Friday, June 19, 2009

Handbag Size, We Definitely Know What We Want And Lifestyle Has All To Do With It.

Handbags are very hot these days. They’re everywhere with so many different styles, shapes, colors and embellishments. They’ve seem to become an accessory item like jewelry. You can’t have enough of them and we need them to match the outfit like our jewelry. They have become so much a part of the outfit ensemble. Our lifestyles are forever changing, and with this, so do our handbags. In working in the industry, I have been amazed at how personal a handbag is and how so very different we are in what we choose to carry. Where do you fall with your handbags in what size that you carry?

I have young children but I am past the diaper bag stage. I still tend to carry the medium to larger size bag when the kids are around because I always get the “here mom, carry this” where-ever we go. Drives you crazy doesn’t it!! On the other hand, I’m tired of the big thing so I like the smaller size bags to feel feminine again. They are so handy especially on those ladies night out or those rare dates with my husband. Did I say rare! We like to look good and not be overpowered by our purse. That brings us into those small handbags. I found so many women to my surprise like to carry them. It dawned on me that we live in a very professional and busy world. We girl’s need to carry the basics at all times and that little purse fits the need. We live such busy lifestyles and are always on the go. We don’t want anything big and clunky in the way to slow us down any more than we need to be. If you are carrying a briefcase, portfolios, or your laptop, as well or other business items, you definitely don’t need another large item. They also come in handy in fabric for business travelers. Compact for the suitcase but look great for the dinners and business meetings. Now, those super small evening bags I just haven’t figured it out why anyone bothers. You can maybe fit your lipstick in them if you are lucky. I guess it is all in the look. I am the practical type so I don’t get it! There are plenty of reasonably sized evening bags that look great. Now ladies, I must say that too many of you buy the little handbags when you should not. I’ve seen them so crammed with stuff that they look distorted. Break down and buy a larger bag. It will look much neater and we will see the great handbag you’re carrying and not a mess.
Gone are the days of the moms carrying the huge bag with everything in it including the kitchen sink. You know, the one’s carrying the first aid kit, sewing kit, scissors etc. just as my mom does. Oh, and they need lots of pockets for all that stuff so they have a harder time finding the keys because they don’t know which pocket it’s in this time. My mom’s a seasoned grandmother and I guess she feels she still needs to carry everything. “Just in case!” There are plenty of our mothers/grandmothers out there that you know exactly what I’m talking about. I have women buy the cute nice size handbag and then the huge one for their mom. Do you fall into this huge bag syndrome?

Speaking of moms, let us not forget the dedicated new moms of the world. I honor all of you because I’ve been there done that. These are the women who give up their handbags altogether for the diaper bag. You carry so much around for the kids that you just stuff your wallet in the diaper bag. There’s no time for yourself so the lipstick is definitely dropped from the contents of what you carry. Occasionally you try to take back your womanly status and carry a purse but realize fast what a hassle. What we give up for those little blessings! Diaper bags have changed so much over the years. There are so many incredible looking diaper bags that really don’t look like a diaper bag. They are useful, because that’s important, but great looking.

That brings us to the younger set, oh to be young again. Teenagers and young adults have a mind of their own and a definite taste of their own. They are coming into themselves of who they are and what they want from life. It better be a very in and stylish handbag. Don’t dare buy a handbag for them unless they’ve seen it and asked for it. Guarantied you’ll be returning it after you’ve given it to them. They definitely like the smaller cute stylish ones. Not too fancy or stand-outish types but very in. No large one’s that might make them feel old or like a mom, not ready for it. The college set will carry the larger bag only for books in school. They appeal to the feminine side instead of the backpacks.

I ask you, where do you fall in the world of handbag size? Or are you like me and like them all and got to have them all. I guess you can call it the handbag fetish! We talked about size; let’s look next time for my next article on what’s out there and there is plenty out there.

