Handbags: Forever 21 At Heart

If you are a new mom or are no longer part of the “MTV” generation. Then perhaps you have a different idea of what fashions are more suitable for you than others. Of course age by itself has nothing to do with what fashions you can adopt at any given time, but let’s say you are a mother or student, or someone who works in a conservative environment.

In those cases you might want to pass on the ultra trendy handbags such as the hobo varieties, but there are plenty of other fashionable handbags you can take a look at that are designer yet authentic and affordable at the same time.

Some popular handbags include those that are small in appearance yet can carry lots of daily items that a woman needs at a moments notice such as a small mirror, wallet, pen, lip gloss, lotion, cell phone, and other feminine hygienic products. Some even contain a nice hidden inner pocket to help you carry loose change or other small things.

Also a good quality to have for handbags in general for those on the go is the ability to clean them easily. This holds true especially if you have children. These make a great gift for yourself or for friends and family and are generally appreciated by fashionable people everywhere.

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A Photo Handbag Rocks!

First things first, a photo handbag is a bag that has your favorite picture on it. Currently, there are a lot of companies which offer photo handbags and which you get to ultimately design your very own picture perfect photo.

One such provider of cool photo handbags is Gina Alexander. She has outlined three easy steps to be able to order and have your own photo handbag. The first ever step in order to order your very own designer photo handbag at Gina Alexander is the selection of your favorite photo.

So far, this has been considered by some as the process that is quite difficult. It all depends on the shape of your photo handbag. The picture you have chosen will eventually be pasted and featured on each side of your photo handbag as well as the lid top.

However, if you still cannot choose between two photos of your liking, you could actually choose both with one photo on one side and the second photo on the other side of the photo handbag! An additional fifty dollars is all it takes for the second picture to be placed on your very own customized photo handbag.

The next step is in the selection of the shape of the bag. Whatever shape you get to choose, it is always an amazing way to turn your photos to a sentimental expression as well as your own cool and unique fashion statement.

The final step is in placing your order. Believe it or not, you could actually place your photo handbag order through the internet with your chosen photo scanned or sent in digital form. You could also snail mail your picture and send it to the customer service department of the Gina Alexander collection.

Why photo handbags?

Believe it or not, this is a very uncommon and therefore extremely original gift that couples in their wedding anniversaries would go for. A photo handbag is also a great gift idea for those new mothers who have their babies. Imagine giving them a bag that has the picture of their beautiful baby’s faces on it. It simply melts the heart.

A photo handbag is also a convenient way to make your gift truly special. Giving a photo handbag signifies your thoughtfulness and sensitivity to actually making your gift special instead of simply buying something off the shelf.

Photo handbags are something that most people value and appreciate for a long time. It is a reminder of the moments and faces of people that are deemed special.

A photo handbag is something that a woman – most especially – will get to use most of the time each day. It is also a subtle statement – both fashion-wise and relationship-wise – which allows her to flaunt either her relationship with a significant other (that is if the photo handbag is of her and her beloved partner) or a picture of her child.

Single people would also enjoy a photo handbag. They could have a picture of their dog, friends or themselves on it.

All in all, the possibilities are limitless. A photo handbag could be enjoyed by children and adults alike, particularly women and children. Your own imagination is the only limit you could put upon yourself as a hindrance to truly enjoying your very own photo handbag.

Mario Churchill is part of SnapTotes Picture Perfect photo handbag, photo purse and picture purses. SnapTotes allows you to customize and design your own bag! For more information, visit http://www.snaptotes.com

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Decked Out in a New Designer Purse for the Holidays: New Designer Handbag is Good for Your Health

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Nowadays, we pay a few hundred dollars for a new pair of designer jeans, and our designer jacket or designer cashmere sweater costs a bit more. Our Manolo stilettos top the charts at several hundred dollars. Then we explode with a fabulous designer purse or handbag with a much higher price tag. Why? Why not!

If it feels good, do it. Carry a designer handbag to make the designer outfit you painstakingly put together look great! And, pick a classic. Select a designer purse you’ll want to keep around for awhile. Don’t be boring. Pick your new purse with style, pizazz, texture, pattern, embossed leather and color. This season’s designer purses are adorned with logos, chains, charms, colorful trims and bold large sizes.

The list of hot designers seems endless. To name a few, some of the top handbag designers include: Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Burberry and Coach. Don’t be surprised when you go handbag shopping. The prices range from hundreds of dollars to several thousand each.

