Gucci Special: Meet The New Season GG Marmont, Queen Margaret & Iside Bags

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Gucci is constantly creating new stories season after season, through collections that harness an intricate mix of the everyday beautiful and inspired, then translated into gorgeous RTW and leather goods we see today. And for Pre-Fall 2017, Gucci has a number of key offerings as far as their leather bags are concerned, two of which are completely new lines, with the third a classic-in-the-making that we are all familiar with.

First, let’s start with the familiar, the GG Marmont. Identified by its bold brassy GG logo on the matelassé chevron leather body, the GG Marmontline is easily Alessandro Michele’s most iconic creation yet. A new-in for the season, the GG Marmont Leather Belt Bag (or bumbag) is a one that can be worn a myriad of ways all over your body. Coming in at a cute 18 cm wide and 11.5 cm high, it can be belted high on the waist, across the chest, over the shoulder, or even over your hip like a cute fanny pack. The other newer silhouettes within the GG Marmont range include the quilted leather backpack and quilted leather bucket bag that are no less cute and come in a wide array of colours as well.

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Next, we see all-new designs in the Queen Margaret and Iside, both identifiable by their own statement-making icons – an ornately enamelled giant bee for the former and the feline head set within a rectangular clasp in the latter, an homage to the ancient Egyptian Goddess. The Queen Margaret, with its bamboo or leather top handles, comes finished with an accompanying leather strap or a tri-coloured canvas strap respectively. Available in two sizes, a Small (25 cm by 16.5 cm) and a Medium (32 cm by 20 cm), the Queen Margaret is a true statement maker and a definite head-turner in the best way possible.

Moving on to the third bag in this series, some of you may have noticed that while the Iside might look similar to the Queen Margaret in terms of the trapezoid shape, but that’s probably where the similarities end.

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The Iside in Medium is slightly taller, coming in at 31 cm by 23 cm and features a curvaceous front flap dominated by the wavy pattern on the front. Dedicated to the Egyptian Goddess with its enamelled Swarovskieyes and metallic gold elements, it is feminine and sensual, like the goddess. The Iside series comes in three finishes, a #GGSupreme with leather trim, a leather and snakeskin mix, as well as a full snakeskin one that’s embellished with floral embroidery. In addition, each bag is furnished with an extra chain sling shoulder strap, giving you one of 3 different ways to carry this stunning beauty.

Distinctively different, yet all charming in their own right, which of the three (or all three) is your favourite(s)?

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Introducing Prada Ribbon Bags

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In collaboration with Prada.

Lately, I’ve been fully immersed in the world of Prada. I owe you all a post on the bag I’ve been carrying since having Millie (it’s Prada nylon and not technically a diaper bag, more on that to come soon), and recently I fell for the Prada Plex Ribbon Bag. I just really love a good Prada bag, and I’m excited to expand on my recent coverage of one of these bags to give you more of a look into the newest collection from the brand, Prada Ribbon Bags. Including jewels, metal and a bowling bag, here is a look at the newest range of handbags from Prada.

PRADA METAL + JEWELS RIBBON BAGS

prada metal ribbon bag in white + black + marble gray $2,280

Everything about the Prada Ribbon line is oh-so-Prada, with a strong, modern, eye-catching touches with reminders of Prada’s penchant for Deco-inspired graphic prints. Miuccia Prada said that for her Spring 2017 collection, she wanted to simplify and declutter, which can be seen in the clean lines of the bags. There’s something so satisfying about a tightly designed new bag that offers an intriguing element, and that is precisely what the Ribbon bags do.

prada jewels ribbon bag in black + jade green $2,840 – prada metal ribbon in marble gray + jade green + black $2,280

When Vlad and I saw first saw these bags, I spent time playing with the long leather loop, sometimes tucking it in so it wasn’t as bold and other times leaving it to hang long like the attention-getting runway styling. Tucking the loop under only works on the Plex Ribbon bag, as you can slide the loop into the plex closure, while on other versions, the mechanism to open and close the bag is a bit different.

