Spring 2007: The Must-Have Luxury Leather Handbags

Although a luxury leather handbag is one of the most classic fashion accessories that one can buy, styles and trends change with the season. If you are in the market for a new bag, you will be pleased to discover the array of options available this season. Spring 2007 is all about choices in personal style. Here is your guide to the latest styles and colors in a variety of luxury leather handbags.

Originally slouchy, comfortable, and decidedly bohemian, the “hobo bag” has gone through a style metamorphosis. While retaining their offbeat styling, this year’s hobos are now more structured, offering a “frame” to hold the leather in place. From funky faux-reptilian straps to shiny metal grommets, trim is in so shop around for the style that best represents you.

A structured middle ground between a hobo and a totebags, the “satchel” is possibly the most functional choice of all luxury leather handbagsbags. Functional definitely does not mean frumpy though, as the satchel has emerged as possibly the hottest bag of the season. The satchel offers a dizzying array of styling choices from shiny patent leather to rings and grommets that are reminiscent of the old punk chic.

Large bags are in this year and the larger the better. Totebags were originally designed as specialty bags for carrying books and other large items. Recently however, they have morphed into the bags of choice for many Hollywood stars. With a bag this large it is easy to lose keys and other necessities in the bottom so this year’s hot styles feature zipper compartments to keep essentials separated.

While large bags are the style of choice for everyday use, transform your look at night with the polar opposite: a tiny handbag complete with intricate detailing. Teeny zippers, delicate chains and soft trim are all just a few of the choices in this year’s smallest bags.

Cell phone cases, wallets, and key chains are all available in an endless array of styles and colors. The significantly lower price of these small accessories makes it easier to embrace possibly short-lived trends so live it up with these more affordable options.

Colors are also very important. Without a doubt bright and shiny red is the number one color of the moment. From patent leather to suede, from totebags to clutches, red bags are the hottest of the season. If fire engine red is not quite your style, other colors within the red family are widely available as well from pink to burgundy and everything in between.

Royal purple, regal green, lapis blue: if it can be found in gemstones it is hot this season. These colors work especially well on clutch purses, adding a shock of color to your little black dress.

Brown and beige are especially hot this year, particularly in the larger bags, making it easy to coordinate your bag with many different outfits. White is also in and of course, basic black never goes out of style.

This year’s styles are all about personal choice. The wide array of colors, styles and especially trim ensures that no matter what your individual preference there is sure to be a luxury leather handbag that is perfect for you.

Gale Boone is the founder of eLuxe Bags. For more information about luxury leather handbags, visit http://www.eluxebags.com

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Maximize Style with Discount Handbags

Handbags are quite a unique accessory. Not only are they an attractive accessory, they are also functional. Other accessories, such as earrings and necklaces, are nice to look at, but they don’t serve a function other than their obvious aesthetic value. Handbags, however, serve a purpose other than just looking good.

The Forgotten Accessory

Of course, handbags only enhance outfits when they are fashionable and coordinate with what we are wearing. Unfortunately, many don’t give thought to the impact their handbag can give on the overall image they project. Now, to get the most out of this functional accessory, it isn’t necessary to have a different handbag to match every outfit. Women don’t need to change handbags every single day. However, it does make sense to use handbags that complement your attire.

By being a savvy shopper and seeking out discount handbags, you can probably get more than one handbag for the same amount you would pay for one at retail. You don’t need twenty handbags, unless of course you want that many. However, a few carefully selected discount handbags in a few styles and colors can help you accessorize your wardrobe perfectly every day.

Instant Wardrobe Update

Adding a new discount handbag or two to your wardrobe can be an inexpensive way to give your wardrobe a quick fashion update. One of the most cost-effective ways to introduce the latest trends into your wardrobe is to update your handbag. By investing in classic clothing and contemporary discount handbags, your wardrobe will always appear fresh and modern.

When selecting discount handbags to add pizazz to your wardrobe, think about the clothing pieces that you love to wear. Buy discount handbags that will work with several of your favorite outfits, so you will have an easy time coordinating the handbags with the things you wear most often. Additionally, make sure that you buy discount handbags that are very different from each other in appearance. Buying discount handbags that are so similar they can hardly be told apart won’t spice up your wardrobe. Choose carefully to get the maximum style bang for your buck!

