Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Handbags : Interesting Facts About Famous Brands

Designer handbags are some of the most purchased fashion items in the world and understanding why isn’t so difficult. Women are very passionate by bags as these have the power of defining our style. A purse is the perfect accessory. It completes our outfits while carrying our most prized belongings. Every woman has her favorite brands and follows with interest every new collection to discover her next dream bag.  But when it comes to designer purses there’s more than meets the eye. Find out what are the most interesting facts about famous handbags companies.

1. The price of Chanel 2.55 bag increases every year.
No one can deny this: the Chanel double flap bag is incredibly versatile and stylish. This classic bag is one of the most famous models in the world. It is mostly referred to as the 2.55 and as a consequence of its continuously growing demand the price increases each year. So if this is one of your favorite designs then you shouldn’t wait until next year. The current retail price of the Chanel 2.55 classic medium size is $4900.

2. 2.55 marks the date when the purse was created: February 1955.
The iconic Chanel double flap bag is very often called the 2.55 purse because of the date when it was invented: February 1955. This number marks its “birth”. Even though the handbag has suffered a few aesthetic changes over the years, it has kept its basic shape and structure. It is a timeless bag with a unique value.
3. Hermes has the most expensive handbags.
It is a well-known fact that Hermes Birkin purses represent the most expensive collection in the world. One of these bags costs between $10,000 and $120,000! That’s a very high price for a handbag. These exclusivist designs are made from canvas fabric, calfskin, ostrich or even alligator skin and feature exquisite and unique details.
4. The Hermes Birkin was inspired by a French actress.
Jane Birkin is a beautiful French actress that has inspired the Hermes brand to create the luxurious and expensive Birkin line. The story is actually quite amusing. She bumped into the president of Hermes on a flight and she complained about the very pool selection of handbags available on the market. Soon, the Birkin collection was launched and a new era of over-priced designer handbags begun.

5. Louis Vuitton is the most replicated designer on Earth.
Statistics show that Louis Vuitton is the most copied designer on Earth. It seems that the very large demand for LV bags and the increasing ability of replica manufacturers to imitate these designs have turned the brand in one of the most copied one around. It is a fact that can’t be ignored. This is why I highly advise you to be careful when buying Louis Vuitton bags outside an authorized store. So ladies, always be on the lookout for online shops selling LV replica handbags at low prices!
6. The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag is predominantly canvas.
Louis Vuitton isn’t that crazy about leather. A proof of this is the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag that is mostly made from a very resistant and sturdy canvas fabric. The only parts of the bag that are made from real leather are the handles and trim.
7. Audrey Hepburn was a huge fan of the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag.
All celebrities wear designer handbags and we are always on the lookout for the preferences of our favorite movie stars. Apparently, Audrey Hepburn was a big fan of Louis Vuitton Speedy bag and she was seen wearing this model numerous times.

  disclaimer: this is a sponsored guest post for which I was compensated
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  1. I think the prices some of these brands demand are crazy (I'm looking at your Hermes), but you can't deny the quality of the craftsmanship. A lot of these brands are hand made, not mass produced on an assembly line in some factory, so you are paying for that expertise that goes into the making of these bags. I have a LV Alma I got 10 years ago, and other than the patina it has developed on the leather, it looks like new. Meanwhile I have bags from department stores and places like Forever 21 that have fallen apart after only a few uses. Sometimes you get what you pay for. I will carry both, I just keep in mind what I'm getting as far as quality.

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