THIS OR THAT: BATTLE OF THE ULTIMATE CROSSBODY BAGS

THIS OR THAT: BATTLE OF THE ULTIMATE CROSSBODY BAGS

by Diana Nguyen November 05, 2019

This month on the blog we tackle a “this or that” debate that I’m sure everyone has an opinion on! What is the ultimate crossbody bag? How do you define it? What makes it unique, but practical? We dive into the specifics of our top four based on reviews and research of these luxury finds.

More common than ever, designers are including a longer crossbody strap to many handbags in order to add more versatility and ways to wear (which we love, of course!). As a result, the distinct criterion for this list is that these bags can only be worn crossbody; otherwise the options on what to include would be limitless! Let’s get started!

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TIFF Double Bill: Made in Bangladesh and Greed Film Review

TIFF Double Bill: Made in Bangladesh and Greed Film Review

by Tessa Hall September 27, 2019

It’s that time of the year again! The Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close and the fall film reviews are in! We at Lux Second Chance have taken a specific interest in films that deal with the topics of sustainability, the luxury market, and the ethics around fast-fashion. This year TIFF delivered with two titles that virtually speak for themselves: Rubaiyat Hossain’s insightful feature debut, Made in Bangladesh, and Michael Winterbottom’s latest mockumentary, Greed.

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Gold and Stocks vs. Investment Bags: We Put It to the Test!

Gold and Stocks vs. Investment Bags: We Put It to the Test!

by Diana Nguyen August 09, 2019

They say money can’t buy happiness, but I truly believe those that say that have never held a brand new Chanel quilted handbag in their hands. The feeling you get from owning luxury is a feeling that cannot simply be put into words. However, owning luxury is only the tip of the iceberg; making money off of owning luxury is the cherry on top!

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How Women Have Changed the Fashion Landscape

How Women Have Changed the Fashion Landscape

by Tessa Hall July 08, 2019

It’s no news that women (generally speaking) love fashion. Since the beginning of time women have made it a hobby, a way to connect, earn a living, and claim ownership of something in a world that hasn’t always been perfect for us. Over the years, decades, and centuries, fashion has changed and with it so has its meaning towards the female population.

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Sustainability: Just a Trend or the New Way to Shop?

Sustainability: Just a Trend or the New Way to Shop?

by Tessa Hall May 20, 2019

It seems like “fast-fashion” has become the new dirty word. Most commonly, you see it used as an insult directed towards specific companies in the name of the new sustainability craze. As sustainable fashion becomes a necessity as well as a trend, shoppers are looking for new ways to fill their wardrobes. Bring on the ever-growing rise of the resale—or second-hand—market.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Investment

How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Investment

by Tessa Hall April 17, 2019

If you’re a well-informed fashionista, then you’ve definitely heard the term “investment bag” thrown around from time to time. Even if you are aware of this concept, you may not be familiar with the difference between the two types of “investment bags”. 

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Karl Lagerfeld’s Passing and the Resale of Chanel and Fendi Goods

Karl Lagerfeld’s Passing and the Resale of Chanel and Fendi Goods

by Tessa Hall March 25, 2019

Last month the fashion world was shocked to hear the passing of a legendary icon, Karl Lagerfeld. His extensive career and decades of dedication to the brands of Fendi and Chanel were mourned along with the innovative and creative genius himself. 

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How to Authenticate a Hermès Bag and Spot a Fake

How to Authenticate a Hermès Bag and Spot a Fake

by Tessa Hall January 25, 2019 1 Comment

Undeniably the “crème de la crème” of all luxury handbags is the Hermès. Craftsmanship, exclusivity, sophistication, and quality are what you can expect from Hermès, but what if these expectations have been compromised? What if your purchase isn’t the real deal? Chances are if you don’t leave it up to the experts, you’re purchasing a fake!

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Christmas Gift Guide: For Everyone on Your List or Just Yourself!

Christmas Gift Guide: For Everyone on Your List or Just Yourself!

by Tessa Hall November 19, 2018

Stunning gift ideas, for you or someone special on your list!  Here's how to put super chic designer looks together at a fraction of the price. It's all in the accessories. - Love Lux xoxo

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Why Shopping for Luxury Goods Online is Better than Ever!

Why Shopping for Luxury Goods Online is Better than Ever!

by Tessa Hall September 03, 2018

When you think of shopping for luxury goods, you’re probably thinking of beautiful storefronts with decadent window displays and rich interiors with courteous salespeople dressed as elegant as the shoppers doing the shopping themselves. Well, a lot has changed in the luxury market in recent years! 

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Battle of totes: LOUIS VUITTON Neverfull or GOYARD St. Louis??

by Darina Granik August 05, 2018

These two totes always compete for the Crown of Totes.  

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A Handbag for Every Summer Adventure

A Handbag for Every Summer Adventure

by Tessa Hall June 04, 2018

With summer right around the corner (finally!), we at Lux Second Chance have compiled a list of our top must-haves for the summer months! We’ve hunted the Spring/Summer runway looks for the best in summer accessories and have included looks that you can purchase today online at Lux Second Chance! Here are the staple bags you need in your wardrobe for every adventure in this summer!

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