prada jewels ribbon bag in black + begonia pink $2,840

There are several different design options when it comes to the shoulder bag, including an ornate, jeweled metal turnlock closure and a modern floral print, as well as clean pairings of color and simple hardware. Each shoulder bag offers an optional shoulder strap–some leather, others chain–which allows each bag also to be carried as a clutch. I love this version of the bag; it’s just the right size and it stands out as a fashion accessory that easily stands differentiates itself from others on the market. I already sung my praises for this bag, and after seeing additional renditions, I find myself really loving the simple metal clasp with the beautiful begonia pink and black print.

prada metal ribbon bags in mango + black, begonia + black $2,400

The interior of these bags provides plenty of space, with two inside pockets, one with a zipper closure. I find most Prada bags to make a lot of sense when it comes to interior storage, and while these bags aren’t huge, how owners will use the compartments and carry the bags was clearly taken into account. Dimensions of the leather versions with the metal clasp are 11″ x 6.2″ x 2.3″, which means the bag is long but sits close to your body if you’re using the shoulder strap (or under your arm, if you’re carrying it as a clutch). The jeweled version is a bit smaller and obviously a tad heavier because of the embellishments. Prices range from $2,160 to $3,450 at Prada.com.

PRADA BOWLING RIBBON BAG

prada bowling ribbon bag in fire engine red + garnet + sunny yellow
$2,160 via prada.com

The next style in the Ribbon line is the Prada Bowling Ribbon Bag, and I was pretty excited to see this one in person after seeing it on the runway. While I love Prada’s signature textured Saffiano, the brand’s smooth calf leather is some of the most supple and durable out there. In fact, I constantly hear people asking me to feature other Prada leathers aside from Saffiano, so here it is. I’ve held this bag, I’ve played with it, I’ve noted the size and usability–it’s just right. The leather smells so good–it’s that reminder you get when you open up a new bag and let the smell consume you. This bag has that.

prada bowling ribbon bag in fire engine red + garnet + sunny yellow
$2,160 via prada.com

The top handles are one way you can carry the Bowling Ribbon Bag, or you can use an optional leather shoulder strap as well. While there’s an all-black option, I’m drawn to the colorblocking options more. The red, maroon and yellow combo is quite lovely, as is the geometric floral print, if you want to make more of an impact. The interior has just enough space for everything you need, and because the shape is east/west, you don’t have to worry as much about losing everything inside of the bag. Two inside pockets, including one with a zipper closure, and overall dimensions are 11.4″ x 7.6″ x 6.6″. The Ribbon detailing you’ll find on this bag hangs from either side, showcasing a different look on an otherwise simple, clean design. Prices are $2,160 for leather and colorblocked leather and $2,400 for floral print.

prada metal ribbon bags in begonia + black
$2,400

Prada Ribbon is precisely what I love about handbags: it’s wearable while offering a trendy touch. I, like many of you, own plenty of straightforward everyday bags, but sometimes all I want–and what my collection needs–is a standout seasonal piece that I can still go back to for years to come. The Prada Ribbon line offers it in an eye-catching clutch/shoulder bag combination or luxurious everyday satchel.

prada metal ribbon bags in mango + black, begonia + black $2,400


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Replica Dior Bags: Diorama Authenticity Tips And Tricks

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You probably know this bag, I think it’s actually one of the more popular new replica Dior bags because Rihanna made it famous. Who would have thought of Rihanna as a Dior Diorama type of gal? Certainly not me! Still, this metallic silver Diorama is to die for and I think it’s a very versatile bag too. It looks great with urban-chic outfits but it works with more elegant, lady-like outfits just as well. Here is Rihanna rocking this bag with very different outfits:

Rihanna Dior Diorama Metallic Silver Bag

Rihanna Wearing Her Dior Diorama Metallic Bag

The thing with fake bags online is that they are directly linked to the popularity of the authentic bags. This is why it’s so much easier to find the IT bags of the moment but it can be really complicated to find older styles. Celebrities have much to say in bag trends because they dictate what’s hot and what’s not in most of the cases. The same thing happened with the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, for example. This bag because a huge success among celebrities and the rest followed.