Let the Real You Come Through

Your handbag says a lot about you and your personality. Particularly when you work in an environment where you have to wear a uniform or follow a strict dress code, your discount handbag may be the best way to let your co-workers see the real you. Unusual prints and shapes are a way to let people see your creative side. Bright colors convey an air of confidence. A classic, timeless shape and fabric sends a message of elegance and understatement. What kind of mood are you in today? Let your discount handbag tell the story!

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The “It” Bag For Evening – The Clutch

Large handbags in a range of colors are de rigeur for today’s work or play. But when the sun goes down, dress-up and evening bags also have a distinctive look that defines them as au courant.

“The evening bag of the moment is a clutch,” declares Che, a Los Angeles designer and stylist for celebrities, who also works on large commercial campaigns. “Exotic skins like crocodile, washed lizard and python are popular right now.”

“Patent leather is very popular this spring and summer,” adds Daria Hines, personal stylist to Fergie, solo star and member of the multi-platinum-selling group Black Eyed Peas. “People want shiny—and colorful.” She also agrees that skins, like snakeskin are in great demand.

The reason clutches are in style, fashion experts contend, is that they look adorable, they’re lightweight and easy to carry, and they don’t detract from an outfit. Yet the reason they are so beloved—their small size—is also their biggest drawback. “A clutch doesn’t hold very much,” admits Che, referring to some of the smallest clutches that are fashionable this season. “Just keys, money, I.D. and lipstick.”

The good news, of course, is that if you’re out for just a few hours attending a party or an evening affair, odds are, you don’t need to carry very much. Whichever clutch you choose, however, you can always remind yourself that what your purse lacks in size, it makes up for in style.

Here’s a look at some of the dress-up evening bags of the moment:

For those who can spend a large amount of cash on a small purse, the top-of-the-line designers offer a myriad of choices. Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Fendi all offer amazing—and expensive—clutches in alligator and python, lambskin, calfskin, and patent leather.

A Fendi favorite is the crossword patent clutch, above ($920). Black patent panels have oversized coated leather Fendi letters (mirror-like in appearance) woven over the zip-top bag, which has a satin lining.

The priciest bags are certainly pretty, but most women don’t want to forfeit a fortune when buying a new party purse. Enter Hobo International, a company that offers stylish clutches at affordable prices. According to their Web site, www.hobobags.com, the line is designed by women for women. The Hobo Arden ($110) is a petite leather clutch which comes in black, cameo pink, celadon, linen, and sepia. The front of the clutch is adorned with a pretty big bow which dominates the face. The Madeleine ($115), also leather, comes in the same colors as the Arden, but features a silver circle belt buckle instead of bow. The Tina ($115) mirrors the Madeleine but is made of crinkle patent leather, and is offered in vivid colors, including citron, cobalt, and red.

Add a little spice to your evening with clutches by Lodis (www.lodis.com). The Slim Clamshell Clutch ($170) is patent leather with a glossy wave overlay and shiny nickel hardware. It has as a twist closure that opens or magnetic “wings” that open on both sides for convenient access to credit card slots, an ID window and bill compartments. A strap is also included. The Slim Clamshell comes in chartreuse, tangerine or baby blue.

Lodis also offers a more traditional Clamshell clutch ($138) in drum dyed red or black leather accented with taupe stitching with double sided magnetic closure, 14 credit card slots and a removable shoulder strap.

New York designer Betsey Johnson (www.betseyjohnson.com), “known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished, and the over the top,” according to the description on her Web site, presents the rather tame and classy Peddle Pusher Clutch ($195) in black and silver. Simple and elegant, the clutch is accented by a decorative belt buckle.

Another trendy choice for evening bags is a wristlet. Essentially the same size and shape as a clutch, it includes a small wrist strap, which comes in handy for dancing and most important, as a way to prevent you from leaving your bag behind.

