Monday, 30 November 2009

Bag of the Week - Gucci 137621 Shoulder Bag

Bag of the Week - Gucci 137621 Shoulder Bag -

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Black Friday Sale Humor - Top 10 Fake Gucci Handbag Signs


Okay, so Thanksgiving is upon us and what comes next…the Black Friday SALE! 

So if you've been credit crunched into saving your nickels and quarters
like a Polar Bear in hibernation, Black Friday is probably the day you've had circled
on your calendar to wreak carnage on the wild life at the Shopping Mall.
Still, there's the temptation to go thrifty…mega-thrifty and go Fake. 

Don’t do it! But if you (or someone you know) decide to go down that road and purchase 
a Fake Gucci designer handbag, here are my top 10 signs to show you
(or they) just committed a crime
1.  Your designer handbag says GUKKI and not GUCCI.

2.  After you scream 'Yes We Can' at an Obama Rally, your  fake handbag

     choruses back 'No You Can't!'

3.  When your best friend sees you at the bus stop she shakes her head
     and thinks 'Oh NO she didn't' while your worst enemy smiles and thinks
     'Oh YES she did'

4.  The authenticity card in your handbag is a discount card for the book
     'Real Handbags for Dummies'

5.  All the beggars in the City square stop begging when they see you
     walking by.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Discover 7 Tips to Distinguish an Authentic Designer Handbag from a Fake

You have finally decided to buy that designer handbag you have been dreaming about for months. You have being feasting your eyes on that designer handbag for months and months and finally the day has arrived when that Gucci or Fendi handbag takes its place in your wardrobe.

Still there is a nagging anxiety that has been bugging you about your latest luxury handbag. This anxiety has been further heightened by recent news you have seen on the television or read in the papers. You might have even heard some of your friends express their concerns when you went out window shopping. The fear that your next designer handbag could be a fake!

The very thought of it just makes my skin crawl. Just like you, I believe in purchasing only real, genuine items. Even though replica designer handbags at first glance bear a close resemblance to an original designer handbags, there are a few steps to ensure that your next purchase is an authentic designer bag.

1. I would advise you to first of all look out for an authenticity card. Many designers like Fendi, Burberry, Gucci and Prada include authenticity cards with their merchandise. These cards have basic, easily understood information about your designer handbag such as the model number plus a magnetic strip or bar code. If the designer handbag you purchased has an inside pocket, you will find your authenticity card in there.

2. Furthermore, some Fendi designer handbags come with their authenticity cards packaged in a sealed foil bag. You will find Prada enclose their cards in small individual envelopes with the Prada logo at the front. You will discover that one is similar to a Credit Card with a magnetic strip on the back and Prada written on the front. The other card has the item details plus the style number.

3. Designer merchandise are expensive for the simple reason that they have spent years building value into their name. Just the name of a designer leaves a certain impression in our minds. When I say Gucci Indy handbag, what springs to your mind. Cheap, ordinary and tasteless? Absolutely not! You imagine a woman with style, wealth and sophistication carrying a designer bag that attracts envious stares and regular complements. A woman who is not afraid to be the center of attention. Therefore, if the designer handbag you want to buy is at a price that looks to good to be true, then it probably is.

4. You will find that most authentic designer handbags have a signature logo on them. Authentic Prada handbags have a triangle metal logo attached to the front or side of their handbags. Authentic Fendi handbags have the inter-twining double F design around their merchandise. Burberry has the signature plaids with a brown background. Gucci have the signature G splashed all over their bags. If you notice a designer handbag with a funny looking logo, then this should immediately flash a red flag in your mind.

5. As your authentic designer handbag collection grows, you will notice that most designer handbags will have their signature brand name monogram lining. This is true for Louis Vuitton handbags, Gucci purses, Prada handbags and Fendi purses. This is just a way for the designers to differentiate their merchandise from their competitors.

6. This designer monogram is woven into the fabric. You will not find this with replica designer handbags. The linings are always smooth, silky and in some cases are even satin. The color of the lining depends on the outer color of the handbag and they always compliment each other. The lining on fake bags is usually a stiff fabric and no attention to detail is paid to the lining.

7. Finally, if you are buying a bag from a downtown roadside shop, then do not expect an authentic designer handbag. If the designer handbag is as cheap as chips, then do not expect to get an authentic designer handbag. If there is no logo to show that you are a buying a designer leather handbag or designer purse from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi or Burberry then you are definitely buying a fake.

An authentic designer handbag can be expensive but it will be an investment you can enjoy for years and years to come.