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Giveaway! Win a Louis Vuitton Backpack!

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In honor of National Handbag Day this October 10th, we’re giving away a Louis Vuitton Ellipse backpack! The iconic Louis Vuitton monogram in this pre-loved bag makes it a great Fall piece. All you have to do is sign up with your email address. You get extra entries if you refer your friends, so don’t forget to share via a referral link, or on Facebook, or Twitter.

Good luck!

Fall 2015 Colors

Fall 2015 Colors

Pantone, the authority of color, has recently released the Colors for the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 season. According to their site, “this season displays an umbrella of accord, that weaves earthly neutrals with a rang of bold color statements and patterns, to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy, and all things natural.”

Buying one of two accessories in the season’s hottest hues is a great way to freshen up your wardrobe. Below are our suggestions on how you can incorporate the Fall 2015 colors with the clothes you already own.

Pantone Dried HerbThis earthy shade of olive green, as seen on this Green Louis Vuitton Josephine PM bag, is quite sophisticated. Think of this hue as a feminine take on military fashion. This is the definite must-have color of the season, as we saw it in the FW ’15 runways of many designers, like Elie Saab, Tom Ford, Jason Wu, and more.

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Kelly Sellier vs Kelly Retourne

The Kelly Debate; Kelly Sellier vs. Kelly Retourne

Hermès is known for offering its customers not only the best quality materials and highest levels of craftmanship, but the maison also prides itself in providing its clients with countless options- so many that it can sometimes be overwhelming. But that’s what we’re here for, to make navigating the luxury market an easy task.

There are many things to consider when buying an Hermès Kelly bag, but a topic that’s not highly discussed is the debate between Kelly Sellier vs. Kelly Retourne. At first, the two Kelly bags might seem to only differ in color, but if you look closer, you’ll see they have different shapes. Let’s take a closer look at each Kelly.

Orange H Kelly Sellier


Here we have a pristine Orange H Kelly 32cm in Epsom leather, priced at $19,000, available on (no waitlist, ever). The Kelly Sellier, or “rigid” Kelly has a boxy, structured look. The Kelly Sellier’s side stitches show on the outside, and because of the rigorous crafting process, the Sellier is usually priced higher than the Retourne. The sharper edges give the Kelly Sellier an air of chic formality. Because of its shape and the strong leathers used, like Epsom and Box, Kelly Sellier bags hold their shape exceptionally well as time goes by.

Don’t forget to visit our Hermès leather guide.
Blue Atoll Kelly 32

Here, we have a pristine Blue Atoll Kelly 32cm in Togo leather, also available for purchase on As you can see, the Retourne version, also refered to as “souple,” has softer, more rounded corners. Its slouchy feel make it a favorite among Hermès lovers who enjoy wearing Kellys on an every day basis, to compliment a more casual wardrobe. All Kellys are made to be Selliers, but right before the process is done, the Hermès artisan working on the bag will turn the bag inside out. This is why the side stitches on the Kelly Retourne are on the inside.

No matter your choice of Kelly, you can be sure to find one to fit your lifestyle on Check out our Hermès Kelly selection!


Red Coral- Hottest Hue in the Vintage Market

Red Coral


The hottest color in the secondary market right now is red coral. Although corals can be found in different hues, like pink, black, white, and yellow, red is the most sought after color. Red coral has been used in decorative items for thousands of years. It is believed that red coral has healing properties, prevents bad fortune, strengthens the circulatory system and nourishes blood cells. In addition, the color red is highly stimulating visually, lifting the mood and protecting from depression and anxiety. Whether or not you believe in the healing properties of red coral, one thing cannot be denied: its beauty.

We have some beautiful coral and red coral items on Below are some of our favorite ones:

1. Vintage Cocktail Earrings $3,495. Bold and elegant, these vintage estate earrings (circa 1940s-1950s) are beautifully crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, coral, turquoise, sapphires, and round brilliant cut diamonds, embedded into a whimsical leaf-inspired cocktail mount.

2. Vintage Coral Branch Necklace $695. This vintage coral necklace is finished with a 14k yellow gold clasp. The long strand, measuring 39 inches, can be worn as one long necklace, or wrapped as a double strand. The branches of coral give any outfit a wonderful look.

3. Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Ring $4,400.  This delicate vintage coral and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels (circa 1990) is set with one round brilliant diamond, weighing approximately .05 cts. The coral Alhambra ring is particularly rare to find, and due to the rarity of coral, it’s no longer produced by Van Cleef & Arpels.

4. Hermès Bougainvillea Clemence 40cm Birkin $18,500. This Bougainvillea Birkin 40cm in Clemence leather is an extremely rare find. Produced in 2009 as a limited edition color, this bag is no longer available in stores, but can be purchased on The 40cm size makes it perfect for travel. The beautiful red coral color will surely compliment any wardrobe.

