Know Everything About Fashion and Coats
Added: June 16, 2009
A winter coat
is important, but when you enter a restaurant you hand it over. It is
your handbag that stays with you every moment of your day, your
handbag that needs to be at once versatile, comfortable and elegant,
look good both with your coat and the outfit you are wearing
underneath, be practical and comfortable enough to keep all your
things easily accessible and above all beautiful enough to inspire
you with confidence and complement your whole image.
With all these
roles to fill it is easy to see why it is so important to invest in
quality when you buy a new handbag. Good quality leathers, both
calfskin and exotics like python, ostrich and crocodile, actually
improve with use and age, as long as they are well cared for. They
become more supple and take on a subtle patina that advertises their
quality. While cheap handbags will lose their shape, fade and become
dull, or maybe even come unstitched after a few outings, a quality
bag will last for years - many crocodile handbags have become family
heirlooms, handed down from mother to daughter and treasured. The
secret of buying a future heirloom is to choose a classic style that
will always be in fashion. Look at the Kelly bag that has been
fashionable for upwards of fifty years!
Bear in mind
the 'slow fashion' criteria too, when you select a handbag.
for a handbag that has been ethically produced, created by skilled
artisans that have been paid a proper wage, rather than in
for a handbag that has been produced in one country, not flown around
the world notching up air miles and a huge carbon footprint, to have
a strap sewn on in one country, a label in another etc.
all when buying exotic leather handbags make sure it comes from an
approved and documented source, with appropriate certification, so
that it is not contributing to illegal poaching of endangered species.
A handbag that
has been ethically produced in this way, is much more likely to be of
high quality - a 100% Made in Italy label is a good guarantee of
this, usually indicating that a product has been hand-crafted by
expert Italian artisans, who have been in the leather industry for
generations and produce beautiful handbags
with love and care, that are infused with Italian style and quality.
One thing is
for sure, when you choose your handbag
carefully, you really will be able to enjoy it for years and have the
satisfaction of knowing that you have invested your money wisely
&ldots; and, what is more, you get to enjoy your investment every