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

Spotting a Fake Louis Vuitton
Spotting a Fake Louis Vuitton
It's one of the most recognizable designer purses out there, and definitely one of the most copied on the counterfeit market. Storied brand Louis Vuitton has become synonymous with luxury, and is one of the most sought-after handbag brands in the world. To really be able to spot a fake, you should get to know the real deal, either by visiting an authorised dealer, or spending some time looking in consignment stores that specialize in guaranteed authentic designer luxury goods. Still feel like you need a little help spotting that fake Louis in the crowd? Here are a few more tips to remember. 1. The trim...
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Three Tips For Selecting Your Investment Bag
Three Tips For Selecting Your Investment Bag
A high-end luxury designer handbag can last you quite literally for decades if you choose wisely, and many of them retain quite a high resale value for years afterwards, especially if you keep them in excellent condition. But how does one go about the selection process, when there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of options out there to choose from? The following guide can help you in making your selection, ensuring that the bag you choose will see you through into your (very fashionable) future. Consider The Source The absolute best place to purchase a high-end handbag is straight from the design house. Not only will you receive...
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Handbags 101: An Educational Guide to Three Classic Styles
Handbags 101: An Educational Guide to Three Classic Styles
If this season, you've decided to really splash-out and treat yourself to a new handbag, you may find yourself faced with such a multitude of choices; it may seem a tad overwhelming. It seems that handbag trends these days cover every imaginable shape and size, from small specimens just big enough to fit a lipstick and a credit card, to oversized carryalls large enough for your entire life on the go. The following guide to three classic styles (in no particular order) can be used as an educational tool and styling guide if you find yourself adrift in a vast sea of handbag choices. 1. The...
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Copy Handbags are OK - Replicas are NOT
Copy Handbags are OK - Replicas are NOT
The New York Spring Fashion week is coming up and a lot of cool designs are coming out for Spring 2013. Many styles that are coming out have the same looks as many big designers and that will most likely concern the mass. So is it illegal to have a copy of another design? According to US law, it is okay to have a copy of another designer product. The US law allows for copies because it promotes growth and competition in the economy. Copyrights and Patents are mostly applied to ideas, artworks, products, but less for usable goods. This does not mean that fashion pieces are not considered...
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Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2013 Handbag
Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2013 Handbag
Diane von Furstenberg bests Wintour on Forbes List for the fashion industry. She is known for her iconic wrap dress and is a very powerful woman in the fashion industry. Take a look at this simple yet stylish handbag from Diane von Furstenberg. I like the shape of the bag with the thick shoulder strap. They are calling this line the Resort 2013 Handbag. I feel like taking a vacation with this bag on my shoulder this very moment!
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Background Info about Dooney & Bourke
Background Info about Dooney & Bourke
Dooney & Bourke all started in 1975 when Peter Dooney and Frederic Bourke launched a product line of surcingle belts in South Norwalk, Connecticut. These belts were popular at the time because they designed the belts with bright colors and designs. It is in 1981 where Dooney & Bourke started to go into the handbag industry with their Tack Case and Equestrian Purse. These were both made with their signature leather at the time---bridle leather. These cases and purses were sold by Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. Two years later, Dooney & Bourke became popular for their newly created All Weather Leather (AWL) bags. These bags included...
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The Composition of a Handbag
The Composition of a Handbag
I decided to list a few of the things that makes up a handbag. The categories are broken down into two categories: materials and hardware. Materials range from the following: canvas, denim, jacquard, vinyl, lamb skin, cow hide, crocodile, ostrich, alligator, python, stingray, rubber, mink, fox fur, hare, polyester, nylon, microfiber Hardware range from the following: chain, ring, carabiner, stud, feet, logo, rivet, buckle, clasp, clip, zipper tab, zipper head, zipper rail, button, hook, pin, lock, keychain, key ring, key fob Please comment if I forgot any other parts. To be continued…
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What makes designer bags heavy?
What makes designer bags heavy?
Many people complain that their designer handbags are heavy. Well, today I will explain why this is so. Designer handbags are built with quality in mind, so there are many things that contribute to the heftiness of the bag. The first thing is the hardware. Women love the beautiful metal hardware on their designer purses. Good hardware will not tarnish and is usually heavier than the metals used on cheaper handbags. The second thing is the canvas. Many designer handbags use a canvas body. The canvas body lasts for many years and is more durable than leathers. It is easy to maintain and clean and looks beautiful. ...
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Who is Roger Vivier?
Who is Roger Vivier?
Who is Roger Vivier? I hear that name now and then...but I really have no idea who he is...then I came across that clutch you see above, which I'm still trying to figure out what it's made out of, when I decided to google this fellow. Here is what I found out about him. Roger Vivier (1907—1998) was a French fashion designer who specialized in shoes. His best known creation was the Stiletto heel. Vivier has been called the "Fragonard of the shoe". He designed extravagant richly-decorated shoes that he described as sculptures and was credited with the design of the first stiletto heel in 1954. Vivier designed shoes...
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Get More at Saks
Get More at Saks
Good news for all the Saks Fifth Avenue shoppers, now when you join Off Saks Fifth More! rewards program you can save even more. I recently found out about this program shopping and was able to save an additional 20% off sale items that were already an additional 60% off. What a steal! Don't worry shoppers, this rewards program is not a credit card, simply a rewards card. You can sign up at any Off Fifth store. Benefits include: more coupons via email, more discounts for you instore (no coupon neccessary), be the first to know on special events, and invites to private sales before they open to the public...
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