It can be confusing and frustrating shopping for a leather bag. There are many low-quality and fake leather bags on the market. Furthermore, many leather bags' hardware breaks within a season or two. To help you learn how to know the difference between a high-quality leather bag and an overpriced piece of garbage, we have gathered information from expert leather craftsmen to help you understand what goes into making a leather bag.
Gormley & Gamble was founded in 2014 by Phoebe Gormley, who quit university to start the business, investing what would have been her final year of tuition fees in the company - hence the ‘Gamble’ part of the name. Since its launch the business has gone from strength to strength, and following a move to Savile Row in January 2016 G&G will be the solo women’s-only tailors in the street.
I saw them in a shop in Milan and I fell in love with those bags. They are so original and fresh. Below you can see the latest collection of Braccialini bags made in Italy.
For spring/summer ‘16, inspiration comes from independent minds. A gentle rebellion against sartorial tradition sees tailoring rules subverted in sleeveless jackets and bias cut skirts, whilst couture fabrics are offset with naïve screen-printing techniques.
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals is a partnership inspired from the shared love for sustainability, conservation and design. It consist of three new black and white styles, including a circle bag, a bucket bag, and a belt bag (price range $280-$380), made of 100% recycled polyurethane, reprocessed zippers, and organic lining.
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
This season, the dark green made its long waiting return. We can see the colour among the creations of Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Gucci.
“When a woman carries a handbag, we look at her shoulders. When she slips on a pair of heels, we observe her walk. If she applies lacquer to her nails, we admire her hands. With its slow circular application, lip make up becomes a rich and sensual gesture. Whether accentuating or mattifying the lips, this little object has the ability to transform the entire face.”
For the Spring/Summer 2016 Prada Women’s show AMO investigates the perception of continuous space through an invasion of the ceiling. Plastic sheets hang down acting as a virtual mold that defines the catwalk and seating areas, while the concrete ground area acts as the negative of the above scene.
CH Carolina Herrera Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Men's collection offers: classic menswear looks mainly in navy blue, gray, green and camel, combined with practical handbags, leather gloves, stylish scarves and sport style shoes.
In the beginning of fall, HUMANIC presented a high quality range of shoes. The colour of the season is the wine red, which we could see in the heels, suede boots and handbags.
For well over a century, the Louis Vuitton Monogram has captivated the imaginations of men and women from all walks of life. Emblazoned across handbags and trunks, from the treasures we carry to the treasures we keep, the iconic “LV” remains one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.
The British brand Atelier d'Exception will be showcasing their beautiful handbags at Paris Fashion Week this season at ZIPZONE Paris. Housed in the iconic Louvre Museum, ZIPZONE is an exhibition run during Paris Fashion Week showcasing the best of international design.
The Bird of paradise is the key motif of this mid-seasonal collection by the Italian fashion house and designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has been at Fendi for 50! years. He describes the pieces as 'pleasant aggressively' - soft but graphical. We would say that they are both sophisticated and comfortable - relaxed luxury.
We presented for you the Handbags trends for Fall-Winter 2015-2016. Now it is the time to show you, the most strange handbags presented during the Fashion Weeks in Paris, Milan, New York and London.
Most of the famous designers already presented their Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 collections. So we can define the fashion trends of the handbags. We selected some of the most outstanding models presented during the Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
From bustling city sidewalks to the streets of Cairo, Christian Louboutin’s Autumn/Winter 2015 handbag collection is made to accompany the glamorous woman on the run.
Five successful designers, including Thomas Tait, Marco De Vincenzo, Nicholas Kirkwood, MGSM Massimo Giorgetti and Paul Andrew, by now well-established names on the fashion scene, also thanks to their participation at several of the world's most authoritative, important competitions, have chosen to work with five emerging talents, namely Carlo Volpi, Maria Sole Cecchi, Fernando Jorge, Martine Rose and Matteo Lamandini.
'An iconic blend of casual sophistication, expressive volumes and a touch of graphic Modernism that California dreams are made of', says the brand's statement about Lebanese designer's latest collection.
'Folk reverie' is the theme of Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015 collection. 'Pre-collections are becoming increasingly important for the brand. Our customers are constantly looking for standout and unique pieces', said the designer, who presented lots of fur, lace, florals and full skirts.
With the beginning of spring Cartier presents its latest collection ‘C de Cartier’, which is as fresh and colourful as this time of the year. The ‘C de Cartier’ bag dazzles in an array of vibrant hues that shimmer with Parisian sparkle, perfect for expressing an cosmopolitan attitude and style expertise.