When designing their bags, the go-to manufacturer of leather, Coach (www.coach.com) ensures each product embodies the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality. The Zoe leather clutch ($258) is a sleek little bag combining a modern profile with timeless detailing. In Nappa leather with leather trim, it has an inside zip pocket, cellphone/multi-function pocket and turnlock closure. You can choose between chartreuse and brass. Also new from Coach are straw wristlets ($168) that feature metallic trim and chain straps; they’re available in bark, gold, grass and vermillion.

Prada’s Miu Miu line (www.miumiu.com) offers a funky metallic wristlet clutch ($170) This bag adds just the right zip to a basic black party dress.

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The Quilted Handbag- Your Choice to Make a Distince Fashion Statement

Quilted handbags allow their owners to make their own unique fashion statements. So disposed are these accessories to personal remakes that variations in style may number as many as there are individual quilted handbags! Certainly, no other kind of handbags can compare to quilted handbags in terms of variety and style available.

Retro Quilted Handbags

Retro quilted bags are popular nowadays. Styles of quilted handbags that hark back to the 1960s and 1970s are pieced together using denim, tie die T-shirt material, patches, miniature flags and the once ubiquitous peace symbol. Carrying a quilted handbag that echoes the eras of flower power and disco fever is fashionable, even if its bearer wasn’t born during those times.

Ethnic Feel to Go With Your Quilted Handbag

Ethnic touches can also easily be added to quilted handbags. Attaching beads, turquoise or sequins bestow quilted handbags a southwestern or possibly Native American look. A Union Jack patch can give a quilted handbag a British look or identify. Distinctly regional traits, such as southern state or New England idiosyncrasies, can be made to reflect in a quilted bag. Regardless of your preference or ethnicity, you can certainly customize a quilted handbag so that it reflects your style and personality.

Handcrafted Quilted Handbags

You can even make your own quilted handbags. Aside from making a rewarding hobby, quilted handbag crafting provides you with room for expression of individuality like no other style of bag can. Like quilt blankets, quilted handbags are created by piecing together quilted pieces. If you are a woman of creative inclinations, why not make a quilted handbag yourself — one that shows your style, uniqueness and personality? By creating your own quilted handbag, you will be rewarded twice: You get to enjoy the act of creation and expression, and you get yourself a nice little quilted handbag to use and show off when you are out and about!

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Dooney & Bourke Handbags – Why Buying Online Is So Important

For those of you who went online and found that fabulous handbag that you are toting around, already know about the best kept secret in fashion. That’s right ladies, the best kept secret in fashion is not who to wear, but how to get it and it happens to be on the internet.

I’m sure you have all seen the commercials about getting “it” on the internet? The commercials that tell you that whatever it is that you are searching for or needing to buy, you will find “it” online? Well, for those of you who are looking for Dooney & Bourke handbags, the ads are true for you. You can find Dooney online for costs that you would never pay in the stores. I mean prices so low that you will think that something is wrong with the items. There is a reason you can get a Dooney online at a fraction of retail and I will tell you how. Here goes the secret so listen carefully…

Think of how much money businesses typically have to pay for their building rent/lease, electricity or even employees in some cases. Those costs add up and are put into the products. The costs are then passed on to us and we have to pay for it when we buy from the stores. By buying online from places like eBay we do not have to pay those hiked up prices because having to pay for all the store costs and inventory are not an issue. This cost savings is passed directly on to consumers, effectively allowing the little guys to directly compete with the big guys.

Do you see where I’m going with this ladies? We can get our Dooney & Bourke handbag or anything else for almost pennies on the dollar because of just buying from online. It’s really simple. Celebrities are doing it all of the time. Read about it in InStyle magazine.

All you are doing is going to online auctions and bidding on your handbag and walking away with it for a steal. One thing you have to know about buying from places that save you the most money like online auctions is how to register. You must be registered to make bids or purchases in online auctions, but doing so is a snap. It’s like filling out those questionaire’s that we have all filled out when we see the shiny new car in the mall or a give-a-way to a tropical island somewhere. It takes about 5 minutes of your time and you are set from then on out.

