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Design your own bespoke replica handbag at Mon Purse in San Francisco

Sometimes the most brilliant of ideas strikes in the unlikeliest of places. At least that’s what happened to Lana Hopkins, CEO and founder of Australian accessories brand Mon Purse, which opened its first West Coast boutique on March 7 inside Bloomingdale’s Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre.

In 2014, the 33-year-old Sydney resident went in search of the perfect purse at a Westfield mall in Bondi, a Sydney suburb. Unable to find what she was looking for, Hopkins gave up and made a detour to a Build-A-Bear Workshop, where she found herself having fun designing a custom teddy bear for her nephew’s birthday.

“In that moment, I had an epiphany,” said Hopkins, on a recent visit to San Francisco for the boutique opening. “I thought, how would my girlfriends feel if they could design their very own perfect replica handbags? Would they not be completely over the moon?”

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Despite her lack of manufacturing experience (she was working in sales at News Corp Australia at the time), Hopkins decided to jump on her unconventional idea of producing bespoke luxury leather cheap handbags, sold at affordable, nonluxury prices.

“I didn’t know the first thing about manufacturing, but that was probably a good thing,” Hopkins said. “When you come from a totally different industry, that’s how disruption tends to happen. You’re not thinking in a preconceived mold. You’re not thinking how things should or cannot happen.”

Launched as a beta site online in 2014, the fast-rising brand now has a flagship store in Sydney that, at just under 100 square feet, brings in nearly $1 million (AUD) in sales annually.

Mon Purse boutiques can also be found inside select Myer department stores in Australia, and Selfridges in the United Kingdom. Besides San Francisco, Bloomingdale’s New York is its only other U.S. retail location, although Hopkins is already eyeing other international expansion.

The company has grown exponentially, she said. With $12 million as its current annual run rate (the amount of money a company projects it will bring in this year if current business conditions were to continue), the brand is on track to do $25 million in 2017, she said.

While customers can shop the brand’s clean-lined, ready-to-wear assortment of clutches, saddle bags, backpacks and totes, the real draw is Mon Purse’s proprietary 3-D “bag builder,” which allows for the customization of almost every detail, from the color and texture of the leathers to the hardware, piping and lining. That means a dizzying 10 billion possible design combinations.

Using a technology common in the gaming industry, Hopkins says Mon Purse is the first fashion brand to use physics-based rendering, or PBR, for the production of personalized luxury products on-demand.

“What PBR allows you to do is capture light, color and texture in a realistic way and display that on a screen, much more so than displaying photographs,” said Hopkins, who compared her actual red, pebbled leather iPhone case to an identical virtual image on her laptop screen.

Made from quality Italian or Turkish leather, the products are manufactured in one of three Mon Purse factories in Turkey. After placing an online order, the bag arrives at a customer’s doorstep within four weeks. The company is working toward reducing that turnaround time, Hopkins said, which may be available in the future for a premium.

In San Francisco, the 850-square-foot boutique is located at the main-floor entrance of Bloomingdale’s, across from Louis Vuitton, in the space formerly occupied by Dior. It features an all-white, gallerylike display showcasing the brand’s top-selling goods and seasonal items.

In line with the emerging showroom trend in fashion retail, the physical space gives customers a chance to touch and feel samples of leathers and hardware before designing and ordering a bag on one of the in-store iPads.

Those looking for instant gratification can buy in-stock items, which can be personalized at a monogram station on-site. Initials, emojis, zodiac signs and even personal messages can be stamped onto the leather or hand-painted onto the handbag’s lining.

Prices range from $45 for a monogrammed iPhone case to $600 for a fully customized handbag. The average bespoke bag order falls between $200 to $500.

“Five years ago, you would’ve never been able to find us between a Louis Vuitton and a Ferragamo,” said Hopkins of the San Francisco spot. “For just an 18-month-old brand, that’s a sign of a massive shift in the industry. It validates the point that traditional retail is dying, and what’s keeping the department stores — and consumers — alive is this injection of creativity and personalization.”

