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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

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

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

Brunch and Learn: discussion on sustainability and the future of retail

Brunch and Learn: discussion on sustainability and the future of retail

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

To kick off the New Year, Lux Second Chance invited selected fashion insiders and media to discuss sustainability and the future of retail over brunch at Soho House Toronto. With the changing scape of retail and climate disaster, these currently are the biggest concerns in the fashion industry.

Brunch and Learn: discussion on sustainability and the future of retail

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

How to Authenticate a Hermès Bag and Spot a Fake

How to Authenticate a Hermès Bag and Spot a Fake

Posted by TESSA HALL

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!

How to Authenticate a Hermès Bag and Spot a Fake

Posted by TESSA HALL

How to authenticate a LOUIS VUITTON bag and spot a fake!

How to authenticate a LOUIS VUITTON bag and spot a fake!

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

Louis Vuitton is considered to be the most counterfeited brand of all luxury brands - reportedly 90% of LV purses sold on eBay are fakes. In 2008 the French court ordered the online marketplace to pay $61 million to LVMH, the luxury group that owns Louis Vuitton. Even up to today, counterfeiting is still a global problem. In order to save yourself from buying a fake Louis Vuitton handbag, we made a detailed list that will help you spot a fake!

How to authenticate a LOUIS VUITTON bag and spot a fake!

Posted by DARINA GRANIK

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