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The new Hermes Birkin 3 En 1 is a transformer heres why its on everyones covet list

IF theres one thing that luxury French brand Hermes is certain of, is that its iconic leather bags will never be out of style. They have managed to create something that will always be coveted, no matter the age of the person or their gender. Everyone wants a Birkin bag.

For their autumn/winter 2021 range, the brand have introduced the Birkin 3 En 1. During the brands showcase earlier this year, which was livestreamed for clients, critics, and buyers, designer Nadège Vanhée Cybulski presented a re imagining of Hermèss luxurious handbags.
 The bag is a standard Birkin that can also be used as a tote bag or a clutch, made up from the bags interior pochette. The brand says the bag is conceived like a puzzle.  Its comprised of the classic brown leather tote in Barénia Faubourg calfskin, or a Togo calfskin in gold, biscuit, black and sapphire, and a removable canvas and leather pouch, which can be used separately as a clutch. When attached together, the inner compartment serves as the bags classic flap, and the two parts jointly form a trompe loeil Birkin handbag,  said Vanhée Cybulski.

It is likely to become one of the bags of the season, especially when the avid collectors and re sellers get their hands on it. With the worlds wealthy already having spent millions on luxury items, this will likely rank very highly on the list of items that are a must have. That the 3 En 1 can be used for a variety of things, including as a tote bag to carry your accidental shopping while strolling through a market, or carried as a clutch when going out for dinner, will probably make it even more expensive, especially when the resale market gets its hands on the bags.

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Birkin bag maker Hermes shrugs off China slowdown, sales beat forecasts

PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Sales at Birkin bag maker Hermes (HRMS.PA) grew by 31% in the third quarter, beating market expectations even as the pace of the rebound from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic slowed down from the previous three months.

Analysts had expected comparable revenues at the French luxury group, which strip out currency fluctuations, to grow by 21% in the three months to September, according to a consensus cited by UBS.

Revenues at the end of the quarter stood at 2.37 billion euros ($2.76 billion), some 40% above their pre-pandemic, 2019 levels, the company said on Thursday.

Luxury goods companies have recovered sharply from the fallout of the health emergency, lifted by strong demand for high-end wares as lockdowns ease across the world and consumers return to socialising.

However shopping by travelling tourists - a key source of revenue for the sector - remains muted, and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Asia during the summer has weighed on growth.
Finance chief Eric du Halgouët shrugged off concerns about a slowdown in China, the industry's biggest market, saying store traffic, the percentage of people leaving its shops with a purchase and the average sum spent in its stores were all on the rise in the past quarter.

He said the group had seen no impact so far from comments by Chinese leaders indicating plans to reduce wealth gaps in the country, including through property taxes.

"We have observed in China in recent quarters an acceleration of store traffic, an improvement in conversion rates and an increase in average baskets," he told reporters.

"This new clientele is brought, in part, by online sales, which have contributed strongly to drawing this new clientele into our stores."
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Low-key Lulu, 72, looks effortlessly cool in a biker jacket and red Gucci crossbody bag while out shopping - months after Covid battle

Singing Icon Lulu looked effortlessly cool as she stunned fans with an on trend look  while shopping in Mayfair on Tuesday.

The Shout singer, 72,she stepped out in a grey tracksuit top and  black biker jacket for the outing - months after contracting Covid.

She matched the look with a pair of matching black pants and finished off with a large red Gucci Body bag.
The To Sir With Love singer recently hit the headlines when she revealed that she is suffering from long term COVID after contracting the virus in January.

Speaking to The Herald in August, she said 'I was lucky' I didn't get a bad case of it where I had to go to hospital. 

But there have been repercussions. I still get a bit tired. Sometimes it will just hit me.
'And I have a little bit of a cough and a slight case of asthma. And to add to that I have a propensity to be a bit chesty'.

 It's always been in the family. Now, I think I have a mild case of long Covid.

Speaking to The Mirror Lulu also revealed that she'd had both jabs, so she felt a little more confident about not having any long-lasting repercussions from the illness.

 'I've had two vaccinations, I've got antibodies up the wazoo!' She laughed. 

In June the star also revealed that she would be touring the UK this year and gave a witty response to how she maintains her youthful looks. 

Speaking to GMB's Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley, The Scottish beauty laughed when asked what her secret was.

She replied 'I wake up looking like this every morning, ha-ha!'   

