• Luxury Handbags as Collectible Investments

    Luxury Handbags as Collectible Investments

    Most women who buy luxury handbags, like Hermès and Chanel, do so out of genuine love for the bags’ exceptional style and quality craftsmanship. Generally, most have a good idea of their favorite bags' value, which plays a role in their purchasing decision. Knowing that the Birkin bag they wear has become scarce and is highly coveted adds a thrill to the day. Some...
  • The History of the Hermès Birkin Bag

    The History of the Hermès Birkin Bag

    The history of the Birkin bag is one filled with legend and happenstance. Before the Birkin bag, Hermes was already well-established as a house of luxury leather goods, catering to their elite clients’ needs. Today, of course, with the preeminence of the Birkin, Hermès has become the preeminent luxury handbag design house — the maker of the most coveted handbags on earth.  This story begins in 1983, with the chance encounter between It-Girl Jane...
  • Hermès Birkin Sellier: Everything you Need to Know

    Hermès Birkin Sellier: Everything you Need to Know

    For decades, Hermès fans’ fiercest debates surrounded choosing between Birkin and Kelly bags. Often, the key points were comparing the relaxed, casual flair of the Birkin with the greater polish and elegance of the Kelly bag. Yet this comparison was truly based on contrasting the Sellier style Kelly with the “inside-out” construction style of the Birkin, known as Retourne.  While the Kelly bag has been available both in...
  • The History of Hermès Orange

    The History of Hermès Orange

    No matter what color is truly your favorite, it's quite likely that no shade quickens your pulse and gives you butterflies as much as the iconic Hermès orange. A single glimpse of the citrus-shaded box sets hearts aflutter. The clear and joyful shade of orange is found in Hermès orange bags like the Birkin and Kelly bags, of course. Still, it is most closely...
  • The Guide to Authenticating a Chanel Bag

    The Guide to Authenticating a Chanel Bag

    The chic and fashionable designs and price tags of Chanel designer bags have long been a target of counterfeiters. It’s not just a matter of street vendors selling purported Chanel classic bags for $49.95. Most people will quickly recognize the shoddy materials and “craftsmanship,” even if the price isn’t a tip-off.  Ever-increasing technology developments and improved production has given rise to “super fakes” that can fool...
  • Hermès Alligator vs. Crocodile Bag — What’s the Difference?

    Hermès Alligator vs. Crocodile Bag — What’s the Difference?

    At first glance, Hermès crocodile and alligator bags may look alike. However, there are distinct characteristics that make both these exotic skins some of the most coveted handbags in the luxury market.  
  • The Kelly Sellier vs. Retourne — Which One Will You Choose?

    The Kelly Sellier vs. Retourne — Which One Will You Choose?

    The Kelly Sellier vs. Kelly Retourne debate is a tale as old as time. While both styles have die-hard fans, we believe both are wonderful additions to any wardrobe. When it comes to similarities, both the Kelly Sellier vs. Retourne come with detachable shoulder straps that allow for hands-free carry. They both take anywhere form 18-24+ hours to make and are crafted by one...
  • The Differences Between Hermès Birkin and Kelly Bags

    The Differences Between Hermès Birkin and Kelly Bags

    Birkin vs Kelly – what's the difference? Compare key features and parts, plus a glossary of components. Which bag is right for you?
  • The Guide to Chanel Leathers and Materials

    The Guide to Chanel Leathers and Materials

    The decision to buy a Chanel bag is always easy, but the decision of which Chanel leather to pick isn’t always straightforward. With many options readily available, how do you know which one is the best one for you? You should consider your lifestyle and how you plan on wearing your bag. Is it an everyday bag or do you plan to wear out...
  • Why People Sell Their Hermès Bags

    Why People Sell Their Hermès Bags

    As challenging as it can be to purchase an Hermès bag from a boutique, today, we’re exploring the reasons to sell Hermès bags. Many women and men wind up choosing to sell Hermès bags for diverse reasons. For many, it’s a one-time experience. Others turn it into a lucrative business.  Whether you are downsizing your collection of beloved Birkin bags, or you haven’t yet scored the Kelly bag of your dreams,...
  • How To Sell Your Designer Handbag For Cash

    How To Sell Your Designer Handbag For Cash

    There are many reasons people sell their designer bags. Perhaps you bought an Hermès Birkin bag in the 35cm size and just don’t wear it as often as you thought you would. A 25 cm bag would suit you better. Perhaps your Sales Associate offered you a size, color, or leather you didn’t really want but were afraid to reject, in case you wouldn’t...
  • Chanel Classic Bag Size Comparison

    Chanel Classic Bag Size Comparison

    The Chanel Classic bag is this storied design house's most iconic fashion accessory. Based on the Chanel 2.55 bag — the first shoulder bag considered socially acceptable for fashionable women of class and distinction to wear — the Classic flap bag has been updated throughout the years. Today, the Chanel Classic flap bag is a must-have for your wardrobe. Fortunately, this piece of fashion...
  • Which is The Best Hermès Birkin Size?

    Which is The Best Hermès Birkin Size?

    Sizing up the differences between the 25cm, 30cm, and 35cm Birkin bag sizes Does size matter? When it comes to Birkins, it certainly does. Seen on the arms of countless celebrities and trendsetters throughout the decades, the Birkin has gained legendary status. The silhouette, expert craftsmanship and fine attention to detail remain consistent, making it a recognizable classic. But the fact there are a...
  • Hermès Hardware Guide: Everything You Need To Know

    Hermès Hardware Guide: Everything You Need To Know

    When you dream about your next gorgeous Hermès bag purchase, it’s easy to lose yourself fantasizing about the colors and luxurious leathers on offer. (Bleu Zanzibar Togo? Rose Pourpre and Gris Agate Ostrich? Yes, please!) And then, there’s the whole question about choosing between a Birkin or a Kelly bag. You might completely overlook the stunning Hermès hardware. But this is the jewelry for...
  • How do I Know I'm Buying an Authentic Hermès Bag?

    How do I Know I'm Buying an Authentic Hermès Bag?

      Hermès luxury handbags are the most highly coveted handbags worldwide, with the storied Hermès Birkin bag leading the way. Celebrities, royalty, heads of state, and the most fashionable women across the globe wear these exceptional handbags. With such extraordinary popularity and price tags ranging from $8,000 to over $500,000, is it any wonder that the Birkin bag is the most counterfeited bag in...
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