What Do Chanel's New Handbag and Karl Lagerfeld's Kitten Have in Common?

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Talk about cat fancy: Karl Lagerfeld has reportedly named a Chanel handbag after his kitten Choupette.

Cathy Horyn tweeted yesterday that she "just saw the Choupette bag in the studio at Chanel. Knitted, soft. Name of Karl's cat." Not long after that tweet was sent, Lagerfeld staged his Fall 2012Couture show for Chanel, during which many of the models carried soft, knitted handbags accented by metal chains. Were they the same ones that Horyn mentioned?

Choupette became an Internet sensation after Lagerfeld tweeted a picture (seen at left) of her playing with an iPad in May. Last month the designersaid in an interview that Choupette refuses to eat on the ground and has two maids who keep a detailed diary of her daily activities that is now over 600 pages long. The parody Twitter account @ChoupettesDiary offers an imaginary accounting of the 9-month-old kitten's day-to-day life, but so far it has offered no comment on the Choupette bag.

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Your Zodiac Sign Will Tell You Just What Handbag to Invest In

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You've been lusting over just about every colorful handbag you've eyed on the streets, which can only mean one thing: it's time to invest. But deciding on The One design that'll fit seamlessly into your wardrobe can be difficult. After all, there are plenty of choices to be made, running the gamut from texture and color to silhouette and size.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by this season's trendy offerings and you need a little help, you might want to check your horoscope. Turns out, our zodiac signs have a lot to do with our own unique tastes in everything from lingerie to wedding dresses and engagement rings.

Next step? Pull out that credit card and keep scrolling to catch up on your astrology. We swear it'll lead you to a brand-new handbag you'll fall in love with at first sight. It's written in the stars.


Aries

As an Aries, there's not much that holds you back from making a bold statement. You prefer to stand out from the crowd, and you've got enough confidence alone to set you apart. You'll be surprised how much use you get out of this fringed Sara Battaglia shoulder bag ($1,182). It's any street style star's dream, not to mention it's your own power color.

Taurus

The Taurus prefers to make a fashion statement in an understated way. She likes feminine colors such as pink, but she values quality-made items that'll help complete almost all of her outfits perfectly. In other words, she wants to get a lot of bang for her buck, and this magnoliaChloé Marcie bag ($1,990) is just trendy enough for her style.

Gemini


Gemini, you're totally unpredictable. One day you want to stand out, but the next you prefer to go about your look in a subtle way. This Valentino Rockstud bag ($3,645) may be pricey, but it offers the best of both worlds and plays to both your sides. Its hunter-green shade isn't over the top, but its edgy embellishments are nothing short of eye-catching, in case you spontaneously decide to channel your inner rocker.


Cancer

There's only one bag that comes to mind when you consider the classic style of the Cancer sign: a Chanel. But since you're attracted to neutral colors that give off a slight shimmer, a simple black 2.55 isn't worth it for you. You'll feel ladylike and smart with a beige Chanel purse ($3,699) that's complete with a gold chain.

Leo

When it comes to accessories, you're not about to let anyone else upstage you. Even if it means being a bit, well, flashy, you're going to show off your investment piece, and you wouldn't have it any other way. This shearling Fendi Be Baguette Mini bag ($1,589) is bright enough for your style and comes in your favored color, orange.

Virgo

You have a signature uniform, and it's never failed you. It's not quite girlie, but it's far from grungy, so you need a bag that falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum — and remains your go-to every single day. Once you're swinging the Prada Saffiano tote ($2,200) on your shoulder, in a luxe caramel hue, you'll never take it off.

Libra

Blue is your power color, and you favor any design that's structured and symmetrical. Since you're always out to find something new or experiment, a smart choice would be Kate Spade's Holden Leslie satchel ($398). You won't feel so guilty about indulging in this statement piece, but you'll be excited to show it off.

Scorpio

You, Scorpio, are walking proof that black is never boring. Though you prefer dark colors since they blend in so well with your signature style, you're not afraid of a little edge. TheAlexander Wang Rockie bag ($850) is right up your alley. 

Sagittarius

You're adventurous but not at all fussy. You want a quirky bag — preferably in a fun shade, like purple — that'll rest easy on your shoulder as you go from place to place. The Proenza Schouler Elliot bag ($1,650) is just right for you, providing just the right amount of additional flair with a crocodile-embossed strap.

Capricorn

A Capricorn is a sophisticate through and through. You like fine craftsmanship, the look of supersleek leather, and a standout silhouette, and you don't fuss over flashy labels. When it comes to fashion, you're smart, and you're proud that you always make out with the right pieces — like the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag ($495), equipped with a red interior. 