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In the early days of online luxury resale, the big story was authentication: After that quaint era of buying designer handbags off Ebay on a wing and a prayer, resale platforms intervened with sophisticated tools to determine a products legitimacy. As a result, ending up with a fake is now less of a concern for shoppers (though not impossible). 

Today, perhaps, as resale has gone mainstream, the story is about price and value. For high end accessories especially, resale price is a moving target based on an increasingly complex web of factors.

A growing cohort of enterprising millennial and Gen Z luxury buyers and sellers are getting savvier when it comes to understanding what pieces are worth and treating handbags as financial investments, following trends weve seen in the sneaker market. And with numerous platforms  Rebag, Fashionphile, Vestiaire, The Real Real (and, increasingly, the brands themselves)  competing for our business, ensuring that the price is right has never been more important.
Unlike traditional brands and wholesale retailers, resale sites have the freedom to decide how much they want to offer sellers for their goods, and to adjust the prices of their inventory in real time  even if that means some items are priced 200% above retail. But with great power comes great responsibility.

 Our customers are very sophisticated, explains Sarah Davis, founder and president of Fashionphile, which focuses on accessories from big luxury houses. If they dont like our offer, theyre gonna shop it around. And guess what? Theyve got places to go. 

One of those places is Rebag, a slightly newer platform that also focuses on designer accessories. It made pricing transparency a central part of its offer when it launched Clair (Comprehensive Luxury Appraisal Index for Resale), a digital tool anyone can use to instantly check the current and historic resale value of a specific luxury handbag. Rebag backs this up with a real offer to pay you the quoted amount then and there, if you decide to sell.
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Pharrell Williams newly launched Black Ambition initiative has teamed up with Chanel to give Black and Latinx entrepreneurs new access and opportunity. They ve unveiled a two-part program aimed at shining a light on emerging talent from HBCU (historically Black colleges ad universities).
 Chanel s support of Black Ambition is a cornerstone of Black Ambition s mission and is vital to the success of the next generation of Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, said Williams,  to honor their commitment to investing in human potential and advancing greater representation in culture and society, Chanel has put together an amazing panel of women to talk about leadership through a woman s lens. 
The first part of the initiative brings together an incredible group of experts for a panel discussion providing Black Ambition prize contenders with career guidance. In a conversation entitled Women Who Lead, Tracee Ellis Ross, Edith Cooper, Emma Grede, and Natalie Massenet gathered to discuss leadership, determination, drive, resilience, and community.

The second pillar of the program focuses on a  comprehensive mentorship program,  which Williams says is one of the biggest challenges for winners of prizes like this one.  You may have a great business idea he told Vanity Fair but that doesn t mean you know how to run a business.  The workshops will give the finalists unprecedented access to Chanel s leadership community. They ll also have access to the brand s network of experts, who will provide them with the essentials of brand-building skills for today s business landscape.

That s not the only moves he s making to level the playing field. Williams has also announced that he will be opening a private school for children from low-income households in his home state of Virginia.
 If the system is fixed and unfair, then it needs to be broken,  Williams said in a press release of the project, which will see winners chosen by lottery and is open to third, fourth, and fifth graders as The Virginia Pilot reports.

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AirPods aren't the flex they used to be, instead, if you want to showcase your hardware you'll have to get with the accessories agenda. And if extra is your thing, you won't find a better match than Chanel's new AirPod case.

On the face, it looks like any luxurious Chanel chain, featuring pearls, lambskin, gold, and the signature double C's. But that's the point. With this piece, Chanel goes literal with the "jewelry for your AirPods" concept.

The pearl necklace is offset with a chain and interlaced with leather, evoking the Maison's iconic handbags. The centerpiece, a large pendant carrying a bedazzled Chanel logo on its front, is actually a locket that houses the AirPods. Flip open the sleek case and you've got what we assume is a chargeable case for your Apple companions.

The necklace even comes in an AirPods and AirPods Pro version ? which are black and white respectively. Priced at $2,675, this is your way to rock a classic-looking piece of Chanel jewelry while also looking like an absolute douchebag when you retrieve your AirPods.

If you're willing to make that commitment, head over to Chanel.com to cop this absolutely ostentatious AirPods case.
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Chanel is limiting South Korean shoppers to buying 1 bag a year amid a flourishing market of resellers moving luxury goods at marked-up prices

Chanel is limiting its South Korean customers to "one bag, per person, per year" on certain products.