Remember George Karlin’s stand-up routine about “stuff?” Well, now we have surrendered our stuff to be contained in fabulously designed expensive purses and handbags! Plus, remember the famous Loreal` cosmetics TV commercial proclaiming “I’m worth it.” Owning a new expensive designer bag is now part of the psychology of fashion. We are worth it. We work hard for our look, and it feels great to carry a famous designer bag! Our stuff is carried in style because we are worth it.

When you find yourself people watching at the airport or shopping mall, focus on the purses women (and men) are carrying these days. The designer handbag craze is not isolated to one sex. There are almost as many fancy manbags for the guys as there are fabulous styles for the women. So, if you are thinking about upgrading your man’s appearance, pick a standard basic to begin his new adventure. A suggestion is a LATICO designer handbags black leather messenger bag. It’s a standard, basic, clean style for any man on your list.

Famous designer labels are the standard — the norm today vs. days gone by. For the most part, you’ll see Gucci designer handbags recognizable by their traditional stripe or horsebit motif in leather, GG monogram canvas and/or mixed with leather and canvas designs. Gucci designer purses are for all age groups. Personally, I’d save the Gucci gifts for Mom, Auntie and the more mature women on your holiday shopping list.

Juicy Couture offers metallic leathers and adorns the bags with pom-poms, chains, charms and the signature “J” logo on zipper pulls and hang-tags. Juicy leather bags are made of soft and supple Italian napa. The bags are comfortable to carry and cater to all age groups. A Juicy Couture designer purse is the perfect gift for any female aged 13 or older. Most of the purses are lined in a signature Juicy Couture lining. If you want to see the teen on your holiday shopping list grin ear-to-ear hand her a Juicy Couture designer handbag. Any size, shape, style or color will do the trick!

Marc Jacobs designer handbag styles are timeless and seasonless. They can be carried all year long and never go out of style. The signature push locks and pockets decorate Marc Jacobs purses. They use durable, scratch resistant leather in smooth, pebble grain or quilted styles. Engraved hardware on zipper pulls is standard. The bags are usually quite roomy and come in a variety of colors. Marc Jacobs is a little pricier than the Juicy bags and will make her not only smile, but probably give you a big smooch! If you are looking for stocking stuffers fill ‘em to the brim with MARC JACOBS designer accessories monogram animal shape pencil sharpeners. Anything with the MJ monogram will bring a smile to the face of your young fashionista’s face!

Coach designer purses are an all-time favorite. Every closet should have at least a few to pull out when all else fails. Coach accessories are great for everyday use and available in a variety of styles, colors, sizes and designs. Coach makes a signature CC logo pattern in monogram canvas. There’s also smooth and pebble grain Italian leather styles. Colors range from patchwork to solid basics. You can’t go wrong with a Coach purchase for the holidays. One of our favorites is the COACH designer handbag 3574 signature duffle monogram shoulder bag. Coach also has small leather goods in wristlet styles, wallets, key cases and picture keepsakes. Small evening bag styles are also available for the person who does not like carrying a large bag. The COACH designer purses white canvas bronze leather is ideal for gift-giving.

Louis Vuitton designer purses are seen everywhere. The LV monogram canvas when purchased brand new is very expensive. Yet, often found at resale shops when a woman wants to upgrade to a new bag. Resellers like LuxuryVintage.com offer a deep discount on pre-owned Louis Vuitton designer handbags. Be careful when shopping online for Louis Vuitton. There are tons of knockoffs being sold as authentic items. When making an online purchase, it’s always smart to confirm the authenticity with the site owner prior to submitting an order.

Prada is easy to spot. The Prada triangle logo is an icon in the fashion industry. Prada designer handbags are made of leather or durable vela nylon trimmed in leather. With the release of this year’s box-office hit “The Devil Wears Prada” sales have increased for this famous designer label. Please remember, angels wear prada too – especially your little angel! There are several styles to choose with large embossed leather PRADA logos and embroidered PRADA enscribed on the font of many 2006 designs. One of our favorites is the PRADA designer purses BR3464.

Fendi designer purses are adorned with the famous FF logo pattern. The F’s are available in a large FF pattern or a smaller ff motif. Both jacquard prints are fashion icons and available in a variety of colors with matching small accessories available, too. A classic Fendi is always a good choice for a gift, especially for someone special. The classic FENDI designer handbag baguette designer purse – 8BR000 is at our top of the shopping list for all ages. Yet, if you are looking for a monogram key case under $100, select a FENDI accessories 8AP002.

The Burberry Check pattern is very easy to recognize when you find yourself spotting designer handbags. The traditional tan is also available in a lighter color called Nova Check. Most are constructed of a vinyl treated canvas with leather trim. The moderately priced BURBERRY handbag sling pochette or the BURBERRY nova check flower pot shopper are favorite Burberry check picks.