Aquarius

You do not care what others think of you or your fashion choices. Sure, some might raise their eyebrows at the handbag you chose to invest in, but it spoke to you. What's so bad about that? Chances are, you'll rock an artsy satchel, like this Paula Cademartori shoulder bag ($1,820) until you're blue in the face. What's more? You'll be remembered for it. 

Pisces

You've got a free spirit that's empowered by texture and avant-garde design. Your favored shade is sea-green, and you'd live life as a mermaid if you could, which is why this Burberry Aqua Petal clutch ($1,595) would swim seamlessly into your wardrobe.





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Alexander McQueen Legend Handbag: Urban Legend

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Alexander McQueen Legend Handbag

The Heroine had better watch out! The house has a new release that’s already a legend in my mind. Out of their new Pre-Spring/Summer ’15 collection, the latest McQueen bag is about as good as a bag can get.

The clean lines of the shape, from the delicate flared gusset to the tailored, stitched corners, and the perfectly minimal amount of polished hardware work in fluid harmony. Yet the spacious convertible bag has enough texture to function as a major power player, whether hitting the streets or the boardroom. The magic is all in the subtle details. Needless to say, in the standard large size or adorable mini version, which is great for wearing crossbody, it’s instantly legendary. (It also comes in a more casual shopper style.) I really need to kick off the new year with one, but in a rainbow of gorgeous hues, the hard part is…which?! Alexander McQueen Legend at Alexander McQueenicon.

Alexander McQueen Legend Handbag

Alexander McQueen Legend Handbag

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How to spot a fake designer handbag

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Hi, girlfriends! If you have read a couple of my blog posts then you already know how passionate I am about replica designer handbags. But I never let my passion get in the way of making a wise purchase. I always say that research is essential for the success of any replica purse order and this is why I know how to make the difference between a good quality replica handbag and a poorly made one. If you are considering buying a fake purse online, you should really read the below guide before submitting the order. It will help you spend your money wisely on a replica designer purse that looks completely authentic and is also durable, the kind of purse that will enrich your wardrobe and style.

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You won’t believe how easy it is to find a great faux luxury handbag when you know what the essential steps for identifying authentic looking products are. Or if you want to purchase a second hand genuine designer purse and you are afraid to get tricked by the seller then you should also take a look at these advices.

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Buying an authentic designer bag online is tricky

My opinion is that the best source for authentic handbags is an authorized dealer. Buying a purse from the Internet is a very risky decision. It doesn’t matter if you are planning on purchasing it from an online store or from ebay, there is always a high change that you’ll get tricked into paying a small fortune on a cheap knockoff. If you aren’t an expert than it will be really difficult to know what to look for when checking how authentic looking a bag is. This is why I highly advise you to go to a Louis Vuitton store if you want to be sure that you are actually buying a Louis Vuitton purse.

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The price is an indicator for its authenticity

Indeed, second hand designer handbags can be found mostly online so there is no getting around it. This is why you should use the price as a realistic indicator for its authenticity. Even if it is a pre-owned purse, it can’t cost only a couple hundred dollars. A second hand designer handbag usually comes at half of its initial price, so if the new bag has the retail price of $2,000 then the pre-owned one should cost at least $1,000 depending on how well preserved it is.

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Take a look at the hardware

When we are talking about ways of spotting a fake designer handbag, the hardware is one of the main things we should consider. Cheap quality replica designer purses have metallic parts that are made from a light stainless steel, with rough edges and without the proper markings and logos. Also, pay attention to the color of the hardware. Make sure that it is identical to the one of the authentic bag.

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The stitching should be flawless

Designers pay great attention to the stitching of a bag, they make a real art from decorating their purses with some of the most complicated and flawless stitching patterns in the world. This is why it is essential to be careful at the stitching of the bag you are planning to buy. If the purse has an uneven, slanted or sloppy stitching then the product is surely a poorly made replica handbag. The number of stitches, distance between the stitches and the color of the threads- all of these are very important details that influence the authentic look of a purse.

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Heat embossed stamp

It is no secret that the original brands have turned every stamp they emboss on their handbags into a complex way of authenticating the products. These stamps are very carefully designed and applied. This is the main reason why the heat embossed stamp represents one of the best ways of spotting afake designer handbag. My advice to you is to study very well the color of the ink, the font of the letters, the size of the stamp and the distance between the upper stitching of the bag and the stamp. On an authentic look designer bag, the stamp should be pretty high and close to the stitching. If the stamp is located in the center of the distance between the lock and the stitching then the product is definitely a cheap looking replica handbag. A very useful tip: on a genuine purse, the stamp will be look as it is part of the material.