For Fall-Winter 2015/16, Peter Dundas explores a glistening starry night, celebrating the symbols of astrology and the unforseen powers they behold. The dandyism of Jimmy Page and the glam-goth style of Stevie Nicks electrify the looks and set the vibe. Graphic black and white undulates at the center of this collection, marking it with a modern urbanity, while also rendering homage to Emilio Pucci’s own black and white collection of the late 1950s.
Today, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015), Louis Vuitton fashion house presented its latest womenswear collection full of fur, animal prints, miniskirts, and leather.
One of the major modern myths of our time is the idea that all high-heeled shoes are uncomfortable or difficult to wear. In truth many high-heeled shoes are in fact uncomfortable, but these days discomfort is the exception not the rule. Some doctors even say comfortable high heels may be the solution to back problems and posture. Ultimately when it comes to the level of comfort or discomfort of any shoe including heels, has much more to do with the quality of the shoe.
Miuccia Prada: 'The collection is full of references to real and fake. The collection is about impossible beauty and the cliche of what women like. Yes, there were princesses on the catwalk, but I hope there was irony there'.
The Philipp Plein woman for pre-fall 15 is wrapped in dreamy muted shades of lavender, gray, violet, foggy white and sky blue, along with pastel pink and jet black. Sophisticated looks in coordinated skin tight studded leather pants and matching jacket under a fur vest or slim tailleur with zipper accents.
With this series by Peter Lindberg, Michelle Williams continues to disclose facets from her enthralling personality as ambassadress for Louis Vuitton.
The adidas Originals Blue Collection is a premium apparel and footwear line merging adidas' longstanding lifestyle heritage with a refined luxury street aesthetic. Mixing functional sport utilitarianism with a savvy street attitude, the SS15 collection perfectly combines the two sartorial disciplines by offering versatile garments and trainers that are aspirational in terms of both design and manufacturing.
Rihanna’s charitable ventures continue to grow as it was announced that Fendi has chosen to partner with her, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jourdan Dunn for a special initiative. According to Women’s Wear Daily (via Buro), Rihanna and the other celebrities will design special versions of the new 3Baguette handbag as well as a micro-baguette in celebration of Fendi’s new flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York.
It's been a very exciting week at Pitti!! Co-founders and designers, Byron and Dexter Peart, of WANT LES ESSENTIELS have been taking guests on a galactic voyage of discovery with their completely rebranded Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection. Last season, the beloved travel and accessories brand launched footwear with two key styles, and this season, they are launching into the world of footwear with innovative new styles in metallic leathers, exotic skins and textured finishes.
The perfectly polished Greenwich is this season's to go. On work days, play up the structured silhouette by pairing with monochrome tailored pieces letting the colorful interior pop. On weekends, make it the refined juxtaposition to laid-back dresses or over-sized knits and skinnies.
For the lady out there who sees heels as more than something you put on, but rather a part of who you are, the Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook is just for you. Shot by photographer Peter Lippmann, Water in Love suggests that one should never take off their Louboutins – even in the bath.
"Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth. ", said Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.
Inspired by British travel writer Bruce Chatwin. Journeys through poetry and well-travelled book covers. Iconic field jackets, denim jackets, duffles, tailoring and trench coats. Authentic fabrications in weathered tones. Illustrations and typographic print on shirts, satchels and sneakers.
The monologue opening the Spring 2015 fashion show takes its full meaning looking at the diversity of this astonishing collection. From lace dresses matched with clerical collars to cropped velvet trousers, or the architectural heels in the shape of the Louis Vuitton monogram flower, we discover a forward thinking wardrobe.
House of Holland Girl is cool, confident and savvy and wear labels without letting them wear her.
CHARLES & KEITH WINTER 2014 draws inspirations from the past and merges it with ideas of the future. Time is held suspended under a slate of accents and natural palettes.
Elemental- Wood-printed and gold plated detailing, smooth matte marble swirl textures mixed with neutral tones are the unlikeliest of elemental combinations created in the form of statement top handles. When mixed with neutral tones, mid-heels and loafers exude the characteristics of a rustic wintry mood.
The theme of the collection is 'Travels through 18th century Italy'.
In the new Marc Jacobs' store will be paid not with money but with posts on social networks.
Next week in Manhattan will be opened a new store of the brand. The customers will pay with posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instragram. For each publication, the customers win credits and they will be able to buy perfume, manicure, coffee or bag.
Givenchy presented its new autumn - winter bags collection.
