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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

What You Need to Know About Burberry (When Shopping Pre-Loved)

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Burberry is a hugely successful British brand that has, slowly but surely, gone global. With more than 500 stores worldwide, and a flock of celebrity fans, it's safe to say that Burberry has become a household name - even if you don't shop there yourself. 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

YSL Belle de Jour Clutch Bag Review

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Before it became known as Saint Laurent, YSL used to make a lovely little clutch bag called the "Belle de Jour". It has now, sadly, been discontinued, but it's a designer bag that I still see people talking about and purchasing on the pre-loved market.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

4 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Designer Clutch Bag

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Are you considering the purchase of a designer clutch bag? I think that it's a marvellous idea, and here are the 4 reasons why I think you should bite the bullet and add a clutch to your collection.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Valentino Lock Bag Review

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In 2010, Valentino had a second wave of success after Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo designed and launched the "Rockstud" high heels. Since 2010, Valentino's Rockstud accessories have apparently been responsible for doubling the company's sales. Although Valentino's 'Lock' Bag (pictured above and below) isn't technically part of the Rockstud range, you can clearly see from its influence on the Lock design.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

What is a Royal Warrant? And Which Designer Bag Brands Have One?

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Royal warrants are issued by royal families, or family members, to companies from whom they regularly (over a period of years) purchase goods or services. In this way, a royal warrant indicates the patronage of a royal family or royal family member and allows a company to advertise this fact, thus lending them prestige. Obviously, royal warrants can only be obtained in countries that still have a royal family so this does limit the number of luxury brands that have attained a royal warrant. 

As this blog is dedicated to designer handbags, it seems appropriate to discuss the brands that have attained a royal warrant thanks to their designer bags. 


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

1 Simple Bag Update That Will Transform Your Style

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My advice for anyone who is looking to trasform their style; buy less, and buy better. But what does "better" mean?

I recently watched video by a YouTuber called Alex - from HRH Collection - in which she discussed how even top-end (read: Herm├Ęs) handbags are starting to look 'basic'. What she means by 'basic' is that the market is becoming oversaturated with the same types of bags, and everyone is beginning to look the same. The designer handbags that you covet might actually only serve to make you look like everybody else, and that isn't actually going to help you carve out a style of your own. 

Saturday, 13 May 2017

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Second OMG Clutch Bag

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I've already featured a couple of 3.1 Phillip Lim's 31 Minute Clutch Bag before, but this 'OMG' bag is in the smaller 31 Second design. Both the 31 Minute and 31 Second models are still regularly produced by 3.1 Phillip Lim, with new quirky and colourful designs being released each season. This 'OMG' design is a few years old, and only ocassionally appears in the pre-loved designer bag market. 
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