Friday, 13 October 2017

How to Distinguish Genuine Leather from Fake

The Fire Test
The grains of fake leather would normally melt when burned. However, be aware that lots of faux and plastic leathers are now finished with a fire-resistant coating.

The Water Test 
Genuine leather will absorb water whereas synthetic leather doesn't. 

The Skin Grains
The grains in fake leather are glued whereas with genuine leather, they are part of the skin. You should be able to see that the grains of genuine skin are tidily arranged, close together and naturally bonded with no gaps.

 
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Friday, 6 October 2017

The 10th October will be HANDBAG DAY! Yay!




It’s no secret that many women love handbags, sometimes perhaps a little too much, but who would have thought that it would ever get to the point where an entire day of the year would be put aside especially for handbags to be celebrated in all their glory? Well, believe it or not, Handbag Day exists, and real people actually do take some time out of their day to celebrate it and pay tribute to their beloved collection of handbags as well as all those they wish they could afford. It is a day when women talk about handbags, even more than usual, both on the Internet, through blogs, and in real life with friends. It is a day where the greatest designs and designers are discussed and celebrated. And also a day through which the purchase of a new handbag, or bags, for the more extravagant, can be justified and needs no explanation.


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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Back To School Bags for Teachers and Students!

You’ve got yourself some new smart outfits to herald the new school year and now you need a new smart bag to replace your tatty old one that's probably falling to bits. You need a bag that's big, reliable and that can hold all those essentials for work. With one of our stylish leather bags, not only can you be confident in the classroom but you can look cool, too. And, if you invest in leather it will repay you tenfold.

Bag To School with Catwalk Collection

Ladies can look bang on trend with one of the gorgeous new leather bags made by Catwalk Collection Handbags UK. From big totes to over-sized laptop bags, large messenger bags to smart satchels and in every colour imaginable, there's a bag to suit every teachers' needs. Prices start from £59.95 for the Bellstone Tote Bag. As well as the ones shown, there are lots more to choose from at The Real Handbag Shop online. Delivery is FREE in the UK and orders can be shipped throughout Europe. 

Heavy Duty with Visconti

For men we present something a little more rugged in Hunter Oiled Leather. We know you have a lot of gear to carry round, so these are the biggest bags in the Visconti range. Not only do they look stylish but they're incredibly well made and specifically designed to withstand the arduous rigours of school or college. Prices start from £109.95 for the Harvard 16054 bag. Visconti have a whole range of bags from small for iPads to extra large for laptops. See more choices at The Real Handbag Shop online.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

SUMMER HOLIDAY CHECKLIST - what do you take on a summer holiday?

If you are lucky enough to be going on your holidays, here's a 
FREE HOLIDAY CHECKLIST 
for you to print off and use with our compliments.

A Complimentary Holiday Checklist from The Real Handbag Shop

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

FREE HIGH QUALITY LEATHER BAGS IN EXCHANGE FOR 5* REVIEWS

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your enquiry. Do we understand you correctly? You would like us to give you a very handsome, high quality leather bag, free gratis and for nothing? Oh, not quite nothing. You will give us a few words in exchange.

So what’s in it for us? An honest Amazon UK Review? Whilst genuine reviews from genuine customers are valuable assets for any online business, reviews exchanged for rewards such as free or even discounted products are not going to reflect the true views of any genuine buyer. And Amazon customers are not stupid. They see a ‘fake’ review gushing forth about every miniscule detail of the product, trivial or otherwise, for what it is; a weak attempt at marketing in an effort to persuade a prospective customer that the product is better than it really is. It therefore follows that if a product needs a ‘fake’ review in order to sell, rather than being able to stand up in the marketplace on its own, then perhaps it really isn’t worth having.

The Real Handbag Shop is proud to have grown and developed from a small family run business in co-operation with respected suppliers of the high quality, much sought-after leather bags and handbags that we sell online; Catwalk Collection Handbags, Gigi, Ashwood and Visconti. We have built our good reputation over a long period of time. We have made it our policy neither to discount nor to give our stock away for free in exchange for biased reviews. All the reviews you see in association with The Real Handbag Shop are real. They come from genuine buyers who have paid a realistic price for a real leather product that meets with British standards of quality. If you want to see proof of a genuine Amazon review, then just look for the wording, ‘Verified Purchase’ alongside the name of the reviewer, which indicates that a purchase from the Amazon website actually took place. This obviously doesn’t take into account where a person has received the product as a birthday or Christmas gift and there may be other genuine exceptions but at least you will know that these are genuine reviews you can be sure of and not some wishy-washy meaningless babble trying to hoodwink you.