Chanel is famous for its quitled lamb leather and chain straps. The CC logo is what women go for the most. The CC logo is found on Chanel designer handbags, Chanel designer jewelry and Chanel designer sunglasses. If you want to make a hit with a lady, give a Chanel gift. It’s a classic item and literally never goes out of style. A favorite in line with the holidays is the CHANEL designer purse shades of red leather monogram hobo bag. You may even find it at more than 20% off retail online!

Hermes probably tops the charts for prices, and there aren’t enough words to express the respect for Hermes designer handbags. The Hermes leather items are hand made and each are given its own serial number to identify the artisan’s hand work. Hermes shops are only found in major cities. But, now with Internet Shopping available, a few reputable sites offer Hermes. Again, be careful not to make a purchase for a fake Hermes. They are horrible imitations and an insult to the House of Hermes. Select a reputable online store and don’t be sorry later. Auction sites are a risk for making a Hermes purchase. So, unless you know the seller, you may want to stay away from auction sites like eBay for Hermes. Hermes.com offers small accessories, but their shipping and tax is outrageous. Bluefly also sells Hermes but again, the discount is not that great. There’s also BrandBoutique.com for new deeply discounted Hermes, and if you don’t mind pre-owned, LuxuryVintage offers even deeper discounts plus shipping discounts and not sales tax. Whenever there’s a question, send an email to the site and don’t purchase until you get all your questions answered.

Designer purses top the charts ranging from the mid-hundreds to thousands of dollars each. Most women plan to purchase several each year. I truly believe the designer handbag has become as popular to the fashion addict as buying a new pair of shoes. Don’t let the high cost scare you off. These bags last a long time when cared for properly. Store them in a sleeper bag neatly in your closet. Take your favorite leather goods to a good shoe cobbler for cleaning and repairs. An expensive designer handbag will last a long time, even longer than your favorite pair of boots or stilettos when cared for properly.

With the onset of the holidays, thoughts of giving and receiving can pose a dilemna. Skip the chocolates and flowers this year. Give something that lasts forever! There are certain folks (ourselves included) who are very difficult to buy for. So, what do we do? We ponder and wait until the last minute to make our selection. Think twice about this year’s purchases. Almost all women carry a purse. So, it’s a no-brainer any woman would love a new designer handbag. Most men use a wallet, some use manbags, and many use a briefcase or messenger style laptop bag. Make your shopping easy, memorable and practical. Invest your gift-giving dollars in an item the receiver will love and adore.

Here’s a tip to the wise, and why you should own vs. rent a designer handbag. The following excerpt from an article was found posted on Snopes.com titled Bag-Teria. In summary the article states, “Bacteria on Purses. A study was performed on women’s purses. A health team went to a local mall and took samples from the bottom of 50 women’s purses. The purses were swabbed with cotton swabs along the entire bottom of the purses and placed into special containers. The swabs were then processed at a local laboratory. The Health Report also showed where women place their purses: public rest-rooms (on the floor beside the toilet), kitchen counters & kitchen tables, on tables & chairs in restaurants, etc. The results of the laboratory tests contained the following most serious result: 1 out of 4 purses — E COLI. Other extremely serious bacteria also were listed, including Hepatitis.”

Just the thought of using a purse previously borrowed by a stranger is revolting. Many women carry their puppy in their tote. Should you risk using that same handbag for the market? Not a good idea – even if it gives you a sense of status. You certainly don’t want to spread an unwanted illness from a rented purse!

All decked out in a new designer purse for the holidays and beyond is the goal. The investment made for a new leather or monogram tote bag must become a lasting treasure. So, do your homework, and shop online for discount designer handbags and purses at a reputable ecommerce fashion site. And, whenever in doubt, send an email to the website’s owner for help, guidance and assistance. Many websites offer personal shopping tips to put a smile on both the gift-giver and receiver for high-end designer purchases.

Anna Miller is the President of i-GlobalMall.com, Inc. (IGM) and has been selling authentic designer fashion online for over ten years. IGM’s main website is http://www.eFashionHouse.com EFashionHouse.com was named BEST OF THE WEB by People Magazine Fall 2006 StyleWatch for discount designer handbags and accessories. Questions can be sent to Anna at eFashionHouse dot com.

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Handbags and Women Go Hand in Hand – But Why?

As a man struggling to float in a sea of adept swimming females, I’ve been on the verge of sinking, especially in coming to grips with why women always carry around handbags. I have not once met a woman out and about without a handbag, ever. And there has to be some reason behind this, one would assume, right?

