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A History of Cartier – A Timeline [infographic]

Cartier Panthere Ring available on PORTERO

With such a long and lustrous history, it was hard to select a few of Cartier’s greatest achievements for this timeline. For more than 150 years, Cartier, the King of Jewelers and Jeweler to Kings (as Cartier was named by King Edward VII), has captivated the world with its novel designs. See a brief history of Cartier in this infographic, or dig deeper into its history by reading the timeline below.…

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6 Foolproof Ways to Spot a Fake Cartier LOVE Bracelet

How to spot a fake Cartier LOVE bracelet

Cartier LOVE bracelets are one of Cartier’s most iconic pieces of jewelry. They were first introduced in the 1970s and are still very much popular in 2016. Read more about the History of the Cartier LOVE collection in this previous blog post. Because of the simple-yet-sleek design and its popularity, the Cartier LOVE bracelet is highly imitated. Because we are experts at spotting a real Cartier bracelet, when you shop on PORTERO you can feel assured you are getting nothing…

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Designer Handbag Consignment; what to consign, and where.

Alma Vernis- Designer Handbag Consignment

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the much dreaded Spring cleaning. You’ve heard the saying that if you haven’t worn something in over a year, chances are you’ll never wear it again. We know it’s hard to let go, but sometimes it’s for the best, especially if it will get you some money to purchase what you really want. Perhaps you were gifted a bag that wasn’t really your style, or you bought a handbag that…

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Designer Handbags

A French Connection; French Fashion Designers

French fashion designers

What is it about the French that exemplifies elegance and sophistication? Is it something in the water, or the eau, is it the French air that makes French designers so effortlessly chic? French design is instantly recognizable by the clean silhouettes, and minimalist approach. The French truly believe that “Less is More,” after all, it was Mademoiselle Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel who first said “Before you go out, always take something off.” Get to know our Top 5 French Fashion Designers…

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Designer Brands

The Five Brands with Staying Power in the Secondary Luxury Market


Here at PORTERO we don’t want to just help you find the best luxury items, but we want to educate you on the secondary market, on what makes a great purchase, and which luxury accessories will hold their value over time. “The secondary marketplace is very much like a commodity. Brands and their collections gain and lose value based on specific factors,” says Alexis Clarbour, the director of For example, you may pay full retail price on a certain…

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Gift guides

The Perfect Gifts for Mom

Give your mom something to smile about this Mother’s Day by getting her something she’ll always treasure. Here at PORTERO we have great options for that special woman you love so much. Louis Vuitton… Hermès… Classic timepieces… See them all in our in our complete Mother’s Day Gift guide. Get your mom: Anything Louis Vuitton A Louis Vuitton handbag is a classic staple every woman should own. It’s a piece that will never go out of style, and that can be…

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Celebrity Inspiration

Grammy Glamour

Alright, I’m just going to say it: I found the Grammys kind of fun last night. Even though the winners were completely predicted by the performance right before, and even though Rihanna looks good but can’t really sing live, there were still some surprises and some great clothes. Unlike the super safe movie awards gowns, the Grammys give celebs a chance to get sassy and show their personalities. Case in point: Jennifer Hudson in Versace, Neil Lane Jewels and Christian…

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Designer Watches

Dapper Dials

Zac Efron might still be working on being taken seriously as a leading man, but he is definitely is emerging as a style icon for men. Whether or not you’re a fan of the beard, you can’t deny that his gray suit and Cartier Calibre watch look pretty dapper. There’s a lot to like about this watch, but I’m particularly fond of the oversized black dial and the sophisticated (but unusual) Ruman Numeral markers. Like the look of a black…

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Designer Watches

White Hot Watches

The Chanel J12 was one of the most-wanted watches a couple of years ago. Tons of celebrities have been spotted wearing the white version (like Ashley Tisdale, above) in ultra-cool ceramic. Even if you’re not into the oversized Chanel version, there’s other ways to wear white that can even be understated. Here are my three favorites that are perfect for a summer timepiece: Cartier Santos 100 Stainless Steel automatic watch. I love the white leather strap paired with the industrial-looking…

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