IT MAY be the Age of Austerity but there are still waiting lists for Hermès handbags at Dublin's most luxurious department store, Brown Thomas. Women – or their partners – willing to pay from €4,000 for one of the distinctive French leather bags could be making a shrewd investment. B Because demand outstrips supply, the bags not only retain their value but some offer the potential for significant capital appreciation. They are eagerly sought by collectors worldwide. A secondary market has arisen

For the past two seasons my application for Fashion Week has been accepted but something has prevented me from being in the capital every time. This year, I will be there. So tonight I am packing my bags for a fun-filled weekend away. For ages now I have been meaning to do a "what's in my...

Surface to Air Bingin Backpack The Surface to Air Binging Backpack is a a tonal dark grey bag that capitalizes on a militaristic silhouette inspiration and an understated aesthetic. Mocked up in heavy canvas construction, the bag features a drawstring main compartment closure and two dual...

She wasn't thinking 'mummy bag'. She wanted something classy, classic, summer in the Hamptons, old school power bitch with a Filofax. But now the cream exterior is smudged with biro and stained with mustard, and the interior is a different, even more distressing horror story. She imagines an...

"Proenza Schouler is a brand that has followed a very lucrative handbag pattern, road-tested by innumerable other handbag brands in the past: fine a few basic bags that people love and then capitalize on their success for seasons to come by remaking them in different sizes, proportions and...

Top stories this week: Giles Deacon makes cycling stylish, Chanel's Little Black Jacket exhibit is coming to the Capital, and Minnie Mouse does London Fashion week To get more fashionistas interested in cycling, Giles Deacon has teamed up with Sky Ride and produced two brightly coloured bags...

I imagine every girl, women, gay man in London is going absolutely CRAZY today after H&M have 'dropped' their big, massive bags over the capital with the delicious David Beckham Body Wear images emblazoned across them. Doesn't he look super handsome?? This is probably one of the cleverest...

Women – or their partners – willing to pay from €4,000 for one of the distinctive French leather bags could be making a shrewd investment. B Because demand outstrips supply, the bags not only retain their value but some offer the potential for significant capital appreciation. They are...

IT MAY be the Age of Austerity but there are still waiting lists for Hermès handbags at Dublin's most luxurious department store, Brown Thomas. Women – or their partners – willing to pay from €4,000 for one of the distinctive French leather bags could be making a shrewd investment. B Because demand outstrips supply, the bags not only retain their value but some offer the potential for significant capital appreciation. They are eagerly sought by collectors worldwide. A secondary market has arisen

Not only does it make sense to capitalize on the original design's popularity, but remaking a tote as a shoulder bag or a satchel as a crossbody is a great way to capture the interest of additional customers who like the original but don't see it as relevant to their structural preferences....

 

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