By Mary Bailis

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Handbag Designs from Gucci

Well, it’s that time of the year again. All of the big design houses are releasing their new designs to the hungry masses, and Gucci is no exception. Unless you have been stranded on a desert isle for the last thirty years, you have undoubtedly heard of Gucci. They have been reigning over the fashion world for a great many years, and not totally without warrant. Gucci makes top quality, stylish apparel and accessories for the distinguishing shopper.

Guccio Gucci founded this fashion empire in Florence, Italy in 1906. Originally, their core business was the production of leather products, particularly saddlery. By 1938, the House of Gucci had grown into a reputable company producing a wide variety of products, and they opened their first retail shop on the Via Condotti in Rome.

Gucci’s new line of handbags for the Fall/Winter 2005/2006 season is yet another spectacular addition to their fine line of designer accessories. My particular favorite from this collection is called “Braided Straps”. It is constructed from the beautiful patterned material Gucci has become so well known for, and is beige, ebony, and white in color. The trim and straps are crafted from fine white leather, and you guess it……the straps are braided! I am utterly in love with this bag.

I have also taken a liking to the “Bardot” model. It is a stunning beauty much like its namesake, Brigitte Bardot. This purse is crafted from warm, supple, dark brown leather with a wonderful pattern embossed into it. The metal clasp is very slick, and appears to be very durable. It comes with an 8 inch shoulder belt, and the trademark Gucci logo is stamped into all of the polished metal hardware.

It is always so difficult for a young lady to choose the perfect purse. We seem to collect them the way boys collect comic books. I have given up on trying to curb my desire for new handbags, and Gucci bags are truly the ones I love most! I quite literally lust after their purses. I love being the envy of ladies everywhere as I strut down the block with my Gucci handbags, pretending that I am a supermodel on the runway. Only Gucci has that effect on me!

By Cathy Feldman

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

UK Handbags - A Good “Handbagging”

The Handbag sector covers handbags with or without handles and/or shoulder straps, designed to carry everyday personal belongings. Occasional evening bags are also included as handbags. The market can be divided into firstly, traditional real leather handbags, produced from mechanically or chemically processed animal pelts, and secondly, synthetic fabric handbags, constructed mainly from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane. Of the former, the highest quality handbags are made of full grain leather and the lowest quality handbags made of white split leather.

It is estimated the UK handbag industry is worth £1 billion and is growing steadily in value. This growth in handbag sales is put down to women regarding handbags as essential, having more than one, co-ordinating them with outfits as fashion accessories and choosing different sizes or styles to suit the occasion..

The UK once had a thriving leather handbag industry centred largely in Southwark, East London and Walsall. However, as with all industries in the UK, decline set in from lack of investment, the arrival of synthetic fabrics and the influx of cheap imports. These days, what is left of the UK handbag industry concentrates on high quality and design. Half of the UK handbag imports from the EU come from Italy, with France and Spain major handbag exporters to the UK. From outside the EU, predictably nearly 90% of handbags come from China, although India exports a significant amount of leather handbags the UK.

The high end of the UK handbag market thrives because buyers realise if looked after, the leather will age well, and buying good quality is a worthwhile investment. Italy is renowned for its fine leather, with Tuscan leather particularly prized. Fashion Houses Gucci and Prada have Tuscan roots.

Current trends within the handbag sector are for handbags to be made of tweed and wool in an imitation of clothing. The Leading supplier of leather for handbags is Pittards, who report a growth in demand for more colourful and textured leather. A continuing trend is the in-corporation of pockets for mobile phones and other electrical gadgets.

By Glyn Barlow


Product Description

The fashion world is wild for Legacy, and this classy yet functional bag proves why. Vintage leather and iconic details combine to be surprisingly modern. The perfect bag for the professional business ladies. Retail at Coach is $698+tax. Most items will require a signature at the time of delivery. Guaranteed Authentic Coach or TWO TIMES YOUR MONEY BACK.