In the long run, we predict that such tactics will eventually damage the hard earned integrity of Amazon. Already, their customers are becoming suspicious of Amazon reviews because they make it hard to judge which products are actually any good and which are not. This means that ultimately, customers have to spend a lot of time checking to see which reviews have been favourably given in exchange for a free or discounted product and which have come from a genuine purchaser who is giving an unbiased opinion. If Amazon customers haven’t got the time to trawl through pages and pages of reviews to assimilate the useful information from the dubious, it wouldn’t surprise us if they just gave up and went shopping elsewhere, which would be a terrible shame. 


So, Mr Reviewer, in answer to your question, no, we would not be interested in swapping one of our best-selling leather bags for a written review.

With Best Regards,
The Real Handbag Shop

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

If it's Not Ashwood Leather, Catwalk Collection Handbags, Gigi or Visconti then it's not The Real Handbag Shop!

It's always very flattering when other companies around the world try to trade on our good name! However, the quality is dubious at best, whilst the reviews are almost certainly too good to be true. So how can you be sure that you're buying a genuine, high quality, leather product from the genuine The Real Handbag Shop?

If it's not Ashwood Leather, Catwalk Collection Handbags, Gigi or Visconti then it's not 
The Real Handbag Shop!

If it's sold outside the UK or Europe, then it's not 
The Real Handbag Shop!

If the adverts have poor spellings in English, German, Italian or Spanish, then it's not 
The Real Handbag Shop!



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We only sell products from reputable manufacturers where we can be assured of good quality craftsmanship for our valued customers. We offer a minimum of 12 months guarantee on all products that we sell and we have an excellent Customer Service Team to assist with After Sales. Why would you want to buy anywhere else?

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Leather Purses by Catwalk Collection Handbags - Highly Recommend!

4 out of 5 stars

Highly Recommend!
By Beewoman
Colur: Black/Brown

Bought purse in black, so it would more or less go with any of my catwalk bags. Arrived beautifully boxed, so would make a lovely present! Very posh and classy looking, too. Love the leather and purse does the job does the job. Highly recommend!


Which Catwalk Collection purse is this reviewer talking about?  Click on the link to find out...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001QQSQ44/ref=pdp_new_dp_review 

Catwalk Collection Handbags - Simply Irresistable!

5 out of 5 stars
By Beewoman
Colour: Brown

Verified Purchase
 
Simply Irresistible!

Arrived before date advised. Well packaged. Happy on that front! Once unpacked I was/am very happy with the bag. Love the colour (sumptuous brown). Love the leather. Love the cat, and bead, signature. Love the straps/handles. Love studs on bag base. Love the interior space. Simply love it!


Which Catwalk Collection handbag is this reviewer talking about?  Click on the link to find out... 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FI6S2RO/ref=pdp_new_dp_review 

Who loves Catwalk Collection Handbags? The Real (Leather) Handbag Shop UK

5 out of 5 stars
 
Gorgeous!!!
By Beewoman
Colour: Brown

Verified Purchase
 
Fell in love with bag, as I have with so many in the Catwalk Collection. Bought it in brown and it is a beautiful shade. Lovely long strap, that can be adjusted. Fittings match beautifully. Charms, as always, set it off. Had it in my Wishlist, and wasn't sure if I should buy it or not. So pleased I did! Bit smaller than I had hoped for, but never checked the measurements. Nevertheless, the leather is lovely and, although I haven't used it as yet, I love it. So glad I didn't delete it from list. Simply love it! x


Which Catwalk Collection handbag is this reviewer talking about?  Click on the link to find out...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FI6S6UC/ref=pdp_new_dp_review

I absolutely love this bag! Catwalk Collection Handbags UK

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Another Love It!
By Beewoman
Colour: Dark Blue 

Verified Purchase 
 
I absolutely love this bag! After reading reviews, having it in My Wish List, for ages, I took the plunge and bought it in blue. So glad I did - Colour is good. Leather is beautiful. Body fit is so comfortable. Charms are an added bonus. Spacious. Just in love with it, as I am with the other Catwalk bags purchased. So much so, that I cleared my wardrobe of any bag that was not Catwalk, and passed them on to friends/family who were more than happy to take them off my hands!

