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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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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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A History of Chanel; a Timeline [Infographic]

History of Chanel- Coco Chanel

The French House of Chanel, with its iconic Double C logo was established more than a hundred years ago, and has since immortalized itself as one of the world’s most chic and classic brands, completely in tune with the stylish and functional needs of its devotees. Its founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel comes from the humblest of beginnings, and is now considered a style icon, incredible businesswoman, talented couturier, and an example of perseverance and hard work. Learn about the history of Chanel…

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Types of Chanel Leathers and Skins

Chanel Half Moon Flap Bag available on PORTERO.com

Chanel has immortalized itself as one of the world’s chicest and classiest brands, completely in tuned with the stylish and functional needs of its devotees. From the iconic Classic Chanel Flap to the most avant-garde of designs, Chanel never disappoints when it comes to elegance and impeccable craftsmanship. Below, our Senior Director of Handbags and accessories, Elizabeth Bernstein, has compiled six of the most common Chanel leathers and materials used in their exquisite handbags, in alphabetical order.…

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Chanel 2.55 Flap Bags; Classic vs. Reissue

Classic vs Reissue

A question we get asked often is about the difference between the Classic Chanel Flap and the Reissue bags. At the beginning of the 20th Century, all women’s handbags were held as a clutch, making them less than convenient. Chanel, a lover of comfort, wanted to give women the freedom to use their hands while carrying their personal belongings. The very first Chanel flap bag was created by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel herself. Inspired by the packs soldiers carried during WWI, Coco added a strap to a…

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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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