Nicholas Kirkwood Dips Into replica Handbags With Bulgari

The collaboration is Kirkwood’s first since his brand was acquired in 2013 by LVMH — the same parent company as Bulgari — and represents an opportunity to expand into accessories beyond footwear.

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While the footwear designer is no stranger to such partnerships — he has created shoes for Erdem, Roksanda and Peter Pilotto — this is his first collaboration since his brand was acquired in 2013 by luxury conglomerate LVMH, the same parent company as Bulgari.

“We’re a very different company than we were before,” says Kirkwood. “The last couple of years we’ve had a lot of reorganisation, and now I’m at the point where I’d like to work on more collaborations… For me, it was [an opportunity] to work on another product.”

The replica handbags, which will be priced upwards of £1,990 (around $2,600), is inspired by Bulgari’s signature “Serpenti Forever” motif. “Although we’re very different kinds of brands, there are a lot of similarities in the codes that we use,” he says. “I wanted there to be this slightly more contemporary London feel about the collection, but still execute it in a very Bulgari way.”

Kirkwood added that he hopes to explore the possibility of offering more than footwear in the future from his namesake brand.

Luxury replica handbags join China’s super-hot sharing economy

First there were car rides and bicycle hires. Then basketballs, umbrellas and mobile-phone chargers entered China’s “sharing economy”. Looking to cash in on this rising trend, entrepreneurs are looking for ways to get people comfortable with sharing an increasing variety of items.

And at least one of them has decided it is time for luxury replica handbags to enter the fray, despite the continuing availability of high-quality counterfeits in China.

High-end handbags from top-tier luxury brands ranging from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermes and Prada to Louis Vuitton are now available for rent on a platform called “Dou Bao Bao”, which literally means “show off your replica handbags” in Mandarin. The platform, launched last month, is built on WeChat, China’s smash-hit chat app, and transactions are supported by WeChat Pay, one of the two big digital wallets in the country.

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It could be a tempting proposition, especially for moderately well-off women who long for the lifestyles of the ultra-wealthy, as the monthly rental fees and deposits are considerably less than the original prices of luxury handbag.

Among the 15 brands on Dou Bao Bao’s shelves, Gucci’s Dionysus GG Supreme canvas hobo is the most reachable, costing only 99 yuan (US$14.50) per month with a deposit of 999 yuan. It sells for 7,500 yuan in the shops.

Meanwhile the rental ceiling is claimed by Chanel’s Le Boy shoulder bag, which costs 1,878 yuan per month and a deposit of 19,000 yuan, for a  total equivalent to half of the retail price.

Besides the relatively low prices, Dou Bao Bao pledges that every handbag is 100% authentic, to combat a major concern for Chinese consumers, that they might be lent a fake product.

Though rental of luxury goods is already popular in the United States, Japan and the UK, it seems the business model just found its way to China by riding the heat of the sharing economy.

“Some luxury leasing companies overseas are growing very fast. They have strong profitability as well as a large [number] of paying users, and their valuation varies between US$100 million and $500 million,” Cheng Kaiwen, the founder of Dou Bao Bao, told the Securities Daily. “From this perspective, the capital market is optimistic about luxury sharing.”

The company is trying to send out a clear message that it wants to make luxury brands available to every young Chinese woman. However, before its arrival, some women had already found a way to lay claim to the lifestyle of the super-rich, via exquisite knockoffs.

“The demand for well-made counterfeits of luxury replica handbags has been growing in the past few years because of the improvement of people’s sense of esthetics,” said a vendor whose family name is Wang and who has run a wholesale handbag store called Pin Ou in the XBM International Clothing Wholesale City in Shenzhen for about seven years. “Whenever the big brands launch new [products], people come and ask if there are counterfeits ready.”

