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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The Controversial Dolce and Gabbana La Mamma Campaign
The Controversial Dolce and Gabbana La Mamma Campaign
At the recent Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collections, Dolce and Gabbana appeared to present a collection that was all about celebrating traditional Italian motherhood. Pregnant models walked the runway, while others carried babies and toddlers in their arms. It all seemed very heart-warming; a celebration of the circle of life with Dolce and Gabbana's signature heavy-handed Italian spin. But that was before the interviews. When asked about the collection in the interviews that followed, the pair responded surprisingly; they came out quite strongly against same sex marriage and non-traditional families. Dolce stated that “you are born to a mother and a father — or at least that's how it should be...
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Purse Organizers: Useful Tool or Unnecessary Gimmick?
Purse Organizers: Useful Tool or Unnecessary Gimmick?
There's no doubt that with just about anything you could possibly think of buying, there will be someone willing to create and market a “must-have” product that goes along with it. After a recent internet search, I was recently reminded of one such item: the purse organizer. Purse organizers are certainly nothing new, having been on the market most likely as long as the handbags they are meant to accompany. But are they really necessary? Usually crafted from some type of lightweight nylon or mesh fabric, a purse organizer is generally a boxy insert with multiple compartments and pockets that fits neatly inside a larger handbag, making it...
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At Long Last — Fendi Launches New E-Commerce Site
At Long Last — Fendi Launches New E-Commerce Site
While it would seem like a foregone conclusion for a major luxury brand to have an e-commerce site, there are a surprising number of high-end luxury design houses that believe it or not, still prefer to do business the old-fashioned way; face to face. This summer however, you can count one less major luxury brand among them. Italian luxury design giant, Fendi, was founded in 1925 and has made a name for themselves with their fur pieces and more recently, their luxurious and covetable handbags. The brand became a subsidary of the prestigious Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group in 2001, and has been enjoying a steady increase in sales...
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Two Fashionable Pet Carrier Handbags for People Who Hate Pet Carrier Handbags
Two Fashionable Pet Carrier Handbags for People Who Hate Pet Carrier Handbags
If you're the type who dislikes the never-ending trend of carrying your small dog around like an accessory, you're in good company. Many of us are of the mindset that a dog is a dog, no matter what the size, and carrying it around with you all day not only prevents it from being a dog, it also just seems very...Marie Antoinette. However, even those of us who fall into the diehard pet carrier-avoider camp will at some point probably find ourselves having to transport one of our furry friends from hither to yon, whether it be canine, feline, or otherwise. We've scoured the net in search of a...
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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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