Product Features

* Made of Durable natural cowhide tanned leather in Dark Ink Blue
* Zippered top closure; front convenient flap pocket with magnetic snap closure; exterior back zip pocket
* Two durable 17 inch laced leather handles (6.5 inch drop length); antique brass hardware
* Fully lined interior with iconic legacy satin lining; inside three multifunction pockets

Brighton Purses: The New Face of Handbags

In 1991, the Brighton brand was born in California. Brighton is probably most well known for the one thing that makes this relatively new company so extremely unique and therefore popular: head to toe coordination. With the help of Brighton you can match your sunglasses to your lipstick case; match your fingernails to your earrings; match your socks to your handbag. Whatever you choose to coordinate, Brighton is here to help make your ever desire a reality. Brighton purses were added to the popular company at the end of 1993.

Perhaps something that makes the company itself unique is its warranty. Brighton has a warranty that states that you are protected from faulty workmanship and/or structure defects for an entire year from the original purchase date. Of course, this warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, or negligence. In addition, the warranty is not transferable from one owner to the next. Only the original owner is under warranty. However, should you have reason to use your warranty, they will completely replace the item in question. In addition, the handbags are under two-year warranty, not one. This process is quick, painless, and done with a smile. Brighton understands what customer satisfaction is and they bring it to you only the way Brighton can.

Brighton purses fall into nine main categories: casual handbags, contemporary handbags, fabric handbags, mini bag pouch, mini bags, novelty handbags, romantic handbags, straw handbags, and finally there traditional handbags. These fine handbags start at around $50 USD and go up to around $400 USD. One of the best things about their handbags is that Brighton also sells matching accessories for your purse! Yep, you read right. These marvelous and affordable designer handbags come with coordinating accessories such as sunglasses, lipstick cases, and even earrings and watches.

Brighton is available in over 6,000 specialty stores nationwide, and there are over 50 all-Brighton stores nationwide. The philosophy of Brighton does not allow for the opportunity to sell to department stores or the Internet - although Brighton does have an informational web site. Brighton has a face in every state and is visibly seen through the world. Brighton is known as being the new, upcoming force that believes in high quality, precision, and customer service.

People who choose Brighton only except the best. They acknowledge that quality has a price, and they see that not all quality is affordable to the average person. Thanks to Brighton purses and accessories, the average person can affordable quality, style, and fashion. So when you want the best, try a Brighton purse. You will not feel disappointed. Brighton is the number one leader of complete customer satisfaction with one of the best warranties in the business.

By Alise Fiore

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Choosing A Perfect Designer Handbag

There are of course many different kinds of handbag on the market, and choosing the perfect designer handbag is rarely an easy or a quick decision. Finding the right bag, however, is vital to achieving the look you are aiming for, and the right purse can make virtually any outfit look great.

Every woman of course understands the value of a great designer handbag, and a purse is much more than just a safe place to stash money and other valuables. The right designer handbag is as much a fashion statement as any other part of the outfit, and a great designer bag has a lot to say about the taste, style and sophistication of the wearer.

Of course when it comes to shopping for the perfect designer handbags it is important to exercise plenty of caution. The very fact that designer handbags are enjoying such popularity has also meant an increase in the number of fakes, and popular and expensive name brands like Brighton, Coach, Fendi and XOXO are among the most frequently copied.

Buying one of these cheap designer knockoffs is far more than just a waste of money, and it is all too easy to get taken. The materials used in the manufacture of cheap designer copies are usually substandard, and that means that the purse you buy will not be able to stand up to repeated use. A genuine designer handbag, on the other hand, should be able to last for many years of use, and this can make the genuine article a far better value in the long run.

There are a number of important things to look for when it comes to buying a fine designer purse or handbag. One of the most important things to look at is the quality of the fine details. Looking at these small details can tell you a lot about the quality and workmanship that went into the manufacture of the purse, so it pays to look beyond the designer name on the front of the bag.

