Thursday, 25 June 2009

How do they do that? Delivery from website to front door…

You place your order on the website and your handbag arrives beautifully packaged and at the speed of light to your door but have you ever wondered how it’s done? Then take a peek behind the scenes of The Real Handbag Shop's warehouse and distribution centre to obtain a rare insight into the world of e-logistics.

The new stock arrives in boxes on pallets and is checked in. It is then stored in giant plastic dust covers on shelving which extends from floor to ceiling. Products are not filed in alphabetical order, as you might expect but are given their own identification code and individual location. Any designated to the highest shelves will be lifted by a fork-lift truck which can only be operated by fully qualified license holders.

All the Real Handbag Shop confirmed orders are automatically downloaded onto computers at the warehouse and dispatch notes printed. The items will then be hand picked, expertly packed and swiftly dispatched using your chosen delivery service. A member of management is on hand at all times to ensure a smooth operation.

The parcels are then collected by Royal Mail or Courier and whisked away. Those collected by Royal Mail go to the main depot where they will be sorted and dispatched on the same day. Any first class post will travel over-night to the appropriate distribution centre. If your parcel is destined for abroad, it might even be on a plane that night.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Key Fashion Trends for Summer 2009...

The Key Question: Do you buy handbags to match your outfits or buy outfits to match a key handbag you’ve just fallen in love with?

The Key Denim Style:– ripped, torn or patchy. I love the Balmain look but not the price tag. Thankfully, there are some great and cheaper alternatives coming onto the market all the time. For a bag to match, why not try Karlie by Catwalk Collection Handbags? Although you might have to put your name on the waiting list for this one!

The Key Moody Blues:- from aqua to electric blue this is a really cool colour for summer. One shoulder outfits are sexy and suggestive without being too revealing. Alternatively, sheer layers of floaty fabrics can create unique and beautiful shapes over bikinis and vest tops or even soften and feminise a traditional suit. For an accompanying handbag, don't be afraid to try block colours such as Ri2k's Missy Scoop Bag in ultraviolet as this can really bring an outfit together.

The Key Nudes and Chic Earthy Tones:- soft natural shades inspired by nature include a spectrum of gentle browns along with off-whites and delicious creams. These colours lend themselves to the current trends for Grecian, Romantic Ruffles and Fringes; high definition detailing and complex textures all continue to be fashionable this year. This exquisite Marta Ponti Brushed Leather handbag blends in beautifully.
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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Father’s Day Gifts - Sunday 21st June 2009…

If you need some inspiration for Father’s Day, here are a few great ideas:
Men’s Leather Wallets by Ashwood; the fabulous clean cut lines of the leather, along with the light contrast stitching accentuate the wallet’s fine features and each comes with its own leather topped, luxury presentation gift box. With prices from just £10.95 this makes it a perfect, yet inexpensive gift. If you’d like to splash out a bit more on Dad, Ashwood produce a superb range of laptop bags, briefcases and work bags with prices from just £69.95. The best a man can get!

Man Bags by Visconti; fashionably distressed mud brown leather has that wonderful dark and sultry look about it. The Hunter range is made from the finest leather and has that gorgeous new leather aroma. Leather items may have wrinkles, scars, scratches that are inherent characteristics and natural beauty of the hide. This is strong, high quality leather and with a smooth matt surface and superb oiled finish, there's no doubt that these bags have plenty of attitude. Messenger bags and briefcases range in price from £49.95 up to £89.95. Visconti tells me that they are currently developing a new hunter leather in black; you heard it here first!

Travel and Weekend Bags by Woodbridge; if Dad’s a bit of a sports fan, he might like to own a travel bag similar to the one used by the great sporting celebrities such as David Beckham. Woodbridge Travel & Weekend Bag - Holdall - Black Leather £94.95.See some more gift ideas for Father’s day at