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Back to School: History Lesson - Stories Behind the Most Famous Handbags

Back to School: History Lesson - Stories Behind the Most Famous Handbags

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

Last month on Instagram we asked if our followers were interested in knowing the history of Hermès Kelly bag and over 60% pressed “YES”. So September turned out to be a perfect time to share some stories and to take you through histories of the most famous, beloved and cult handbags of our time. These handbags are conversation starters, and not only status symbols but cultural symbols as they carry a plethora of cultural references and stories behind them. They don't only belong to our wardrobes and private collections, but also films, museums and art exhibitions.

Back to School: History Lesson - Stories Behind the Most Famous Handbags

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

Chanel Ditches Their Authenticity Cards for Custom NFC Microchips

Chanel Ditches Their Authenticity Cards for Custom NFC Microchips

Posted by TESSA HALL

This spring, while loyal Chanel customers were still processing the recent price hikes on their favourite Chanel bags, they had another development coming their way; no more authenticity cards. What was once a staple for verified assurance that what you purchased was the real deal, is now no more. Of course, avid high-end fashionistas may be aware of this change, as they keep up on the latest news pertaining to the luxury market, but others may be caught off guard by its absence.

Chanel Ditches Their Authenticity Cards for Custom NFC Microchips

Posted by TESSA HALL

Chanel Ups Their Prices, Again--and They’re Not Alone

Chanel Ups Their Prices, Again--and They’re Not Alone

Posted by TESSA HALL

If you’re a loyal Chanel fan, then you’re already aware that the iconic brand has once again increased their prices of styles, like the Chanel 19 Small Bag, up by 10% as of July 1, 2021. This most recent price increase from Chanel marks it’s third increase in the span of 14 months; during a pandemic no less. Yes, Chanel’s increase was noteworthy among many fashion bibles and publications, but it is not unique from the current trend happening within luxury brands at present. 

Chanel Ups Their Prices, Again--and They’re Not Alone

Posted by TESSA HALL

10 Trends Heating Up Summer 2021

10 Trends Heating Up Summer 2021

Posted by TESSA HALL

The runways and trend forecasts for summer 2021 are promising hot styles, daring choices, the return of old favourites, and classics that just won’t go away! We scoured our faithful fashion bibles to take a tally of the trends that we saw repeated on runways, included in trend lists, and already hitting the streets. Take a look at our top 10 trends and style inspos that we see dominating the designer scene and creeping their way into the mainstream!

10 Trends Heating Up Summer 2021

Posted by TESSA HALL

Be real - buy authentic!

Be real - buy authentic!

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

At Lux Second Chance we strongly believe and champion authenticity. It is a core value of our company. The counterfeit fashion market has long been reported as an economical, social and cultural problems. In this article we want to discuss why it is so bad! We will discuss not only the criminal activity of deceptive counterfeiting, including a theft of intellectual property, tax evasion and even funding of terrorist activities, but we are also going to discuss a customer and their motive, who still purchases the counterfeit item consciously, “non deceptively”.

Be real - buy authentic!

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

The Buying Power of the Asian Market

The Buying Power of the Asian Market

Posted by TESSA HALL

A powerhouse for consumer culture and the consumption of luxury goods, Asia has been playing a large role in continuing growth of the luxury fashion market. Just looking at China alone, as the world's second largest economy and home to 1.4 billion people, its purchasing power is strong. 

The Buying Power of the Asian Market

Posted by TESSA HALL

From Bond Trader to Handbag Trader, Diana Nguyen Shares Her Journey

From Bond Trader to Handbag Trader, Diana Nguyen Shares Her Journey

Posted by TESSA HALL

If you’re an avid Luxer, you may recognize this face as our fearless leader, founder, and CEO of Lux Second Chance, Diana Nguyen. If you’re new to the blog, then let me introduce you to the determined entrepreneur, passionate eco-conscious shopper, part-time Torontorian, part-time Parisan, and Chanel fanatic behind the success of Canada’s biggest consignment aggregating shopping platform.

From Bond Trader to Handbag Trader, Diana Nguyen Shares Her Journey

Posted by TESSA HALL

All Year Resolutions You Can Actually Get on Board With!

All Year Resolutions You Can Actually Get on Board With!

Posted by TESSA HALL

As we putter through January, it’s not too late to set your goals and resolutions for 2021! We’re talking in particular about fashion-related goals that are not only good for you and the environment, but also feasible enough that you can make them your All Year resolutions, as opposed to a New Year’s resolution.

All Year Resolutions You Can Actually Get on Board With!

Posted by TESSA HALL

Why Buying Secondhand Luxury Products is a Smart Investment

Why Buying Secondhand Luxury Products is a Smart Investment

Posted by TESSA HALL

Is investing in the cards for your future? Does that sound totally dry and really not something you’ve thought about in-depth? Once upon a time (when our parents were young adults and thinking about their first investments) you’d have to go into a bank, talk in great lengths to some generic-looking man and try and remember all the jargon words being tossed around like diversification, bonds, dividends, and volatility. Well, times have changed, in a big way! 

Love fashion? Great at scouting out a deal? Then maybe your type of smart investment lies in the resale luxury market. 

Why Buying Secondhand Luxury Products is a Smart Investment

Posted by TESSA HALL

Status symbol: Princess Diana and her handbags

Status symbol: Princess Diana and her handbags

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

One of the people who has an enduring influence on fashion, handbags in particular, even decades after her death is Princess Diana. Her sense of style has always inspired designers and artists; she used fashion as her armour and weapon and still today her style is appealing to a new generation of fashionistas who learn about Lady Di through their icons like Rihanna, Hailey Bieber, Off-White’s designer Virgil Abloh, Instagram and the latest season of a TV-show  “The Crown”.

Status symbol: Princess Diana and her handbags

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

9 Tips for Holiday Shopping in COVID Times

9 Tips for Holiday Shopping in COVID Times

Posted by TESSA HALL

We refuse to use the words “strange,” “unprecedented,” or “uncertain” one more time in 2020! But when describing this year’s holiday shopping season, let’s just say it will be like none other before in the history of holiday shopping! Mad dashes to the mall are highly discouraged, extended store hours are likely not to happen, and complete hassle-free shipping is something we can only dream about. However, going into the holiday season, there are still ways to prepare yourself as best as you can. We’ve compiled a list of nine things to keep in mind as we head through November and soon enough, December. Remember, nabbing the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list always feels like a home-run, but this year let’s prioritize everyone’s safety above all else!

9 Tips for Holiday Shopping in COVID Times

Posted by TESSA HALL

Fashion and Function: The New 2020 Essentials

Fashion and Function: The New 2020 Essentials

Posted by TESSA HALL

So clearly 2020 has been nothing like we anticipated. As an extension of that, our new wardrobe looks and choices have kind of been the same way. Have you been opting for CK sports bras over your favourite sultry lace bras? Are you finding new ways to incorporate athleisure wear into going out outfits? Has that tube of mascara you bought in March lasted you into the fall? It’s okay! That’s where we’re at too!

Let’s take the shame out of low-maintenance looks and let’s embrace this new normal for what it has to offer: functional and fashionable alternatives!

Fashion and Function: The New 2020 Essentials

Posted by TESSA HALL

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