If you have never fell in love with the model "Antigone" then its exotic new version will surely change your mind. In the collection you can see animal print, stylish design and simple chic. Particular emphasis is on the snake and crocodile leather.
Elena is an Italian fashion brand, which offers to its customers high quality handcrafted leather goods with care for little details.
With passion for Skiing and golf, Elena wants to bring passion in life of those who appreciate the Italian aesthetic.
Medium sized models are dominating in Spring-Summer 2014 handbags fashion trends. There is a variety of types, which are modern during this year's hot season - hand-held, cross-body, frame bags. Of course there is something for big handbags' and clutches' fans, too.
Let's take a look at seven of the Spring-Summer 2014 top bag trends...
The legendary Cartier boutique at 13 rue de la Paix in Paris provided the backdrop for the final scene of ‘Grace of Monaco’, a film by French director Olivier Dahan which is to open the next Festival de Cannes on Wednesday 14 May, 2014.
The American actress Michelle Williams for the second time became the face of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton and posing for its summer campaign sitting on colorful suitcases and bags.
On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, the luxury label FENDI, whose Creative Director is Karl Lagerfeld, will open its first boutique in Germany. The boutique is 365 square meters large and is located in Maximilianstraße 12-14 in a historical building from the 19th century. The hosts, Pietro Beccari (Chairman and CEO of FENDI), Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi will personally welcome the guests at the opening.
The actress Sarah Jessica Parker, known for her character Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City" has already presented hir collection of shoes.
Christopher Bailey (the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry) presented his womenswear collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 yesterday (17 February, 2014) at the London Fashion Week.
Bailey's inspiration for his work was the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England - the place was home to artists like Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
Women handbags for cold season of 2013/14 are totally different in size, shape, material, texture and color. So, every lady will be able to find her own type of accessory, which is both modern and personal.
Let's take a look at some of the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 top trends...
MILANOV brand was founded in 2002. Now after 10 years it successfully submitted to the Bulgarian market stylish and quality women's and men's leather jackets, skirts and trousers.
The new Tom Ford handbag collection for Fall-Winter 2012/2013 is offering a variety of lust-worthy accessories worth admiring. Whether we're talking about dresses, makeup or accessories, the Tom Ford label has always been a reliable option for classy alternatives with a high chance of passing the time test. With a focus on high quality, opulent pieces that have modern and edgy touches yet still maintain a classy allure, the high end label has become one of the best acclaimed names in the fashion industry.
The designers of the fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent have recently created a new bag with wool shearling. Though winter is a couple of months away, there is nothing wrong in stocking up the wardrobe with the most exclusive designer accessories.
The bag YSL Cabas is made of beige wool shearling & soft black and brown leather. It can perfectly suit your formal attire. The wool element combined with the black and brown leather adds a classy touch to the look of the bag.
The summer in Colombia is full of fashion. After the recent Fashion Week Colombiamoda 2012, between July 31 and August 3, 2012, in Corferias, the main exhibition and fair venue in Bogotá, Colombia, takes place the International Fashion and leather show (IFLS). It showcases the most comprehensive offering of latest-collection products for professional buyers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Central America, Ecuador, the Caribbean, Spain, the US, Italy, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The shows already started and the presented models are for Spring/Summer 2013.
It is still hot outside, but we decided to look at the Fall-Winter season and present to you an interesting and different Versace collection. Usually Donatella Versace designs sexy little dresses in bright colours and with interesting prints, but for Fall-Winter 2012/2013 she focused on dark monochrome colours and gothic elements. Fashion experts say it was kind of tribute to her brother and founder of the brand Gianni Versace.
Versace Fall-Winter 2012/2013 collection abounds with corseted minidresses with crucifixes both printed and made with the use of crystals and sequins, dark turtlenecks and leather pencil skirts, biker jackets and throat-tight coat-dresses.
This year a hot fashion trend are oversize women's handbags.
Celebrities like Kirsten Dunst, Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo are hot supporters of this fashion trend. They love the large bags and buy from well-known designers.
This year the bag will be combined mainly with the jacket and shawl. It will be very trendy to put your shawl around the straps of the bag.
Victoria Beckham has released her new handbag collection.
It is early to say that Victoria Beckham's fashion line can be haute couture, but her clothes and accessories are very popular among women in UK. Her bags are sold almost at the same price as the bags of brands like Louis Vuitton and Hermes. In the collection there is an alligator-skin handbag costing $29 600.
