LOUIS VUITTON SEGUR BAG

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The Louis Vuitton Segur Bag is oozing with so much style, you’ll never want to part ways with it…ever! Sleek lines and graceful curves bring this Monogram baby back to life, and since we know how much you love this kind of canvas, we’re giving it to you straight!

Measuring 15” x 12.6” x 8.7” inches (L x H x W), this coated Monogram canvas tote is made with only the finest natural cowhide leather that’s such a joy to maintain. You can use it for years on end, and it will still have that timeless appeal (with proper care and storage, of course). It is also adorned with golden color metallic pieces which provide a beautiful contrast against the leather background. It also has a removable shoulder strap, allowing you to wear it in whatever fashion you’d want. Inside, it has a flat inside pocket and two smartphone pockets, giving you all the avenues for organization. Now that’s a great deal!

For $1,990 USD or €1,350 EUR, you can get your very own Segur Bag via Louis Vuitton online boutique.

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Brand Personas – Part II

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What does your favourite luxury brand say about you? This edition, we look at Givenchy lovers, Mulberry ladies, Balenciaga fashionistas and Saint Laurent femmes.

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The Balenciaga fashionista loves her hardware and structure, much like the power woman she aspires to be. She loves bold lines much like the other pieces in her wardrobe; you’ll find structured coats and defined heels in a Balenciaga lady’s wardrobe.

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Fashion-forward stylistas would definitely have a Mulberry satchel or two in her wardrobe. She’s either inspired by Mulberry girls Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne or loves understated, classic styles. A small logo–embosssed, engraved or cut out, speaks volume for any Mulberry lover because they know a timeless brand when they see it.

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Demonstrating the best of French luxe chic is none other than Saint Laurent. Whether she’s a fan of Saint Laurent before Hedi Slimane or after, she knows a quality investment when she sees it. She loves the iconic YSL interwoven logo, as well as the Y logo, and you might just find her initials on everything she own. The Saint Laurent girl loves her letters.

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A Givenchy girl is often on the fence; she cannot decide if she likes the Antigona’s structure or the Nightingale’s smooth and supple leather better for the weekends. She loves monochrome outfits that you’ll often find her in a style she can distinctively call it her own. She’ll never steer away from Givenchy, if she can help it.

And there you have it! Another 4 brands to add to Prada, Céline, Burberry and Chanel’s personas. Share with me what other brands you’d like to see and it might just make it on our next Brand Personas edition.

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From Mini to More: Hermes Birkin Sizes

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We have been thoroughly investigating the Hermes mini craze, and the obsession has indoctrined PurseBop into to the Birkin 25 club with her “Kohinoor Diamond”.

The investigation continues today to help us get a sense of just how small H minis can be. Let’s take an in-depth look at the Hermes Birkin Sizes with great comparison pictures!

We have adopted the term “mini Hermes” or “Hermes minis” to lovingly refer to smaller Birkins and Kellys, specifically the B25, K25, K20 and K15 range.

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Mini Review

Let’s recap from the “Irresistible, yet Unattainable: Hermes Mini Bags” article to grasp why H minis have become such a hot topic:

#1 Mini is the Mantra
The handbag industry as a whole has downsized bags, and consumers are applying the mini mindset to Hermes.

#2 Joining the Club
Celebrities and social media forces have put tiny B’s and K’s on the radar in a huge way as of late. There’s more desire and urgency to get your hands on a mini H, even though doing so is more easily said than done.

#3 Preference Wins
A huge part of picking the “right” Birkin used to be based off choosing the right “fit” size wise. With waves of mini and oversized trends, fit is all relative. Mini bags make a unique statement.

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Every Size, Shape, and Color!

To many, the Birkin represents a quintessential, classic bag or even the ultimate Holy Grail Bag. While the Birkin style is iconic and instantly recognizable, the bag itself does not fit one certain look. The Birkin is available in so many different sizes, leathers, colors, and hardware options that each bag is diverse and a rare commodity of its own. Hermes releases Birkins in such limited quantities that some bags are truly one of a kind and never produced again. Exotic leathers and smaller sizes tend to be more rare, and are usually only available to elite clientele. Likewise, VIP clients are sometimes offered Hermes “Special Orders” (SO), and can customize almost every aspect of their Birkin from size, color combos, leather, and hardware.

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Sizes

Birkins come in many different sizes and are referred to by their length. Many aficionados refer to a Birkin’s size in short hand with the letter “B” in conjunction with the length in centimeters (ie; “B35”). Birkin handbags come in 4 different sizes – the Birkin 25 cm (B25),  Birkin 30 cm (B30), Birkin 35 cm (B35), Birkin 40 (B40). Birkin travelling bags come in 2 sizes Birkin 50 cm (B50) and Birkin 55 cm (B55). Of the handbags, the Birkin 25 is the hardest size to find.

