Nov 28, 2006

Boots

Since winter is slowly (or not so slowly) creeping up on us I've decided to do a post on boots. To be more precise - celebrities and their boots.

Kate Bosworth wearing ankle boots on the set of The Girl in the Park:
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...and out and about:
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Sienna Miller:
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Jessica Simpson:
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Nicole Richie:
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Saving money for a purse?

If you are saving money for a new purse you need to get a piggy bank and not just any simple kinda piggy bank but this special handbag money box:

You can buy this money box at ASOS.com.

Nov 20, 2006

Pretty Designer Handbags

Here are some pictures of handbags that I find pretty. I'm trying to make up for that ugly handbags post. So, I hope you enjoy these babies! :)


This one I aboslutelly LOVE! I love the color, love the golden chain and the quilted leather. It's a Marc Jocobs and you can buy it for $795 at eLuxury.


This one is also a Marc Jacobs and I love the way it looks so strict and professional. I also love the color. Brown is definitelly my favourite color at the moment. This one is $1500 at eLuxury. (Oh, how I wish I could just go and spend this much money on a bag.. Well, I'd definitelly be broke after that!)

This bag is a little too bling-bling for me but I love the look of it anyways. It's a Versace and you can get it for $1482.


Last but definitelly not least is this gorgeous Juicy Couture bag for just $250. I absolutelly love it! Actually thinking of buying this one, but somebody should stop me before I do something stupid..

Nov 19, 2006

Ugly Designer Handbags

Whenever you find a blog or a website about designer handbags or other products for that matter, you always read about people adoring the items and saying how gorgeous or beautiful they are. Well, what about handbags, purses or totes that are plain ugly? Or do you think that just because something is made by a famous designer and costs a fortune it is therefore pretty? I went out on the Internet and looked through different bag collections and here are a few examples of purses that I think are ugly.

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Juicy Couture

Nov 18, 2006

Top 7 Online Designer Shoe Stores

http://couture.zappos.com/ - footwear for men and women. Designers: Celine, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, etc.

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/ - sells shoes from Jimmy Choo, Dior, Prada and other great designers.

jildorshoes.com - shoes, boots, pumps and sandals from many designers including Chloe, Joicy Couture and Kate Spade.

shoefly.com - huge selection of designer shoes. Brands: Ugg, BCBG Max Azria, Dolce Vita, L.A.M.B, Converse and many more.

bloomingdales.com - has also a wide selection of shoes from such designers as Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs.

And last, but definitelly not least, we have www.eluxury.com and www.net-a-porter.com. These are, probably, the most well-known online stores for designer products.

So, if you have loads of spare cash that you just feel like spending, go visit these stores and.. well, knock yourself out! ;)

Designer Handbags 101

Designer Handbags 101 is a website that offers information about designer handbags, purses and luggage. You can find information about the handbag trends and styles, what is hot, fresh and fantastic and what is the most flattering bag for your body type. It includes lists of all the designers and also the stories behind their success. So, don't just sit there, go check it out! You can find the link in the "Links you might like" section of this page.

Nov 17, 2006

It's in the Bag

Combine your interest for purses with you interest for books!
"It's in the Bag is a short, lively look at handbags—their history, their lure, and their emotional meaning. Gallagher invites us to explore one seemingly simple object's complex significance to the people who design, produce, market, assess, and use it. We meet high-profile designers who strive to combine talent, perfect timing, recognizable trademarks, personal charisma, and celebrity endorsements in the creation of a must-have "It" bag; fashion editors, the powerful tastemakers who shape our sensibility; psychologists who probe the purse's symbolism; and some very different women who express a range of attitudes about handbags, from an army major's antipathy to a collector's obsession."

Nov 16, 2006

Balenciaga - the "it" bag

The Balenciaga bag with all its different sizes and colors has been the "it" bag for quite some time now. It is definitelly a good investment, the bag is of very high quality and it is absolutely gorgeous. Also, for those of you who try to keep up with fashion, Balenciaga will definitelly stay in the "it" bag position for a couple of years in the future. Although, I'm sure that true fans will stay loyal to Balenciaga no matter what.


Celebrities seem to adore the Balenciaga. Most of them have been seen sporting different models of the bag in many different colors. Nicole Richie is probably the biggest Balenciaga fan.


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You can find more information about Balenciaga bags on this webpage: Purspage: Balenciaga Handbags.

Chanel travel bags

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If you want to travel with style you can chose Chanel's travel accessories from fall-winter 2006 collection. The picture above shows aged calfskin trolley, aged calfskin travel bag and aged calfskin flap bag. These designer bags aren't just gorgeous but are also very practical.

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Designer bags - a list of online stores

Shopping the Trend is a website that has a searchable list of all the designer brands and the online stores where you can buy the particular designer's products. You can even see whether the store's shipping area is US or international.

