Luxury handbags are the ultimate blend of fashion and function, and they are an indispensable part of any on-trend fashionista’s collection. When it comes to designer purses, some brands rise to the top again and again. If you’re starting a designer handbag collection, you can’t go wrong with a bag from Coach, Louis Vuitton or Chanel. These labels are the top three searched-for luxury handbag brands worldwide, according to an international study by the .
Color-splashed clutches and satchels abound in Chanel’s new spring handbag offerings for 2014. Soft fabrics, bright geometrics and metallic-quilted exteriors delineate Chanel’s line this year. The well-accessorized Chanel woman will carry anything from a colorful canvas tote to a sequin-encrusted clutch as she goes about her errands in 2014. Glitter and Glam Chanel’s Red/White/Pink/White Sequined Bag with flap is understated yet flirtatious all at once — sort of a nautical take on the girly-girl .
Itty bitty clutches are a thing of the past — at least according to the sizable offerings that recently made their way down 2014 spring runways. Top-name designers finally realized that fashionable girls need space too, and those teensie bags that debuted in seasons past have suffered major growth spurts — all this to the relief of sensible fashionistas around the globe. This spring, a girl can carry her sunglasses AND her wallet, and .
Color is an incredibly important part of all fashion trends. A color can be the uniting factor in any outfit and colors can make a huge different when choosing what to buy, what to wear, and what to pay attention to in the store. 2014 is a big year for color with the neons of last summer fading to the background, and the dark ox blood of fall losing popularity, the colors of 2014 .
While handbags have become “must have” fashion accessories, they must also serve their purpose, which goes back hundreds of years. Function was originally more important than fashion. Men and women used ancient pouches to hold coins and valuables. Even men often attached their swords to their purses to create added protection for their valuable items. During those times, women has less need for handbags as they were seldom trusted with coins and valuables, eliminating .
The cooler weather brings a change in attire in order to stay comfortable. With the new season, comes the desire to welcome fresh new styles, colors and textures. Adding winter themed accessories, such as handbags, enables a woman to pull it all together. Here are the latest trends in fashion handbags for the rest of 2013: Structured totes: This handbag is a far cry from the tote your mother used to carry around. Today’s .
Get ready for the warmer weather with a few of the most talked about trends that are sure to be in the closet of every self-respecting fashionista. With it being a season of stark contrasts, there is plenty of room for every personality to shine. Pastels with a Swath of Blue: While candy coat inspired pastels are no surprise when the weather turns warm, what is likely to be surprising are the splashes of .
In October of this year LVMH put out a press statement that it was projecting a marketing slowdown for the luxury handbag market. The French company, better known as Louis Vuitton, stated that it was realized a slowdown in its own luxury goods division which was due to an overall market softness. Louis Vuitton’s projects may have been biased by the fact that it was suffering its own internal problems at the time with .
The Hermes handbag exemplifies leathercrafting as a work of art, often catching the eye of admirers and experts alike. So it’s understandable that these handbags don’t just get mass-produced on an assemblyline in one country with low-cost labor and then shipped everywhere else. In fact, Hermes handbags represent the opposite of such production, still dedicated to the process of slow, artisan-crafted works that have the care and expertise of a master tailor involved. The .
While Louis Vuitton is best known for creating luxury handbags, watches, jewelry items and accessories, the company originally specialized in making suitcases, trunks and other luggage items. Louis Vuitton has not lost its touch in this area, as clearly evidenced by the creation of the Louis Vuitton Red Square Trunk. This large replica of one of the company’s original trunks is currently being set up in Moscow for the special Louis Vuitton L’Ame de .