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How to care for your designer handbags

Last week, when I went out for dinner with my close friends, one of them asked me how I took care of my handbags so that they are always in good shape. Well…here are the 10 tips:

1. Never put your bags on the floor, but keep them in a plastic box or on the shelf of your wardrobe.

2. Always organize them by size, color and type.

3. Keep your bags stay away from food and drinks or anything that can stain your bags.

4. For the handbags that you do not use very often, stuff them with bubble wrap or tissue paper to maintain the bag shape.

5. Always wrap them in dust bags or cotton pillow cases to avoid mold, dust and damage.

6. Warp the buckle or chain in tissue paper or store chain handles inside the bag to avoid scratching the outside leather.

7. Always protect your bags from makeup and lotions. Don’t put a pen without a cap in your bags.

8. Before storing, empty your bags and clean them every time after use.

9. Protect your bags from humidity, heat or overexposed to sunlight.

10. Never store you bag in a plastic bag.

I hope these tips are useful for you. There are some more information about handbag care I want to share with you. Click Here or visit eHow and eBay to learn more. I found that fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Coach and Botkier, also have their own product care pages. Their suggestions should be the best solutions for their own products. If you have any other tips, experience or feedback, feel free to share it with us in the comment section!

Louis Vuitton: Go to “Service”, then “Product Care and Repairs”. It offers different ways to properly care for various material.

Coach: Cleaning and moisturizing products are recommended for different fabrics and leathers.

Botkier: A general idea on how to care your Botkier handbags.

Balenciaga: A general idea to clean Balenciaga bags.

This list will be updated continuously 🙂

Eco-friendly Bags arrived at Handbaggers!

I believe that our members are people who care about our earth. So they would probably love to bring their own bags when they go grocery shopping. I know there are a lot of eco-friendly bags out there, so I come up with an idea to help you find some very nice environmental-friendly bags. Now when you go to Handbaggers, you will see a new category called “Eco-friendly bags” in the menu bar. Using this page, we can encourage more people to go GREEN! I hope all of you will love this new idea and will support it by uploading and sharing ANY eco-friendly bags with us! Be an earth-friendly fashionista and help save the environment! Let’s create the web’s best resource for earth-friendly bags! Click here to see if you can find your favorite eco bag!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tote for Free!

Do you want to get this cotton tote from Marc by Marc Jacobs for free? Yes, it is free …when you purchase Marc Jacobs women’s appeal for $350 or more (shipping, taxes, gift-wrap are excluded). This cute bag has double handles and dimensions of 13″W x 14″H x 5″D, which makes it a perfect bag for grocery shopping! Just use the coupon code: MBMTOTE at checkout and this lovely tote will be yours!!! The offer is valid at Saks.com from now to Monday, Jul. 21, 2008 at 11:59pm ET and each customer can get this tote once only. For more information, visit Saks.com.

First Peek at Brianna Lundeen Fall Collection

I wish everyone had a happy holiday and get ready to go back to work! I hope you still remember my first introduction of Brianna Lundeen and her handbags earlier. Brianna aims to design and produce everyday bags for women, with the use of perfect patent leather. For Fall 2008, Brianna will add distinctive and innovative designs on her collection and use signature patent as main fabric for her bags. The classic black and white calf hair will remain in the fall collection, while the use of neutral color and versatility will be added. Visit Brianna Accessories for the rest of the collection.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy early 4th of July! There are two things I want to share with you all today. The first thing is BlueFly will offer an extra 10% off on handbags tomorrow. The sale starts tomorrow at 6:31am ET and ends at 6:30am ET on Saturday, Jul 5th.

The other thing I am happy to tell you is about the Louis Vuitton FireBird. One of our Handbaggers friends, Janka, wrote a very good article about the FireBird bags. Janka not only talks about the FireBird and Cartoon FireBird, but also gives the readers a little background of these bags and her comments on them! One more thing…there are a lot of wonderful pictures from Janka’s blog. So don’t forget to visit her blog and see them. Especially if you are a Louis Vuitton Addict! 🙂 Check it out!