So, I inquired to myself what it is exactly that allures ladies to these bags they commonly tote around.

There are obvious differences between men and women, clearly. As men, we pocket a wallet, and on occasion will carry a shoulder bag, depending on our destination. Yet, women will always carry around a hand bag or purse, no matter where they’re off to.

But, why the difference? What factor separates us as men and women in our carrying needs?

It’s A Matter of Bagology…erm, I mean, Biology:

Through some research, I discovered that women are instinctively driven to be carriers and providers. Females actually need to carry something to hold possessions as it was and still is a fundamental need rooted in biological and physiological makeup.

By nature, women are caregivers. And in a familial environment, women’s roles have naturally evolved toward ensuring everyone with whatever they need. Throughout history women were responsible for raising children, which required readily available items for their children usually held within some sort of ‘bag.’ Consequently, the need to carry handbags full of items she or her loved ones might require has been instituted a long time ago and is currently the norm.

Hey, What Do You Have In That Bag?:

Women, a side from being nurturing and accommodating to loved ones, are quite mysterious in their ways, as are the contents of their handbags. To possess a hand bag is to be hush-hush, but it’s also a bit enticing. The fact that items in a handbag are concealed is captivating to men and other onlookers. As silly as this may seem, it’s all too true; men are often intrigued by what is in a woman’s handbag.

And it can be safe to assume that based on the contents of a woman’s handbag, one can get an idea of a woman’s personality, no matter how bizarre or random her belongings are. A handbag is the key to a woman’s real self.

Fashionably and Socially Yours:

Mysterious or not, women and handbags go hand in hand. The most discernible reason women are ‘bag-ladies’ is due to an appreciation of fashion. Let’s face it, women are fashionable and they enjoy looking snazzy. As women are well aware, to tote around a handbag is to accent an outfit. And women love to accessorize their wardrobes, especially with just that right purse or handbag.

But, even beyond just fashion and sporting a cute purse, handbags have become a way to socially rank your self as a woman. The quality, worth and style of a woman’s handbag is directly related to their status in society in terms of their income.

Sink to Swim:

I’ve come to understand why women are attracted to handbags. Women are naturally inclined to be nurturers, carriers and providers. Hence, they’ve become accustomed to using and carrying handbags. Whether or not they’re mystifying men and other onlookers blatantly or inadvertently with what they’re toting, women are unquestionably prepared.

Ready for anything through the mere contents of their handbags, two things are clear: women have certainly become excellent at confusing their opposite sex and to understand women’s handbagging ways as men, you’ve got to first sink to swim.

If you’re looking to upgrade or optimize to a new over the shoulder bag look no further. For a nice hand bag upgrade consider checking out buxton bag products.

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Purses, Bags & Totes

Every woman has known the challenge of buying just the right purse. It can’t be too big and heavy or the chiropractor is upset. It can’t be too small or it becomes useless. Just like Baby Bears’ chair, bed and porridge it has to be just right.

I am the self-confessed mother of a daughter with a purse fetish. Hilary’s purse collection is the subject of a strange mixture of awe, disbelief and envy. She advises the purse-challenged. She gives purses as gifts. She is a connoisseur who also loves a bargain.

Through a lifetime of using purses I’ve had all kinds. Big ones and little ones, clutches and shoulder bags, expensive ones and cheap ones. I used to be a bit of a snob. If it wasn’t leather I didn’t want it. That’s plain crazy. Who would want to rule out micro-fibres, straw, faux leather, fabric? Or the latest fashion colors and finishes?

Purses and totes are utilitarian, fashion statements that most women can’t do without. The ones with multiple pockets and sections help me organize my life, planner, receipts, ID, keys, business cards, coupons and lipstick. It becomes a portable, mini command centre. In it is a little notebook with the titles of books I have. This keeps me from buying duplicates. Paint and fabric swatches and key measurements of furniture or rooms help keep renovation projects on track. Maintaining a list of replacement ink/roller cartridge numbers for the fax and printer saves time and buying mistakes.
In purses with just one cavernous space everything ends up at the bottom. It ain’t pretty finding anything in one of those. And if you do, it’s probably damaged.

In an effort to lighten the hold on my shoulder, I’ve moved to smaller purses. Because I still need all my stuff I also carry a tote bag. It may never get out of my vehicle but it’s got reading material, cell phone, shoes, makeup bag and any other specifics I may need that particular day. I’ve also got totes dedicated to particular projects– work , art card portfolio, painting portfolio, university course work, day trip to the city.