For instance, the stitching around the seams of the handbag can tell you a great deal about whether or not it is the genuine article. While a genuine product from a fine company like Fendi or Coach will be of obviously high quality, stitching that appears to be uneven or inferior is often the first sign of a fake product. Likewise, the interior detailing will be elegant and classic on a genuine designer purse, but it may appear shoddy on a knockoff. It pays to look at these details carefully in order to make sure you are truly getting the best product for your money.

After all, there are many different designers of handbags these days, and each designer bag will have its own unique set of features. It is important to choose a bag that is not only stunning and beautiful, but practical and affordable as well. There are designer purses and handbags perfect for virtually any taste and budget, ranging from bags that cost only about $100 to ones so expensive only the wealthiest can afford them. It is important to shop carefully and to make sure the bag you want suits your budget as well as your unique taste.

By Angle Tingen

Thursday, June 11, 2009

4 Ways To Spot A Fake Louis Vuitton

You can Buy Authentic Louis Vuitton items on ebay as long as you do some research. In this article I will go through 4 ways to ensure you're not getting the short end of the stick!


Know the company: Louis Vuitton has been around since 1854.

Louis Vuitton Does not Discount, not even end of the year sales not at saks, Neiman Marcus nordstrom etc...

Louis Vuitton does not wholesale, the only place to find Brand new LV is on Ebay, eluxury or

Louis Vuitton does not have any outlets or secondaries. If you find a problem with a LV bag they will usually accept returns. They do not Hand the bag down to an outlet, they simply destroy the bag.


Know the person selling the items:

NEGATIVE FEEDBACK SELLERS- Well obviously if they are getting a large amount of negative feed back on ebay, they are more than likely selling fakes... Never a good thing.

PRIVATE FEEDBACK SELLERS- Why would anyone want to keep their feedback private? The only ones that have something to hide are the ones who have negative feedback, usually when I see these I just pass on by.

ZERO FEEDBACK SELLERS- People that have Zero feedback are obviously the new customers ebay has recruited. A lot of times you can wait for a period of time and see how they progress. It really is up to you if you want to give them a try. Just remember its your hard earned money.


Know the Date code:

Louis Vuitton uses what you would call production code. This code is for their own purpose. It does give some sort of clue as to how old the bag is or where it was made. The codes on them are not unique, there are some that have the same number. Since the early 90's this code has been marked by 2 Letters followed by 4 numbers.


Get Pictures:

While on ebay, do not be afraid to email the seller asking them for pictures of the front, back,sides, lining, anything you can come up with. Not too long ago, a good friend of mine briefly spoke with a louis vuitton representative. She was told a really easy way to spot a fake Louis Vuitton is to look at the outer seams of a purse. A real Louis Vuitton purse will not have the "LV" initials shortened in any way, so if you see a Louis Vuitton purse selling for hundreds, but the seam you only see a half or cut off "LV" Do Not Buy It! Unless you want a fake. Take these tips and apply them.

By Eric G Walker

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Handbag. The Right Style That Suits

As we all known a handbag is an essential item for all women and it is becoming more difficult for us to choose the right one because of the amount of different styles and shapes now available. But it is important that when you are selecting a new handbag you look for one that suits your body type.

Whilst over size and large handbags are ideal for the tall and slim amongst us a smaller handbag can make you look even taller. There it is preferable that you select a small one and the most suitable kind for tall, thin women is either a clutch, over size or shoulder bag.

Whilst shorter women should be looking at small handbags at all times. A larger handbag can be overpowering and make them look even shorter and looking for a tight fitting short handbag which is held against the body will make them look taller.

However, if you one of the luck ones who is blessed with a curvaceous body then opt for a medium sized handbag which hangs just above your waist. Not only will it accentuate your waistline but it will make your body look even more flattering than it already is. Yet women who are of a plus size should avoid handbags with short straps and short handbags at all times, but carrying a larger, wider bag they are making themselves look smaller.

