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Affordable Animal Friendly Fashion Handbags

I love handbags; I love all the fabulous colors, styles, textures and shapes!!!  However, I do not love the big price tags that accompany them. That is why I am a huge fan of Big Buddha Handbags.  Big Buddha has a wonderful selection of very stylish, very fashionable bags at very affordable pricing. Gorgeous satchels, cross body bags, hobos and totes that look like designer handbags but are priced at a fraction of the cost.  What makes these bags so affordable is the vegan leather they are made from;  a leather-like material that not only looks and feels like real leather but is what some would call  “politically correct leather” because of the way it is produced. The manufacturing of vegan handbags does not involve the hides of any particular animal.  All the components of vegan leather are man-made……. therefore another great reason to love Big Buddha Handbags besides their chic looks and incredible pricing, is their “animal friendly” make-up!

Some of the top selling Big Buddha Handbags include:

The Big Buddha Mia Satchel – With its’ over-sized bow and unique feminine satchel shape, that includes a convenient shoulder strap, the Mia is one of our best selling Big Buddha bags to date. A versatile handbag (available in red, black, blue and grey) that works for both formal occasions and casual every day. A handbag that gives you a very feminine lady-like look with a vintage feel and a whole lot of modern day appeal as well!

The Big Buddha Adele Cross-Body Bag – The vegan leather of the Adele is incredible.  With an authentic snake-like appearance, the Adele will fool even the most sophisticated handbag connoisseur. Smart yet elegant tassels, a removable, adjustable shoulder strap (with drop down length of 38” – 43”) and a multitude of slip and zippered pockets, the Adele has just about everything a girl could ask for in a cross body and more!

The Big Buddha Brianna Tote Bag – You will love the metallic gunmetal sheen of the convertible tote / cross-body Brianna! With the Brianna, Big Buddha has truly mastered the art of vegan leather design. The Brianna’s textured exterior is so unique and fun that it is perfect for almost any outfit; a great year round bag for all with tons of space!!

The Big Buddha Courtney Zig Zag Hobo – The latest version of the Courtney was just released in  bronze and it is super cute!  The mixed metallic coloring, the fun zig zag design and the big slouchy hobo shape is terrific.  This is one bag that pictures cannot do justice to. A really unique looking bag that will definitely stand out from the pack if you are one of those handbag consumers looking for something special and unique in your handbag!!

With Big Buddha you are not only getting a dazzling “leather-like” handbag for a lot less money, you are also purchasing from a manufacturer that is not contributing to an industry where cows, pigs, or other exotic animals (alligators and snakes) are put in harm’s way for the sake of fashion!  Check out Big Buddha Handbags at Irv’s Luggage today!!!

The Return of Lady Like Structured Handbags

Handbag news flash!!  While the latest handbag styles have trended toward large slouchy bags with big chunky hardware, grommets & more; we are now seeing a resurgence of the more “lady-like” structured handbags.

Like anything in the fashion industry, if you hold onto something long enough it will eventually come back into vogue.  Redolent of the purses our mothers and grandmothers toted around these bags have a vintage feel with a modern twist; they are newly improved and hotter than ever!!!

Some great examples of these revived handbags with fabulous 21st Century style include:

  • The Dooney & Bourke Florentine Flap Satchel:  The Flap Satchel has a very traditional form reminiscent of the structured handbags of the past, but what is different and better about this handbag is the leather. The Florentine’s Vachetta leather is casual, yet elegant, with a rich beautiful texture that is both natural looking and sophisticated, and with a patina that becomes more and more beautiful with age. The stunning but subtle gold hardware Dooney has chosen, adds a distinguished elegance without overpowering the bag; less is truly more in this case, wow!
  • The Big Buddha Mia Handbag:  With its’ bell-like shape, distinguished handles, zipper closure and big bow on the front of the bag, this new style from Big Buddha epitomizes the lady-like trend. It has a distinctive shape that is both soft and feminine. The long shoulder strap that comes with the bag gives you the option of wearing it cross body, adding a lot of versatility to this bag for the modern woman on the go!
  • Harveys Seatbelt Bags Stella Hobo:  Although it does have the name hobo attached to it, there is not much ‘hobo’ in this handbag!  With a feminine teardrop shape that comes in both small and large sizes, and elegant silver hardware; this satchel style handbag brings you back to the 1950’s and 60’s with a great vintage look that is a little retro, very functional, indestructible and super chic.

