Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Fashion Bags and Purses for you to buy in our Online Store!


Here’s the latest news on the fabulous fashion bags and purses that we currently have to offer in our online store. We will tell you what’s new and what’s back in stock due to popular demand. We will give our recommendations on the best products as well as the best bargains.


BACK IN STOCK!
Catwalk Collection Gemma Purses £25.95. These quirky matinee purses are made from washed leather which gives them a super-soft touch. Each comes in a beautiful box with the brand name which makes them ideal as gifts for birthdays and anniversaries, or maybe a little treat for yourself?

BEST BARGAIN!
We love the January Sales! How would you like to own a handbag worth £200 but pay less than half that price? We have a Marta Ponti luxury leather handbag on offer at just £95! This is a big bag with lots of high quality leather which has a substantial thickness and a luxurious weighty feel to it but retains a soft, supple demeanour. Eat your heart out Designer Outlet Stores!

MATCHING HANDBAGS AND PURSES!
Catwalk Collection Jodie Messenger Bags £39.95 and Jodie Purses £19.95. The perfect light-weight, neat sized, soft leather bags to wear hands-free cross-body. New fashion colours for this year include the yummy Mauve/Black plus stylish Black/Tan. Top tip; these tend sell out very quickly and certain colours are only available in limited numbers, so if you want your favourite colour we recommend you buy sooner rather than later!

NOT TO BE MISSED!
Last one in stock! This is a wonderful handbag which has received much praise for its soft suede and beautiful design. Ri2k won’t be making this style again next season and we have already run out of every other colour in the range, so if you love this handbag, this is your last opportunity to get one!

COMING SOON!
We can’t wait for this one! Catwalk Collection has produced the most amazing saddle bag in gorgeous new leather; we saw the sample and fell in love. Watch for Georgia coming soon!

All fashion bags and purses on sale, subject to availability, from www.realhandbagshop.co.uk

Friday, 6 January 2012

Medieval Leather Bags


In the U.K. on Twelfth Night, January 6th, it is traditional for all Christmas decorations to be taken down and carefully packed away ready for next year. It is widely believed that leaving your Christmas decorations up longer than twelve days following Christmas will court bad luck.

In the Middle Ages, however, it was much more common to exchange gifts on Twelfth Night than on Christmas Day itself and for a great feast to be held in celebration. Such a scene is shown beautifully illustrated in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry; a medieval manuscript and calendar dating back to circa 1416, otherwise known as a book of hours and containing prayers. This illustration depicts the month of January.

The Duc de Berry himself is depicted on the right, in blue, seated at the lavishly-laden table. It’s fascinating to see how fashion styles evolve over the centuries, or maybe they actually don’t. Look carefully at the medieval leather bags. Similar designs are still in fashion today. For example, Bolla Bags makes an excellent quality leather bag which evokes the medieval style of the day at £56.95. Available from realhandbagshop.co.uk