Just can't get enough of them and have 4 more waiting to be financed...Never been disappointed with Catwalk and highly recommend company and products. Treat yourself! 



Which Catwalk Collection handbag is this reviewer talking about?  Click on the link to find out...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005HY6WVU/ref=pdp_new_dp_review 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Handbags UK / Designer / Leather / The Real Handbag Shop


Enjoy that new handbag feeling with designer bags, satchels and clutches, from backpacks, tote bags, shoulder bags to soft-as-you-like leather handbags. The Real (Leather) Handbag Shop sells handbags with an ideal fashion design for chic women. There are exclusive handbags from the fashion house of Catwalk Collection Handbags and limited edition handbags from the fashion house of Gigi. The Real Handbag Shop is a British company. Prices start from just £29.95 (Lena small crossbody bag by Catwalk Collection Handbags).

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

HOW TO Protect Leather Handbags in the Summer Season!


There’s nothing more satisfying than buying a brand new gorgeous leather handbag for the new summer season. If you’ve spent a lot of money on a new handbag, you’ll want it to last. Prevention is better than cure when it comes to damage. Always protect your handbag from adverse weather conditions and follow these handy tips for a carefree summer.

Handy Care Tips from The Real Handbag Shop!

Don’t leave your handbag in direct sunlight as it can cause the colour to fade and damage the leather.

Do dry your handbag with a soft dry cloth immediately if it gets wet.

Don’t wear light coloured handbags with dark clothing as the dye from clothing may run and transfer to your handbag damaging the colour or vice versa.

Don’t hold your handbag if you’ve just applied hand cream or lotion as this will leave grease stains at best and remove the colour dye of your handbag at worst.
 

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Monday, 15 May 2017

Leather Handbags and Leather Purses by Gigi UK - The New Season!

Gigi has produced some of the very finest leather handbags and purses for generations. Its popularity stems from the fact that it never compromises on quality nor skimps on design. Any discerning buyer can instantly recognise and appreciate the product’s value straight away. Gigi products speak for themselves; they have an immediate and visually sensory appeal. 


The authentic top quality Gigi signature product lines have positively delighted customers throughout the UK and Europe for decades. Gigi customers know that they are guaranteed an unbeatable combination of both value and quality. The company is ever mindful of the changing requirements of today’s technology, such as mobile phones, when it comes to handbag design and checking those little details such as banknote size, when creating a coin purse, in order to produce the perfect product for the end consumer.




The Real Handbag Shop believes that the benefits of natural, genuine leather products far outweigh the cheaper synthetics. A genuine leather product will last much longer and give pleasure for years to come. Genuine leather has the ability to grab the senses and is more evocative of luxury.



To keep the Gigi brand at the top of its game, certain core ranges will always form the foundation whilst new season stock adds a dynamic and interesting option. All Gigi products have a distinctive look and feel; shapes and designs are always timeless classics.



Cross-body bags are perhaps the most popular designs at present, along with mid-sized totes and handbags suited to the travelling lady. Purses are always best-sellers. Ladies buy purses in the same way they buy watches, an essential accessory but one that demonstrates their own personal style.



You can see Gigi’s new season handbags and purses online and read reviews from customers sharing real experiences. Buy with confidence from The Real Handbag Shop on Amazon for delivery throughout the UK and Europe.


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bank Holiday Sales! May Day Bargains! Real Leather Handbags!


May Day Bank Holiday at The Real Handbag Shop

We’re all getting ready to enjoy the next UK Bank Holiday. May Day itself falls on the 1st May and the first Monday thereafter is chosen as a Bank Holiday. Tradition dictates that we partake in May Day festivities with Morris Dancing, children skipping around a May Pole and the crowning of a new May Queen. May Day marks the start of summer and many villages across the UK hold fetes and family fun activities.