You will find that there are many classifications of handbags now available from the shoulder, to the hand held, to back packs, tote bags and the clutch. You will usually find that a should bag comes in a much larger size than most handbags and will always be worn over the shoulder. Not only do they come in a variation of shapes and sizes but they also provide you with more space inside as well as being very stylish at the same time.

However handle handbags which come with straps or handles are normally held in the hand and used as a fashion accessory only. They are often smaller in comparison to many other handbags. But if you are looking for something to use when out in the evening, say going to a party or a nightclub then a clutch handbag will probably be your best choice as they are small and need to be held in the hand at all times. Whilst the tote bag is specifically designed to be used for casual purposes, they usually come with one or two compartments which will provide you with enough space for all items you wish to put inside.

Then we come to back packs, the staid item of any student as they can carry their books with ease in one of these and because it has 2 straps which are placed on each shoulder the weight inside is balanced equally.

The handheld handbags, with straps or handles, are held only in the hand. Used for fashion purposes and for strolling, these handheld handbags are smaller compared to the other handbags. The tote bags are mainly used for casual purposes. With a simple color and one or two compartments, these tote handbags provide a lot of space. They are big bags and fall around the elbow, in the middle of the body.

But at the end of the day the type of handbag you use will depend completely on your own sense of style and taste and also when you will be using it or the place you will be taking it to. It is advisable to select a handbag that suits your mood and personality.

By Allison Thompson,

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Power Of A Picture Handbag

Almost every woman has a handbag. It is one of the essential things to carry around when you go to the office, to the church, or even when you're just shopping around. The search for the perfect handbag is one of the most common problems that women encounter. Think it's funny? Well, to most women it is not. The process of selecting the right handbag can be a daunting task.

Seldom can you find women without a handbag. And this is true from professional women to the ordinary ones. And most of the time, their handbags compliment the dress that they usually wear.
The handbag has a certain magnetic power that is probably why most women can't leave their homes without carrying a handbag. Women carry all sorts of things like make-ups, lipsticks, perfumes, and many 'little things' that only women enjoy carrying. Where else are they to put those things but in a handbag. Aside from handbags, you can also find a purse or a cosmetic bag inside it.

So you see, when you say handbag, the first thing that probably comes into your mind are women; or is it the other way around? Nevertheless, these two go along well with each other.

The newest trend today in women's handbags is the so called photo/picture handbag. It is named so because of the picture that you can find on the bag itself. It is now possible to purchase a personally customized handbag.

If you haven't been shopping for a new bag lately, maybe it's time that you catch up on the latest things offered now in the market.

Picture handbags are gaining a lot of popularity. With these bags, you can actually choose what picture to incorporate in the bag. It may be a picture from a favorite movie scene, or personal pictures of family and friends.

The thing is you are free to choose which picture to put in the bag. It is not a simple process though, so you need to hire professional help or simply purchase directly from a manufacturer.

First step is to choose which picture or photo to incorporate in the handbag; then select the handbag design. It would help to know that tote and bucket style bags are more appropriate to use for picture handbags. These bags come in different shapes and sizes. The larger the bag, the more costly it will become.

Aside from tote and bucket bags, you can also have pictures embedded in a beach or diaper bag. Most picture handbags have pictures printed on only one side, but if you wish to have both sides contain pictures, you can make a request. Expect to pay more money anyway.

If you want, your petite bags, cosmetic bags and purses can also be turned into photo/picture bags that will match your handbag.

Owning even just one picture bag will prove to be a good investment. You can actually say that you've been creative enough to choose the particular design of your handbag, and not only that, it has an added personal touch.

Spending a certain amount of money on your picture handbag is nothing compared to your unending search for the perfect handbag that will suit your needs. Now, you can have a handbag that will carry your personal signature in it.