The purchase limits apply to two popular lines of handbags and the brand's small leather goods.

Korean media outlets reported that the purchase limit was likely put in place to stop resellers from snapping bags up in mass hauls.

South Korean shoppers angling to collect multiple Chanel bags this year might be disappointed, after the luxury brand adopted a new policy of "one bag, per customer, per year."

According to an exclusive report by South Korean daily newspaper Hankook Ilbo, shoppers at Chanel only be permitted to buy one Timeless Classic flap bag, and one Coco Handle handbag every year.

The news outlet spoke to a Chanel Korea spokesperson, who said the new shopping limits were put in place from October 10, and also apply to small leather goods like wallets and pouches.

It is unclear if this purchase-limit policy is limited to Chanel's South Korean stores, or if other outlets worldwide will follow suit. Chanel Korea did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
While a reason for these new purchase limits being implemented was not provided, The Korea Times reported that this could be due to a glut of resellers flooding the South Korean market. These resellers obtain Chanel goods through "open runs," a system where people form snaking lines outside Chanel stores in the wee hours of the morning, then dash in once the store opens to snap up choice pieces.

These bags and leather goods are then re-sold with a mark-up of $300 to $400, though shoppers are willing to pay resellers for the convenience of not having to go on "open runs" themselves, reported the Korea Times.

The "open runs" get so intense, reported the Korea Economic Daily, that resellers have started queueing in front of department stores like the Shinsegae mega-store in the Myeong-dong shopping district with camping chairs. There, they wait for the gates to open only to sprint through six or seven malls in the district to do a clean sweep of coveted luxury goods. Some people standing in line told the Korea Economic Daily that going on these "open runs" was a lucrative side hustle that could net them $90 to $270 per piece if they manage to snag a bag their clients want.
South Korea's booming luxury goods market was worth 15 trillion South Korean won ($12.5 billion) in 2020. The Korea Economic Daily separately reported in September that millennials - particularly men in their 20s and 30s - were especially willing to splurge on branded goods, and accounted for around a third of the country's luxury and retail goods market.
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A History of the Handbag From a Practical Necessity to Creative Canvas

Once upon a time, the handbag was a gender neutral necessity, not an accessory. In medieval Europe, pouches made of cloth and leather hung from a girdle belt tied at the waist like charms in a bracelet. Their Indian relative, the potli bags, even find mention in Vedic texts, as they were used to carry herbs for Ayurveda treatments. 

Then, around the 16th century, womens skirts expanded to puffy, immense proportions, and the purse kept getting lost in spools of fabric. The answer was to hang the purses under skirts an early version of pockets.  But in the Renaissance period, when the dresses grew slender, it became a faux pas to have undulating lines of  pockets  peeping from within. 

Thus, the earliest predecessor of the modern handbag the  reticule  was born. People satirically referred to it as a  ridicule  to mock its small size, but for women, it was an  indispensable  novelty that allowed them to display their personality, idea, status.  These early handbags were also daring The idea of a woman parading her personal belongings in a visible pocket was an act akin to lifting her skirts and publicly revealing her underwear,  as writer Caroline Cox notes in Bags: An Illustrated History. 

In some ways, thus, the handbag defied the idea of a  modest  woman. Psychologist Sigmund Freud argued that since purses were  sexually suggestive,  women who carried them were more cavalier with their sexuality. 
Womens fashion finally embraced handbags around the 20th century, as they came to symbolize the ultimate  ultra feminine  accessory. On the other hand, mens fashion moved towards pockets; the pocket as a site of utility aligned with masculinity. 

Western concerns of being  vulgar  and  daring  were quickly dissipated once the handbags began to look  good ; their style, material, prices, and brands made them desirable.
Manufacturers also quickly realized that they could make much more money by denying women pockets.  Valued at 8 billion dollars, the purse industry isnt about to give women pockets and lose their highly profitable handbag business!  writer Laura Moffat commented.
But while the past of the handbag tells a tale of sexism, the present tells one of resistance.

 From chatelaine to reticule to designer bag, the handbag has always offered both freedom and yoke,  writer Julie Schulte summarizes the legacy.  It encapsulates a fact about its owner and reveals that fact as much as, or more than, it conceals her belongings.  The handbag thus emerged synonymous with a survival kit. More importantly, it became an essential facet of womens identity. 