If I can buy a bag I love on sale, yeehaw. If I can buy a bag while on holiday, great memento. If I can buy used tote bags at a garage sale or second-hand store to transport paintings I feel righteous.
Perhaps the only person who rivals me in my love (and use) of bags and totes is an instructor I had many moons ago at Lakeland College’s summer program in Vermilion. Betty was a calligraphy master and a very generous teacher. She carried a huge selection of paper, quote books, paint and calligraphy supplies in a variety of bags, totes, wheeled cases. The vanity license plate on her van was “Bag Lady.”

The next time you find a purse or tote calling your name, answer the call by buying a new one for your collection. You’ll be glad you did.

Hazel Anaka is hooked on handbags and leather purses as evidenced by her online business http://www.powerofpurses.com. Her weekly column “From Where I Sit” appears online at http://www.voicemagazine.org and in print. Using 16 years of retail experience she’s just opened Heart Works Studio Gallery & Gift Shop near Andrew, AB Canada. Featuring her original art and eclectic giftware, Heart Works also offers workshops in art, writing and personal development.

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What To Look For When Shopping For Wholesale Handbags

For many of us a purse or handbag is much more than just a place to store our stuff. Indeed, a purse can be a great fashion statement as well as a sign of the good taste and style of the person who carries it. Even though a purse can be a great fashion statement, however it makes no sense to spend so much money buying the handbag that you have no money left to put inside it. That is perhaps why the market for wholesale handbags has been so hot lately.

These wholesale handbags run the gamut in both price and quality, ranging from very cheap and throwaway handbags and purses to the most expensive and luxurious designer handbags like those from Coach, Gucci and other top brand names.

There are many places to purchase wholesale handbags as well these days. Indeed these days excellent quality purses and handbags at great prices can be found everywhere from department stores and discount retailers to specialty stores and wholesale warehouse clubs. In addition, many internet retailers also sell an enormous selection of high quality handbags at excellent prices. Whether you are looking for a high quality handbag from your favorite designer or just a good quality usable bag, chances are your favorite internet retailers have what you have been looking for.

When shopping for wholesale handbags, no matter where you choose to buy it is important to consider the quality of the bag as well as the low price. While everyone loves to save money, sacrificing quality to achieve a lower price will not yield the best value in the long run. That is because while a well made handbag can last for many years, a poorly made one may need to be replaced after only a couple of months. It is far better, therefore to pay a little bit more up front in order to get a great wholesale handbag that will last a good long time.

Finding the right discount purses and handbags is not always as easy process, but it is certainly worth the wait to find a high quality bag at a great price. Finding the best quality purse at the best possible price is important, no matter what kind of fashion statement you are trying to make.

No matter what type of purse or handbag you choose to buy, however, it is important that it be a practical purchase as well as a beautiful one. While a purse is an important fashion statement, it needs to be a practical purchase as well. It is important to look for things like the presence of handy pockets designed for carrying cell phones, music players, pagers and the like. After all, these days we are all carrying more and more expensive gadgets around, and it is important that the wholesale handbag you choose have plenty of secure pockets and compartments to keep these items safe from damage, theft and loss.

Angle has been in the fashion industry for more than 15 years and most recently taken up interest in freelance writing in online fashion websites. For a free newsletter with the latest and hottest fashion trends in the handbag industry, please visit http://www.goldenbellbag.com for designer inspired handbags.

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Is Your Designer Handbag Authentic?

You pay a pretty penny for a Gucci bag or any other designer handbag be it Fendi, Prada, Chanel or Dior. Your friends are drooling over that gorgeous Gucci Turquoise Leather Handbag you just bought. Wait until they hear what a great deal you got!

But is it authentic or is it a fake? Determining authenticity can be a bit tricky because some fakes are done very well. However if you know what to watch for you can spot a fake in a minute!

The first thing you need to do is look at the bag itself. Do the materials look to be of the highest quality? How about the stitching? There should be no loose or uneven threads and the thread should match the bag exactly. If the bag is leather the logo will be engraved into the leather.

Next have a look at the hardware. The hardware should all be quality weight pieces with no scratches or color variations. Most of the designers actually have a plastic face that goes over the hardware to protect if from damage until the bag is purchased. The brand name will be engraved not embossed on the hardware. You should also be able to find the name engraved on the hardware for the strap.

Have a really close look at the liner and any accents. Check for quality. The liner should be silk and you should see the designers name or logo on the liner. Designers don’t use cheap plastic accents. Even their fancy handles that are fun and funky. If you look closely you will see leather underneath the top finish.

Many authentic handbag comes with a card of authenticity which has the manufacturers logo embossed on it, as well as information about the bag.

You need to check for a serial number. Not all designers put a serial number on their bags but many do. So have a look and see if you can find it.

