09/19/16

Shifting Season: Finding the perfect Spring Handbags!

It is so much exciting to shop for new handbags and ladies let us all admit it – we are all looking forward to this. What’s nice about getting a new bag is that you know, you have an excuse when the season lapses. You know you better get yourself a new one. You may come across different handbags online, or on any boutiques, but be sure to get the one suitable for the season. Check out different catalogues and brochures and choose the one you like best. But before you do that, how do you actually find the right bag for the season? Summer, winter, and fall have their own ideas. More or less, these three seasons are much easier to see on the market. You can always see floral designs for summer, comfy silky bags for winter and gorgeous simple totes for fall. How about spring handbags?

Here are some of the things you need to focus on when purchasing your spring handbags.

  1. Designs, designs, designs everywhere!

While other season requires a couple of preferred look and design, spring handbags are less stressful to choose. Basically, because anything you want, may fit in.  Purses, totes, clutch bags, body bags – name it and they can all be spring handbags.

  1. Material Picking

Every season gives out a new trend to follow, but more than the trend, your comfort is number one. In order to save you from the sticky heat of summer, best summer bags are made of cotton. Silk or faux fur works wonderful in winter season, not to mention fall too. Spring on the other hand, is a more relaxing season, so any lightweight material or fabric would work well.

  1. Getting the right Print

So, we all know tropical flowers are more about summer. But it applies well for spring handbags too, cheerful striking colors with modern touches are all for it. Quick tip for other seasons: go for snow covered forest designs for the winter and simple leafy designs for fall. Plain solid colors can be worn anytime of the year, but be careful of the shading. However, for those who want to go sassy on their seasonal handbags, you can go detailed and choose the ones related mainly to the current period.

  1. Color combination and Shading

Like what was mentioned above, almost everything can be used anytime, but if you are really into blending for the current season, make sure you choose the best one. Other seasons, for example – winter can go from shades white to black. Any deep colored colors may suit as well, such as dark green, red, or purple. Fall obviously mixes well with amber, orange and brown color. Spring handbags can go from light and bright hues. Pastel colors are best, light green, sky blue and rose. Hot colors such as pink, sunshiny yellow and robin’s egg blue are commonly for summer.

07/12/16

The rise of the new favorite – French Designer Handbags Sweeps American Bag Collectors by Storm

Although US has always loved names likes Chanel and it is true, that New Yorkers preferred this brand over other known designer handbags. Miami and the rest of the area had loved the brand but how about everywhere else? Oh, French designer handbags, had definitely dominated everyone else’s closet.

Louis Vuitton brand, established back in 1854 by the renowned Louis Vuitton himself, made it as the world’s most valuable luxury bag. This recognition, mind you, is one of the highest recognition any brand can ever take, especially that it takes the luxury category.  The RealReal, a consignment retailer based in San Francisco, conducted a survey showing the top five brands with the most number of sales from the biggest-spending cities in the United States. The five brands are Céline, Goyard, Hermes, Gucci, Chanel and of course, Louis Vuitton – almost all of which were French designer handbags.

StyleList revealed that Louis Vuitton swept all these other brands away when it comes to sales on cities that sold most designer handbags. The cities are: Denver, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas. No wonder why the company was listed as the most valuable luxury brand in the world by Forbes. Earning about $29.9 billion, the company definitely topped the list.

In purchasing French designer handbags, keep in mind that you will be doing a lot of spending. A Louis Vuitton bag would cost anywhere from $1,000 to $150,000.  Units vary from classic monogram hobo to their latest or rare items.

French designer handbags and more!

French Designer HandbagsComing right from the second spot is Chanel, the second most popular brand in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco and the top for Miami and New York. New editions usually cost $5,000 but the special edition items could cost some thousand dollars.

The Italian brand, Gucci came in as the second best for collectors of Seattle and ranked third in Dallas and Denver.

Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco all chose Celine as the third best brand while Hermes, ranked the same in Miami and Washington D.C., but second in the Big Apple, New York.

Known for their Birkin Bags, Hermes recently sold a Himalayan Crocodile variety in an auction held last September in Los Angeles. The variety cost $185,000 for the event’s highest priced Parisian brand. Usual pre-loved Birkin sells for less than $10,000 and so, one should reserve quite some for a brand new piece.  And when we mean some, we hope you know what we mean.