You will be in the system and from there you can bid and make purchases freely. You may even find that you want to start selling your own goods from auctions. You never know. With the amount of handbags you are about to start buying, you just may have to to keep your rotation of new bags going. Sell a few here to buy a few there. It’s a fabulous and fun cycle.

So, when you are ready to start doing your online shopping, which should be today, you now know where to go and why. A word of advise about online shopping, ladies. You can not and I can’t stress this hard enough, wait until you have found that item you want to buy and then decide you are going to register. By the time you get back to bidding on your item, it may be gone. I have seen this happen and it hurts our feelings when we lose out on what we wanted. To avoid that all together just register immediately and let it sit until you are ready to purchase. All it takes is one time and you can start shopping whenever you are good and ready.

So, what are you waiting for…get online and start shopping while the best savings are available.

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Coach Handbags – Choosing The Right Fit For Your Body Type

Handbags have become the most popular accessory on the market over the past year. With thousands of styles to choose from, finding the perfect handbag that fits your style can be difficult. As smart as women are, we still tend to pick the wrong bag for our body type. Believe it or not ladies, a fabulous handbag can ruin your whole look if it doesn’t match your fit.

When I say “fit” I mean the size of your body. We all are aware of the different shapes and sizes of women. But, did you know that certain handbags look better on certain people? I know…your thinking, “WHAT!” It’s hard enough having to deal with weight issues, now we have to worry about our handbag making us look bigger? Relax, I’m not saying that your handbag will make you look bigger. I’m just saying that a handbag that complements your size as well as your look, is always best. Let’s use Coach for an example. Coach has a variety of sizes for all body types.

Lets say you are 5′-9″ and thin. You are the luckiest of all body types because you can pretty much get away with any size handbag. With the length of your body you can wear a large Tote or a large Hobo. These bags cover the middle of the body and allows the body to still be shown. Try not to get too carried away with your sizing though. Remember, there are handbags for wearing and handbags for travel luggage. We don’t wear our luggage for everyday wear. Your body will look especially nice if you are carrying a smaller handbag. Just be sure it fits snug under your arm. Wearing it this way shows off the waist line. It also makes the body look longer for those who are going for the tall look.

Lets say you are 5′-3″ and round. You are going to want to go with the smaller handbag. These bags will make you look taller than you really are and if worn under the arm, draws attention to the top of the body. Larger bags will only make you look shorter. And quite possibly wider.

Lets say you are 5′-6″ and curvy. Look for a handbag that accentuates your waistline. The Satchel in medium or the Hippie in medium will look great for your size. Wearing medium sizes are best for your body type because it falls just above the waist. Showing off that sexy curve of yours that’s just above the hip area.

Lets say you are full figured or plus sized. Wearing larger bags like the large Tote are best for your body type because they are made wider and larger and help to make the body look smaller. A smaller handbag with smaller straps will only add to your size and possibly make you appear bigger than you really are.

Making the right choices for you handbag is essential when putting your whole look together. Having a handbag that is too small or too big can ruin a great look. You wouldn’t put on a patent leather shoe with sweats would you? No!! Wearing the wrong handbag can do the same damage to your look. Some handbags can flatter your body type, whether it be big or small. Also, try mixing up your handbags.

Also, try to wear a different handbag for different occasions. If you are wearing jeans, wear a sportier handbag like the Scribble. If you are dressed up for a special occasion, wear the clutch or one of the smaller bags. For all other attire, the Signature handbags always look nice. Just try to match the bag with the shoes. We all have to have a brown and black handbag. Having more than one handbag is a must!

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Women’s Dooney And Burke Handbag Accessory – Background and Style Options

Women’s Dooney And Burke Handbag Accessory – The History And Different Style Options That You Can Get

The option of the women’s Dooney and Burke handbag accessory is one which has been around for some time, as the Dooney and Burke Company is one which has also been around for a substantial amount of time. They are an incredibly respected company, and all of their products are made with the utmost care and quality, and are worth every penny that you spend.

Women’s Dooney And Burke Handbag Accessory – A Variety of Available Options

When it comes to the women’s Dooney and Burke handbag accessory, you really have a lot of different options that are available to you, and if you have ever bought women’s Dooney and Burke handbag accessory before, then surely you already know this.

