’s Most Expensive Purse

    A Look at the World’s Most Expensive Purse
    If someone were to ask you to name some of the most prestigious handbag brands in the world, most people would likely fire-off a few of the big brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, or Prada. Although these brands have certainly earned their place among the frontrunners in the industry, there are several lesser-known luxury brands that have been quietly cranking...