Now here is the easiest clue to remember. If the deal sounds too good to be true it is. Lets face it folks how do you think that somebody on ebay has the ability to buy designer bags for less than the boutiques that sell quantities of them all year long for the designer. Do you actually think the designer is going to give these people such great deals so they can pass them on to you. Not!

You might try to convince yourself that it’s okay or that this person just stumbled across a good buy. Perhaps but highly unlikely. So if you truly want to own a designer bag then you must be careful who you give your money to.

If you don’t care and an unlicensed knock off is okay. Then fine by me. But do remember that these knock offs are illegal and no matter how bad you want a designer handbag do you really want to own one that’s not real and not legal.

If you are in the market for a designer hand bag then be sure you aren’t throwing away your money and buy it from a reputable licensed retailer. You want your bag to last you a very long time!

Sher from Estate Jewelry International have been serving customers for over 20 years, providing affordable estate jewelry, and a wealth of information on jewelry, fashion, designers, and beauty with on staff industry professionals. Please visit us at Estate Jewelry International.

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Timeless Elegance Of The Coach Handbag

There are many types of handbags that a lady can carry, but the classic elegance and timeless style of the classic coach handbag is simply impossible to beat. Coach has long been recognized as the premier leather maker in the world, and the classic lines of purses, handbags, clutches, wallets and other accessories have made them a leader in the industry.

In addition to the coach handbag, the coach company also makes a number of excellent leather accessories including many fine belts and wallets. Pairing a classic handbag or purse from coach with a number of other great coach accessories is a great way to show off your personal taste and style and make a true fashion statement.

When considering a high priced purchase like a classic coach handbag it is of course important to shop carefully. True genuine coach handbags generally cost many hundreds of dollars, and while there are some sales and some deals to be had, chances are good that a genuine coach bag will cost a great deal of money. Even though these coach handbags can cost more than others it is important to remember that their high quality makes them more than worth the price.

While there are of course cheaper handbags on the market, none of these purses will be made to the exacting standards of the coach company. Buying a cheaper handbag may save you a little bit of money up front, but in the long run a classic and stylish handbag from the coach company will be the superior value in the long run. A beautiful purse or handbag from coach can last for many years, and represent a great overall value.

Of course the overwhelming popularity of the coach handbag, along with the reputation for quality that coach has built, has led to a number of cheap imitations and knockoffs. The looks of these cheap knockoffs can vary quite a bit, from obvious fakes that can be spotted a mile away, to fake products that can fool all but the most careful handbag shopper.

No matter what the appearance of the fake, however, it is important to remember that the quality of these fake coach handbags will not be up to the high quality standards of the coach company, and even if the handbags look good, they will not hold up to years of use like a genuine coach purse or handbag. It is important to look at the fine details of the coach purse, and not just the name on the outside. The genuine coach products will have fine quality stitching, and the interior of the purse will be just as attractive and well made as the exterior. Looking at the little details is one of the best ways to make sure you are getting the fine coach product you are paying so handsomely for.

There are coach stores in a large number of shopping malls located throughout the country, so finding a great selection of coach purses, handbags, wallets and accessories should not be difficult. Sorting through these great bags is a great way to determine which models best suit your needs. After all, coach makes a wide variety of different items, and it is important to shop around carefully.

Angle has been in the fashion industry for more than 15 years and most recently taken up interest in freelance writing in online fashion websites. For a free newsletter with the latest and hottest fashion trends in the handbag industry, please visit http://www.goldenbellbag.com for designer inspired handbags.

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Beauty Of Brighton Handbags

While there are many brands of purses on the market, at a variety of different prices, there is something about Brighton handbags that make them a great choice for many women. Choosing the right handbag or purse is always an important choice, since a purse can be much more than a merely utilitarian item. Indeed, a purse can be a true fashion statement, and it is important to choose a style that is a true reflection of your own unique personal taste and style.

The people who make Brighton handbags understand how important a woman’s purse can be, and they make a wide variety of different styles designed for a variety of different tastes. From casual handbags to contemporary handbags, there are certainly plenty of styles to choose from.

These great handbags also feature a number of great materials including leather, canvas and other types of fabrics, as well as a number of different colors and patterns, including a number of great floral prints and striped patterns.

Brighton handbags also come in a number of different sizes, from large hobo bags and shoulder bags designed to carry virtually everything any woman could need, to the smallest and most stylish of clutch style bags that would be perfect for a night on the town.

When shopping for a luxury item like a Brighton handbag, it is important to shop around for the best price. These luxury items are sold at a variety of different stores, from midrange and high end department stores to specialty stores. In addition, these fine products are sold at a number of internet retailers as well, and the prices these internet retailers have to offer can be a excellent as well.

