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Thatcher’s famous handbag sells for £25,000

A handbag that once belonged to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was sold for £25,000 at auction at Christie’s in London Monday. Thatcher frequently used the black Asprey bag on important occasions, such as summits with then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during her 1979-1990 premiership. The former leader dubbed [...]

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Chanel Launches New Boy Bag Collection

It takes a lot of time and dedication for a luxury brand to establish an ‘it’ bag along the lines of a Mulberry Alexa or a Hermès Kelly bag, but when Chanel launches a whole new handbag range, you can be almost certain, they will be instant classics. The new collection will draw inspiration from [...]

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Blake Lively’s Chanel Mademoiselle Ads Revealed

We brought you Blake Lively’s debut Chanel ad earlier in the week and now we’ve got our fingers on the full campaign for the Mademoiselle handbag line. Karl Lagerfeld personally chose Lively for the campaign, calling her “an American dream girl,” and shot the photographs himself at Chanel’s Parisian headquarters. The New York Times reports [...]

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Blake Lively for Chanel Ad Campaign (preview)

Blake Lively was hired to be the spokesmodel for Chanel Handbags print campaign and now the first image has appeared online. The ad, shot by Karl Lagerfeld, has the Gossip Girl against a set of mirrors staring at the viewer from her reflection and carrying the new Mademoiselle bag. In contrast to singer Lily Allen’s [...]

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China’s middle class stampede for luxury handbags

It could be a queue for a pop concert, a top nightclub or even the opening night at the theatre. But the hundreds of people lined up in a Hong Kong street are actually waiting to bag a bit of luxury. “We’re looking for new handbags,” says student Celeste Law as she queues patiently alongside [...]

Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse

World’s most expensive purse worth $3.8 million

The House of Mouawad has just unveiled the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, the world’s most expensive handbag, valued at a staggering $3.8 million. The most expensive purse in the world was designed by Robert Mouawad and handcrafted by 10 artisans in over 8,800 hours. The heart-shaped purse incorporates 18kt gold and 4,517 diamonds (105 [...]

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