Monday, 22 March 2010

Spring 2010 and the gifts girls really want for Easter...

It is spring time! The world is vibrant with spring colours and the shops are bursting with beautiful clothes for the new season. All girls especially love Easter time when they can dress up and be gorgeous. The ideal Easter present for most women would come in the form of new handbag, leather of course, purse or scarf.

Spring 2010 marks not just a new season but a brand new decade and don’t you just love the way it’s shaping up? Stunning spring fashions include sugary pastel palettes for you to be inspired by with British fashion at centre stage. Look pretty in pink, peach, lilac and turquoise. It’s an injection of fun and colour amidst the eternal sea of monochrome. Catwalk Collection Milan Grab Bag £39.95 and matching Purse £19.95.

The cold light of spring brings with it a fresh colour palette. Contrast cool pastels with black leather handbags. Mix slouchy cottons with tailored pieces for a brave new look. Think soft-focus with ice-cream colours and slouchy shapes.

According to Toni & Guy, hair is getting ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as this season is all about Alice-inspired living. Tresses should be textured and voluminous for dragged-through-a-rabbit-hole appeal.

Childhood and fantasy themed fashion will echo gothic fairytale in the form of layers of lace, silks, ripped leathers and crochet webs.

Real Customer Comments!
"I bought for my girlfriend for early Easter present. She loves the handbag & it's less fattening than chocolate! I'm not into handbags myself of course! ;) The leather is very soft & looks very well made. She loves the Catwalk charms and it holds all her junk - God only knows what she keeps in there. Very pleased!" Daniel, Jersey.

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Sunday, 14 March 2010

The Ultimate Fashion Show for Leather Handbags

Each year the culmination of the International Leather Goods Fair (ILGF) held in Kolkata, India ends with a spectacular fashion show for leather handbags organised by The Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA). The famous Indian models strut their stuff up and down the catwalk to the thumping sounds of pop and rock; think Miss World meets MTV. Throw in a few glasses of bubbly and a generous handful of India’s rich and glamorous and you’ve got one fabulous party!

At the ILGF, more than 50 commercial organisations from India display their latest designs and new leathers to foreign importers from all over the world. Whilst India’s main leather goods export is gloves for the industrial workplace, shoes and fashion handbags also feature prominently. Here you’ll find manufacturers of leather handbags and garments that supply high street shops Top Shop, Monsoon, Accessorize, Zara, Mango, Dune, River Island and Marks & Spencers along with well-known brands such as
Catwalk Collection, Suzy Smith, Radley, Tula and Visconti to name but a few.

And here’s an interesting fact, did you know that Italian Leather Handbags can either be made in Italy using Indian leather or made in India using Italian leather? The final price will give you a clue as to where the handbag was actually made!

So watch for the next influx of gorgeous fashion handbags flooding into The Real Handbag Shop from May onwards

Monday, 1 March 2010

Mother’s Day Gifts 2010; Leather Handbags, Purses and Accessories…

Mother's Day is on the 14th March so you'll need to order your gifts early this year!

Did you know that England was the first country in the world to dedicate a day for mothers circa the 1600s? The day was originally named 'Mothering Sunday' and was introduced to allow the domestic servants and apprentices employed by the rich to visit their homes and families once a year. The 4th Sunday in Lent (3 weeks before Easter) was chosen for this special day which is now more commonly known as Mother’s Day. Traditional gifts in the past would have been hand-picked flowers or home-baked cakes. However, the modern son or daughter is often too busy or too far away, so online shopping with mail order gifts has become the quick and simple way to show Mum how much you love and appreciate her.
Catwalk Collection Big Bellstone Bag £69.95

If Mum’s a cat lover why not check out the range of leather handbags and accessories by Catwalk Collection Handbags? The leather handbags all come with an adorable cat logo bag charm in silver, antique brass or gun metal with enchanting coloured beads. Alternatively, you can get a cat logo bag charm on its own as an exclusive keyring made from bright, shiny gold coloured metal with gorgeous swirly blue patterned enamel decoration. There is also a range of leather purses, leather diaries, leather cosmetic bags and dust covers for handbags with the enduring cat image. The perfect Mother’s day gifts for cat lovers!
The Catwalk Collection Keyring / Bag Charm £9.95

This might look like the latest celebrity It bag but only new mums need apply because this is the much coveted Catwalk Collection Baby Bag. This is a fantastic bag for carrying everything a baby needs. There are 3 large internal pockets that will fit nappies, wipes, creams and bibs/muslins, along with two bottle pockets and a wipe clean changing mat. As well as shoulder straps for carrying, there is also a removable and adjustable shoulder strap so the bag can be hung on a pushchair easily.
The perfect Mother’s Day gift for new mums!
Catwalk Collection Baby Bag £89.95. RRP £159.

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." - Sophia Loren.