I believe absolutely in the power of women today; we can do and be anything we choose. I also believe that we, as women, can still be exquisitely feminine no matter what we do, and that we should embrace that part of ourselves. So jump on board and try out this latest fashion craze, lady-like handbags….. Mom and Grandma would be proud!!!

Bombproof Luggage Set Goes on Sale!

Official Announcement:

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time. The day you have been waiting for is finally here. Drum roll, please…. Irv’s Luggage is happy to announce our Most Popular set of Bombproof Luggage is going on SALE! (Woohoo!)

Luggage fanatics of the world, this luggage set is one of a kind!! Coated in a special material to deter bombs from eroding the material, each piece of this set is equipped with a suiter and a 4-wheel spinner system for easy maneuverability even in the smallest of spaces. Plus, it boasts a soundproof shell encouraging you to keep all sorts of critters inside without hearing their constant scratching. (Would you really want to be bothered by scratching all day long? I know I wouldn’t!) Available in four different colors (Blue, Silver, Black and Neon Green) this 4-piece luggage set is sure to sell out!

Are you ready for the newest wave of airline luggage? I know I am!!

Alright, ok, I confess. We really aren’t selling bombproof luggage. I’m not even sure if there is such a thing. But we do have other really great products (luggage sets, carry on luggage, travel accessories, handbags and more) that you will want to check out in your search for new luggage this travel season.

If you are truly looking for a great luggage set, look no further than the Heys USA Hummer 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set.Heys USA Hummer 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set Great for a man, woman or family of monkeys, this hardside set is lightweight, durable and easy to use, and will make traveling so much easier. Available in Black, Blue or Navy Blue, the Heys Hummer set shines with a gloss finish guaranteed to show off your sense of style. While this set isn’t bombproof or dent proof, it is specially priced for a limited time only. This is one set you will not want to pass by!

Now, what if you like to travel “light” and don’t need a full set of luggage? (No, stuffing your two TSA required carry ons full of crap you picked up along your travels is NOT considered traveling light!)If you have to travel using only two carry on bags, you should look at the Kathy Van Zeeland Expandable Carry Ons. Kathy Van Zeeland Bohemian 20" Carry On Expandable Spinner Discontinued Designed in nine different patterns, this carry on luggage will stand out in a crowd and make everyone wonder just where you got that luggage! Plus it comes with a spacious interior and is expandable securing extra space not only for your clothes but for goodies you buy along the way.

Finally, one of the most important things to remember when traveling is travel accessories. You’ll need a distinctive luggage tag just in case you have the exact same luggage as someone else (I can guarantee you will!) Packing accessories and Dopp kits are also great space savers thatRoyce Leather RFID Blocking Euro Commuter Wallet help give even the most disorganized person some sort of order when packing. And don’t forget your travel wallets. You never know what or who you might encounter on your travels (Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!) Having a security or RFID wallet will keep your mind at ease, even when you’re busy exploring.

Use these tips as you will, but let us know how they work out for you! And if bombproof luggage ever becomes available, I promise Irv’s Luggage will be the first to let you know!

Tano Handbags and JPK Paris Handbags Signature Bag – The Bucket Bag

A very popular handbag silhouette right now is the bucket bag and two terrific handbag designers   who count the bucket bag as their signature, best selling handbag are JPK Paris Handbags and Tano Handbags!