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A particularity of genuine Hermes handbags is that these have a blind stamp. Hermes does not make its products with the help of complicated machineries, but with the craft of experienced artisans who hand made every purse. These artisans are the ones who apply a blind stamp on the products, and this blind stamp represents the trademark and includes the date when it was made. This is why you need to examine the stamp of the Hermes bag and make sure that this isn’t embossed too deep, like machine stamped bags. On an authentic purse, the stamp can be barely seen, especially from a distance.

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Simply follow these tips and you will surely be able to find easily a high quality replica bag to purchase, a pre-owned designer purse or even an authentic one. No matter what you are planning to buy, the above guidelines are very useful for identifying an authentic looking designer purse. I know that they may seem just some small details, but these are so much more than that. These are the actual differences between a fake designer bag and a genuine looking one, the differences between a satisfactory purchase and a huge disappointment.

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Hermes Replica Handbags vs. Authentic Hermes Bags: The Stinky Issue

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I’m sure that for most of us the leather used for Hermes replica handbags and replica designer purses in general is an essential aspect. The price should normally be directly proportional to the quality you get.

Hermes Replica Handbags

Hermes Replica Handbags

But what happens when a high-end luxury brand like Hermes messes things up and doesn’t know how to manage the situation? This is what we are going to discuss about.

The whole thing started when people started complaining about their skunky-smelling authentic Hermes bags. The problem was mostly encountered at the popular Togo leather, but owners of Epsom and Clemence leathers also raised this issue. It seems that the smell became unbearable when the bags where left in direct sunlight even for a few minutes, because heat brings out the stink.

From what I found out the skunk smell was caused by improperly tanned leather. From the many Togo and Clemence being complained about and the large number of Hermes handbags made from these types of leather, it was obvious that the problem was not with just a batch of leather. Bags with affected leather were shipped worldwide, not just in a particular region.

What’s really hard for me to understand is why such a famous and luxurious brand like Hermes chose to deal with the issue like this. At first they refused to believe their customers’ complaints and said there was nothing wrong with the bags. Only after the problem could no longer be ignored they decided to replace the products. But I don’t think it was fair for customers to have to wait 2 or 3 months to replace a defective product! They should have made the replacements their priority before any other waiting list. If they don’t respect their customers, that says a lot about the brand itself.

If I were to receive a defective Hermes replica bag I would immediately return it too! A trustworthy site that sells Hermes replica handbags will always find a way to fix the problem. But imagine spending tens of thousands on a bag and not only get a stinky one, but also get this kind of treatment! That’s just unacceptable from such an expensive and loved brand.

Luxury should feel like luxury no matter what, even if we’re talking about authentic bags or Hermes fake bags. But while you can’t expect perfection from replica bags, you should expect it from Hermes.

Now if you’ve ever faced this problem with your Hermes replica handbags, here are some tricks! You can put some baking soda inside the bag or apply some moisturizing cream and leave the bag outside for a few days or you can spray some perfume on a piece of cloth or a little Febreeze and put it inside the bag.

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Also, you can use a small box of baking soda for a week along with activated charcoal to suck up the smell.

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Activated Charcoal

So girls, what do you think about the way Hermes dealt with this problem?

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Cara Delevingne for Mulberry Handbag Shoot 2014

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What’s so hot about the Cara Delevigne Bag Collection?

Well, we have seen Mulberry doing collaborations before like the newest Tessa Collection, which is priced lower than their classic bags. Then we have observed how Mulberry chew their iconic bags and then turned them into shoulder bags or Bayswater double totes. But what I love the most about the Cara Delevigne Collection is the newest back packs which are quilted.

Ever since around Chanel introduced their graffiti backpack line, we’ve seen how trendy they become. And the choices are increasing, Prada just released their ‘soft backpacks’ and Balenciaga their very own ‘Le Dix Backpack’. Cara’s version is just a bit different, elegant, mixing with the elements of Mulberry.

And if you love quilted bags (you will know this by checking your previous purchases), and in combination with, that you are actively seeking for a backpack to match your casual outfit, then this should be added to your list as ‘to be considered’. It’s well worth it.

This is the second ad campaign that Cara shoots for Mulberry, it gives a good idea of how to combine her bags with chic dresses and pumps.

The Cara Delevigne Collection will be launched in September, the price will be between £895 and £2,500.

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