Perhaps its why author David Dalton while describing icon Janis Joplin in 1972 in a biography, made space to describe the handbag and its 30 habitants. It was, as Dalton called,  awesome.  
The handbag was a way to define and communicate identities to the world. Think Grace Kelly, Jane Birkin, or Diana, Princess of Wales, to realize how intricately handbags personify identity. Or the fact that Queen Elizabeth never steps out without her signature Launer handbag (she owns 200 of them). The desirability of the bags aside, they serve a royal purpose in sending secret signals to her staff.

Anything that attaches itself to identity also becomes a vehicle to freedom. Around the First World War, the handbag symbolized increased emancipation for women.  Women had their own cash and bank accounts and keys to their own property and cars and they wanted the world to know it. What better reason to flaunt the fashionable clutch of the 1920s rather than having to burrow for necessities in hidden pockets beneath voluminous skirts?  noted writer Alexandra Shulman. Women carried their own money and possessions in these newly colonized sites, not relying on their husbands. As women became increasingly employed, their handbags responded to their growing mobility and practical needs. 

The classic handbag, the clutch, the satchel, shoulder bag, briefcases all responded to a desire and self sufficiency.  These changes in the bag itself also marked a change in the idea of a womans handbag it became something entirely her own,  Anna Johnson wrote in Handbags: The Power of the Purse. 
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Kristen Bell Has Been Carrying This Luxe Bag for Years and We re Finally Making the Investment

When it comes to investment pieces, you have to be super strategic. If you re dropping hundreds of dollars on an accessory, it better be high quality, versatile, and durable. And unlike designer shoes, which inevitably experience wear and tear, or sunglasses, which are easily scratched or lost, luxe handbags stand the test of time. BIPOC owned brand Senreve is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most reliable luxury handbag brands out there, thanks to the stars toting them around Hollywood on repeat.

We re not just talking about one A lister carrying a Senreve purse several times over the span of a few months  no, celebs like Anna Kendrick, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Selma Blair, and Jessica Alba have been spotted with the bags in hand for years, proving that they aren t just a flash in the pan fad. Kristen Bell, one of Senreve s most loyal famous fans, often steps out wearing the Aria Belt Bag, like she did just today. The Good Place star shared an elevator mirror pic to Instagram with the purse strapped around her waist (while wearing a stunning green leather suit, BTW.)
Buy It! Senreve Aria Belt Bag in Noir Vegan Leather, $495, senreve.com

Bell is sporting the Aria Belt Bag in the noir shade of vegan leather, which is scratch, stain, and water resistant. With a removable leather strap, this versatile purse can be worn as a crossbody, clutch, sling bag, or belt bag (aka, an upgraded fanny pack.) The popular Senreve handbag comes in a wide variety of colors in six different leather finishes, ranging from embossed to pebbled, all handcrafted in Italy. 

Unlike traditional fanny packs, the Aria Belt Bag can fit everything you need on the daily: your cell phone (up to an iPhone 8 Plus), wallet, chapstick, headphones, hand sanitizer, a face mask, and more. Plus, an exterior slip pocket under the front flap provides easy access to essentials, like your ID or metro card. Easily elevate the handbag by swapping the leather strap with Senreve s beveled chain or statement shoulder strap.

RELATED: There s Now an Adorable Mini Version of That Luxury Handbag So Many Celebrities Own
We re not going to lie: Senreve handbags do cost a pretty penny, but with luxurious materials, smart design, and high quality craftsmanship, they re worth the investment. Plus, this weekend only, Senreve is offering a free gift with any purchase over $300  which is an expected price point for most of the brand s pieces, anyway. Snag a stylish face mask ($65) when you spend over $300, a star charm ($85) for any purchase over $500, and a carte folio (aka, a mini wallet that costs $175) when you spend $700. 
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Five indispensable bag colours for the next winter

When we talk about designer handbags, we are almost forced to make at least one crucial distinction. A work bag, or a businesswoman purse, are often sober, minimal, almost austere, in particular in terms of chromaticity. Most of the times, this low key attitude is induced by the workplaces, that imposes repeatedly and often a specific dress code, or at least a series of general rules to comply with.

On the other hand, when it comes to leisure time bags, the music changes: purses for women are often the favorite accessory that women like to use to express their personalities, even more than their outfits.