Simple and casual, but at the same time elegant are the clothes for Spring-Summer 2012, presented in a fashion show at Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
The color combinations and designs of the dresses, skirts, handbags and sneakers create the feeling for youthful light-heartedness. Shawls are trendy not only in winter. The summer women's shorts will be in fashion, combined with blazers, summer vests, jackets with or without sleeves.
For autumn-winter 2011-2012 designers offer us a lot of bag models. Shoulder-strap bags take on new accordion-like shapes and look like box-shaped vintage camera bags. Clutches are given 360° detailing with statement fur, and soft and malleable ball shapes. Very fashionable is the layered clutch that is expandable and transformable. The duffle bag returns too, oversized in a soft slouchy shape.
The latest Lady Dior campaign, called Lady Grey features the actress Marion Cotillard spotting a different hairstyle in London carrying a grey version of the Lady Dior Cannard bag.
The 4th and last installment of the Dior cinematic campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with the French actress standing atop the London Eye Ferris Wheel.
The oversized handbags may be more comfortable for both work and leisure but sometimes an occasion, or an outfit, calls for a smaller bag that still packs personality. That’s when you go for Burberry’s Alligator Sling Bag ($14,500) - one imposing accessory
The alligator provides nice texture and the beige color provides very warm feeling. The bag is decorated with armour inspired metallic studs, which create a geometric design hemmed with subtle tonal topstitching.
There is no doubt that Nancy Gonzalez designs unforgettably beautiful handbags. From the craftsmanship, to her choice of exotic leather, color, details and silhouette – it all comes perfectly together to create a bag that the consumer can literally wear forever.
Its eye popping burnt orange crocodile leather is suitable throughout the year and given the size, you can fit many personal items while the bag maintains its shape.
Michael Kors fashion brand completed the work on its summer collection of shoes and bags, designed by the stylish designer.
The brand published a series of photos of the new models. The promotional posters for the campaign are the work of the most famous fashion photographer at the moment - Mario Testino.
"We make the belt fashion possible" – this is the motto of "BeltArt", which presented its collection of leather bags and belts during the event Fashion evenings 2010 in Grand Hotel Varna.
The mother company is founded in the 50's, in Oberberg German land. Well-known for the leather briefcases production, the activity field develops also by producing men belts within clothing industry at the beginning of the 60's.
Karl Lagerfeld presented in St. Tropez his new cruise collection for Chanel on a fashion show yesterday, to a crowd including Vanessa Paradis, Anna Mouglalis, Diane Kruger, Georgia May Jagger, Leigh Lezark and Andre Leon Talley.
This time the legendary fashion brand, known for its elegant and classic clothes, surprised everyone with an atypical collection for 2010-2011. The models were casual, designed for lovers of hot days and sea cruises.
Accessories, especially those with red color, will capture the minds of all fashion maniacs, according to Spanish media.
Do you know what are the trends for this season? One of the most notable trend during Spring-Summer 2010 will be the red handbags.
This trend has many fashion followers including celebrities who perfectly combine the red with the classic black and white.
For the Spring-Summer season 2010 hit will be large, rounded and soft bags, and the clutch bags - a small purses, designed to be carried in the hand. The large bags are suitable for everyday wear, while the clutch bags are great for formal occasions.
Like the shoes, the bags are decorated with tassels, buckles, eyelets and laces. The tassels are great accessories for your bag, also an interesting option to dress it up, tastefully. Placed on the handbags so that can easily be removed, the tassel decorations are the key points of this season’s handbag design.
Through the heat of summer it's not unduly to have clothes in Turkish fashion style. The oriental style is in fashion for the whole season.
Bracelet – Roberto Cavalli, Sandals - Marc Jacobs , Mules-Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Handbag-Blumarine, Dress - MaxMara, Tunic-Etro, Necklace - Dior, Shawl - MaxMara.
The stars donated their favourite bags to help raise money for victims of April's earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy.
'Entourage' stars Adrian Grenier and Debi Mazar hosted a glamorous cocktail party at the LA Salvatore Ferragamo boutique to kick off the sale last night (02.06.09), where celebrities including John Legend, Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan and Melissa George got to view the articles listed in the sale.
The 'American Idol' judge - who rarely ventures away from his signature style of shirts, trousers and glasses - reportedly held a business meeting at the W Los Angeles - Westwood hotel to discuss creating a line of women's accessories.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Randy met with a PR agency to discuss how to market a new line of handbags, but he had to cut the meeting short to film 'Idol'."
Randy - who will have a six-month break once the current series of 'American Idol' finishes - is not the first celebrity to venture into women's accessories.