While the prices on these high quality designer handbags and purses can vary quite a bit, the retail price of most Brighton handbags is several hundred dollars, with some models costing a little more and some a little less. No matter what the retail price, however, it is important to remember that these fine handbags are designed and made to last for many years, and unlike cheaper purses they will be around long after the cheaper purses have hit the trash bin.

These practical considerations are vital, but they can often be overlooked during the search for the best handbag at the best price. No matter what your price range, however, it is important to remember that the handbag you choose should be made of the highest quality materials, and it should be able to stand up to repeated usage as well. In addition, it is important to choose a handbag or purse with plenty of room inside, and plenty of handy and secure pockets for carrying around those expensive technological gadgets like cell phones, pagers and MP3 players. Having a number of secure pockets is essential, and it is important to look for these details, as well as for a chic and stylish handbag.

Angle has been in the fashion industry for more than 15 years and most recently taken up interest in freelance writing in online fashion websites. For a free newsletter with the latest and hottest fashion trends in the handbag industry, please visit http://www.goldenbellbag.com for designer inspired handbags.

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Questions to Ask When Selecting a Handbag

Getting a nice handbag nowadays means you have tons of options. It goes way beyond the overall look (although that is normally what catches your attention). Things such as what kinds of material it is made out of such as leather, heavy nylon, etc.

Do you want a handbag or purse that has a embroidered logo dangling on it and a zippered closure or a bag that is open with no trademarks on it?

Also there are considerations as to the origin country of the handbag. A popular place where handbags are made is from Italy and France. These countries are well known for fine fashions in general.

One thing you want to make not of is also if there is a certificate of authenticity attached to the bag. Nowadays counterfeit products are getting harder and harder to spot, but if you have the right eye and experience for these things, you should be able to tell apart the real thing from a fake.

One final thing that should be of prime consideration is the dimensions of the handbag. Do you prefer a wider or taller handbag or some combination thereof? How deep should the base of the handbag be?

You should keep in mind when reviewing handbags those just a few questions.
By Morgan Ross

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Gucci Handbags

It was over 70 years ago when the first Gucci handbag was introduced to the world of designer handbags. It was not long after that, the famous Gucci name became a symbol of luxury and a reflection of style and elegance for those who carried Gucci handbags. Today, Gucci remains a status symbol, however, due to the widespread use of online handbag shopping, women of all income levels are able to locate and purchase these fine designer handbags at unbelievable prices.

Women of all ages can be seen flaunting their Gucci designer handbags on regular occasions. Carrying one of these posh designer handbags over your shoulder is definitely a sign of status, something that many women desire. You are a beautiful and confident woman and you deserve to have the best in a handbag, and with Gucci that’s exactly what you’re getting! Every woman can and should have at least one Gucci designer handbag in her closet, although one Gucci often isn’t enough.

The famous Gucci bag is the perfect complement for any elegant outfit. You deserve to have your own Gucci designer handbag to complete and enhance your look. Nowadays, Gucci bags can be found at prices more affordable to the average consumer, especially those handbags found online.

Styles of Gucci Handbags

There are several different basic styles of Gucci bags, including totes, clutches, and unisex hobo models. Each style comes in a range of sizes, shapes, and colors to suit any fashion need, and the classic elegance of Gucci is easily paired with both formal styles and casual attire.

Features
While the Gucci name is instantly recognizable, the bags are each distinctive and offer multiple features for style, practicality, and convenience. Depending on the specific model, features may include:
Gold hardware for simple understated luxury.
Braided or chain straps for added distinction.
Playful and flirtatious tassel, charm, or stud accents.
Detachable shoulder straps.
Flap or top closures with either zippers or magnets for security.
Sturdy bottom feet to support larger bags.
Interior and exterior pockets including specialized cell phone pockets.
The signature interlocking double G logo.

Fabric
One of Gucci’s signature traits is its incredible range of fabric options for different handbag styles. While most designers offer different models in different fabrics and materials, Gucci routinely offers popular styles with a wide selection of fabric choices to allow individuals to choose their favorite bag as well as the type of fabric they prefer. Leather is always a popular choice and comes in several neutral hues, and other materials include velvet, suede, mink, denim, fox fur, and snakeskin. Perhaps the rarest selection is crocodile skin, which is used in a number of bags and different colors, including sage green and classic black. Because of its rarity, crocodile skin bags are substantially more expensive than the same bags in other fabrics.

