Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas as imagined by The Real Handbag Shop

1. Canterbury Satchel
2. Jodie Messenger Bag
3. Small Cross Body Bag 22-29
4. Small Flapover Bag 14578
5. Jodie Purse
6. Alice Shoulder Bag
7. Handbag 6165
8. Tote 6490
9. Abbey Road Cross-Body Bag
10. Dispatch Cross-Body Bag
11. Zara Shoulder Bag
12. Caprice Handbag

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
a wonderful leather handbag from realhandbagshop.co.uk

The first day of Christmas begins on the 25th December which is Christmas Day. How romantic it would be if my true love then gave me a gift on every single day of the twelve days of Christmas, culminating in a small and final present on the 5th January which is Twelfth Night. 
Well, we girls can dream!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Log onto The Real Handbag Shop website and purchase the gift of his dreams.



Why do women find it so difficult to buy Christmas presents and gifts for men? What excites the guys? Well certainly not socks and handkerchiefs, that’s for sure. And unless you know your man really well, it’s best to avoid aftershave, too. This is far too personal to second guess.

So if you want to buy a gift for your brother or your husband or your father, or perhaps your boyfriend or fiancĂ© and you want to get them a surprise that they’ll really love and appreciate and can put to good use, then here are some excellent suggestions.



Leather Wallet 1412 by Ashwood £22.95
Leather Washbag by Ashwood £36.95
Leather Messenger Bag ML22 by Visconti £71.99
Leather iPad Bag 18512 by Visconti £54.99
Leather Messenger Bag WLB800 by Ashwood £65.00
Leather Briefcase VT6 by Visconti £124.99
Leather Wheeled Trolley Case by Ashwood £139.95

Log onto www.realhandbagshop.co.uk and purchase the gift of his dreams.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Real Handbag Shop Website

The Real Handbag Shop's website has had an amazing transformation from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. The new updated version has loads of new and exciting features:

Easy to Navigate
Full Product Information
Multiple Languages
Plenty of Photographs

Compatible with iPhones and iPads
Customer Accounts Online
Wide choice of Payment Methods
Secure Checkout

Tax/Duty Free Available
Standard Delivery Worldwide
Express Delivery UK

Customer Feedback
Social Networks on Facebook and Twitter
Customer Service Online





Monday, 16 September 2013

The Five Handbag Shapes Every Woman Should Own

An interesting fact or two! The average handbag weighs over 3lb and women own seventeen at any one time. Most women agree that these five styles are essential must-haves for any staple wardrobe.

BACKPACK
Hands-free, fun and practical, the backpack is perfect for adventurous days out. We love 'Angel' by Visconti which is super-stylish and has plenty of pockets to organise contents efficiently. From the Atlantic Collection, Angel comes in soft, smooth leather £71.99.

TOTE
A tote bag that you can take anywhere is an absolute boon. 'Bellstone' by Catwalk Collection is office-smart yet highly practical and is great for either work or play. There are multiple pockets for blackberry or i-phone, pens, business cards, calculator, kindle or i-Pad plus there's also room for the usual make-up bag, purse, glasses case, keys and A5 diary. Made from crisp-crunch vintage leather, what more could you ask for? £69.95.

CROSS-BODY
One of the best inventions ever, the cross-body bag is useful for virtually any situation life can throw at you. Festival-goers, dog-walkers, mums with kids in tow and seasoned globe-trotters all appreciate the advantages of the cross-body bag which leaves your hands free for other important activities. Othello 2057 by Gigi really ticks the box. £34.95.

SMALL GRAB BAG
Neat and petit is the order of the day as an accompaniment to a wedding outfit, cocktail dress or evening gown. The two-tone colours on Catwalk Collection's Milan Bags make for the perfect accessory. £44.95.


HOLDALL
Suitable for anything from a weekend away to an after work gym session, you can't go wrong with a leather bag that will wear well. Choose a vintage style man's bag such as Ashwood's 'Harry' Holdall. £129.95.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Prevention and Cure for Colour Transference from Leather Bags and Handbags

Is your beloved leather bag leaving marks on your clothing? Is the dye from your precious leather handbag coming off? Then don’t despair, as we have the answers right here.




Certain types of leather are more prone to colour transference than others, especially the more fashionable leathers that are currently in high demand. Just like we know we shouldn’t buy clothes that require dry cleaning, as it’s not only costly but very time consuming, we simply can’t resist the great looks of bags and handbags in unfinished leathers and oiled leathers that require a little bit more devotion to care.




Yes, oiled leathers can stain lighter clothing and this is perfectly normal for this type of fashion leather. The attached tag or care label which comes as standard with such products states that due to the nature of oiled leather products, you should avoid contact with light coloured fabrics as there may be some colour transference. In our experience, any stains that do occur on clothing normally come out in the wash.




Certain factors can accelerate the loss of dye. As a general rule, leather bags and handbags do not like to be wet. In fact, moisture of any kind can be perfectly ruinous. To help prevent colour transference, always keep your bag away from anything wet.

If it rains, keep your leather bag or handbag underneath an umbrella with yourself and wipe any water droplets off with a dry towel when you reach your destination.

If the weather is hot and sunny, this could also take a toll on your leather bag or handbag. Direct sunlight can fade colours whilst perspiration and sweat are forms of moisture, too. It is also worth mentioning that sun lotions and liquids such as mosquito repellent may also cause leather dye to run excessively.