Wang thinks it is hard to tell whether the luxury sharing model will take away the consumers who once nourished the fake-bag industry in the future, but she believes high-quality knockoffs will still have their place. “Handbags outlet are very personal. Some women may not be willing to use a second-hand bag, or to say it has been in multiple hands.”

A Beginner’s Guide To Choosing The Ideal replica Handbag For Your Needs

bagsThe correct handbag replica can be beneficial to your physical appearance in more ways than one. Not only will it improve your confidence, but it can also flatter your figure and complete a favourite outfit in the best way possible.

In fact, people who find the ideal handbag outlet agree that they end up carrying it every day for months on end so it is essential that the handbag is most suited to your needs. This article will provide information on the top considerations to make when choosing the best handbag.

The Length

The first consideration to make when choosing the ideal handbag replica is the length of the bag. The rule for an ideal length is easy to remember because the part of your body where the bottom of the handbag sits will be accentuated.  If your body has small hips, it is recommended that you opt for a bag that will make your shape appear more feminine.

If, however, you have large hips it may be better to opt for a handbag replica that sits along the waist line accentuating the waistline and increasing a tapering effect. Handbags that sit at the waist level will flatter most shapes, so it may be best to choose a bag like this for your collection regardless of your size or shape.

The Size

Many people are tempted to follow the current trend when it comes to choosing a replica handbag size, but it is recommended that you avoid fashion trends.  When looking at the size of a bag, very tall females would do best with larger bags and should avoid the small option. Similarly, shorter girls should avoid large or oversized bags outlet.

The Shape

handbagsWhen considering the shape of a handbag outlet, it is recommended that you opt for a bag to compliment your own body shape. To do this, it is important to review your overall shape and then purchase handbags with opposite features. For example, if you are a tall individual with a slim figure it would be best to choose a handbag that is round and slouching. If, however, you are a short woman with a curvy figure it is recommended that you purchase a bag with straight angles.

The Style

When reviewing the style of the ideal replica handbag, it is advised that you examine your personal style. If you typically wear casual clothing, it may not be the best idea to opt for a formal handbag.

To find the ideal replica handbag regarding style, it is important that you complete research into the accessory and peruse fashion magazines for models wearing similar clothing to you. Consider the handbags the models are wearing and while you may not be keen on the particular handbag, it is advised that you note the style.

The primary factor to consider when reviewing replica handbags is the style, whether it is a shoulder or a clutch. You should also consider whether you wish to look at replica handbags of famous brands or whether you want one that’s a more contemporary style.

You can change the fabric or the size, but the style and the way it compliments clothing is the issue to examine.  You are not going to purchase something you do not like, so there should always be something reflecting your personality in the handbag regardless of the style being chosen.

Bailey Hires Burberry Design Director To Dior

CHRISTOPHER BAILEY is well aware of Burberry’s strengths with almost 40 per cent of its revenue coming from accessories and so, ahead of a summer of executive movement, he’s shoring up that area; hiring an accessories specialist from the Dior outlet fold. Sabrina Bonesi will become design director of leather goods and shoes – a new role, WWD reports and will oversee the replica handbags, shoes and accessories for both the men’s and women’s collections.

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Bonesi is not the only new girl in team Burberry replica this year; just over a month ago the company recruited one of Net-a-Porter’s co-founders, Claudia Plant, also in to a newly created role. Plant will serve as senior vice president, brand experience: a role that will see her work to “bring fashion and products to life for customers, and help to establish a strong editorial voice that will support brand and product initiatives”.

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Bailey, who is currently both CEO and chief creative officer of the British house, will welcome new CEO Marco Gobbetti in July. Bailey will then become president, as well as retaining his chief creative officer role overseeing his new hires alongside the existing team – a set-up that he is convinced will work well for the brand.

“I will focus more specifically on design, the products, creativity, architecture, marketing, communication, experiences,” Bailey said when Gobbetti’s accession was announced. “He will focus more on the operational side, finance, retail and merchandising. I see this really as two pieces working together. We will jointly lead all the strategies and people.”