Shop for the perfect red coral accessories on!

The Best Bags of New York Fashion Week- Part 3

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As another New York Fashion Week comes to an end, we’re looking back at some of the very best handbags our street style photographer spotted throughout out the week. Please visit our Facebook album to see all the photos we couldn’t post here!

Chiara Ferragni New York Fashion Week

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The Best Bags of New York Fashion Week- Part 2.


Our favorite part of New York Fashion Week is the street style, of course! Below are some of the favorite bags we’ve spotted throughout the Week. Because we couldn’t possibly post all the photos here, don’t forget to visit our Facebook page to see all the pictures.

New York Fashion Week September 2015 Streetstyle

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The Best Bags We’ve Seen During New York Fashion Week- So Far

New York Fashion Week Street September 2015 street style

It’s only Day 2 of New York Fashion Week and we’ve already seen some amazing bags! From the classic Chanels, to more extravagant designs, when it comes to style, Fashion Week never disappoints. Stop by our Facebook Page to check out the rest of the photos!

New York Fashion Week Street September 2015 street style


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Five Things to Know When Buying Vintage Chanel Bags sells authentic Chanel handbags

A girl can never have too much Chanel-  vintage or otherwise!

Below are five tips from our Senior Director of Handbags and Accessories, Elizabeth Bernstein, to help you find the perfect vintage Chanel bag.

1. Know who’s selling

Vintage Chanel Bags on PORTERO.comVintage handbags available on


Chanel bags are immensely popular and recognized around the world (the Classic Chanel Flap is an iconic handbag), so it’s no surprise they are highly replicated. That’s why it’s important you do your research beforehand, and shop only with reputable sellers, like We have thousands of authentic designer items, including some beautiful, hard-to-find, vintage Chanel bags. Beware of small sellers and new sites popping up everywhere. Make sure you are shopping with a long-standing reputable business. And if the price is too good to be true, very likely it’s a fake!

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Four Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Authentic Designer Handbags

Counterfeit handbagsPhoto courtesy of The Korea Times

Here at PORTERO we are committed to bringing you nothing but 100% authentic designer handbags and accessories- that’s our promise, and we don’t take it lightly. Although we ship worldwide, PORTERO’s headquarters are in the U.S., where selling counterfeit merchandise is illegal, as it violates both trademark and copyright laws. Although buying knockoffs is not technically a crime, we still want to discourage everyone from doing so.

Here are four reasons why you should not buy counterfeit handbags:

1. Counterfeit handbags have most likely been made in sweat shops with little to no regulation. We don’t know who works there, how many hours, or how much they get paid. It takes a seasoned Hermès craftsman about 18 hours to make a single bag, but it could take a young child six hours to make your fake bag.

2. Counterfeit good dealers sell their products tax free. This could give way to corruption and lack of government regulation.

3. Although purchasing a counterfeit item is not illegal per se, selling a fake item is. Don’t get caught up in this game.

4. According to the department of Homeland Security, profits made from the counterfeit market are linked to organized crime, like terrorist organizations and drug cartels.

That’s why we want to encourage you to always buy your designer goods from reputable sites, like As always, one of our customer service professional will be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions. You can get in touch with them by calling 1.877.962.2398, emailing, or via Live Chat.

Questions about authenticity? Here’s everything you need to know to spot a fake designer handbag.

Take Me Out Tonight- Designer evening bags

Going Out Clutches

Whether you’re headed to a black-tie gala, a girl’s night out, or just a casual dinner with some friends, here at PORTERO we have designer evening bags to fit all your needs. Please note: all bag dimensions in the photos have been exaggerated. Always refer to the DETAILS section when purchasing an item to see measurements.

1. Anya Hindmarch Gold Pleated Valorie Clutch $290. Don’t let the gold tone fool you, this clutch can be used both for formal and more casual occasions, depending on your outfit. Gold pairs beautifully with red, black, and jewel tones, like emerald and sapphire blue. Play around with gold and find what works best for you.

2. Hermès Capucine Jige Elan Clutch $5,000. This beautiful Hermès clutch in Capucine Swift leather can be worn to compliment your look, or simply add a touch of color. We love pairing a black and white look with a red handbag!

3. Judith Leiber Purple Clutch $560. A perfect addition to your evening gown, this eye-catching Judith Leiber clutch with crystal is perfect for any formal occasion.

4. Fuchsia Chanel WOC $2,699. A Chanel Wallet on Chain is the perfect companion for a night out. It fits only the essentials, for those girls who don’t need more than their phone, some cash, and a lipstick. The beauty of the WOC is that it can also be worn during the day, especially in this bright fuchsia.

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