Goyard was the only other designer handbag that topped all three states and so happened to be second in Denver.  Goyard was the oldest Parisian brand founded back in 1853 in Paris. Brand offers items that are available in selected continents. You may be able to purchase items in selected boutiques. Most are found in US, European and Asian continents as company does not entertain online commerce. Usual cost of a pre-owned is about $1,000 to somewhere about $2,000.

06/9/16

Getting to Know your Handbag Manufacturers

Yes, we know we can buy bags from the mall and on bazaars, but where do designer handbags really came from? How are they made and why are they so expensive?  Creating a designer handbag is more than just picking the material and stitching. Just like any other bags, it starts with a sketch. Before the drawings are considered in the production, there has to be a lot of comparison – what is the latest and will this bag still be trending by the time it is completed? It also requires a lot of critical thinking for it to be unique enough to outstand amongst other competitors and be on top of the consumer’s demand.

The patternmaker uses the sketch set up as the main sample guideline of the luxury bag. The very few things done onset of creation is the choosing of material and its color. There are multiple types of leather, like calfskin and ostrich. Therefore, the patternmaker must select particularly which one has to go with a specific entry. It is important to consider which material works best on a particular type of bag. All handbag manufacturers consider silhouette where you get to select good durable materials for structured shoulder bags and softer leather for hobos or slouchy handbags. This part has to be done by a skilled leather worker in order to make sure that all items, fittings and materials are well suited for this particular piece. The leather cutters will then take cover and make sure that each portion is cut appropriately in accordance to the main guideline. It is very important that the leather cutters are well experienced as the leather material is very costly and there is very little margin for error.

Handbag ManufacturersNow, moving on to the next step – stitching. After the leather cutter ready the cutouts, the banconista or assembler then lay them out to follow the main guide. The stitching part would be very critical as it needs stabilization skills, apart from the actual sewing. This could either be machine or hand-stitched. In order to have quality results, one has to master this craft. It wouldn’t be very easy to stitch finely on leather or any other challenging materials. Any incorrect stitch would leave a mark; therefore this has to be done as perfect as possible. Keep in mind that some bags have more intricate details like inner pockets, which is part of a complicated fabrication process.  After the stitching then goes, the finishing stage. It may not look exactly as how the main guideline/prototype looks as it still lacks some hardware pieces. This part is where the bag is being inspected of any defects. Missing hardware is added. After this, all the bags are then available for packing and shipping. Handbag manufacturers make sure that all bags are individually wrapped in order to provide good professional presentation then shipped to their destinations.

Handbag Manufacturers’ Expenses

These designer bags are charged way more than common brands for different reasons and they are determined by:

  • Company’s well profound name
  • Superior material quality
  • Production team including skilled workers and artisans
  • Production costs to make each handbag

By now, you should now have understood the flow of production of different luxurious handbag manufacturers. You now have an idea as to why they charge extremely higher than regular bags made by machines.

05/16/16

Getting Involved in Crafting Fabric Handbags

Since ancient history, sewing had been more than just a hobby. When people learned sewing animal skin together to keep them warm, hundred thousands of years ago, the beginning of great revolution started. This craft had been known to both men and women and later on it became a profession that earned thousands a living.

Sewing had always been an in demand skill as clothes are considered as one of our basic needs. And today, crafting has changed lives, literally. From clothes to accessories and home paraphernalia, name it and all can be done dexterously. This income-generating fad helped a lot of small time business owners create their own line of clothes and bags. Today, we will discuss more about getting fabric handbags the core of your moneymaking business.

 As everyone started from scratch (take the multi-million group Vera Bradley, who was established by two friends), it is never too late to have your very own racket. Realistically, if you are looking to venture into bag crafting business, acquiring rare animal skins would be challenging. Therefore, for beginners and to those who has limited budget, the best option would be to use easy-to-find materials. Easy to find, but not to the point that you will compensate the quality, thus, making fabric the perfect fit.

Spreading your Fabric Handbags Everywhere!

Fabric HandbagBefore reaching that famous and overly rich entrepreneur one day, let’s go back to reality. What are the things that you need to consider before funding this home based business?

Gauge your skill. How advanced are you when it comes to sewing. What have been your experiences when it comes to stitching different fabrics together? Crafting fabric handbags wouldn’t be as hard as with any other materials. Totes are good starters. They do not demand too much drama when it comes to stitching. As you grow better, then you may venture into getting more complicated styles on your coming projects. Again, always gauge your skill and do not go far more than what you can, as you want quality items. If you have extra time and resources, then you may want to try taking sewing classes which are commonly offered on fabric stores.

