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Sophisticated and Revolutionary: Prada

Miuccia Prada, fashion designer and youngest grand-daughter of Prada’s founder Mario Prada, notably said, “What people sometimes interpret as quirky is my attempt to subvert the concept of luxury by introducing elements that are considered ordinary or commonplace…”

Over the last century, Prada has represented all that is sophisticated and revolutionary about Italian design.  Founded in 1913, Prada quickly obtained prestige amongst European aristocrats, and in 1919, the brand became the luxury supplier to the Italian Royal Family.

Prada’s history is filled with beautiful designs, family, and intelligent business decisions such as a long-lasting partnership with Patrizio Bertelli, and affiliation with several successful lines including: Fendi, Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Church & Company, and Miu Miu.

Shop Portero’s Prada collection here.

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Pure Artistry: Rolex

Since its beginning in 1905 as a London watch distributor, Rolex has embodied all that is reliable, functional, and beautiful in a timepiece.  Whether swimming across the English Channel, fighting alongside James Bond, or accessorizing the world’s leading dignitaries, Rolex’s precision and unique manufacturing tactics have long been admired and rewarded.

Rolex’s use of the finest materials and craftsmanship has transfixed the world; creating an iconic symbol of great success.

Shop Portero’s Rolex collection here.

 

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Spotlight on David Yurman

A born artisan, David Yurman has long been inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge’s spiraled cables, and ancient Greek and Minoan jewelry.  With his wife Sybil, an esteemed painter, he mastered the art of jewelry and watch-making while exhibiting their paintings and sculptures under the name, Putnam Art Works, during the mid-late 1970s.

Since 1979, their brand, David Yurman, has innovatively fused the worlds of art and fashion. Composed with the finest metals, gemstones, and full creative direction of Yurman, the David Yurman collections continue to be adored and worn by millions.

Shop Portero’s David Yurman collection here.

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Parisian Charm: Céline

Minimalist Parisian charm for the everyday woman reigns the chic brand, Céline.  Since its beginning in 1945 as a Paris-based children’s custom shoe shop, the Céline brand has transformed into one of the world’s most desired labels.

Design headed by Madame Céline until 1997, the brand has since been revived by multiple renowned designers including: Michael Kors, Roberto Menichetti, Ivana Omazic, and now, Phoebe Philo, whose designs continue to captivate on the runway, red carpet, and the streets.

Shop Portero’s Céline collection here.

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Spotlight on Louis Vuitton

Before the Wright Brothers were the first in flight and Karl Friedrich Benz engineered the first petrol automobile, travelers in horse-drawn carriages, boats, and trains longed to find durable yet stylish trunks to accompany them on their travels.  When 16-year-old Louis Vuitton began working with admired custom box-maker, Monsieur Maréchal, in 1837, his craft quickly obtained high-regards amongst Parisian travelers.

After 17-years of customizing boxes and trunks at Monsieur Maréchal’s Parisian atelier, Vuitton opened his own shop near the Place Vendome.  Today, the monogrammed “LV” and Damier collections continue to be some of the most coveted luxury handbags and luggage around the world.

Shop Portero’s Louis Vuitton collection: http://bit.ly/1koMgeS 

Featured Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Brown Monogram Canvas Tote Bag:  http://bit.ly/1dP7EEG

 

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A Bright Start to the New Year

Out with the old and in with Pantone’s color of the year: Radiant Orchid! We’ve been inspired by the endless hues of this year’s enticing and confident color.  From Hermès to Nancy Gonzalez, you can spot 2014’s color in an array of gorgeous totes, shoulder bags, clutches, and jewelry at Portero.com.

Shop our inspired collection here: http://bit.ly/19XvCfH

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Just in: Classic Black Hermès Birkin

Right out of the box — one of the pristine black Birkins that you can find on Portero.

Shop Birkins here.

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The most stunning vintage Cartier jewelry

Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 — and these exquisite jewels prove why the French designs are a favored by royalty and celebrities.

Shop Cartier here.

 

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Spotted: The Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Never has a bag had a more apropos than the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. Seriously, the bag carries anything and everything — up to 200 lbs worth for the GM size. Since being introduced in 2007, it has become a classic work to weekend bag. We love it in everything from classic monogram to the limited editions. Bonus: The style is reversible.

Shop Louis Vuitton here.

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Win a Hermès Kelly bag!

Win your dream bag! We’ve partnered with PopSugar and ShopStyle to giveaway this pre-owned red Hermès Kelly. The bag has been around since 1935. Originally known as the Sac à Dépêches, it was renamed the Kelly in 1956 after Princess Grace Kelly carried it to discreetly cover her pregnancy.

Enter the sweepstakes here.

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