By Mario Churchill

Burberry Heather Woven White Leather Shoulder Bag 3201163

Product Description

Woven white leather oversize satchel. Inverted pleat detail. Silvertone hardware. Burberry logo plate on bottom front of bag. Zip top closure. 32" detachable adjustable white leather shoulder strap with buckle detailing and shoulder pad; 15" drop. Double rolled white leather handles with 6 1/2" drop. Beige tonal check lining. Inner zip pocket, cell phone pocket, and 2 slip pockets. Dimensions: 18" width x 13" height x 7" depth.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Current Handbag Affairs - Limiting Designer Handbag Sales & Heavy Purse Concerns

January 2008 Designer handbag woes of the month. Warnings are on Television, online and on the news. Everywhere you surf or shop, you can read about or hear about two current issues concerning a woman's handbag:

1. Health issues concerning women who carry a heavy handbag.

2. Limiting designer handbags sales imposed by the department stores.

Do you think it's a coincidence? First, we hear about how unhealthy handbags are becoming, and then we are told we can't buy as many as we want. It is all quite humorous.

FIRST issue - Health Concerns and A Heavy Handbag.

The concern of health related issues around carrying a heavy handbag has been on T.V. talk shows, the news and online. When was the last time anyone wrote a story or news flash about the weight a Pharmaceutical Salesperson lugs around on his/her Doctor office visits? These folks use bags on wheels the load is so heavy! And, they do it everyday from the trunk of a car or van, up flights of stairs, on elevators, down long hallways, through crowds and some even inside and out of taxis. Or, what about the lap top industry taking notice about the weight people carry around all day to do their jobs? Most women carry a large bag because they commute to work and need extra items to make it through the day. Or, they are too busy to clean out the bag before they leave the house. Students have been lugging heavy book bags for year. What's their health concerns? You may think it is a joke, but some women like carrying a large purse because it makes them feel smaller. There are a lot of big women who think they look strange carrying anything less than a large bag. A bag plus normal contents equals normal handbag weight.

There are many large handbag styles that weight little. Chanel, even with its long chain straps, uses light weight lamb leather and vinyl in its designs. The USA brand of Tano all-leather bags are light weight considering their size. Gucci uses monogram fabric in their construction making the bag weight tolerable.

Women who commute and travel to and from work everyday enjoy taking a bottle of water, a book to read, some munchies and female essentials. These women either carry a small purse and a second tote bag/briefcase or one large attractive designer handbag. This does not mean the same weight in a purse is carried out to dinner on a Saturday night or when shopping at the grocery store. There's a purpose behind the heavy handbag, and it hasn't caused any life-threatening disease. We may want to look closer at these "handbag rental" companies who pass along germs and viruses from person-to-person instead. Yuck, just the thought of using a handbag a stranger has carried is repulsive. Renting a designer handbag poses more health issues than carrying a heavy bag!

SECOND issue - Limiting designer handbag sales by the department stores.

This is such an unrealistic predictor of designer bag sales. Most of the websites in question have had a limit on the number of designer items they would sell regardless of the "breaking news." Plus, it won't hurt the sale or resale of designer purses. Women will buy what they want and figure out a way to get it regardless of anyone's rules! What we should really be focused upon is the prices women pay for their fashion icon purchases. Seems like there's a much bigger issue here than quantity. The issue should be quality and cost. The weakness of the USD plays an important part, too. Some handbags sell for the same price as a new car! That's what we need to look at. Not, how many we are allowed to purchase, but rather how much we have to pay to own one.

The best materials come from Europe. Italy's leather and designs have ranked the highest over the years. However, if the same bag was assembled in a more cost-effective manner, the price would be less. The hype about Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Burberry, etc. is all just a matter of taste, style and design. Some of the design houses are notorious about pricing. Others, focus more on production and distribution. Then, the counterfeit market jumps onboard and screws it up for all of us. In the end, it doesn't matter how much women are allowed to purchase, it's how they can figure out a way to manipulate the system to get what they want.