Brown GG logo monogram is presented on beige jacquard fabric. The famous Gucci red and green strap secures all the items inside the bag. Grainy dark brown leather is trimmed on the bottom of the bag. The interior is lined with high quality dark brown fabric, and there is also a zipper compartment. The bag is secured by a gold Gucci emblem clip buckle. Accented with GOLD hardwares. A Controllato card and a dust bag included.

Brown GG logo monogram is presented on jacquard fabric. Single adjustable strap allows for carrying over the shoulder. Decored with grainy dark brown leather and hard golden hardware in front of the handbag. The interior is lined with high quality brown fabric, and there is also a zipper compartment. The bag is secured by a dard brown leather slip. A Controllato card and a dust bag included.

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Designer Diaper Bags

Designer diaper bags combine practical functionality with top-quality materials and tasteful designs. Gone are the days when women are forced to forsake fashion for motherhood — today’s stylish Moms can look great while having their little ones’ necessities easily at hand.

Types of Designer Diaper Bags

Designer diaper bags come in many of the today’s hottest bag looks. Whether you want something small for essentials or a roomier bag that can hold many items, you can find top-of-the-line baby bags in favorite styles such as:

Backpacks and Mini Backpacks
Messenger Style Diaper Bags
Hobo and Slouch Style Diaper Bags
Tote Style Diaper Bags
Stroller Diaper Bags
Shoulder Bags
Carry-Alls
Mini Bags
Bucket Style Diaper Bags

Designers

There are many unique styles and a wide range of designers, each contributing their own unique talents to their collections. The popular OiOi bags, designer by Lisa Bennetts, focus on sophistication. Her designs include both solid colors and prints, but the colors are not the traditional diaper bags primary colors. Instead, she creates she utilizes colors like lime, coral, and azure blue. Her patterns include small checks, paisley, oversized dot patterns, and others that offer a sleek, modern style without being severe.

Designers Angie Chung and Janet Lee developed the Mia Bossi name, creating diaper bags that sought to exude style. Their aptly named motto, “Diapers in Disguise,” epitomizes their designer diaper bags. The collections resemble designer handbags much more than any traditional diaper bag. The designs, in fact, are like oversized handbags, with the hidden diaper bag functionalities that mothers need. Italian inspired designer, Italian leather, and striking hardware are the backbone of these sophisticated bags.

The JP Lizzy collections from designer Wendy Barry, offer cheerful, stylish diaper bags. Designed around the popular and functional tote-style bag, these diaper bags utilize the extra space offered by squared style bags, creating ultra-roomy bags for stowing baby gear. Pastels in her collections are offset with sophisticated black or chocolate, and her colored bags invite freshness and fun into modern style.

Other popular diaper bag designer brands include:
2 Red Hens
Baby Kaed
Bumble Bags
Caden Lane
Cargo Cutie
DadGear
DaisyGear
Debbie Rott
Diaper Dude
Eddie Bauer
Fanci-Free
Fleurville
Holly Aiken
Hoohobbers
Jeep
Ju Ju Be
Kalencom
Loom
OiOi
Oskerbee
Petunia Picklebottom
Posh Baby
Ramalama
Rebecca Denny Designs
Reese Li
Sally Spicer
Skip Hop
Stork Sak
Timi and Leslie
Tommy Hilfiger
Trend Lab
Zosephine

From Designer Handbags to Diaper Bags

Many well known designer handbag names now offer stylish, contemporary designer diaper bags to meet their customer demand. These names are long trusted in the handbag sector, and their quality and style naturally extend to their diaper bag selections.

Gucci, Kate Spade, Prada, Coach, Vera Bradley Handbags, Juicy Couture, and other designer names all carry diaper bags. You can rest assured that you’ll be toting baby’s essentials around in a bag with the same quality craftsmanship as these designers’ handbags.

What to Look For

Finding the perfect, stylish diaper bag may take more than just finding a style you like. You also want to ensure that the designer bag you’re choosing has the functional and organizational features you need.

Look for:
Fabrics that are stain resistant
A style that fits your frame
Feet or reinforcements on bottom of bag
Shoulder straps to keep your hands free
Accompanying changing pad and slot for changing pad
Bottle pockets or loops
Insulated compartments for breast milk or formula
Pocket or bag for wipes, utensils, or other small items
Enclosure that open easily or with one hand

Price

As with most designer items, designer diaper bags vary in price depending on the designer, extent of craftsmanship, and materials. There are many affordable priced designer baby bags. For under $100, you can get a cute bag from Vera Bradley or Skip Hop.

For those looking at the crème-de-la-crème of diaper bags, such as Gucci, diaper bags start at just under six hundred dollars.

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