How to Make Sure You Are Buying an Authentic Handbag

Designer handbags usually cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It may be tempting to look online for discounts, but you could be getting a knockoff of poor quality. Here are some ways to make sure the handbag you are looking at is the real deal. The best way to make sure you are getting […]

Prada Creates Plan to Reverse Declining Sales

Prada has been struggling recently, with the company posting its worst profits in five years earlier this month. Profits fell by 27 percent in the past year. Prada blamed the declining profits on several factors, including the terrorist attacks in Europe that have affected other luxury brands and currency fluctuations. It has suffered in part […]

Which Handbags Are the Best at Holding Their Value?

Many people who buy handbags do not plan to keep them forever. They may want to replace a handbag with a new style or may be looking for a return on their investment. If you are buying a handbag and thinking about selling it in the future, you want to choose one that will hold […]

Is Your Handbag a Dupe?

Most consumers would never knowingly buy a knockoff of a designer handbag because they consider it unethical or view the items as being of poor quality. Many people are not aware that some retailers sell “dupes,” which are versions of luxury brands that offer the same results at a fraction of the price. Dupes can […]

Hermes Sales Increase despite Events in Europe

According to consultants Bain & Co., spending by tourists accounts for a third of the sales of luxury goods. Since the terrorist attacks in Paris last November, fewer tourists have been traveling to Europe. Spending by tourists declined by 5 percent in Europe and 16 percent in France following the attacks in Paris. The situation […]

Handbag Designers Begin to Make a Comeback

After a period of time in which handbags seemed to be declining in popularity, they appear to be making a comeback. According to a note that Wells Fargo analysts wrote to clients, consumers seem to be embracing handbags again. That is good news for brands like Coach, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade. All of those […]

Mansur Gavriel Files Lawsuit over Imitation Bucket Bags

Mansur Gavriel, the company known for its bucket bags, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on March 9 against several Italian companies that it says have copied its designs. Mansur Gavriel alleges that the other companies produced bags that are nearly identical to its bucket bags after the products became popular. […]

Kate Spade Outperformed Competitors in Fourth Quarter

Shares of Kate Spade stock rose after the handbag company reported fourth-quarter sales figures that were stronger than its competitors, Michael Kors and Coach. Kate Spade also performed better than the broader handbag market. Kate Spade’s sales rose 14 percent in the fourth quarter, even though it ran fewer holiday promotions than it had the […]

Tips to Help You Extend the Life of Your Handbag

Handbags can be expensive, especially if they are made from quality materials by top designers. With consumers often spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on designer handbags, it makes sense to take care of them so they will last as long as possible. Here are some tips to help you extend the life of […]

Furla Sees Success in Affordable Luxury Market

Milan-based fashion house Furla has experienced significant growth in the past year in demand for accessible, or affordable, luxury products. That category includes goods that are sold at prices that fall between those for mass fashion and ready-to-wear. The company announced last week that like-for-like sales rose 23 percent last year. Sales increased by 53 […]