This is a cue that has been perfectly taken by some haute couture brands, such as Valentino Garavani, Gucci or Dior: for many years now, they re placing on the market, collection by collection, a series of women s designer bags and purses whose common denominator is  eclecticism . The aim seems to be: every woman has the right to pick the item that best represents not only her personality, but someway her uniqueness. And such a lofty goal needs an extremely wide range of choice, both in terms of models and colors.
This is clearly visible if we take a look at the newest autumn/winter collections: all the top brands provided a large number of new items, and all of them are characterised by an extensive use of colors. Some may say  and they may probably be partly right  that all this chromatic opulence is a sort of reaction to the  grey  and gloomy era that we are still going through. Useless to deny it: the pandemic has changed our perception of life, like if everything had become darker. But now that we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, many of us are craving again for brightness and colorfulness. The recent collections gave us the opportunity to detect and evaluate the most recurring  and probably most wanted  bag colors of the next months. They re mentioned below.


It may seem pretentious, maybe an excess of vanity in an era that seems to have banished any conceit, but gold is definitely the sovereign color of late 2021/early 2022. No other hue could represent better that hunger for brightness that we mentioned before. So, let s get ready to see our streets crowded with golden women s bags.


So close to purple (the  outcast  color par excellence), and yet so far from it, mauve means elegance and extravaganza at the same time. Only a few brave women dare to wear it, but those who do that will never go unnoticed.

Teak Brown

One of the most recent and innovative shades of brown, baptised by Valentino Garavani in his latest collections. Teak is a wood that stands out for its hardness and the relatively dark nuance of its natural color: it s also one of the most expensive woods to handcraft. Therefore, it is a symbol of steadiness and luxury at the same time.

Optic White
A  dirty white  with shades of light blue. A glacial beauty that reveals a nonconformist and non aligned soul.

Emerald green

An autumn/winter collections  timeless classic, with its mixture of finesse and ostentation. It has both detractors and admirers, but the latter are particularly fierce and faithful, and would never trade it for any other hue. The main contraindication is that is hard to match with a  classical  outfit, but even this is a badge of honor for those who love it.
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Stella McCartney is welcoming a new era of fashion with the runway debut of the Frayme Mylo bag, the first commercially available product made from Bolt Threads  innovative vegan mushroom leather. 
The world s first vegan mushroom leather handbag just made its runway debut as part of Stella McCartney s Summer 2022 collection presentation during Paris Fashion Week. The Frayme Mylo bag is made from Mylo, a vegan leather crafted by startup Bolt Threads from fast growing mycelium (mushroom root systems). Inspired by McCartney s iconic Falabella bag, the Frayme Mylo features the sustainable vegan mushroom leather which is wrapped with an oversized recyclable aluminium chain strap and embellished with a zamac statement medallion. 
McCartney previously showcased Mylo in a concept duo of trousers and a bustier that she created at her atelier in London, which were made with recycled scuba nylon and panels of the vegan mushroom leather. While those garments were not for sale, McCartney developed her summer 2022 collection to showcase the versatility and beauty of mushrooms, which McCartney believes is the future of fashion.

 For my Summer 2022 collection, I was so inspired by fungi and their incredible potential for saving our planet and the Frayme Mylo embodies that hope for the future,  McCartney said in a statement.  Our long time partners at Bolt Threads and I have a shared passion for material innovation and launching a luxury handbag made from Mylo mycelium leather is a landmark moment not only for us, but the world. What you see on the runway today is the conscious fashion industry of tomorrow.  
It takes 1,700 liters (approximately 4,500 gallons) of water to make one kilogram (approximately 2.2 pounds) of animal leather. Mylo is environmentally superior to animal derived leather in a variety of areas, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lowered water and land use. It is also made without animal cruelty. While it takes years for cows to mature so that their hides can be turned into leather, Mylo is grown in a matter of days and is infinitely renewable. The mushroom leather is also not petroleum based like many synthetic leathers, which allows more fossil fuels to be kept in the ground and less plastic to be deposited into landfills and oceans. 

 With good reason, consumers are demanding sustainable material alternatives that also look and feel great. Working closely with Stella and her team of innovative designers has enabled us to make Mylo a no compromise, animal free alternative to leather,  Bolt Threads CEO and Founder Dan Widmaier said in a statement.  The Frayme Mylo bag is a huge milestone for sustainable fashion, making better material options accessible to consumers all around the world. 