As you continuously earn money, you also need to be responsible with your tax liabilities. When you’re starting your business, it’s best to speak with an accountant. In this manner, you will be able to easily manage the expenses and profit altogether, keeping your finances as stable as possible. They would also be able to fill out necessary forms for you and ensure you don’t miss any. You may also ask their help if you wish to create your own corporation or LLC.

Next would be reaching your target market. Who are they gonna be? If you are looking to sell your items locally, then you may set up booths or if you have enough, then rent a space for your boutique. Flea markets and fairs would be a very good way to get exposure. These chances for local events commonly invite more customer as they will be able to see the items closely without having to purposely visit you on your boutique.

Fabric Handbags

If you want to widen your customer range, then you may try selling online. This is actually cheaper. You may post via social media sites, which would just require you to have an account. There are also sites that can offer free creation of a website for a limited time period. This may help you, especially when you are still starting and don’t have sufficient resources to pay web hosts. Now, once you get to have sufficient resources to get your site going, make sure to seek assistance in driving traffic to your site.

Now, if you cannot venture into creating your own business or you prefer not to use social media for any reason, you may try buying and selling sites like eBay and Etsy. These sites have so many prospect buyers passing by so you will definitely get more chances of having your items bought in no time. Keep in mind to keep your advertisement as detailed as possible. Ensure you have actual pictures and to post important angles of your fabric handbags, such as the inside and outer stitching. You may also need to place your condition and if there is any warranty included. Make sure to find the best marketplace for you to sell your items and entertain possible buyers with utmost care and understanding.

04/5/16

Best Handbags for the ‘Young at Hearts’

Age is definitely just a number. Nope, this is not an in denial statement, this is a fact. Getting a little bit out of the calendar does not mean that you will deny yourself from having what you previously had. Although, we have to admit that you may not always go for the same style and look you previously carry on – like your get up and all. As we age, we also get a little bit more matured when it comes to our fashion style. Your overall get up may change, including the accessories you put on, like bags.

As you reach 40’s you are now fully matured and independent. This time you no longer go for temporary achievements but with how you improve yourself to be way better. This is inevitable, the changes, the lifestyle and of course, our appearance. This time though, we become more established financially and emotionally. This time you want to flaunt what you’ve strived for, for years. Time to give yourself the merit of your hardships during your early years. Now, you don’t want to be going out without making sure you look fabulous and stunning. Apart from your apparel and shoes, make sure you give a lasting impression by picking the perfect bag to match your look? Looking for the best handbags in the market may seem easy, but which one really fits you as you mature?best handbags

Getting the Best Handbags for every Event

There will always be different occasions and this require different getup. Make sure you match things together to avoid fashion fatality from happening. So today, let’s check this guideline and make sure to remember them from the heart.

1.      Shopping is very demanding and when doing so, make sure you got yourself ready to have all your thingies ready for the whole day exhaustion.  TOTE BAGS would be the best match. Fits everything right into place without missing a thing. Say goodbye to fashionable ‘kiddie’ shopping bags and get yourself something more suitable for you. Usual tote bags could be around $2,500 or you may find something cheaper online.

2.      If you’re planning to travel, get yourself one of Valextra Avietta Suitcase with Piretti Wheels. Apart from the sleek design, this suitcase is also made lightweight to convenience women at her prime age. You don’t want to be bringing something difficult to manage and this style and comfort in one suitcase will make your travel, a breeze. This cost around $5,600 and may easily be found online or at New York handbag boutiques.

3.      Bowling moments won’t be the same with a Zagliani Croc Small Tomodachi Bowling Bag. This suede lined Italian made bag is made of exotic skin that gives a lavishing mark on everyone who sees you with it. The modern design includes the rolled crocodile top handles with two way zip closure and beautiful interior pockets. Get it for $16,500.

4.      You will definitely love Valentino Rockstud Medium Tote Handbag as it gives you the trendy image if you want to go on casual walks. This costs around $2,000 and can be easily bought in Paris, London and in the big boutiques in New York. The combination of Valentino’s creation made this one of the best handbags to get, without spending too much.

It is never too late to give yourself rewards and do not limit yourself to what you think is just fine, you deserve this! Bags define a woman’s taste and as you go full grown, you should also enjoy your hard earned greenbacks.