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Consignment

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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Gift guides

Holiday Gift Guide 2015; Luxury Gifts Under $1,000

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to give (and receive). From designer handbags and fine watches to vintage jewels, on PORTERO.com you’ll be able to find whatever it is you’re looking for; whether you’re shopping for someone else, or for yourself. In this occasion, as we assume you’re searching for a gift for someone else, we’ve selected from our large assortment of products, only items in pristine condition, which come with original boxes and/or pouches, and sometimes,…

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Types of Chanel Leathers and Skins

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. 1. Calfskin Calfskin leather…

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A French Connection; 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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Five Things to Know When Buying Vintage Chanel Bags

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 handbags available on PORTERO.com   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…

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Take Me Out Tonight- Designer evening bags

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…

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Gift guides

How to Find the Perfect Gift on PORTERO.com

Buying the perfect gift is not easy, there are many factors to consider and there’s always the fear our loved one will end up disliking our gift and never use it. But there’s no need to fear anymore- with thousands of items on PORTERO.com, ranging from small luxury accessories to luxury travel trunks, you are bound to find something your loved one will cherish forever. We’ve put together a little guide to make the gift selecting process a lot easier.…

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The ABCs of PORTERO- Part 1

Get to know PORTERO.com, your online source for authentic, pristine and pre-owned luxury handbags and accessories. A is for Alexis Clarbour, director of PORTERO.com A born and bred New Yorker, Alexis began her career in finance, working as a Nasdaq trader, before making the move to the luxury market. One of her first luxury splurges was a Tod’s bag, many years ago. Most recently, she purchased a Damier Azur Louis Vuitton Neverfull, “Perfect for summer,” she said, from PORTERO. If she could…

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