Cult Gaia Ark Bamboo Handbag

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I’ve been seeing this float around Instagram for a while now, and for the longest time I couldn’t decide if it was a yay or a nay. At first glance it does look like an elaborate fish trap, the kind you place in the river overnight and come back the next day to see if it snared anything. On the other hand, there was something about the beautifully symmetrical shape that’s also very architectural that I was very fond of. Still, I wasn’t sold, and it sat in my ‘maybe’ box for the longest time.

All that changed when I spotted it on a Japanese lady in Tokyo, of all places, who like most Japanese women was fashionably chic in her long slip dress, a pair of two-toned Chanel pumps and this, Cult Gaia’s Ark Natural Bamboo Handbag hanging from her left hand. First thought? How good it looked in real life. Second thought? That although it’s made to look see-through, I couldn’t exactly make out what was actually inside her bag, which can only be a good thing.

Priced at USD128 for the Small and USD138 for the Large, you can buy it online via Cult Gaia where shipping is another USD48 for the bag to be shipped via DHL within 5 days. Not bad for a head-turner that will set you back by about SGD245 that you can use almost anywhere as far as our sunny shores are concerned. But if you’re keen but still not 100% convinced, I took the plunge and ordered one. So stay tuned to Instagram to see how it turns out once it arrives.

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National Handbag Day Spotlight: Rebecca Minkoff Waverly Eyelet Studs Crossbody

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In preparation for National Handbag Day this Friday, October 10, we’ll be announcing a special bag every day. Each bag is from one of our very favorite designers, and they’re all available at Bloomingdale’s, our National Handbag Day partner. To kick things off, we have the Rebecca Minkoff Waverely Eyelet Studs Crossbody.

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Minkoff is a designer that has a special place in the hearts of the whole PurseBlog team; we’ve gotten to watch Rebecca’s company grow alongside us on our PurseForum, almost from the day that both were founded. Our members were the first “Minkettes,” which is now a term that refers to all of the brand’s ardent fans, and they (and we) are always excited to see what Rebecca has coming up next. We’re even more proud that this time, it’s something to celebrate National Handbag Day.

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This particular bag is close to our hearts because it’s such a great example of what Rebecca Minkoff does so well–bridging day and evening with a bag that feels simultaneously casual and fancy. We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off our countdown to National Handbag Day with Bloomingdale’s.

You can pick up the bag in Bloomingdale’s National Handbag Day pop-up shop for $395.

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Valentino Embroidered Guitar Handbag Strap

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Valentino Handbag Guitar Strap

Take note of this super cool find by couture brand Valentino. My first thought was that I couldn’t believe that House of Valentino had branched into designing musical instrument gear, such a cool move, but wasn’t sure how that venture came about. Lo and Behold, I was stoked to find out that what I initially thought was a guitar strap, was actually a super hip handbag strap… Valentino Winning!

This beautiful piece features golden threading throughout a rich chocolate leather flat strap; the color contrast itself already eye catching. Graze deep upon the colorful embroidery and you can appreciate a detail of beautiful floral and nature designs. Brass tone lobster clasps are found at each end of the strap, which easily grasp on to the handbag of your choice allowing for a longer shoulder or across the body wear.

There are a few different patterns to choose from. Prices range from $1,045 to $1,125. The Valentino Embroidered Guitar Bag Strap can be purchased via: NEIMAN MARCUS

Valentino Enchanted Wonderland Guitar Strap for Handbag


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    Replica Handbag Review: Louis Vuitton Tournon

    Categories:Louis Vuitton

    Are you looking for a chic, but functional city handbag, perfect for stylish days at the office or lively nights on the town? Then your searches are over! The new Louis Vuitton Tournon is a supple calfskin hobo that captures all the advantages of a versatile shoulder bag, but surprises with luxurious shapes and materials and distinctive signature details.

