New Brand In Town: Spotlight On Zaneta Handbags
New Brand In Town: Spotlight On Zaneta Handbags
While it may not have the name recognition of some of the larger luxury handbag brands such as Louis Vuitton or Gucci, the Zaneta Owens Collection is already starting to generate some buzz as it approaches its second year in business. The line is named for its founder, Zaneta Owens, a San Diego native who graduated from San Diego State University in 2009 with a degree in business. Owens has gone on-record as having been inspired by an event she attended while at the University, where she noticed that all of the female attendees there appeared to be carrying the same Steve Madden handbag. Owens was inspired equally...
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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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Never Enough: The 100 (And Counting) Birkin Bags of Victoria Beckham
Never Enough: The 100 (And Counting) Birkin Bags of Victoria Beckham
For many of us, a classic Hermes Birkin bag is an investment that, if we're really lucky, we might get to make once in our lives. However, if you are entertainer-clothing-designer, Victoria Beckham, the question isn't whether or not you should make the investment in a Birkin, it's whether or not you should make the investment in another Birkin. To say that Beckham is a fan of Hermes' classic Birkin bag would be the understatement of the century. In a recent expose in the UK publication The Daily Mail, it was revealed that Beckham owns “around 100” of the famously pricey designer handbags, a collection worth approximately 1.5 million...
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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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Prada Ups Their Game with the Inside Bag
Prada Ups Their Game with the Inside Bag
Bloggers and fashion writers everywhere are all praising the merits of Prada's latest offering, the Inside Bag. This praise comes none too soon; Prada's handbag line had been suffering from some pretty lacklustre sales figures for the past several seasons, so the buzz that their latest design has generated comes just in the nick of time. One of the first “sightings” of Prada's new bag happened just this week, when actress Kate Bosworth was spotted carrying the light beige version of the bag when she arrived in New York for Fashion Week. It's easy to see why the bag is quickly becoming a popular choice with...
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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 Lifecycle of a Handbag
The Lifecycle of a Handbag
Everyone can agree that there is no shortage of handbag styles to choose from in the modern world. Whether you're looking for something that screams the latest runway trends or a quieter style with the potential for decades of longevity, there are literally hundreds of potentially “perfect” designer bags out there to suit your tastes. What makes this virtual cornucopia of handbags all the more impressive is the sheer amount of energy that goes into the design and manufacturing of each and every one. While there is little reason for most of us to stop and think about the process of producing a handbag, appreciating what goes into the...
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Celebrities are Rocking Bags with Exotic Skins — Yea or Nay?
Celebrities are Rocking Bags with Exotic Skins — Yea or Nay?
One of the trends that surfaced during the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 shows was an increase in the use of exotic animal skins in many prominent designer handbag lines. While exotic leathers like alligator, crocodile, and python have always been present in the upper echelons of handbag collections, this season, it seems that we simply cannot get enough exotic skin. There is perhaps no better indicator of how a trend will play than whether or not celebrities will embrace it. By all appearances, the exotic skin bag trend appears to a trend that celebrities are firmly embracing, eye-watering price tags and all. Here are some of the frontrunners for the season. ...
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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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A Feeling of Deja Vu: Handbag Trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016
A Feeling of Deja Vu: Handbag Trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016
Handbag lovers are always keen for the start of a new fashion season, curious for a glimpse at the next big thing in handbag trends. This season however, we can't help but feel that perhaps we've been down this road before. The predominant trends of Fall/Winter 2015-2016 played like a “greatest hits” retrospective from the last five years of handbag trends. Below, we've chosen some of our favorites from the shows that we think are worth a second round of popularity. Fur is still going strong. We wouldn't have believed it either, but for the past several seasons, fur handbags have continually appeared on top trend lists...
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