Features to Look for in a Mini Handbag

Mini handbags are becoming increasingly popular with consumers who appreciate the convenience of having a small, lightweight bag rather than a large one weighing them down and getting in the way while they are socializing or running errands. Mini handbags are ideal for minimalists who like to carry only the essentials for a night out […]

Millennials Do Research before Buying New Handbags

The NPD Group and Stylitics, a fashion technology and insights company, conducted a study that found that women aged 18 and over spent $11.5 billion to buy handbags in 2015. That was an increase of 5 percent over 2014. Much of the increase was due to Baby Boomers who spent their discretionary income on accessories. […]

How to Carry Your Bag to Avoid Injury

Many people, including women, men, and children, carry a purse, laptop bag, or backpack on a regular basis. These accessories make it easier to carry necessary items to and from work, school, and home, but they can also cause muscle strain and back and neck pain if they are overfilled or carried incorrectly. Here are […]

How Coach Is Making a Comeback

Coach, the New York-based maker of handbags and leather goods that has been struggling for years, is making a comeback. The company announced last week that comparable sales in its largest market, North America, had not changed from the previous quarter. That was the first time since late 2013 that sales did not decline quarter-to-quarter. […]

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 […]