    The IT bag is here. Louis Vuitton Tournon Hobo Bag is spectacularly designed as a spacious handbag with a tall rectangular shape that evokes perrenial style and extravagant feminine touches. This over the shoulder purse features a sophisticated workmanshio, intricate metal fittings, distinctive leather covered Capucines closure, leather knots and amazing sophistication. Fashionistas from all around the world love it because it is a body-friendly bag manufactured from a soft calfskin that encapsulates a rare refinement.

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    The LV Tournon comes in a very practical size version that when paired with its clever shape and inner compartment turn this city bag into one of your most spacious style companions. The purse measures 13.8 x 11.0 x 5.1 inches ( length  x height  x width ) and no matter how active and crazy your life style may be, you will always have plenty of rooms for the things that matter to you.

    The body of the Louis Vuitton Tournon is crafted from gorgeous calfskin leather. This very soft and supple material is used for making the LV Tournon in several color versions, such as black, red, beige and light pink. All of them look stunning and frankly it is difficult to pick just one.

    What I love the most about the Louis Vuitton Tournon Hobo is a beautiful play between the calfskin leather and the python details. For instance, the elegant arched handle is made from gray python leather and it features gray stitching on the upper side-line. To complete the sophisticated look of the bag, the articulated handle is connected to the body of the bag by using gold color hooks that are very visible to the eye.

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    All the metallic pieces on the bag are gold color.This color choice enances the glamorous look of the LV Tournon, but the key element is the Capucines leather covered LV signature. This is practically a LV metallic logo that is located on the upper end of the front of the bag, which has been covered at the outside with leather. Its top and caseback were left uncovered as to accentuate the mystery and uniqueness of the bag.

    The feminine touch of the Louis Vuitton Tournon bag is given by the two decorative leather knots that are placed on the upper corners of its body. The are made from gray python leather and create a beautiful contrast between the simple and elegant texture of the calfskin leather the exotic pattern of the python material.

    At the inside of the LV Tournon there is a large sipper inside pocket. Just as the rest of the gold mettalic parts available on this bag, the zipper is engraved with the company’s name and logo.

    This large Louis Vuitton Tournon Hobo bag is the perfect city bag. You can wear it either over the shoulder or on your arm. You can take it at work or at parties, with your formal attires or casual looks. It is modern, but timeless. Simply put, it is a spectacular purse that will age stunningly, thus becoming a beautiful heirloon that you will proudly pass to your daughter.

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    Replica Handbag Review: Celine Luggage Phantom Bag in Light Blue

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    It’s no secret to anyone that the Celine Luggage Phantom Bag is one of the most beautiful and popular models these days. Countless fashionistas around the world love this design, they all love to wear it with one of their glamorous outfits. It is the perfect day purse for the office or for important meetings. It is stylish and spacious. It is everything you need to lead a modern and edgy lifestyle.

    This luxury designer bag is also very much loved by movie stars and the magazines are full with photos of divas showing off their fabulous and new Celine Luggage Phantom Bag. One of my favorite versions is the one in light blue. I simply adore the look of this elegant purse. If you also like how the Celine Phantom purse looks like, but you just can’t afford its high price tag then here there are a few tips for finding a perfect replica.

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    The most important detail about this very beautiful bag is the leather. It is manufactured from a very resistant, thick and firm leather. This type of leather looks very refined and highlights the original lines of this bag, every curve and every folding. The original Celine Luggage Phantom Bag doesn’t need to be full in order to stand firm by its own. Even empty it keeps its special shape without bending. A poor replica bag will not have the same high quality leather and because of this it will look cheap and it will bend if its not stuffed.

    Essential is the color of this Celine Phantom version. This unique blue is very difficult to find on the market of fake bags. Because of this, only a few replica manufacturer will manage to offer this exact color for your Celine Luggage Phantom fake Bag. Beware of lighter or darker shades of blue. These will be a clear giveaway.