As well as taking preventative measures, there is the possibility of a cure for oiled leather bags. There are some products available to buy that may help to reduce any colour transference. However, please note that these may change the look and feel of the leather on your bag. One recommended by Visconti for their oiled leather bags is Timberland Waximum™ Waxed Leather Protector. Your local cobbler may be able to recommend others.




Visconti Oiled Leather Bags and Catwalk Collection Handbags in Unfinished Leathers are available to purchase online from http://www.realhandbagshop.co.uk/

Thursday, 23 May 2013

When is Father's Day 2013? UK and Worldwide.


In response to Mother's Day, when families traditionally recognise the often unsung efforts of Mum that are taken for granted on a daily basis, Father's Day was created in order to honour the values that Dad brings to the family. It's always fascinating to see that this day is held at very different times of the year around the world but always with exactly the same warm sentiments.

Below are the dates of Father's Day for 2013. Please forgive us if we've missed your country but feel free to add it below in the comments section.

February 23 – Russia
March 19 – Andorra, Belgium, Bolivia, Croatia, Honduras, Italy, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland.
May 8 – South Korea
May 9 - Germany
May 12 – Romania
May 19 – Tonga
May 24 - Iran
June 2 – Lithuania, Switzerland
June 5 – Denmark
June 9 – Austria, Belgium
June 17 -  El Salvador,  Guatemala
June 16 – Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Chile, People's Republic of China, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, USA , Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
June 17 -  El Salvador,  Guatemala
June 21 – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Uganda
June 23 – Nicaragua, Poland
July 14 – Uruguay
July 28 – Dominican Republic
August 8 –Taiwan
August 11 – Brazil, Samoa
September 1 - Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
September 8 - Latvia
September 15 – Ukraine
October 6 – Luxembourg
November 10 - Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
November 12 – Indonesia
December 5 – Thailand
December 26 - Bulgaria

Buy gifts for Father's Day at www.realhandbagshop.co.uk


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Are you looking to buy a real leather handbag?


One of the best websites to visit is realhandbagshop.co.uk where you will find literally hundreds of designs to choose from.



Focus is not just on leisure, as fashion bags have been designed for the modern working girl, too. Colour is also very important with lush purples and vibrant reds providing the right accent to your wardrobe as well as the classic black.

There are handbags in shops and boutiques in most major towns and cities but if you’re too busy to get out or you need more choice, we suggest you take a peek at the beautiful collections online which include Gianni Conti, Catwalk Collection and Gigi. 

Due to its recent boost in popularity, The Real Handbag Shop’s leather handbags are in short supply, so we apologise if most designs are already sold out by the time you log onto the website!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Free Shipping to Mainland UK at realhandbagshop.co.uk!

Free UK Delivery*
We use a secure courier service to make sure your order reaches you safely. A signature is always required on delivery, so you can order with confidence. No matter how many products you order at any one time, STANDARD DELIVERY IS FREE within the UK. Delivery is 2-3 working days in the majority of cases but on rare occasions may take up to 5 working days. (Excluding Bank Holidays).
*(Excluding Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Channel Islands, where separate rates will be displayed at checkout).  
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Friday, 19 April 2013

Armed only with Handbags, Queen Elizabeth II and Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Armed only with handbags and impeccably dressed, two of the most influential women recognised worldwide, personify the last remnants of the twentieth century. On the left in this photo, Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II and walking beside her the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister in British history.

Never before have we seen two women ruling the U.K. simultaneously, one as head of state and one as head of government. Margaret Thatcher was in office as Prime Minister from the 4th May, 1979 until the 28th November, 1990 representing an era of Britain that was truly unique. Although not impossible, the chances of two women being in positions of power at the same time is very slim indeed, which makes it all the more special for those who lived during this time.

The fact that a woman could obtain the top job of Prime Minister gave hope and inspiration to many women across the U.K. some of whom have become leading ladies of their own companies.


The late Margaret Thatcher celebrating her 70th birthday with Queen Elizabeth II.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Back in stock! Visconti Hunter Leather Wallet £14.99

Yes, we've all been waiting such a long time for these popular leather wallets to come back into stock and here they are. Available from Amazon UK at just £14.99 which represents a huge discount of 29% off the recommended retail price of £21.00, this saves you £6.00!


We think these leather wallets are absolutely fabulous but don't just take our word for it, here's what Mike from Hailsham, UK says:

5.0 out of 5 stars Small but perfectly formed, 23 Mar 2013

This review is for: Visconti Hunter Leather Wallet - 707 - Oil Brown
I used to have a large wallet that would contain all the bits of plastic I accumulated, and I carried them all. It was bulky, stuck out noticeably from my jeans pocket and strangers would stop me on the street to warn me about pickpockets.

So I decided that most of the bits of plastic never really came out of the wallet, and that half a dozen would be more than enough. And I bought this wallet.

It looks good, it feels good, it is a fraction of the size of my old wallet, and I am very happy. Sometimes I think that perhaps it's a little too small and that a couple of millimetres here and a few centimetres there would make a difference, and they might. But that's not the point. It fit's easily and completely in my pocket, holds the cash I carry around and those cards that I use reasonably regularly.

Job done.