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Nov 15, 2006

Celebrities and their bags

Kate Bosworth with Chloe Paddington

Mischa Barton with Chanel

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Jessica Simpson with Louis Vuitton


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Stylebites

Found an interesting blog about fashion, style and other things. Check it out here: http://stylebites.blogspot.com/

If you can't afford it

If you can't afford buying the authentic designer clothes or accessories, you can always rent them!
Bag Borrow or Steal offer everything from Chanel to JLo. For a rather small membership fee you get to borrow one item after the other, receiving each new item by mail!

Another site that offers the same type of services is From Bags To Riches.

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Purchasing designer bags online

The Secret To Purchasing Designer Handbags To Resell On eBay Or Your Own Online Store
by: Laurie Winslow

You may have noticed that when you try to find authentic wholesale designer purses/ handbags it is nearly impossible to find information on true wholesale distributors. This article will define wholesale and tell you why it is almost impossible to become an actual wholesaler with a designer handbag company, and will show you the alternative to purchasing wholesale; that is how to purchase authentic designer handbags at below wholesale prices that you can resell instead.

First what does Wholesale really mean? Wholesale is the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers.

According to the United Nations Statistics Division Wholesale is the resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional or professional users, or to other wholesalers, or involves acting as an agent or broker in buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise, to such persons or companies. Wholesalers frequently physically assemble, sort and grade goods in large lots, break bulk, repack and redistribute in smaller lots, for example pharmaceuticals; store, refrigerate, deliver and install goods, engage in sales promotion for their customers and label design.

Designers Keep Their Products Exclusive

Companies, such as Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and Coach that sell designer handbags will not just sell their handbags to anyone. They are very selective in who they allow to sell their handbags. The companies that they allow to sell their merchandise are required to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars per order and purchase in multiple quantities. In fact Louis Vuitton does not wholesale to anyone. Their products are so exclusive that their handbags can only be purchased at their company owed exclusive shops and one web site.

Recently someone paid to have a question answered on GoogleAnswers and this was the response they were given:

“Most wholesalers in Italy sell lots of $100,000+ at a time, and there are plenty of buyers for this merchandise. Most people who buy from Italy sell in lots of $10-$15k at a time and again, they're more likely to run OUT of merchandise than be over run with merchandise just lying around. Unless you plan to spend $100K or more, you are probably better off buying from people who buy from people in Italy.” The article went on to give an internet web site link where you could purchase handbags at discount prices and suggested to contact the online store to set up an account with them and negotiate a deal for better prices if you purchased in bulk.

The Secret to Getting Handbags To Resell

Since it is so hard to become a wholesaler for designer handbags you might be wondering how you can get merchandise for your online stores or eBay auctions. eBay PowerSellers know this answer and I am now going to share their secret with you. There are many reputable companies on the internet who sell authentic designer handbags at discounts up to 80% off retail prices. This is the key to getting handbags to sell below wholesale. These discounted handbags are usually past season, over-production, and closeout items. To find these web sites you have to scour the web and in the process you will run across a ton of sites that sell designer knock offs. To ensure the store is reputable you will have to do some research, including checking the About Me or a similar web page (look for a link off the home page), the handbag description itself and the stores guarantee about their merchandise. Make sure they guarantee that the handbags are “authentic”. Many sites selling counterfeits omit this information or just mention the handbags are “new”. Authentic handbags come from many sources, including purchasing department store liquidations, purchasing directly from a distributor, or purchasing vintage products. Some companies even go over to Italy and purchase closeouts and liquidations and bring them back over here to resell.

Don’t be scammed by people claiming to provide you with actual wholesale lists for designer handbag companies. Their lists will be the same sites that you find on the internet and in my directory- not for the handbag manufacturers and distributors. As I have shown you it is nearly impossible to purchase handbags directly from the handbag manufacturer or distributor unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend, but by doing some careful research you can find products for your business at or below wholesale prices.

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Source: ArticleCity



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Handbags that light up

Have you ever had a problem finding your keys, lipstick or a pen in you bag? Well, now there is a solution for you. Apparently, Solas Fashion have produced a bag that actually lights up when you open it. You can even choose the color of the neon light.

Read more about the bag in the article Handbags to Light Up Your Life.
You can also check out Solas Fahion's official website.
Or buy the bag at ASOS.com.


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Men and shoes

How can it be that the most beautiful shoes in the world are made by men?
Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo are two of the most popular shoe-designers in the world.
I don't understand how they do it, but their shoes are absolutelly gorgeous. Here are some of my favourites.

Manolo Blahnik:
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Manolo Blahnik shoes

Jimmy Choo:
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Purses: Real Or Replica? by Joseph Davis

A great designer handbag or purse is something everyone enjoys having to show off. These designer handbags simply exude style and are fabulous to own. The one thing about them that's less than fabulous is the price. A designer purse can be painfully expensive and many people simply do not have the kind of money necessary to buy a name brand bag.

In fact the one thing that nearly everyone can agree on is that they don't like the price. Because they are in such high demand, and therefore are able to do so, original designer handbags come with a very high price tag. When absolutely every woman wants something, the people providing it can set the price as they please. Fortunately there is a way to get that coveted purse and not have to pay a fortune for it.

