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Your Perfect Summer Handbags from Dooney, Harvey’s & JPK

As we are welcomed by very warm spring winds and summer like temperatures, I am reminded that new summer handbags are on their way – pieces that are roomy, colorful and so unique that I won’t want to carry anything else. Are you feeling the same way? With color-blocking hitting the runways and city streets in a big way plus bright bold colors on clothes and accessories everywhere, there are unlimited options for handbags this season! We have compiled some of the best and brightest (and newest!) handbag styles for the upcoming season and wanted to give you a sneak preview!

Dooney and Bourke is a perennial favorite – their bags are classic in shape and size – and they are always looking for the newest trends to show off theirDooney & Bourke Lambskin O-ring Shopper Fuchsia / Kelly Green style. This season brings about a certain nautical flair with a variety of white handbags and wallets to choose from, as well as the classic Lambskin O-ring Shopper which comes in a variety of colors (white with a red base, white with a black base, red and white stripe with a blue base and many more! Hello Color-Blocking!!) Another cute handbag option for the summer is the DB Novelty Retro collection. With their logo in a multitude of colors, on a crisp white or solid black background, Dooney is right on track to style you for summer.

It’s no surprise that Harvey’s Seatbelt Bags have an ever-growing fan base. With eacHarveys Seatbelt Bags Hampton Medium Carry-All Sea Sprite h season, new styles and patterns are created to complement previous collections, encouraging fans to mix and match their favorite handbags. This season’s “it bag,” the Hampton Carry All, is a nod to the lazy days of summer. With designs in two different color combinations: Sea Sprite – stripes of blue and green and Sherbet – stripes of pink, orange and yellow this tote bag will fit anything you might need for an outing and will look great with your summer outfits!

Are you looking for a slouchy, everyday handbag in a great color? One that will guarantee you complements everywhere you go? Look no further than our JPK Paris Nylon Bucket Bag with Chunky Gold Hardware Husk brand new colors from JPK Paris! Available in the same classic silhouette, JPK has answered all of our wishes for a great summer bag. We just received the Nylon Bucket Bags in Fire Engine Red, Chili, Turquoise, Fluorescent Green, Lipstick and Husk and we could not be more excited to show them off! JPK has also created a cute cross body bag – perfect for travel, shopping excursions and more.

Whether you are looking for a new daytime purse, a fun beach tote or just want to stay up with the latest trends in handbags, we have hundreds of options for you to choose from at Irv’s Luggage.

Amazing Colors of the Hottest Spring Handbags in 2012 from Dooney & Bourke

Spring is almost here and although we have had a mild winter, it is still a very welcomed time of year! While the warmer temperatures are even now a relief, it’s the amazing color palettes that both Mother Nature and the spring fashion industry present that are truly a breath a fresh air as we roll out of March and head into April each year.  The spring color selections from Dooney & Bourke Handbags are no exception; Dooney & Bourke has once again in 2012 succeeded in providing the hottest new colors for the spring and summer handbag market!!

Beginning with the perfect hue of brown, Dooney’s Chestnut color is a rich warm tone that is not too dark for summer and the perfect shade to complement many of the fabulous sandals, shoes and even boots that are being spotted on the runways and streets as the warm weather fashions appear. These marvelous Chestnut colored bags are available in many of Dooney & Bourke’s highly sought-after silhouettes including the gorgeous Florentine Mini, Medium, Domed and Pocket Satchels and the highly popular Smith Bag.

Also new from Dooney & Bourke are their incredible Orange and Royal Blue leather handbags!! NotHot New 2012 Spring Handbags your traditional Dooney colors but wow these handbags are truly amazing and will give a lift and punch to just about any outfit you wear.  Classic enough, not trendy and a little more interesting, these colors are especially nice with jeans, white or even khaki pants.  These Orange and Royal Blue bags are available in many styles from the Florentine Collection and have one big additional advantage….they can also be carried right into the fall and winter seasons as well!!

Finally, Dooney & Bourke’s top color choice in 2012 for spring and summer couture is Strawberry! Incredible, the perfect shade of pink and red combined; not too “little girl” pink and not too “hot neon” pink! Dooney has given new life to all that is feminine about the color pink. Available in the Dillen 2 Crossbody Satchel, the East/West Shopper Tote, the Medium Zippered Pocket Sac and more; these handbags are flying off the shelves as many fashionistas are already heading off to exotic warmer destination for spring break travel and other well deserved adventures!

Check out these and the new Dooney & Bourke Sunflower and Seafoam bags; the newest trend in handbag design, color blocking, on the Lambskin O-Ring Shoppers and Dooney’s latest release the DB Retro bags. These fabulous colored bags are all now available at IrvsLuggage.com!