Get the Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage Bags online NOW!

During the last few months, we have been discussing a lot about the Louis Vuitton new print, Monogramouflage. I am very happy to tell you that the Monogramouflage Collection is now available to purchase online at Louis Vuitton website and eLuxury.

The Speedy 35 on the left has a size of  7.1″ x 9″ x 13.8″ and is sold for $1530 while the Treillis on the right, with the dimensions of 9.4″ x 12.2″ 21.6″, is selling for $1610. The Treillis is the one I want the most among the Monogramouflage collection! It is a perfect bag for weekend and during the day. Many of my friends are talking about getting the Monogramouflage bags and accessories, so I guess the stocks won’t last long. Hurry up and order them online! Don’t wait until they are all grabbed by others!

Discuss Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage at our community!

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Monogramouflage


I love this jacket!

The Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage Jasmine is $1770 and the LV logo is upside down at the back side of the bag

Treillis Tote

The Monogramouflage Keepall 55 is $1930. Great travel Bag?!

The Monogramouflage Pegase

This is the Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage Passport Holder for $355 and iPhone Case for $280

 

Yes! Monogramouflage again!!! I was very excited when I saw these pictures from Here. was a lucky girl who got a chance to buy all the Monogramouflage things that she wanted! I am not a big fan of Monogramouflage but I do like the iphone case and the jacket that she wore. Does anyone here buy/see any of the Monogramouflage products?

Thanks

How do you feel about these bags and accessories? Discuss at the community.

I’m back

Hi eveyone, I am back from my trip. I had a very good time with my friends. Everything will be back to normal starting from today! I know that our favorite designer, Yves Saint Laurent, passed away yesterday and I am very sad about that. May he rest in peace.

New Features: Community & Badges

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The Handbaggers Community is now available for you to discuss handbags. This community feature is more than JUST a forum. I will show you what you can do with it in the next few weeks. Right now, if you are already a Handbaggers member, you are free to join the forum without another registration. Just click here and go to the community. For those who are not yet part of our family, all you have to do is click here, get a nickname for yourself, put in your email address (will not be shown to others) and select a password. That’s it! Come join us now! I hope to meet you in the Community soon!

There is one more thing…Do you love our Recently Submitted Handbags Widget on the right hand side? Want to have an unique Widget that is for your Favorite Handbags ONLY? Now you can do so with 3 simple steps.

1. Login your account and Add any handbags to your My Favorite Bags list.

2. Click the “My Badge” link at the top of Handbaggers.com

3. Copy the HTML codes and paste them into your site.

Simple enough?! Show your wishlist to your family and friends by placing this widget on your blog, MySpace and other website. Hope you enjoy these new features. Of course, more new things are coming to Handbaggers. Stay Tuned! 8)

Please contact me if you have any question! My email is joanne(at)handbaggers.com.

Beach Bags

What is the best thing to do when the temperature is 95° F? Have fun at a beach! I will go to the beach this weekend and, of course, I need a bag. I want to carry a bag that is both big but lightweight. The bag has to be roomy enough for at least a big towel, a T-shirt, sunblock, sunglasses, hat, my flip flop and swimsuit. Okay, here are the finalists!

From Left to Right, the Beach Bag by Vivre. Made with durable cotton, dimension: 13″ x 11″ x 12″ and retails for $250. The eye-catching Tory Burch with a size of 17 1/2″W x 13 1/2″H x 4″D, also sold for $250. The bright yellow C&C California Beach Bag, available in two other colors (red, blue) is the largest but cheapest among the five. 15″H x 22″L x 7″D and retails for only $88.


Don’t forget the 7 for all Mankind Harbour Satchel I mentioned yesterday. Absolutely a great bag for beach. Price: $345 and size: 16.5″W x 9.5″H x 7″D. And I found the last one, Maison Martin Margiela Convertible Beach Bag for $235, from Bagsnob. Thanks Kelly for the great tip! Now…Poll Time!…Which bag will you pick for a beach day?!

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