Real Leather Handbags from just £29.95

Most May Day traditions in the UK originate from Anglo-Saxon and Celtic traditions, particularly the Gaelic festival of Beltane which translates as ‘the return of the sun’. Fires were lit to promote purification and fertility and people danced around the flames. 

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Celebrating St George's Day in Style - Leather Handbags


St George's Day is England's national day and is celebrated on April 23 each year. St George is England’s patron saint. Legend has it that St George slayed a dragon and saved a princess from death. What a guy!

St George was a Christian martyr and represents traditional English chivalry and bravery. The strange but true fact is that he wasn't actually English at all and probably never set foot in England’s green and pleasant land. Never-the-less, the English adopted him and made him the symbol of the nation.

St George was thought to have been born in Cappadocia, the area now known as Turkey, in around the year 280. He was a well-respected soldier in the Roman army. However, he protested against the Emperor’s persecution of Christians and was later imprisoned, tortured, paraded through the streets and finally beheaded in Palestine on April 23, 303. He stayed loyal to his faith throughout. 

Red and White Leather Handbags

 In 1222 the Council of Oxford declared April 23rd to be St George’s Day but it wasn’t until 1348 that St George became the Patron Saint of England.

St George's red cross emblem on a white background was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century. The king's soldiers wore it on their uniforms during battle to avoid confusion. This symbol has carried on as England's flag and forms part of the Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In 1415, St George’s Day was declared a national feast day and holiday in England and was celebrated in grand style, much like we celebrate Christmas today. In the 18th century celebrations waned after England united with Scotland in 1707. Nowadays, people go to work as normal and the day is largely ignored.

In recent years there has been a campaign to make the day a national holiday in England again. However, a report in 2012 found that each bank holiday costs Britain £2.4bn in lost work so there is an argument against establishing another official day off. Campaigners argue for an extra day’s holiday as Ireland gets a bank holiday for St Patrick’s Day and Scotland gets a day off for St Andrew’s Day.

Regardless, some passionate English fans mark the day across the country with parades and dancing, flag waving and displaying the Red Rose, England's national flower, on their lapels. Pubs and Restaurants usually get into the spirit of the day.


So did St George really fight a dragon? The fairytale of St George and the dragon has captivated millions of children over the years. Legend says that the town of Silene in Libya used to be guarded by a ferocious dragon. In order to get water, residents had to offer a sacrifice each day, chosen by the townsfolk. One day, they agreed to offer their princess up for sacrifice. On the day she was due to be killed, a knight from the Crusades came riding by on his white horse, dismounted, drew his sword and killed the dragon, saving her life. It’s said that as a mark of their gratitude to St George the people of Silene apparently converted to Christianity.

St George is not even exclusively England’s patron saint. His iconography and coat of arms can be found on flags in countries and cities across the world. Places including Portugal, Lithuania, Romania, Germany, Greece, Istanbul and Ethiopia also celebrate him.
In Britain, St George has also inspired medals for bravery. During the Second World War, King George VI established the George Cross, the highest such award that a civilian can earn. The George Medal is second behind it. Both medals depict the patron saint on horseback slaying the dragon.

St George's flag is always present at English football, cricket and rugby matches and waved by millions of patriotic supporters.

Celebrate St George's Day in style with red and white leather handbags

Thursday, 13 April 2017

3rd Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas LEATHER

The wedding anniversary is an important occasion and is often celebrated in style. Couples are reminded of their marital commitment and a lot of effort often goes into choosing the perfect gift that will have special meaning for the recipient.

Third wedding anniversary gifts are traditionally made of leather and at The Real Handbag Shop there are oodles of fabulous His ‘n Hers leather products to choose from. 

3rd Anniversary Gift Ideas
For Him, a lush new leather wallet, a handsome leather messenger bag or a smart new leather briefcase make absolutely fabulous gifts that mean such a lot. If you’re travelling to celebrate, a brand new leather wash & shaving bag or, a luxury leather weekend bag would be great ideas.

For Her, how about an unforgettable surprise gift such as a pretty new leather purse or, a beautiful new leather handbag in her favourite colour. Alternatively, a stylish bag for work shows the world just how much you love her!

Traditional Anniversary Gift List
Browse great leather gift ideas at realhandbagshop.co.uk