How Boutique Premium Cigars are Hand Made

Written by Don Kiki Berger of Tabacalera Esteli

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Considered one of the finest handmade cigar makers.

A Brief History of Handbags

Written by Henrietta Timmons

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The term "handbag" first came into use inrepparttar early 1900's and generally referred to hand-held luggage bags usually carried by men. These were an inspiration for new bags that became popularized for women, including complicated fasteners, internal compartments, and locks. With this new fashion, jewelers got intorepparttar 116290 act with special compartments for opera glasses, cosmetics, and fans.

The 1920's saw a revolution in fashion with varying hemlines and lighter clothing. Bags no longer needed to matchrepparttar 116291 outfit perfectly andrepparttar 116292 rage was forrepparttar 116293 stylish lady to carry a doll dressed exactly like herself, complete with matching bag for her minature companion! The discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb inspired Egyptian art on purses. The 1940's saw new austerity in clothing, including handbags withrepparttar 116294 war effort in mind. Metal frames, zips, leather, and mirrors were in short supply so manufacters used plastic and wood. The 50's sawrepparttar 116295 rise of important designer houses including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes andrepparttar 116296 60's sawrepparttar 116297 breakdown of old notions ofrepparttar 116298 classical andrepparttar 116299 rise of youth culture.

Copy isrepparttar 116300 most sincere form of flattery and, if so, Kate Spade, Gucci, Coach and Dior must be very flattered! There are many replica handbags floodingrepparttar 116301 market (just visit Canal Street in New York City!). Some of these "designer fakes" even carryrepparttar 116302 label ofrepparttar 116303 Company they are imitating while others just haverepparttar 116304 signature "C" or "G" withoutrepparttar 116305 label.

What's inrepparttar 116306 future of handbags? My personal prediction is more individualized bags and interesting fabrics. What do you think? Send me an e-mail with your own personal prediction forrepparttar 116307 future.

I have been fasinated by handbags my whole life and have studied the origins of the bag extensively. My mother sewed handbags for me and I learned this fine art from an early age. My collection includes every conceivable purse in all shapes and sizes - the more unique the better. Currently, I own an online handbag store at Henrietta's Handbags and plan to launch a new line this Spring called Naughty Girl Bags which will range from the sublime to the outrageous.

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