Designer Handbags - SHould We Trust The Sales Assistants?

Written by Rufus Steele

Readers of one of my previoius articles might well think thatrepparttar answer to this question will be a categorical NO, based on my "Designer Handbags -- Can Men Buy Them" article.

In it I describedrepparttar 135918 experience I recently had in an LV store whererepparttar 135919 staff were not exacxtly falling over themselves to serve me, a mere male in a handbag store.

But my answer would have to be a carefully restrained -- Maybe!

Nowrepparttar 135920 direct, and indirect, knowledge that I use forrepparttar 135921 answer to this question is pulled purely from experiences and tales recounted by others involving Louis Vuitton stores. I cannot say for certain whether or not it applies to other designer labels -- although I strongly suspect it will do!

Now at one time, store managers and assistants were held inrepparttar 135922 same revered light that doctors enjoyed. What they said or reported was seen as gospel, never to be questioned, let alone doubted.

But doctors are only human, bless 'em. They, like us, make mistakes and errors in judgement. (Withrepparttar 135923 hours some of them have to work I'm not inrepparttar 135924 least little bit surprised!)

Inrepparttar 135925 olden days, when a doctor advised that little Johny was suffering nothing more than a slight fever and should be fed aspirin every fours hours until he perked up, no thought of questioningrepparttar 135926 diagnosis would occur to mom and dad -- even though they could see little Johny's leg was bent forwards 90 degrees atrepparttar 135927 knee and he kept fainting every time someone coughed near it!

It used to be like that inrepparttar 135928 stores as well.

"Good Morning Modom, may I help you?"

"Yes please, may I seerepparttar 135929 new Hyanuki Messenger Bag please?"

"Oh, I'm so sorry Modom, that bag hasn't been released yet! Well, it certainly wasn't before I went on my holiday, anyway."

"Erm, isn't itrepparttar 135930 one onrepparttar 135931 shelves over there? The stack of three of them withrepparttar 135932 sign onrepparttar 135933 front saying 'Hyanuki Messnger Bag'?"

"No Modom, certainly not! It can't be or else I would have been told about it!"

Now, staff inrepparttar 135934 LV stores are never allowed to give out written authenticity statements for any bags! Any at all.

If you like -- test me on this!

Go into one of their stores and buy a bag there and then. As soon as you've been handed your receipt, try asking for a note fromrepparttar 135935 sales assistant or manager, affirmingrepparttar 135936 fact that this bag is an authentic item!

They'll politely decline! (They'll also probably look at you as though you're totally bonkers, but don't worry about that, there are plenty more stores to go and buy from!)

Not because they don't doubtrepparttar 135937 authenticty -- but because they aren't allowed to by company rules.

I used to think that this was because they would never be sure thatrepparttar 135938 letter or note of authenticity wouldn't then be copied or used to give a fake bag an incorrect "value", make it appear genuine and authentic.

Now, I'm sure that a large element of that reason still remains. However, I think it is also tempered by another reason, one which should concern anyone seeking an accurrate assesment of their bags.

Fighting Aging Without Needles or Surgery

Written by Victoria SImone

When we are children there is a considerable amount of effort expended inrepparttar cause of looking older. Much ofrepparttar 135872 world seems cut off to us because of some silly little thing called age. We adorn make-up like our mothers to appear older than we really are and have a lot of fun doing so! And then—we grow up and suddenly we arerepparttar 135873 adults we always wanted to be for all those years and then all we want to do is look younger than we really are! Life is so funny sometimes, isn’t it?

Andrepparttar 135874 great news is that we have an abundance of options available to us these days inrepparttar 135875 fight against gravity and time. Products and procedures are seemingly being developed almost daily and this really is a great time to be alive! People are definitely looking younger longer now and we certainly have science to thank for this.

I don’t know aboutrepparttar 135876 rest of you but I would rather avoid “going underrepparttar 135877 knife” and walking down that plastic surgery route if at all possible. And though Botox® appears to be a great alternative, I am not too keen of needles either and there are certain side-effects and drawbacks to this treatment option. Bruising, drooping eyelids, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness and headaches are some ofrepparttar 135878 known side-effects of this product and there is still that needle thing, isn’t there? Now I don’t know about any of you, but anything that is derived from Botulism, a dangerous and sometimes fatal form of food poisoning, isn’t exactlyrepparttar 135879 kind of thing I want coursing around my veins!

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