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Harrods – Handbag Narratives

It’s interesting to see innovation and creative concepts unfold when luxury brands gear up to commemorate important milestones in their growth story. Like Louis Vuitton came up with the limited edition LV San Francisco Neverfull Tote Bag to celebrate the 30th anniversary of LV Cup serving as the qualifier for the American Cup. For Harrods, the grand occasion of expanding ...

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Glimpses: Prada Fall Winter Collection 2013

Prada started a campaign to showcase its Fall/Winter 2013 collection for women. While the ad by itself is superbly conceived, I turned my focus on the bags the models seemed to romance. I loved these bowler bags, especially the chequered one, that has both a pop of color as well as one that’s toned down – making it an ideal ...

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Louis Vuitton Bags in the Zoo?

Trust LV to make the most flamboyant and innovative entries into new regions/markets. For its flagship store inauguration in Wuhan, China, as well as to mark the 100th anniversary of its Savoir-Faire collection, Louis Vuitton created a miniature zoo with replicas of animals using dozens of LV bags. Isn’t this eye candy for kids and bag aficionados alike? This panda ...

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SALE Alert – SteveMadden.in

Steve Madden Bag

There is an upto 50% sale at www.stevemadden.in. Steve Madden is basically into shoes but they also have a collection of bags that I think are worth checking out. What’s more they also have free shipping throughout India. The duration of sale is not very clear, hence check it out now! I really liked this one:

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Caprese Bags Spring Summer ’13 Collection Unveiled

Caprese Bags unveiled its Spring Summer 2013 collection in Mumbai sometime in May this year. VIP Industries had tied up with Caprese, an Italian brand inspired by the Isle of Capri, late 2012 and holds exclusive brand rights in all markets. VIP believes the niche handbag segment, in the range of INR 2000 – INR 7000, is grossly untapped in ...

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TOIFA 2013 – Neha’s Roberto Cavalli Bag

The debut version of the Times of India Film Awards saw some magnificent action and high-fashion, fit for the red carpet. That it was held at the picturesque Vancouver further helped matters. Celebrities showed up in all their glamour, some of them flaunting their coveted, branded accessories.   Among them was our very own Neha Dhupia, warmly dressed and looking ...

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‘Bag’ – Etymology and Phrases

This is where we have some fun – let’s see how the word ‘bag’ originated and the various phrases in the English language related to the term. The word ‘bag’ seems to have its origins in Old Norse, which is a North German language, dating back to the 14 century – from a word called ‘baggi’ or ‘baggin’. Interestingly, the ...

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Tote Bag from Craftsvilla

This was my debut shopping experience from Craftsvilla. Their site had always seemed appealing to me, what with artisans all across the country selling their wares here. Hence, the items here are very rustic/traditional as well as contemporary. Their pricing is very nominal. With their quick shipping time (my order was delivered in 2 days flat), they have moved a ...

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Types of BAGS!

A write-up of the various types of bags makes for an interesting read. I discovered some of them quite late myself. Each has its own purpose and style quotient. Let’s get started:   i)                    Shoulder Handbag This is a very generic term and refers to any bag that can be carried on a shoulder. Many of the bag types described ...

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Know Your Brand – Louis Vuitton

There are some luxury brands that one can only dream of. To me, the first such brand that comes to mind is Louis Vuitton. The striking identity of its bags is the “Monogram Canvas” that looks like:   The initials ‘LV’ are part of the canvas design.   Here are some quick facts about the brand that is every handbag ...

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SALE Alert – Michael Kors Bags at 99labels.com

There is a sale of Michael Kors bags at www.99labels.com, with upto 45% off. I have shopped with 99labels before. Their shipping times are high as with any other website dealing with multiple vendors. That is still fine, as long as the wares reach the customer and the customer service is easily accessible. But what irks me the most about 99labels is ...

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Just how many are enough?

A handbag is a woman’s must-have accessory. When asked just how many bags are enough, she is very likely to give an irritated look! However, it is a pertinent question that needs to be answered. Just how many handbags are good enough for a woman? One for each occasion or one for each time of the day or one to ...

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Jute Bag

Jute is one of the most versatile fabric that is also sturdy. It is a natural fiber, that incidentally requires minimal pesticides, and is next to cotton in terms of production. Owing to its abundant production, little or no fertilizer/pesticide requirement, jute is very affordable. This fiber is produced from the stem of the ‘jute’ plant. It is eco-friendly as, ...

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Caring for Your Handbags

As with any other thing, handbags need dedicated care too – especially the leather ones. For one they are expensive, but also very durable with a little care. Leather bags almost always come with care instructions but here are some generic tips: • The care needs to start right at the point of purchase – ensure to ask about the ...

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Embroidered Cloth Sling Bag

This bright electric blue sling bag is an instant mood lifter. This was bought at one of the many handicrafts fairs that are organized in the city. So this is an example of looks and functionality going together. The three zips in the front and the main central compartment bolster my point. The length of the handle is perfect, though ...

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