If you are a shopping fanatic and you love spending time in the stores browsing and purchasing, then you may just want to go right out to the store to look through everything and find what you want. However, if you are more interested in making a quick trip out of it then there are several things that you can do.

For instance, you can go on the Internet and browse through the different handbag accessories that are presently available from Dooney and Burke, and the reason that this is such a great idea is because then you will not have to waste time in the store when you actually get there, and you can even order your products right over the Internet if you want.

This will end up saving you a lot of time and effort in the end, however if you do want to order right off the Internet then you are going to want to make sure that you take extra precautions, namely for the fact that you will have to give your personal information out online and this can often be very dangerous, even if the site itself is secured.

Overall, just make sure that you have fun with it, and if you tend to overspend then you may want to make yourself a budget before you go out or before you go on the Internet to browse through the items, so that you are already aware of how much you can spend and so that you can get the best worth for your money, and as well so that you will not spend more than you can.

Taking your time, having patience, and putting in effort is very important here, especially if you want to save the best money that you can and get the best worth for your money as well, and you will see in the end that it was all worth it.

Another great idea is to ask around to your family and friends, and see if they have every purchased a wholesale wedding ring set, and then ask them where they went to get it. You never know, this may just be your best resource of all, because you would be getting a firsthand opinion in regards to how the company was, and whether or not you should go there.

Just remember not to get frustrated, and keep in mind the fact that you are going to be saving a lot of money if you get the wedding ring set, never mind buying it wholesale as well.

Harry is the owner of the Women’s Purse and Handbag Guide. We feature information on Women’s Dooney and Burke Handbags, Purses, and much more.

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Womens Burberry Handbag Accessory – The Options That You Have

When it comes to the matter of womens Burberry handbag accessory, there is truly a multitude of options that you have available to you. There are so many different accessories that you can choose from as handbag accessories, and this is why you may need to put in some time and effort in order to find the best ones for you.

The Womens Burberry Handbag Accessory – More Options

When it comes to the womens Burberry handbag accessory options that you have, the sky is really the limit. After all, there are the women’s Burberry handbag accessory options that are pre-made, and then you can also have them custom made as well, if that is what you would prefer.

There are also many different places that you can go in order to find such womens Burberry handbag accessory options, and of course the best place that you can go to is to your local retail store that offers other Burberry items, particularly of course, handbags.

However, besides the issues of styles and places that you can go to in order to find these types of accessories, there is the ever so important issue of pricing. After all, most of us do not take enough time to browse around at our options, and end up spending a great deal more than we would have had to if we had have put some consideration into the process overall.

If you are shopping for a Burberry item of any sort, then you surely know already that you are going to be spending quite a bit of money, and you certainly should not expect to find too great of a deal, because then odds are that the item is not even authentic at all. After all, you pay more for brand names, and Burberry is definitely one of the most respected and well-known brands out there today.

However, you can find great deals, and the best place of all is to shop at the actual Burberry store, even directly from the manufacturer, if you can. A good idea is to start your search on the Internet, as the speed and efficiency of the Internet allows you to be able to quickly and easily find whatever it is that you are looking for.

Take some time, have some patience, and shop around from store to store until you find the best deal.

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How to Buy Quality Leather Handbags Online: Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)

Online shopping has become a reality of modern life. In many cases shopping online can save significant amounts of money over buying in person. Due to the fact that the item is not physically in your possession at the time of purchase, distinguishing authentic high quality goods from poor knockoffs can be difficult. Consequently the internet has become a sort of mecca for unscrupulous sellers who are eager to make money off less than savvy buyers.

Nonetheless there are excellent deals to be found on the internet. The key is to learn as much as possible about both the product and the merchant. Remember that buying online especially from such venues as eBay is a bit of a gamble. Never gamble more than you can afford to lose. However eBay and similar auction sites do offer a sort of verification system using feedback from previous buyers to rate the seller. Look for sellers with high ratings to minimize your risk.