Diorama Replica Dior Bags – What To Check

Now back to replica Dior bags. I think that most Dior bags are meant to look classic, even the new ones. They may not be the most original designer bags out there, but they always look timeless. I was really excited when I first saw the Dior Diorama bag. It looks so fresh and contemporary but without losing this classic appeal I am talking about. I know that many people accused Dior for lacking originality in their design once again, but I like it.

So for those who are not into trendy bags but more into timeless, ladylike replica designer handbags Christian Dior might just be it. But it was about time to see something new from this brand. It’s not that I’m bored with the iconicLady Dior knockoff Dior handbags or the Miss Dior bag. But I feel they needed to make a new classic. And I think that the Diorama is it.

Ok, so someone sent me some photos of a Dior Diorama silver metallic perforated flap bag, asking me if it was authentic. She found it on a site for £1,200. The price would not be bad for an authentic Diorama, but unfortunately this bag is a fake. You don’t see as many replica Dior bags on eBay and other sites as you see Celine or Givenchy bags, for example. But this is only because they’re not as sought after. So you still need to be careful.

Replica Dior Bags Dustbag

Replica Dior Dust Bag – Check The Dust Bag Too!

Replica Dior Diorama Clasp Flap Bag

Replica Dior Diorama Bag Silver Metallic Clasp

Replica Dior Diorama Bag Inside Logo Stamp

Replica Dior Diorama Bag Stamp Is Not Good

Replica Dior Diorama Bag Lining

Replica Dior Diorama Bag Inside Of The Bag

I still love this bag even though it has flaws, but it’s just unbelievable how someone would sell replica Dior bags for this price. So maybe you were wondering how I realized this bag is a fake. Well, first of all I have to admit that I am not very familiar with the correct interior color of each Diorama bag (there are a lot of colors and variations). Still, I know for a fact that the interior of the metallic silver Diorama should be black.

Also, the stamp should be printed, while the replica has an embossed stamp. And just in case you were wondering, the dust bag looks fake too.

Dior Diorama Bag – Other Authenticity Tips

If you want to check the authenticity of a Dior Diorama bag, you should also know that the big chain links. They should also be engraved with “CD”. Check to see if there is a “Made In Italy” stamp in the interior right under the zipper. The Diorama replica Dior bags that are made of grained calfskin or smooth lambskin should also have a “Dior” stamp at the back of the bag, at the bottom.

Dior Diorama Bags Authenticity Tips

Authentic Dior Diorama Bag – Hardware Engravings And Stamp

I think that the Medium size has black interior flap with silver stamp, while the Mini has grey leather on the interior of the flap, with black lining just in the interior compartment. But it wasn’t just the color of the interior and the stamp that gave this bag away. The Cannage Perforated pattern on the leather is also wrong. Just look at the two squares at the bottom of the flap.

Replica Dior Diorama Silver Metallic Perforated Bag Review

Replica Dior Diorama Silver Metallic Perforated Bag The Pattern Is Wrong

And now you can compare it with the original and see that it’s clearly different. So trust me, you can find replica Dior bags that are much better than this. And also cheaper, of course.

Authentic Dior Diorama Silver Metallic Mini Cannage Perforated Bag vs Fake

Christian Dior Diorama Silver Metallic Mini Cannage Perforated Bag How The Pattern Should Be

There is no best Dior replica review on the blog because honestly, no one ever sent me great replica Dior bags reviews. And that’s really sad. But I really hope this is going to change soon and that I’m going to receive a Dior Diorama replica review soon!

So what do you girls think of the Diorama replica Dior bags: love them or leave them?