What makes the bucket bag such a popular style is the non structured appearance of the bag, very similar to the hobo but having a more “bucket-like” shape (as opposed to the wider slouchier shape of the hobo). The bucket bag silhouette has a very contemporary, modern look while still having a classic appearance that will compliment just about any outfit you wear. A great feature of the bucket bag is the large main compartment that is big enough to carry an e-Reader, yet not too big that all your “things” gets lost in the bottom. The Bucket Bag fits nicely under your arm and hugs your body for better security.

JPK Paris Bucket Bags are made of ballistic nylon (making them super sturdy) with leather trim and are available in many bright, bold colors perfect for the warmer temperatures; Fire Engine Red, Turquoise, Fluorescent Green and Lipstick to name a few. The JPK Paris Bucket Bag is a perfect choice for a great summer handbag and comes fully lined with a beautiful printed pattern, modern chunky hardware (in gunmetal or gold) and two zippered interior wall pockets for organization.

Tano Handbags Zippy Bucket Bags are made of polished Lux leather, and also come fully lined with one zippered interior pocket and two leather slit pockets for your cell phone and glasses. The exterior of the bag has two zippered pockets on each side of the bag, great for items you need to grab quickly and often. The Tano Zippy Bucket gets an A+ for organization, probably part of the reason it has become such a huge success!  Tano’s Zippy Bucket is offered in black and brown, a better year-round bag that is versatile for all seasons.

So if you are in the market for a new handbag and are looking for a fresh new look, check out JPK Paris and Tano Handbag’s fabulous bucket bags at IrvsLuggage.com today!

Really, everyone should have a bucket list and a bucket bag!!  🙂

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!

 

Spring Fashion Blooms with New Big Buddha Handbags

Can you believe March is almost here?  The days will soon be growing longer and outdoor activities will be popping up all over your social calendars! When it comes time for that special occasion – date night, wedding, family lunch, anything – what kind of handbag will you carry? Will it be a small clutch, wristlet or purse? Maybe you’ll wear your favorite cross body bag? HBig Buddha Addisonow about a cute tote bag to carry your things plus goodies to entertain both your husband and your kids? This spring, don’t choose! You can have them all!

We have five brand new Big Buddha handbags that have just arrived, waiting for you to claim them as your own! Let’s meet our first arrival – Addison. With a curved top zipper closure, multiple interior pockets and unique double handles, the Addison satchel in tan is an elegant bag that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Big Buddha ThaliaNext up is the Thalia Floral Hobo. Available in three beautiful colors: Dalmatian (black), Gunmetal (silver) and Coral (red), this bag will fit any woman’s personal style. With multiple interior storage pockets, zippers on either side to change the look and function of the bag, plus a detachable cross body strap, thBig Buddha Ozzye Thalia is sure to be a staple in your handbag wardrobe.

Then there’s the Ozzy tote which will soon be your “go-to” bag! Available in black with ostrich accents or brown with ostrich accents, the Ozzy combines silver studding with two beautiful animal skins, snake and ostrich, to create a visually and textually interesting handbag. (And not to worry animal lovers – Big Buddha bags are animal-friendly, meaning there are NO leather handbags here!!)

Big Buddha SavannahYou can’t forget about the Savannah Tote, a high-voltage woven canvas tote bag with beautiful faux leather trim, crafty tassel accenting, and simple gold hardware. With multiple interior and exterior pockets, this is the perfect bag for a woman on the go!

Last but not least is Prep. Showing its stuff with the neweBig Buddha Prepst style of color-blocking, Prep exudes glamour, making it perfect for shopping trips with the ladies and last-minute getaways. Available in brown with a gorgeous turquoise accent and super chic chain link handles, you will want to carry Prep wherever you go!

Whether you have found the one handbag you NEED to have, or can’t decide between these fun choices, look no further than Irv’s Luggage to satisfy your handbag needs! We can’t wait to see which ones you like the best!!