Most of the time it is possible to buy a replica handbag that is almost indistinguishable from the designer purse. These great handbags cost much, much less than the real thing. The best part about them is that no one need ever know the difference. Because no one will ever know that it is a replica handbag, the envy, style, and perception of fashion are exactly the same.

Perhaps smartest way to purchase a handbag is to buy a replica purse. When buying the cheaper version, it will be possible to purchase more than just one. Where before it would have been a struggle simply to own one stylish purse, it suddenly becomes possible to have as many cutting-edge fashion purses as a woman could want, at least when there isn't the staggering price tag attached to a designer original.

Replica purses come in every type and style. Prada, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dior, just to name a few of the top designers, are all available in replica form. Every style in existence can be found and there is bound to be one that fits any individual's style perfectly. Prepare to be amazed at the value and quality that can be found in replica purses and handbags.

An easy way to save money when looking for a replica handbag is to go shopping online. It's possible to find a vast number of online shops that sell replica name brand bags at even further discounted prices. It's simply impossible to go wrong when purchasing one of these hot bags at far below even the already low price of a replica purse. Further update your style and stay below budget at the same time!
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Nov 13, 2006

How to buy an authentic designer bag

If you decided to buy an authentic designer bag, but do not want to pay the retail price you can always try to find good "deals" on the Internet. Auctioning websites such as e-bay offer a lot of authentic vintage designer bags. Although not all of them are really authentic. So here are a few advices on how to tell a fake from the real thing.

- First of all, if you really are considering buying what somebody else is offering make sure you get a lot of pictures of the item. Some pictures should be real close up, so that you can see the stitches, the leather quality and so on. Do the homework, study what the real thing is supposed to look like on the official websites. (Louis Vuitton, for example, has close up pictures for most if not all of the items they offer.)

- It is a big plus if the exact same model is still for sale in the official store, so please, study carefully what it looks like. You can either do it online, as I said before, or you can even go to the actual store and ask to take a look at the bag. That is if there is such a store nearby.

- Compare the price that the seller is offering to the retail price of an item of the same kind at the official store (if your actual item is no longer for sale at the official store). If the price is way lower than at the official store, you should be careful. Nobody would ever sell an authentic Gucci, Prada or Chanel bag for less than half of the retail price.

- If the bag has a pattern like LV monogram or Gucci’s “GG” check if the pattern is symmetrical and is not being cut off in a weird place. Designers pay a lot of attention to keeping the pattern “correct”.

- Tags that hang from a handle are usually a clear sign of a fake designer bag. I definitely know that it’s the case for Louis Vuitton bags, because when I bought mine I didn’t have any tags or plastic wrapping around handles. So, be careful and check out what the bag looks like when they sell it at the official retail store.

- If you see glue anywhere, especially where the stitches are – then it is most definitely a fake.

- A used Louis Vuitton bag will never have the light beige handles. The color of the handles is light beige only when the bag is new. Already after a few weeks the leather becomes darker.

So I suggest that you do a lot of research before you consider buying a bag off the internet. I suggest choosing to buy an authentic bag instead. If you do not have designer stores nearby, you can always shop online. Louis Vuitton, Chanel and some other designers have on-line stores at their official websites. Although these stores are country-specific. There are also stores that sell items from different designers. Such stores are E-luxury and Bluefly.

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Knockoffs. How about that?

So, are you a bag freak, too? Don't your eyes just lit up every time you see an exclusive bag store? Don't you love checking out the most popular designer bags that all celebrities have? Don't you just love to stare at them for hours? Okay, I might have over exaggerated here a little bit, but I must say that I love the sight of a pretty handbag.

When you are a teenager life is so easy and carefree. Okay, some might argue with that, but life really is much more simple when it comes down to fashion. Of course, you love shopping for new and pretty clothes, bags and shoes. But, unless you are from a rich family, you shop in ordinary stores and do not care much for designer brands. You see a pretty item and you buy it. Some of us stay like that for ever. Some, unfortunately, don’t. We want things that are better, prettier and definitely much more expensive. Handbags are definitely not an exception.

But what if we can’t afford a real designer handbag? That is where the cheap knockoffs come into the picture. Yes, some of them really do look like the real thing. These knockoffs are pretty expensive themselves. The really cheap knockoffs can cost next to nothing, but they do not look anything like the bags in the real designers’ collection. Neither do they last longer than a few months. The quality is truly bad.

I myself have bought a few replicas before and I am never doing that again. First of all, it doesn’t feel great. It might look pretty, but it don’t feel great inside. You know it’s fake, everyone else knows it’s fake, then what is the point of having it? Well, it does look pretty. Although, there are other bags, cheaper non-designer bags that look pretty, too. So is it really the bag that you are after or the reputation, the prestige? With a fake bag I felt like a fake myself. Since then I decided that I either buy cheaper non-designer bags or I save enough money to buy the real thing.

So, if you are like me and you just loooove pretty bags, decide for yourself what or who you want to be. After that it’s all very easy. Sometimes it really is worth to give up buying many different cheaper bags and saving up for the real thing. The real thing will last very long and will bring you joy every single day!

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