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Taylor Swift s boyfriend Joe Alwyn gives NI make up artist a £1,700 Gucci bag, she says its an incredible present

A Northern Ireland make up artist has expressed her delight after she was gifted a designer Gucci handbag worth £1,730 by Taylor Swift s English actor boyfriend Joe Alwyn.

Maria Moore worked with the English actor on the set of Conversations With Friends which began filming in Belfast in April.
She shared the image of the red and blue leather Marmont shoulder bag, with gold signature Double G and gold trim, on her Instagram stories to her 1,762 followers earlier this week.

She captioned the post:  So this happened thank you so much to my amazing actor Joe Alwyn for the most incredible leaving present ever like ever ever.  This style of bag has been spotted worn by celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, model Hailey Baldwin and Rihanna in recent months.

Maria normally specialises in TV and film hair and make up, as well as theatre, and has previously worked on the likes of Bloodlands and Game of Thrones as well as West End productions of Cats and Mamma Mia.
Her recent job working on the Belfast based TV drama, however, seems to be her most star studded to date.

In another Instagram story post, Maria admitted that she met Swift as well during her whirlwind trip to Belfast earlier this month and shared a selfie they took together.

She said:  And for those asking yes I did meet Taylor Swift what an incredible, smart and inspirational lady, she is soooo lovely .

The Grammy award winning pop superstar was spotted taking selfies with locals and staff at a number of eateries and bars across the city, including Shu and The Tipsy Bird, when she attended the wrap party for Conversations With Friends earlier this month to support her actor boyfriend.

Only hours after she took a photograph with one particularly starstruck  Swiftie  during her trip, the phone case she touched went up on sale on e Bay for a whopping £200 plus postage.

The advert said that the case had been  touched by Taylor Swift , and included a photograph of the global pop icon with a fan. However, the planned sale provoked outrage among diehard fans of the singer and the post was later removed from the auction website.

Swift s boyfriend Alwyn plays the character Nick Conway in the new TV drama Conversations With Friends, the follow up to last year s hugely successful Normal People, which was filmed in Dublin where the novel by Sally Rooney is set.
It follows two best friends, and former lovers, and their relationship with an older married couple. It will be in the same format as last year s hit BBC show.

It centres on the lives of 21 year old Trinity student Frances, played by Alison Oliver, her friend Bobbi (American Honey star Sasha Lane) and couple, Nick  played by Alwyn  and Melissa (Girls actress Jemima Kirke). The series will air on BBC Three and the Hulu streaming service.

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Parineeti Chopra's airport style is all about luxe love with a Prada bag and Gucci slippers; Yay or Nay?

Many outfits drop by and a few stay in the most flamboyant way. Dresses can easily gain a favourite title. A conveyor of comfort and chic formula, let's just say it hits different every time you wear one. Name a place you would wish to visit with a dress? Everywhere, Isn't it? Don't let this love rust away, here's another you'd give your vote for. 

Parineeti Chopra is lately on a jet-setting spree to the Maldives. The favoured destination amongst the starlets and almost every other neighbour of yours, this water location is indeed a night to remember. While the crystal clear blue water can charm you in seconds, you can treat yourself a little extra by playing dress-up. The Jabariya Jodi actress has been scoring big in the airport-style department. Seen here yet again doing it right in a tie-dye shirt dress, the ultra-natty starlet went all cool with her jet-set outfit. The mini denim number featured an out-of-the-ordinary white pocket that came with typography printed in black and had a few strings attached to it which further cascaded to reach the hemline of the dress. 
The outfit also entailed a wrap-style feature at the front which was made with the same fabric. Parineeti rolled the sleeves up and accessorised it with an expensive and plush white Prada handbag that costs Rs. 2,40,000 and uber-stylish Gucci slippers worth Rs. 58,000. Her outfit was tied up with a white smartwatch, matching mask, and circular-shaped sunglasses. 
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Telfar launched a 24 hour TV channel for its new bag

uring New York Fashion Week 2021, the Black owned and already emblematic brand Telfar held a press conference breaking the norm as always to announce the launch of TELFAR TV: a channel for the brand s community dedicated to showcasing the work of artists, from music to shows. But it s now been revealed that it is also the new destination for the label s highly coveted launches called drips . Designer Telfar Clemens explained that the channel will be the only way for potential customers to get their hands on the brand s new bag, a cylindrical duffel bound to become as iconic as its predecessors.