The best example is the Hermes Birkin bag. The bag is large, heavy, hand-held and high-priced. Most women who want one figure out a way to get it even though they are rarely available through Hermes. Look at eBay. There are sellers on eBay who list 10-15 Birkin bags. Where are they getting these bags if Hermes limits the manufacturing, distribution and resale of the coveted Birkin? Someone figured out a way to buy them regardless of the Designer's decision for limiting sales. Honestly, most women who carry a Birkin suffer from hand, wrist and neck pain due to its weight. Even Jane Birkin herself reports she stopped carrying the bag because over time it became too painful. The empty Birkin bag outweighs any other handbag filled with a person's daily essentials.


Are we concerned? Is there something we need to worry about? Or, is the designer handbag industry looking for ways to sell more bags? The fashion bag industry is booming. In 2005, the average cost of a designer purse the major high-end department stores was about $2000. In 2007, the same item averaged about $3000. A woman's designer handbag wishes are here to stay regardless of health issues, availability and cost. Women get what they want, and in the fashion industry they suffer to look good! This is not going to change or fade away in the near future. So, go shopping and carry doesn't matter how much you spend or how much it weighs. Every working woman deserves the designer handbag of their dreams!

By Anna Miller

An Introduction to Handbag Manufacturing

Where Do Handbags Come From?

Have you ever wondered where your designer handbag came from and what went in to making it? And how does a handbag go from an idea to a finished product and why do they cost so much? Bringing a handbag or purse design to life is an involved process-and the higher the quality of the bag, the more thought goes into its creation. The process usually begins with a sketch; however before any drawings can move into production, the designer needs to consider the latest handbag trends to ensure that the finished product will fit into current styles, meet consumer demands and offer enough differentiation to make the bag unique from others on the market. 

A skilled pattern maker will use the drawings to create a paper model or prototype of the bag and an official pattern that will be used to create the entire luxury handbag collection. But before the bags can be made, the materials and colors must be selected. For example, one handbag could come in several colors or types of leather, from soft, calfskin leather to ostrich. The silhouette plays an important role in selecting the type of leather; a structured shoulder bag should use a more durable and stiff leather while a hobo or slouchy handbag would use softer, more pliable leather. After the materials are selected, a leather cutter will cut the leather for each handbag and prepare it for stitching. This is a delicate process that requires a skilled leather worker, which contributes to the cost of an authentic handbag. Each piece must be cut perfectly to correspond to the handbag pattern-only an experienced leather cutter will know how to best work with specific types of leather to ensure that the end result is perfect. 

The next step in making a handbag is stitching. A banconista or assembler will recreate the paper handbag model from the leather cutouts. The leather is either hand-stitched or stitched with a sewing machine. This job requires the utmost craftsmanship to be able to stitch fine, straight seems on leather, in particular more rigid leathers-one wrong stitch would leave a permanent mark in the leather, ruining the entire piece. The more details the handbag has-like hardware, and inner pockets-the more complicated the fabrication process. The final quality of a handbag is determined during this stage of the process. Any mistakes will affect how the bag looks and will hold up over time. The next stage is the finishing. The bag will still look different than the prototype, as it is missing hardware, zippers or closures. During this process, each handbag is inspected for defects and all hardware is added. The leather handbags are now ready for shipping. Each handbag is individually wrapped in a cloth bag ad shipped to the customer or boutique. 

Handbag Costs

As you can see, manufacturing an authentic handbag is a lengthy and involved process. The cost of a handbag is determined by: 

The prestige of the brand
Quality of materials used to make each handbag
The experience of the leather artisans
Production and facility costs
So the next time you're shopping for a new luxury handbag, you'll have a better understanding of what goes in to creating the finished product.

By Amy Covington

Organizer Handbag - The Reasons For Having It

Organizer handbag is a boon for each disorganized woman. If you have ever had an experience such chaos and anger as well as frustration, it is time that you think to purchase an organizer handbag to make you controlled your emotions and temper.

