Coach Reports Increase in Sales

After years of discounting prices and declining sales, Coach appears to be making a comeback. The handbag label reported on January 26 that net sales increased by 7 percent to $1.27 billion for its second fiscal quarter that ended December 26. Growth in China and its men’s lines were responsible for much of the increase. […]

Ivanka Trump Introduces Handbags That Charge Cell Phones

Many busy women have faced a common problem: They go to work, then run errands or go on a date, and find that their cell phone’s battery is dying before they get home. Wearable tech offers a solution with handbags that include built-in cell phone chargers. Ivanka Trump, a successful businesswoman and daughter of Republican […]

Louis Vuitton Loses Lawsuit against My Other Bag

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled against luxury handbag maker Louis Vuitton on January 6 in a case alleging trademark and copyright infringement. The court ruled that canvas totes made by My Other Bag, Inc. (MOB) with Louis Vuitton’s logo were parodies. MOB markets its bags as playful […]

Artcurial to Auction off Hermes Bags in Monaco

Artcurial, an auction house based in Paris, will be selling about 100 vintage Hermes handbags at the Yacht Club in Monaco on January 20. The bags are expected to sell for thousands, and in some cases hundreds of thousands, of dollars each. Since its first auction of Hermes bags in 2005, Artcurial has broken several […]

Handbag Styles That Will Be Popular in 2016

A designer handbag is the perfect accessory to elevate any wardrobe and make it look chic and modern. Invest in a quality handbag to make a statement in 2016. Here are some trends to look for when shopping for your new handbag. The bags that are expected to be the most popular in 2016 will […]

How to Buy or Sell a Designer Handbag on Consignment

A designer handbag can be the perfect complement to any outfit, but a new bag can be pricey. You can most likely find a used luxury handbag at a fraction of its original price by purchasing it at a consignment shop. If you have a designer bag that you no longer use, you can recoup […]

Christie’s Auctions Margaret Thatcher’s Suits and Handbags

Bidders competed for about 150 personal items once owned by the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at an auction held by Christie’s on December 15. The lots included suits, handbags, and jewelry that were left to Thatcher’s daughter, Carol, following her death. The auction drew bidders from many countries all over the world, including […]

Luxury Handbag Makers Quietly Embrace Sustainability

Designer handbags and shoes are most often made from leather, which can contribute to environmental problems. Raising cattle for leather consumes large amounts of land and water. Leather tanning uses heavy metals, such as chromium, and creates health hazards. PVC, which is often used to make handbags, can harm the environment. Some luxury accessories labels […]

Christie’s to Hold First Live Auction of Handbags in North America

Christie’s will hold its first-ever live auction of handbags and accessories in North America at is New York location on December 11. The luxury handbags up for sale may fetch prices in the six figures. The sale was organized by specialist Caitlin Donovan and associate specialist Rachel Koffsky. It will feature 223 lots, with 188 […]

Edie Parker Sues Box Bag for Copyright Infringement

Edie Parker’s famous enamel clutches are decorated with emoji graphics and personalized names, which is one of the main reasons for their popularity on the street as well as on red carpets. The handbag maker, which is based in New York, has sued another handbag company for copying its designs. The lawsuit was filed in […]