While TELFAR TV is a 24 hour, linear television channel, occasionally, it also broadcasts QR codes that stay up for just a minute, and when scanned allow viewers access to new products before anyone else. This is an attempt to cut down on bots, also known as software programming that scoops up the bags faster than our human hands can refresh a page and reach for a credit card.

But according to its FAQ page, Telfar has more ambitious plans for its TV channel,  If we can create an ecology between our business and the freedom of this channel, we will be able to develop programming on the scale of any other channel without the corporate oversight/overseers and because we sell bags and clothes and not human beings we can allow artists to retain ownership of their work. Because our DRIP structure incentivizes a small but tight audience we can give people real creative freedom. It s not for you it s for everyone. It s not for everyone, it s for everyone. The world isn t everything. Peace <3 

Whether Telfar s latest project succeeds or not, the brand s impact on the fashion industry is already one that cannot be ignored. With his genderless and affordable vegan leather bags, Clemens has managed to change the meaning of luxury. The infamous mononymous bag was first showcased in 2014, however, sales only skyrocketed in 2020 due to the rise in activism and the Black community vowing to support their own businesses. Since then, the Telfar shopping bag has often been labelled the new Birkin  of the millennium or the  decade s most important accessory. 

In turn, the label s originality has inspired (or should I say forced) a wave of creativity throughout the fashion scene. Although Clemens  mission to smash the old fashion system to bits has only just begun, it has already kicked off a feeling of open mindedness and novelty in its wake, leaving many to hope for a more inclusive and sustainable future for the fashion industry.
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Puerto Rican motherdaughter duo aim to empower women with their handbag line

Companys motto is Fashion with Purpose
Paulina  Amina Anchia was only six years old when she got her first sewing machine from her grandmother in Puerto Rico. Little did she know at the time, it would be her ticket to making a difference for other young women.

Encouraged by her mother Beatriz Martinez, Anchia created bags and clothes to sell to family and friends. Finally, the motherdaughter duo decided to follow Anchias dream of becoming a fashion designer and launched the brand Beamina.
Beamina is a mashup of Anchias nickname and Martinezs first name Amina means warrior, and the first two letters of Beatriz represents the verb to be. Thats the true message behind Beaminas products; Fashion with Purpose and empowering women everywhere to have the courage to pursue their dreams.

That inspiration is shown in their bags. The original Fearless Bag collection aimed to show theres no limits to your dreams and potential.
In 2021, the Bombón handbag debuted, an evolution of the original. The Beamina website says  Designed with love in Puerto Rico, every stitch is meticulously sewn within a worldclass Spanish factory by experienced local artisans, who bring a refined tradition to their craft in one of the worlds leading manufacturers that supplies for international luxury brands.
Now, theyve just launched the Zer handbag. The bag looks like angel wings, and the brand said it was designed and inspired by pure love, being your best self and taking on the world with confidence.

 Zer, is the epitome of fashion meets art. We wanted to create a sleek and stylish handbag that could also give wings to a whole generation to thrive, said Martinez.  The bags design speaks louder than words, Zer, which means  to be in Spanish, is a manifesto for spiritual guidance. Its structure embodies the power of your inner  Zer, and provides reassurance you are loved and protected by your guardian angel, who is with you at every moment of your life.
With every handbag purchase, Beamina donates a portion of proceeds to the Glasswing International Foundation. Its a nonprofit organization with the mission of empowering, aiding and educating children and young people in Latin America. They do this through education, health, community empowerment and employment and entrepreneurship programs. Beamina has partnered with Glasswings Youth L.E.A.D. program to help vulnerable girls in Latin America thrive.

But thats not all Beamina does to give back.

 Paulina wanted to help girls like her, so we created our social impact program Fashion with Purpose, said Martinez.  And for two consecutive years, partnered with the Ricky Martin Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the wellbeing of children and provides education and solutions for international efforts to abolish child trafficking. We believe that the ultimate luxury is giving back.
Fashion with Purpose is based on four pillars: youth, education, community and wellness. The partnership with Glasswing is part of this program, but theyve also provided PPE to care centers and hospitals in Colombia and Puerto Rico during the pandemic, worked to provide Christmas for less fortunate children in the Dominican Republic and worked to provide resources for those affected by Hurricane Irma with A Smile for the Soul Foundation.

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