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Fake Prada Bags Are As Popular As Ever But Do You Know How To Choose The Best?

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Fake Prada Bags - How To Choose The Best

Even though there are already two guides on Prada Saffiano fake vs authentic on the blog, I’m sure that for some of you it’s still difficult to tell a fake Prada bag from a real one. This is why I’ve rounded more tips to help you out!

Stay Away From Scam Fake Prada Bags Sites!

Just like in the case of any other brand, the first step when buying fake Prada bags is to choose a safe and reliable site. For example, one of my readers recently asked me about two fake Prada Saffiano bags from Voguebags.cn. This is the perfect example of replica site you should stay away from. The first thing I noticed was that they used stolen photos and videos with authentic Prada bags. And I found the exact same photos and video on Neimanmarcus.com which is one of the most famous luxury goods stores in America.

Authentic Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Neimanmarcus

Original Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Bag On The Neimanmarcus Site

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Replica Voguebags.cn Scam Site

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Replica on Voguebags.cn – The Photos Are Stolen

How could you trust a site that doesn’t even use its own photos? You don’t even know what you are going to receive…And what bothers me the most is that they are so dishonest and try to trick their customers into thinking that’s how their fake Prada bags actually look like! And if a replica site uses photos of real designer bags, it can only mean they have something to hide. So beware! I will mention this in all the replica handbags reviews if I have to, because I don’t want less experienced replica buyers to fall into this trap.

Think of it this way: if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. And it wouldn’t hurt to check reputable sites that sell real designer goods before you buy a replica. This way you will be able to tell if the pictures on a replica bags site are stolen either from the official brand site or one of these sites that sell authentic designer bags.

Fake Prada Bags With Bad Logos

Of course, there are also a lot of dishonest sellers on eBay and they are even worse because they also ask for huge prices. In order to protect yourself from them, you need to read Prada Saffiano real vs fake guides before. Here are some example of fake Prada bags with really bad logo. If you want to learn how to spot a fake Prada bag, the logo is a really big step in the authentication process. Here are a few examples of fake Prada bags logos you should avoid:

Fake Prada Saffiano Bag Logo Is Not Good

Fake Prada Saffiano Bag Metal Prada Logo

Fake Prada Bags With Bad Logo

Fake Prada Bags – Example Of Bad Logo

Prada Double Bag Replica Crooked Logo

Prada Double Bag Replica Logo Is Crooked

Fake Prada Wallet Bad Logo

Fake Prada Saffiano Wallet Logo Is Wrong

This is the first time I see a logo like this. If you ask me, I would rather wear a Prada Saffiano tote look alike than a replica that looks like this. The logo is a dead giveaway, you will never see this logo in authentic Prada bags.

Fake Prada Saffiano Bags Common Flaws

I’ve already talked about what you should check if you’re looking for a really good Prada Saffiano Lux tote replica: the Saffiano leather texture, the logo, the hardware engravings, the stitching and the lining are all just as important. With the Prada Saffiano Double-Zip Lux tote it’s all about details since almost every single piece of hardware is engraved. You will be able to find fake Prada bags with engraved hardware but it’s important that the engravings look crisp and clear too.

And here are some of the most common flaws I’ve seen in fake Prada Saffiano Lux totes:

Fake Prada Saffiano Double Zippers

Fake Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Zippers Are Flawed

The zipper line of this Prada Saffiano Lux Tote replica and also that hanging leather tag are both wrong. You will never see a leather tag like that in a real Prada bag:

Fake Prada Bag Hanging Leather Tag

Fake Prada Bag Leather Tag Is Wrong

How To Spot A Fake Prada Bag - Logo

How To Spot A Fake Prada Bag – Start With The Logo

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Replica Bottom Studs

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Replica – Studs Are Not Engraved

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Replica Inside Material

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Replica Lining Is Wrong

Authentic Prada Saffiano Lux Double Zip Tote Interior

Prada Saffiano Lux Double Zip Tote – How The Lining Should Look Like

Now look at this bag. Everything seems right but then if you look at the interior leather tag you will notice it’s embossed leather. The real Prada Saffiano Double Zip tote features an enamel metal tag in the interior. I know that Prada bags have several types of logos and tags, I’ve even mentioned this in my guide on how to spot fake Prada bags. But the Prada Saffiano Double Zip tote should never have this type of interior leather tag, so it is clearly a fake.