A inimitable option of Storing Things

The organizer handbag is a particular type of handbag that has its own extremely distinctive compartments or pouches where you can keep your items in a more organized system. The organizer handbag is preferably suited to get rid of clutter and help you keep everything in a more orderly way. Thereby eliminate the need to look through into the depths of your handbag groping for something that you maybe need in a rush.

The organizer handbag made its appearance several few years back. The initial ones were fundamentally a one-size-fits all sort of handbag. Of course, unless you buy the organizer handbag from a discount store, you will otherwise be forced to part with an extensive sum of money to possess one.

Fundamentally, an organizer handbag has to possess enough area within to hold different items including your cell phone as well as makeup items, your tissue and wallet and whatever else you need to carry about with you. At the moment designers of such handbags are centralizing on their efforts in coming up with more helpful organizer handbags. As a result, there is less importance on the overall look and appearance of such handbags.

Enormous owners of organizer handbags love to own this kind of handbag since they could store certain things easily and figure them out easily as well. Commonly, this type of handbag has pocket to store your cell phone, so that you will not be troubled to find it in your handbag.

In the bottom line, there are so numerous advantages for having an organizer handbag. You will have no trouble in organizing as well as removing your items to and from the handbag easily. Particularly to an unsystematic woman, this type of handbag will get fullest usefulness.

By Isabella Gilma

Louis Vuitton Handbags - Unique Fashion That Enhances Your Sense of Style

One of the top designers in terms of travel bags and leather goods is Louis Vuitton. If one of your goals is to enhance your wardrobe then Louis Vuitton handbags are definitely a must-have. You can choose from several different varieties of bags, and the new up and coming season brings about great new designs from the manufacturer that you will love, no matter what your style. This article goes into some information about the new arrivals, in addition to the best places to buy your new purse.

Wallets by Louis Vuitton are just as fashionable as the purses, and there are a quite few styles that are available as well. You can buy the conventional design wallet, which is dark brown leather with the tan Louis Vuitton symbols appearing throughout the wallet. The Pochette is another type of Louis Vuitton wallets for you to take a look at; the wallets are small enough in size for you to carry anywhere, but will certainly fit all your important items, so some individuals just use it as a small purse.

Various Lines and Styles

Louis Vuitton handbags are classic in style, but the appearance is always changed somewhat in order to give you something fresh and new to select from for the season. The Tivoli GM, for instance, has the classic Louis Vuitton print, but is has a shape similar to a bowling bag, giving you extra room to store your items. The purse also has base studs so that you can sit it on the floor or other flat surface without having to concern yourself about it tumbling over.

The Palermo PM is one of the new Louis Vuitton handbags that is excellent for traveling, since it comes equipped with an added strap for you to wear across the shoulder in case you are carrying any heavy items in the bag, but the Beverly handbag line is smaller and more pragmatic for everyday use. It has a more vintage shape to it, and is very feminine. These bags all have a similar print, but the design and shape of them make them oriented to different styles and preferences.

Places To Research and Buy

If you want to find out where you can purchase Louis Vuitton handbags, you can visit the designer online resource at Louisvuitton to get descriptions of each handbag and to find out about the various costs and other great Louis Vuitton accessories. You can also visit the online destination Handbagcrew and Overstock to find reduced prices on wallets and purses by the designer. You can also discover other great designers on these sites that have the same quality, and you will be able to see just how much you will save by buying on these sites--the prices you would actually pay in a department store are ordinarily much more. Happy shopping!

By Korbin Newlyn

Burberry Heather Woven Chocolate Leather Shoulder Bag 3201164

Product Description

Woven chocolate leather oversize satchel. Inverted pleat detail. Goldtone hardware. Burberry logo plate on bottom front of bag. Zip top closure. 32" detachable adjustable chocolate leather shoulder strap with buckle detailing and shoulder pad; 15" drop. Double rolled chocolate leather handles with 6 1/2" drop. Brown tonal check lining. Inner zip pocket, cell phone pocket, and 2 slip pockets. Dimensions: 18" width x 13" height x 7" depth.