While there is no official rule to choosing the “right” size Birkin, traditionally, many people tend to pick sizes that fit well with their stature or storage needs. However, as mini bag and oversized bag trends phase in and out, more and more people are choosing size based simply off of preference or for desired occasion.

Dimensions Smallest to Largest (L X H X W cm):

Birkin Size Dimensions
Birkin 25 25 cm x 20 cm x 13 cm
Birkin 30 30 cm x 22 cm x 16 cm
Birkin 35 35 cm x 25 cm x 18 cm
Birkin 40 40 cm x 30 cm x 21 cm <br />

Size Comparisons

Birkin 35 – Red (aka Lady Vermillion B)
Birkin 30 – Green
Birkin 25 – Pink (aka Kohinoor Diamond)

Length Comparison – Birkin 35, Birkin 30, Birkin 25

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Height Comparison – Birkin 35, Birkin 30, Birkin 25

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Width Comparison – Birkin 35, Birkin 30, Birkin 25

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Handle Comparisons – Birkin 35, Birkin 30, Birkin 25

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Top Length Comparisons – Birkin 35, Birkin 30, Birkin 35

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Size Contrasts

Moving down the line, the bag stature and space decreases significantly despite only a 5 cm length difference. Up close, the contrast between a B30 versus B25 is noticeable. Theoretically, the Birkin 35 is even large enough for the B25 to “nest” within the bag.

Birkin 30 versus Birkin 25

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Birkin 35 versus Birkin 25

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Mini Purposes & Advantages

  1. Smaller Birkins are adorable! As we’ve already established, Hermes minis are irresistible!
  2. Above all, the B25 isn’t impractically mini. Due to its rectangular shape, the Birkin bag can comfortable hold (a reasonable) amount of essentials without feeling “stuffed”.
  3. The Birkin is sophisticated enough that it can be pulled off with a variety of looks. However, the B25 size is mini enough to the point where it could be appropriately dressed up for more formal occasions.
  4. The Birkin 25 has a very ladylike presence, especially since it is more comfortably carried by hand rather than in the crook of the arm like other Birkin sizes. The bag still has a cute factor without looking gimmicky.
  5. The B25 is a great investment for a collector. Due to the scarcity of the size and the demand, the bag will hold its value. More importantly, a Birkin 25 is unique compared to other bags and even other Birkin sizes. The B25 is versatile, but has unparalleled, distinct charm.
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It’s safe to say, I’m simply enamored with my Birkin 25 Koohinor Diamond. She’s my crown jewel pink and a truly exceptional bag. With each H addition to the PurseBop family,  I never fail to appreciate the unique craftsmanship that goes into each bag even of the same style.

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The age old question…whats your favorite Birkin size?

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Bottega Veneta Olimpia Intrecciato Leather & Python Top-Handle Bag: Master Class

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Bottega Veneta Olimpia Intrecciato Leather & Python Top-Handle Bag

Bottega Veneta has done it again. This is such a special and truly unique bag that represents everything the house has to offer, from authoritative detailing to expert workmanship to obvious beauty. The use of intrecciato is nothing new, to say the least, but the Olimpia has something really remarkable going on: double rows of different weaves, as well as perfect, knot-style stitching nestled in between those two symmetrical portions of weave and the center panel of glossy python.

The strap is the ideal length to go over the shoulder just as easily as you can carry it as a top-handle bag, and it comes in at a nice size with an easy, open interior. Given all the artistry and craftsmanship, as well as the python involved, it’s a worthy investment. Compare it to a Chanel classic flap or Boy bag, coming in at the same price but in all leather with no finery or keen details. At least none like this. I don’t want to go so far as to say it’s a steal, but I’m willing to bet in five years, you will be glad you picked this piece up now. Just take a look at in person; marveling at this masterpiece up-close gave me goosebumps and a rush of profuse joy. If that’s not worth an investment, I don’t know what is. Bottega Veneta Olimpia

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NEW YEAR NEW BAG CHARMS: 25 WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR BAG IN 2016

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CELINE DECEMBER 2015 BAG COLLECTION

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Let’s bring out the best from Celine as the sleigh bells ring and the tinsel shines like never before with the brand’s December 2015 Bag Collection! Allow us to take you into another kind of fashion experience with some high-end yet minimalist take on bag design – as we all know, Celine is the queen of subtle reinvention. If you’re ready for it, then let’s go!

READ: Celine Sping 2016 Classic Bag Collection

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The Trapeze and Medium Classic Bags both rise to the occasion to make you the star of the show. With sleek lines and beautiful colors, you’re sure to get your pretty penny’s worth.

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An array of Phantom, Ring and Luggage bags keep you coming back for more!

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The Cabas, Box-on and Sailor bags are guilty pleasures…can you tell?

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Some more goodies for your benefit.

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And of course, let’s not forget about the shoes.

So, what do you think about the collection as a whole? Are there any pieces that were able to tickle your fancy? Well, comment now and let us know!

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