Top Valentine’s Day Gifts for her in 2012 that will last

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you figured out what gift to get that beautiful wife or girlfriend of yours? As I have mentioned in previous blogs of Valentine’s Day’s past, one gift I  never understood for Valentine’s Day is flowers!

Maybe I am just too darn practical? Don’t get me wrong, I love annuals that grow in a garden all summer long or perennials that come up year after year…….but a gift that ends up in the trash a few weeks later…..I just don’t get it!

Wouldn’t purchasing a beautiful handbag from Dooney & Bourke or Harveys Seatbelt Bags; or a sleek women’s business case from Knomo Bags, or Clark & Mayfield; or a wonderful piece of luggage from International Traveller or Jworld; or a gorgeous leather wallet from Hobo International or Mywalit, that will last a hundred times longer, make a heck of a lot more sense?

This year, men of America, get on board and start being practical, buy something for that special woman in your life that will last well beyond the time it takes your credit card bill to arrive!! Here are the Top Valentine’s Day Gifts for her in 2012 that will last:


  1. Dooney & Bourke Florentine Leather Mini Satchel in Red – An absolutely gorgeous leather handbag that will last well into the next decade that any woman would die for!!!


  1. Harveys Seatbelt Bags Margot Medium Mix Weave Tough Love  – Now a tradition every Valentine’s Day at Harveys, this year’s versatile satchel / cross-body Tough Love, with many  beautiful hues of red, will not disappoint!!!

  1. Knomo Bayswater Serra 15.4” Wheeled Laptop Case Red – Stylish, lightweight and with great organizational features this feminine bright red laptop briefcase from Knomo will surely be a hit!


  1. Clark & Mayfield 17” Sellwood Overnighter Wheeled Laptop Case in Red – The perfect business case for an overnight trip for your favorite female executive, the Sellwood will be the best travel companion besides you!


  1. International Traveller Large Dot 19” Hardside Spinner Luggage –  For the woman who is young at heart and likes to make a statement wherever she goes, this International Traveller carry-on luggage piece will wow the socks right off of her!!!


  1. Jworld Vanesta 3-Piece Polycarbonate Spinner Luggage Set – Some girl’s cannot get enough pink!!!  Three beautifully pink spinner luggage bags for an unbelievable price!!!


  1. Hobo International Vintage Leather Lauren Double Frame Clutch Wallet in Fuchsia – The best selling bag from Hobo International, the Lauren is today’s woman’s wallet.  Wonderful for the handbag or all by itself, the Lauren has it all!!!


  1. Mywalit Matinee Purse Wallets – For the woman who likes bright colors, and then some; Mywalit will give a lot of bang for your buck!!!

Fall and Winter Handbag Sale

Today it is 80 degrees outside and there is not a cloud in the sky and it is the seventh of October???  Go figure, that is Chicago weather for you!!!  However, for anyone who has lived in Chicago long enough, you are well aware that this will not last and that Old Man Winter will be trekking around the corner anytime very soon.  So don’t let Mother Nature fool you, it is the perfect time to purchase a fabulous new handbag for the fall and winter season before the temperatures drop below freezing and you were wishing you had played hooky on this awesome October day; and Irv’s Luggage is the perfect place to begin your fall winter handbag search, with an excellent selection of bags at very competitive pricing!!!

Whether it is the absolutely gorgeous leather bags from Dooney & Bourke’s Florentine Collection or the extremely sturdy and creative handbags from Harveys Seatbelt Bags, including their limited edition Lady Luck and Mint Chip bags, to the beautiful rich colors of  Tano Handbags, to the fashion forward bags and extremely popular Lauren clutch wallets from Hobo International; Irv’s Luggage has the bag that is just right for you!

Many handbags continue to be big and slouchy…… but the fashion world is seeing a resurgence of more structured handbags with less ornamentation and more classic designs.  While some consumers still prefer the traditional leather purses; many (who prefer to own more than one bag a season) have opted for the faux leather and material handbag options that are more reasonably priced including Big Buddha, Baggallini Baggs, JPK Paris, La Diva and more!!!

In addition, Irv’s Luggage has just picked up some striking bags from The SAK Handbags; a beautiful selection  of cross-body and shoulder bags, including the super sharp Indio Leather Tote Bag.  “The idea for The Sak brand was to create simple, memorable, casual and relaxed handbags with universal appeal.”

Irv’s Luggage carries a wonderful selection of every day, evening and travel bags; check them out today at IrvsLuggage.com….…that is of course, after you head outside and take in some of this warm Indian Summer sunshine that will soon be only a memory…..have a great weekend!!!

