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Fashion & Trends

20/02/2021
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Do You Know the Secrets Behind Fashion Week?

Fashion Weeks are synonymous with high fashion and higher expectations.  The world’s first fashion week was in New York: 1943 (to provide alternatives to European fashion when the War prohibited travel between the countries); it would be another 40 years until London curated their own catwalk in 1983! The distribution of locations allows designers to localise their shows; Chanel in France, McQueen in England and so on… Whilst we know that the world’s largest luxury designers exhibit their collections in New York, Milan, Paris and London, do you know the... Read More

07/02/2021

Celebrating the LGBT+ Community within Fashion.

February celebrates the LGBT+ community and their history in achieving representation and awareness.  As an inclusive company, Handbag Clinic has chosen to recognise the progressive field of fashion and explore the iconic designers that represent the LGBT+ community. Pride (the annual celebration of self-affirmation, equality and dignity) has evolved from a political demonstration in the 1960s, to a global, electric and colourful extravaganza of inclusivity!  Fashion is renowned for its celebration of uniqueness, which amplifies our desires to represent this community as season after season we fall more in love... Read More

24/01/2021
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Ultimate Bag Guide: Dior Saddle Bag

Everything you need to know about Dior’s Cult Classic Saddle Bag… Dior’s iconic Saddle Bag debuted on the runway in John Galliano’s Spring/Summer 2000 collection and quite frankly ladies, the rest is history.  It’s adorned the shoulders of countless celebrities and before the year was out, Dior’s accessories sales had increased more than 60%!  Whilst the popularity of this kidney-shaped bag did decrease in popularity for a few years, it came back with a vengeance in 2018 when it made its impactful return on the arms of Beyonce, Rosie Huntington-Whitely... Read More

17/01/2021
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Restore a Vintage Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier With Us…

We recently received an incredibly worn Vintage Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier from a customer in Monaco, who required our assistance in restoring the entirety of the external Vachetta. Our team of Artisan’s regularly restore Louis Vuitton merchandise and utilised their knowledge of Vachetta, sewing and Vuitton to revive this unique piece. As leather experts, we adore the opportunity to extend our craftsmanship to uncommon items and we encourage you to send your leather luxuries to us for a bespoke restoration.  Due to the exclusive nature of each bag, we utilise... Read More

08/01/2021
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Britain: Did You Know it’s THE Fashion Hub of the World?

British Fashion: Britain hosts many of the most iconic brands in contemporary fashion. Our innovative and original ethos continues to trigger designers to not only be creative, but also commercial.  Over the years, Britain has cultivated a unique spirit that ignites the imagination of the fashion world. From birthing trailblazers, such as McQueen, to promoting refined craftsmanship (through the likes of Burberry & Mulberry); the continued originality of British designers subsequently maintains Britain’s status as THE fashion hub of the world!  A major strength of the British fashion industry is... Read More

23/12/2020
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Discover Why Vintage Handbags Are an Investment.

‘Vintage’ can often carry the negative connotations of being old, worn and unloved. However, when it comes to handbags, more often than not this couldn’t be further from the truth, as you’ll discover below…  Let’s take our minds back to the early 00s. Do you remember Sarah Jessica Parkers character Carrie Bradshaw? (silly question, we know!) From Manolo Blahniks to Fendi’s cult Baguette bag; her protagonists style constantly sparked worldwide trends… which remain active to this day!  Below, we’re going to guide you through some staples that are available at... Read More

09/12/2020
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12 Days of Christmas Gift List…

Not to alarm you but it is 16 days until Christmas. Is it just us, or did it feel like February was only a few weeks ago? Either way, Santa is en route and your gift guide needs to be completed asap! Whether you’re choosing for yourself or your loved one, we’ve curated a list of staple handbags that will complete any capsule wardrobe. 1. On The First Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me… The Givenchy Antigona: The Antigona was the IT bag when it launched; worn... Read More

02/12/2020
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Do You Know Chanel’s 5 Secrets?

Since Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel Headquarters in 1983, he bridged the creative gap between Coco Chanel and the contemporary audience.  As a result of consistently strong designs and influential audiences, Chanel remains one of the most recognisable fashion designers of both the 20th and 21st century.  So, do you know Chanel’s 5 secrets? We’ve delved into the depths of Chanel and discovered the 5 secrets that you will not want to miss…  The House of Chanel is the oldest haute couture designer that remains active. Demonstrating that whilst conspicuous consumption no longer... Read More

18/11/2020
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Vintage Hermes Constance Restoration.

We undertook a full Hermes restoration on this 1974 vintage Hermes Constance… Our Artisan’s frequently work on the hugely popular Birkin and Kelly bags; however, when this timeless Constance was booked into our Clinic for a full restoration and replacement strap, they couldn’t resist working their magic on an alternative Hermes model. Whilst we always try to restore rather than replace, this strap was too significantly damaged to guarantee a long-lasting repair, subsequently meaning that this client requested a replacement.  – To begin with, we removed the strap and the... Read More

11/11/2020

Do You Know the Versatility of Velvet?

Velvet. You typically either love it or loathe it.  Velvet is not marmalade and should not cause the divide that it does among consumers. Our ateliers have come to the rescue and curated an in-depth style guide to transition you loathers into lovers. Our autumnal office favourite is our distinct Gucci Marmont Shoulder Flap Bag in Velvet teal.  The Marmont’s simple silhouette adheres itself to a sleek wardrobe that favours occasional electric colours to complement muted tones. This Gucci Marmont lends itself to be the centre of an outfit; whether... Read More