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Best Designer Handbags to Invest In

Chanel Plate Bag

We consider a true investment to be those bags you can purchase today and sell a few years down the road for a profit. If you’re in the market for a handbag that will give you the possible highest ROI (Return on Investment), look no further than an Hermès Birkin. If you haven’t already, you should read the New York Times article on the world’s most expensive handbag ever sold (as of June, 2016) titled “Who Would Pay $300,000 for a Handbag?”…

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Best Handbags

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen handbag

We have been idolizing Mary Kate and Ashley’s fashion evolution from a very young age. Since the days of Full House and movies like Holiday in the Sun, they have built an empire with fashion lines Elizabeth and James and The Row, among many other innovative companies. In honor of their 30th birthday, we’re taking a look at some of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s best handbags!…

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Best It Handbags of All Times. Part 1

It Bags- Hermes Kelly

Throughout the years there have been some bags that are a “must-have” for serious fashionistas: from the classic Louis Vuitton Speedy, to the in-vogue Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. We call these bags “it” bags, because they’re carried by “it” girls and provide anyone with an instant “it” status. We’ve put together a list of the best It bags of the last 80 years. Stay tuned for part 2 and 3. Above photo courtesy of Zanita.…

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The Best handbags of ABC’s SCANDAL


Here at PORTERO we’re very excited that Scandal has returned to ABC. We love following the adventures of Olivia Pope and her associates (OPA for short), and her candid love for the president of the United States. We’re taking a look at some of our favorite handbags of the past seasons, but for those of you who haven’t caught up on the latest episode, don’t worry, we won’t spoil it. Warning, season 1-4 spoilers. Season 1, Episode 6. “The Trail.” We all know Olivia…

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Why are Birkin Bags More Expensive in the Secondary Market?

Hermes Birkin bags

Out of all the coveted luxury items in the world, the Hermès Birkin is the most desired handbag. Sometimes referred to as “The Holy Grail” of handbags, the Birkin is a symbol of status, taste, and affluence. First created in 1984, and named after British actress and singer Jane Birkin, the demand for this handbag, more than 20 years later, is sky-high. The Birkin was not an immediate hit, but it became very popular in the 90s, when there was…

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The 10 Most Popular Hermès Birkin Colors

Popular Birkin colors

In the House of Hermès, purple is not purple, but Anemone, or Parme. Blue is not blue, but Blue Atoll, Mykonos, or Ciel. When it’s time to shop for a Birkin you can choose different leathers, different hardware, and of course, many different colors. But what are some of the most popular ones out there? Our Senior Director of Handbags and Accessories, Elizabeth Bernstein, gives us handy guide to the most popular Birkin bag colors. Please note colors look different on all…

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Our Big Giveaway–Revealed!

We crafted a teaser poem last week to get you excited, and then left you for a week to stew. Our partners over at FabSugar and PurseBlog also dropped some hints, and many of them guessed correctly: We’re giving away a gorgeous, coveted, pristine pre-owned Hermès Birkin! Pictured above, this ultimate handbag (30 centimeters, black evergrain leather) is timeless, elegant and totally chic. Besides being guaranteed authentic (this is Portero Luxury, after all) this particular bag is pre-owned and in pristine condition,…

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Designer Watches

Posh Birkin

If you follow Victoria Beckham at all, you’ll know she’s on the absolute cutting edge of fashion–sometimes choosing to wear things that most of us would never consider a “real life” wardrobe. But just as she has you feeling completely befuddled by her choice of footwear or handbag, she goes and totes a totally classic Hermès Birkin around town. Here she is just yesterday at London’s Heathrow airport looking travel chic. You can never go wrong with a black Birkin, and…

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Birkin: Know the Namesake

Jane Birkin

The story behind the Birkin bag isn’t as elaborate as you might think. In fact, it’s quite practical. According to legend, in 1981 British actress Jane Birkin was struggling with several bags while boarding a plane. Who happened to spot her in this difficult situation? The head of Hermès, of course. The design of the large carryall was then created in her honor, and has since become the most sought-after handbag in the world. How much do you know about…

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