Familiarize yourself as much as possible with the actual bag you want to purchase. Designer bags are often replicated by unsavory resellers and you may not be able to spot the fake from photographs online. Nonetheless, seeing and handling an authentic designer bag in person can help you find the small details that are particular to that designer. Then carefully scrutinize the online photographs to check for those details on the bag you are considering.

Communicate with the seller prior to purchasing a leather handbag. Inquire as to whether the seller has authenticity paperwork for the bag. Question whether the seller was the original owner, in a private sale, or is an authorized dealer for that type of bag, if a corporate seller. A legitimate seller will be happy to answer questions honestly while a shady dealer will try to brush you off or change the subject.

The safest way to buy a quality leather handbag online is through an authorized dealer of the bag you want. This can be the priciest option, but will generally save you money over buying in person. If you are interested in reselling the bag later or simply want to document your purchase, then an authorized dealer will provide the proper authenticity paperwork.

In order to avoid falling victim to online scams follow the same safety rules that you would for any other product. Be wary of dealers with little or no online feedback from past customers. Examine the photos of the product carefully. Inquire whether the dealer or the online store offers any type of insurance or guarantee. Most importantly, ask for recommendations from people that you know.

Remember that if a deal sounds too good to be true then it probably is. Handbag dealers are in business to make money and even private owners generally know the true value of the item. You are not likely to find a $1500 designer bag for $100 no matter what story the dealer tries to give.

A bit of careful research can help you avoid the pitfalls of buying a leather handbag online. Purchasing online can help you to save significant amounts of money over buying your bag in person. Following these simple tips can help you find the bag of your dreams at a price that you can afford.

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Handbags Are Gifts for Every Occasion

Every woman has a basic necessity: a handbag. A purse gives the security of knowing that she has scissors, her cell phone and credit cards close at hand. So, you cannot go wrong by giving handbags as gifts.

Handbags make a perfect gift item since they come in so many different styles & colors. Just be sure to choose the handbag that best suits the personality of the person receiving your gift.

Styles of Handbags

There are so many different styles of handbags, making them perfect gifts for almost any occasion. Below is just a sample of choices available when choosing your purse to give that special someone in your life.

Leather handbags are noted as being a favorite among women. These handbags are made to last and can be used for work or going out on the town. Cotton is another good choice. It is a fabric handbag and comes in an array of different colors.

Handbags come in all shapes and sizes. There are small handbags for the petite size and large handbags for the women who like to carry everything but the kitchen sink.

Handbags also come with adjustable straps. This is very convenient and it lets you decide if you would rather carry the bag on your shoulder or with your hand. If you are one that likes to carry your handbag on your shoulder, remember, there are special-made bags that help reduce the stress on your shoulder thus eliminating back pain.

Colors of Handbags

Handbags come in a wide variety of colors. There are the darker colors for the winter season and light colors for spring or summer. A word of caution: If you plan to buy a light color purse, check the fabric and make sure it can be cleaned.

Occasions for Handbags

The many different occasions for using a handbag are another reason for giving these as gifts. Handbags can be used to carry to a wedding, prom, or a formal dance. There are many types of handbags that can be carried to the work place every day. Handbags are also needed for church and sports events.

Remember, handbags complete the outfit and bring out the personality in each person.

Gifts That Accent Handbags

You cannot go wrong if you give jewelry along with the handbag. Scarves also make great gifts. Just make sure the colors match. If you feel the handbag is not enough to give, and you are uncertain about what to give that special person here are a few more ideas.

1. Perfume

2. Lingerie

3. Massage Oils

4. Hats

5. Shoes

Off-line, there are many specialty shops for handbags, and for the bored man who is helping you to shop, I am sure he will run across an electronics or automotive parts shop to keep him busy.

If your time is limited and you do not have the time to shop for gifts at the mall, you can always surf online to shop for your bag. You can even find Internet retail outlets that carry major brands, which are usually not in stock or hard to find, and have them drop-shipped to your doorstep! While there, you can also choose from many other items including products for your pets, household items, telephones, DVD players, car alarms, radar detectors, toys, and sports items. The choices are unlimited.

Choose the handbag gifts that best suit your loved ones today!