    The handles have a very well constructed shape. These look like tall arches made from the finest leather there is. To ensure the firmes of the handles, these are stitched on the inside part. The stitching offers an extra robustness.

    The stitching is very important at a Celine Luggage Phantom replica Bag. These are used to outline the curves, the design embelishments and the elegance of the purse. Most decorative stitches are raised and represent the most fascinating part of the bag. Needless to say, each stitch is perfect. There are no symmetric errors, no loose threads or smudges.

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    The hardware has a very rough look. It is silver color and isn’t too shiny. It has a matte finish that looks very modern and city like. I love it. It is a very nice aesthetic detail that enhances the beauty of the bag. Please note that the base must have four rectangular studs made from the same silver metal as the rest of the harware.

    So just pay attention to all the details of the Celine Luggage Phantom bag you want to purchase and compare every small part of the purse with the original model. It must be an exact match. If you manage to find such a Celine Luggage Phantom replica bag then you can go ahead with your order. The result will be a glamorous and beautiful replica purse.

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    Hermes Evelyne PM Handbag

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    Last year while I was in Paris, I tried a Hermes Evelyne III PM bag and I instantly fell in love with the design, functionality and comfort of this cross-body bag. It doesn’t have a very complicated look, but it is very practical and spacious. It feels like the perfect choice if you want to look stylish when you’re going to work, on errands, shopping or sightseeing on your holiday.

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    I didn’t buy the Hermes Evelyne III PM then because I couldn’t even get close to its price- about $3,400. But this summer while I was preparing for my trip in Rome I realized that I need a bag that is large enough to accommodate all my tourist essentials and super-chic so I can match it with my breezy summer outfits. This is how I realized that I need to buy an Evelyne bag…“pronto”! J

    As I didn’t trip over a small fortune in the last year, I still couldn’t afford the original Hermes Evelyne so I decided to buy a replica bag online. I found the model that I like on Ukshopbagonline.co.uk. Before I placed my order, I asked at the store if it looks just like in the pictures they post on the site and if it is a perfect reproduction of the Hermes Evelyn III PM. They confirmed that it is and that they only sell accurate replicas of designer purses. Everything about these knockoffs is almost identical to the real thing. But guess what, it isn’t!

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    When the mail man delivered my Hermes Evelyn III PM replica bag, I was surprised to see that the purse I received does not look at all like the Evelyn III or like the I and II for that matter. I turned this fake Hermes upside down and the only thing it has in common with the Evelyn III is the perforated logo. The rest is totally wrong.

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    Below there are a couple of photos of this so called Evelyn replica. The first thing that you notice as being off is the shape of the bag. The Hermes Evelyn III has the bottom of the purse rounded and nicely outlined by the structured sides while the top is shaped as an inverted arch. Its design is gracious, simple and well balanced. On the other hand, my poor quality replica doesn’t have a well-defined shape. It looks flimsy and disproportioned. The bottom and top part are straight and the sides aren’t wide and thick as on the original Evelyn PM.

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    The handles are also wrong. These should be wider and sturdier. Also, the hardware is colored in a tacky yellow gold whereas the authentic purse has silver metallic parts. But the ugliest part of this Hermes Evelyn III PM replica bag is the stitching. I really don’t know how they could ruin the initial design so badly. Instead of using a brown colored thread similar to the leather, they’ve used a thick white thread. The stitching is sloppy, uneven and has many loose threads. Plus, the edges of the brown leather are covered in a black plastic-looking coating that looks very badly. There are some portions of the fake bag where you can even see actual glue stains.

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    This Hermes Evelyn III PM knockoff really is a disaster and I can’t believe the nerves this store has to pretend that it is identical to the real thing. I actually saw the authentic Evelyn and also tried it on. It doesn’t have anything in common with this mess. It’s no wonder that Ukshopbagonline.co.uk has been shut down. It sells very poor quality replicas that do not have anything in common with the original bags.

    Inside Hermes Evelyne PM Fake Handbag


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