Fake Prada Saffiano Bag Interior Tag

Fake Prada Saffiano Bag Inside Tag Is Wrong

But when it comes to the Prada Double bag replica, it’s also really important to check the shape of the handle tabs. Here is an example of a really bad Prada Double bag replica:

Prada Double Bag Replica Flaws

Example Of Bad Prada Double Bag Replica

Prada Double Bag Replica Handle Support Shape

Prada Double Bag Replica Handle Tab Shape Is Wrong

Authentic Prada Saffiano Double vs Prada Double Bag Replica

Authentic Prada Saffiano Double Bag Handle Tabs

Some fake Prada bags are really good and you’d almost think they are impossible to spot as fakes. But that’s not true, there’s always something a bit different from the original. Not even great replica bags are perfect and that’s not something bad. And these are exactly the things you should spot in order to protect yourself from eBay scammers or dishonest sellers.

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DOLCE AND GABBANA FAMILY BAGS AT THE CENTER OF WINTER 2016 COLLECTION

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Dolce and Gabbana Calfskin Mini Bag with Family Patch
Size: 18cm x 11.5cm x 3cm
Price: €645 EUR

For Dolce and Gabbana, family definitely comes first. The brand has managed to incorporate fine elements which showcase the warmth and unity of each Italian household with their line of Family Bags, featured at the center of Winter 2016 Collection. These leather babies are up for grabs! We’re going to give you an exclusive sneak peek at what the brand has in store for us.

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Dolce and Gabbana Medium Dauphine Calfskin Sicily with Family Patch in Blue
Size: 26cm x 21cm x 12cm
Price: €1,650 EUR

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Dolce and Gabbana Medium Dauphine Calfskin Sicily Bag with Family Patch in Pink
Size: 26cm x 21cm x 12cm
Price: €1,650 EUR

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Dolce and Gabbana Medium Calfskin Mini LIpstick Bag with Family Patch
Size: 20cm x 20cm x 5cm
Price: €995 EUR

You can get your very own Family Bag now via Dolce and Gabbana e-store.

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BIRKIN WANTS HER NAME REMOVED FROM THE FAMED HERMES BIRKIN BAGS

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The news first stormed the World Wide Web and the real world at large and now the anti-climax has just brewed up another such storm. Jane Birkin writes to Hermés and asks them to withdraw her name from the brand until they adopt ethical practices responding to international norms in producing the Hermés Birkin bags. Early this year the bag made headlines when a pink diamond-crusted Birkin bag got sold for a little close to $222,000. But a month back a PETA investigation ripped Hermes’ glory and brought down their castle of fame in the name of cruelty towards alligators and crocodiles were slaughtered at facilities in Texas and Zimbabwe.


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In her letter, the British singer who was the muse for the bag’s creation 31 years ago, said: “Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermès bags carrying my name … I have asked Hermès Group to rename the Birkin until better practices responding to international norms can be implemented for the production of this bag.”

In response to this, Hermes also issued a statement. In it they mentioned that they have no hard feelings and are still friends with Jane. But they have already started investigating the authenticity of the video tapes that tore their 30-odd year reputation. The brand would be thinking at this moment that dealing with a marijuana case wouldn’t have pained them as much as destroying the heart of their business – the exquisite Birkin. This storm will not die too soon, most likely it will recur. Who will it be – Hermés, Birkin … or a depressed Birkin-fan Spice Girl or a Birkin-obsessed rich and spoiltDaddy’s little princess?

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