Hottest New Handbags on the Market

Dooney & Bourke Handbags has really turned the corner with their latest handbag release, the Dooney & Bourke Florentine Collection!  What truly separates these handbags from the rest of the pack is their absolutely stunning Vachetta leather.  While style and functionality are key characteristics of any great handbag, the Vachetta leather is the true star here and has made the Florentine Collection the hottest new handbags on the market!!!

The Florentine’s Vachetta leather is casual, yet elegant, with a rich beautiful texture that is both natural looking and sophisticated. What is also so appealing about this leather is the patina that becomes more and more beautiful with age.  In addition, the stunning but subtle hardware Dooney has chosen, is the perfect complement, with a demure gold like appearance that adds a certain distinguished elegance without taking over the bag; less is truly more in this case.

Fall, winter, spring or summer, these Florentine handbags are the perfect choice!!!

Available in various sized satchels, the toggle cross-body bags and hobos, the Florentine Collection has a bag that suits just about everyone. Dooney & Bourke has reached a new pinnacle in handbag creation with the Florentine Collection and I am excited and look forward to what will be coming next from Dooney & Bourke.   Well done Dooney!!!

The Perfect Spring Handbags the Dooney & Bourke Venus Collection

Spring is here, yippee!!!  Although many of us are not huge fans of winter and its’ arctic landscape, anyone who loves fashion has to appreciate the change of seasons.  The varying temperatures of summer, autumn, winter and spring allows one to mix up a wardrobe and the all important handbags that accompany it. Every spring, after the drab and dreary winter has passed, bringing out a handbag that reflects the bright and beautiful colors of springtime that are bursting to life, is what life in the world of fashion is all about and this spring the Dooney & Bourke Venus Collection is the perfect line of handbags to accomplish this!!

The Dooney & Bourke Venus collection is a spectacular array of brightly colored handbags including gorgeous reds, purples, greens and more!!!  Not only are the colors amazing, the patent texture of the bags sets them apart with a shiny appearance that really giving the bags a wow factor!

Available in stunning totes, satchels, wristlets and more, with gorgeous leather trim, the Venus collection has a design that is right for you.  Constructed with the finest materials and craftsmanship that Dooney & Bourke is famous for, the Venus collection really delivers! Check out all the great colors and styles at Irv’s Luggage and help welcome in the much appreciated sunshine today!!

New Dooney & Bourke Venus Patent Handbags

Dooney & Bourke just released another gorgeous line, the patent Venus Collection; and the colors, functionality and styles of these handbags are exquisite!!!

My first memory of patent is my black party shoes I wore as a young girl. Boy was I impressed with those shoes!…..However, it had to be quite the special occasion for my Mom to let me wear them; so when she did, I felt like a princess!

Now many years later as an adult, without needing anyone’s permission…… I am happily going to purchase one of the fabulous new Patent Venus Handbags from Dooney & Bourke and use it when and where I want!!!  🙂

The crisp shiny appearance of patent sets it apart from all other handbags. Not only does it maintain its shape better and longer, it is easier to clean and can be used for all occasions; contrary to my Mother’s opinion – sorry Mom!

Available in an amazing array of colors; bright red, pink, turquoise, purple and traditional black; these bags are not only elegant they are a lot of fun!!

With the drop down and adjustable handles, lined interior, multiple organizational pockets and zipper closures; these handbags not only look good they provide all the features a modern women desires.

Offered in many wonderful styles, the Large and Small Nina, the Mini Margot Cross Body, the Lee Tote and the Large Slim Wristlet……. deciding on which handbag might prove to be difficult! Maybe I’ll get more than one, and even purchase one of the fabulous matching patent Continental Clutch Wallets as well!

It sure is nice being an adult….. life is good……. thanks Dooney and Bourke!!!!!

New This Fall the Dooney & Bourke Plaid Collection

I love plaids!  They are colorful, they are cheerful and they are fun!!  When I see someone wearing plaid I think to myself “there goes a person with spunk”….and I must not be alone, because plaids are back ….and no one can do plaids better than Dooney & Bourke!!!

Dooney & Bourke’s new Plaid Collection is terrific; the bright reds and blues, the sophisticated creams and the distinguished grays have a classic look with a lot more flair and freshness!!!

With incredible new designs, the Small Handle Drawstring Bag and the Messenger Bag stand out as the “must have” bags for this fall/winter season. Also available are the popular cross body and wristlets designs for women on the go and the classic barrel satchel for the more traditional gals! Most importantly, all include the great characteristics and higher end quality that distinguishes Dooney & Bourke from the rest!

Add a little spark to your wardrobe, purchase a Dooney & Bourke Plaid today!!!