Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Visconti Leather Handbags & Ladies Work Bags!

Visconti is already renowned for their popular range of Hunter oiled leather work bags for men but they also do a range of beautiful handbags in more traditional leather, specifically designed with women in mind. The Atlantic Collection is a collaboration of flapover bags, ziptop bags, cross-body bags, mini bags, fashion bags, soft cases and backpacks. If you’re looking for an extremely smart yet durable, high quality leather handbag that will last (almost) forever, then Visconti is your man, or rather, woman.

There is a fabulous choice of colours to compliment most outfits including black, brown, navy, sand, chocolate and red. Interiors are magnificently lined with silky Visconti Signature fabric for a touch of luxury and a complimentary dust cover is supplied with each purchase from The Real Handbag Shop.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Ashwood Luggage Goes Green!

First there was a whole new range of Highland bags and luggage in an ecclectic mix of tweed and oiled brown leather which wouldn't have looked remiss in the hand of punk rocker John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) and now there's the toned down green version. The distictive styling is the brainchild of Ashwood's own fashion forward thinking design team and so far the bags have proven to be very popular with the buying public.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Grey, Silver & Metallic Leather Handbags to Love!

Handbags with plenty of metal continue to inspire us. What’s not to admire about the Chill Metal 69 bag by artist Judy Blame which is an anarchic vision of Paco Rabanne’s original 1969 design? The chainmail purse, made famous by Brigitte Bardot, is festooned with precious metal shrapnel for a punky twist.

Catwalk Collection Handbags have also got fashionably arty with the Gallery bag, combining a glamourous silver metallic finish with stylish soft dark grey nappa leather. The cat logo bag charm and shiny silver fittings add an attractive and exciting vitality.

Ardent fans will adore the Chancery Padlock bag which mixes soft antique leather with heavy metal brass padlock and key. Most handbag makers will only ever put silver fittings against grey coloured leather but the trend-setters at Catwalk Collection demonstrate that with the right tones, it can look provocatively stylish.

Chunky metal roller buckles, as seen on the Gigi Othello handbag, make an impressive feature, as does the metal ring centrepiece on the Gigi Othello Shoulder bag. Antique brass is greatly valued for fashion handbags, exuding a vintage quality that is second to none.

Metal studs add the perfect finishing touch to Catwalk Collection’s Carnaby Street bag. There’s more than enough metal to gratify the senses without going over the top.

The more creative amongst you may wish to use a plain handbag as a blank canvas and add bag charms to design an individual metallic masterpiece of your own.  The Gigi Othello Small Cross-Body bag or Catwalk Collection’s Mia bag would make great candidates.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Best Leather Bags in Show!

Throughout the year, the buyers for The Real Handbag Shop will be attending trade fairs all over the globe to select the best products for our valued customers. Whilst designs for ladies are always plentiful, designs for men have been somewhat slow in coming. However, the balance is gradually being redressed as more and more new styles emerge for the fashionable male of the species.

We are perhaps, most excited to see the latest creations from Ashwood whose designer is young and vibrant and highly focussed on their target market. We love it when a company listens to its customers and then goes away and comes back with the goods. This means great offerings in leather bags and luggage with that certain 'Wow' factor.

Visconti are hot on the heels of new designs for new technology. Their choice of Hunter Oiled Leathers has really hit the spot and is trending worldwide. On the downside, the prices have risen substantially due to the rising costs of raw hides for this very popular type of leather. On the plus side, there are hundreds of designs to choose from so you can get exactly what you want. Whether you need to carry folders or files, laptop or iPad, there's literally a bag for every event.

Gianni Conti continue to produce luxury leather bags for the more discerning customer. The designs speak for themselves and we can't wait to see the next collection. It can take from six months to a year to produce a new design and bring it to the marketplace. From the original drawing to the finished product, each piece will have been evaluated, adjusted, colour checked and thoroughly tested before it is presented to the customer. Knowing that each piece has gone through so many stages makes the whole process seem so exciting.

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