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Caring for a Luxury Leather Handbag

A luxury leather handbag is an expensive long-term investment. Leather is prone to damage from spills, stains, and even the weather, but it is possible to mitigate the damage and protect your investment by following a few simple steps. With proper care, your new handbag can last for many years.

Both humidity and dryness are natural enemies of leather. Use neatfoot oil or commercial leather conditioners to maintain the proper level of moisture in the leather. Once a week is not too often to condition a heavily used handbag in areas with extreme weather changes. If the bag is primarily stored in a temperature and humidity controlled location, it may only need to be conditioned once a month or less. Keep an eye on the luxury leather handbag, and if it shows any signs of distress, condition it immediately.

Loosely stuff the handbag with tissues when it is not in use. This will help prevent the bag from losing its shape. Be careful not to overstuff the bag because it could cause stretching.

If your luxury leather handbag becomes wet, allow it to air-dry thoroughly. Keep the bag away from heat sources and be sure that it is stuffed with tissues. Condition the handbag once while it is still damp and again after it is completely dry.

Be careful of commercial preparations that claim to make leather more water repellent or otherwise claim to enhance the natural properties of the leather. Some of these preparations work, but they may stain or damage certain leathers. If you choose to use one of these products, be sure to test it carefully in an inconspicuous place.

Although actual stains can be complicated to remove, day to day dust and dirt is generally treatable with a damp sponge. Some people carefully use a lightweight scouring pad, but extreme caution must be used to avoid scratching the leather. A sponge with a small drop of dish soap or other light cleaning product is much safer. Be sure to re-condition the leather afterwards.

Be conscious of makeup, hair products and other debris that may be on your hands. Try to handle your handbag only when your hands are clean. Also be conscious of where you set your bag down in public, as many common products can stain your handbag.

Keep your handbag in a reasonably well-ventilated area. Be certain not to restrict airflow around the handbag, such as closing it inside a suitcase. Lack of airflow can cause the bag to mildew or crack.

Although leather products are susceptible to staining and damage from the environment, with a bit of maintenance and care it is possible to keep a luxury leather handbag looking like new for many years to come. Humidity, whether too much or too little, is the number one enemy of leather, but commercial products are available that will minimize the impact. Dust and dirt can be treated easily and minor spills cared for with a damp sponge. Protect the handbag as well as possible, but do not be afraid to take it out. Your handbag is an investment in your lifestyle and is meant to be enjoyed.

Gale Boone is the founder of eLuxe Bags. For more information about luxury leather handbags, visit eluxebags.com

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Coach Purses – High End Purses, Or Not?

One of the most sought after purses in the world are from the name brand of Coach. Coach purses are made from what began as a family-owned business in Manhattan in the early 1940s. Even at that time, their purses were owned and flaunted by the rich and famous. They also created other leather goods such as wallets and belts

Even today, a Coach brand of leather products is still a very expensive items purchase being made of some of the finest high quality leather found in purses today. But the name brand does not matter to the consumer that purchases the purse. It is the appearance of the purse which matters the most.

Coach purses are said to last more than 10 years because of the quality of the leather which obtains a patina over age, as well as brass and steel rivets that create this magnificent product. Regardless of what creates the coach purse, the fans of this purse are still strong even today. With many other brands available of comparable value and price, celebrities will still include the coach purse as part of their ensemble when going out on the town or on a long trip.

One of the concerns when purchasing a coach purse is the authenticity of the purse itself. An easy guideline to follow is that any purse that you purchase at a flea market or at a discount store, is more than likely not be authentic purse that you thought it would be. If you are truly concerned about having an authentic purse, sometimes only the authorized dealerships are the best places to go

One could say that the niche that coach purses fall into is the category of the affordable luxury. They have a recognized brand that is priced high enough to be appreciated, but low enough so even the middle-class can purchase and claim that they also own a coach purse.

Whether or not you have a purse from a thrift shop, or a coach purse from unauthorized dealer, what is important is the image that the purse creates for you with the outfit that you happen to be wearing at that time. Most people will not stop and examine the emblem or serial number on your purse. Your self image is what is important, not the purse that you purchase.

If you are looking for more information on Coach purses, please visit: http://www.purses-directory.com

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