Tag: Handbag

Loungefly loves Hello Kitty.

I have said it before and I will say it again, LeOpArD print is tops on my list of favourites. At the same level of love is HeLlO kItTy.

I had the good fortune to make a stop at Rowena’s in Edmonton Alberta after a quick trip down.  It is always a pleasure to shop where everyone knows your name and the selection is geared directly it seems to your taste.

I had previously been on the retro glam website and had seen a bag that really caught my fancy.  Loungefly had come together with Hello Kitty and produced a line of wallets and bags with an embossed Hello Kitty print on the bag.

I had not really looked further into the Loungefly line as I strictly purchase through Rowena, so for me, shopping labels is based solely on what is in stock at the shop.

My mind was set on a patent red looking bag/tote with embossed Hello Kitty and I dressed to match.

Once entering the store I scanned the area and my eye settled on this desired bag on top of a rack and so I headed for it, on a mission I became focused and not really aware of what was around me.

Arriving at the rack I was a bit perplexed as my eye was captured by a similar shaped bag in leopard print and once my mind caught up to what I was seeing it became ever so clear to me this bag came in a leopard print as well, with the same embossed Hello Kitty’s.

With out hesitation I took down the leopard print bag and claimed it to be mine.  Through out my next couple of hours in the store I was not willing to put the bag down.

Once purchasing the bag I was given one that was wrapped very nicely in plastic and the bag itself was in another protecting bag.  It took me a couple of hours before I was willing to take it apart to look inside of it.

Yes that’s right I had not even looked with in the bag yet.

I have always been a girl that adores bags, maybe because they always fit.  I love details and quality workmanship which was very present in this bag.  The interior materials and the pockets with in the bag are functional and well thought out.

I actually let out an audible squeal in the car.

Now that I have been home I have looked further into Loungefly and I came across the following on their about section of their website.

LOUNGEFLY IS A SMALL TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO WORK LIKE CRAZY TO DESIGN AND SELL UNIQUE YET AFFORDABLE TEE SHIRTS AND ACCESSORIES.  WELL KNOWN FOR OUR SKULL PRINT TOTES AND WALLETS, WE HAVE ALSO GROWN TO INCLUDE A WIDE SELECTION OF LICENSED ACCESSORIES INCLUDING DISNEY, HELLO KITTY, PEANUTS AND TOOTSIE.

STARTED IN A SMALL WAREHOUSE IN 1998, LOUNGEFLY HAS BECOME A PREMIERE CONTEMPORARY ACCESSORY COMPANY CONSTANTLY STRIVING TO BE CUTTING EDGE AND CREATIVE. BASED IN SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LOUNGEFLY IS AVAILABLE IN SPECIALTY STORES AND BOUTIQUES NATION-WIDE.

I came to see quite quickly that a lot of the licensed images that I find to be super CUTE are produced on merchandise by the company such as My little pony and Paul Frank’s, Julius.

This bag has officially become my everyday bag and even with it’s size I find it very functional, easy to carry and will hold all sorts.
On the drive home I finally un-wrapped her, sorry for the picture.. xx

HKA

 

Details..Details.. Details..!!xx

 

 

HKC

 

HKD
Rowena’s
10762 – 82 Ave.EdmontonAB.
(780) 439-5445

http://www.retroglam.com

https://www.facebook.com/Rowenaedmonton?fref=ts

 

http://www.loungefly.com

Darling Dames, Skull Knuckle Duster Clutch

Darling Dames, Skull Knuckle Duster Clutch

I have always been a girl that adores bags, purses and handbags. One could say the one size fits all appeals to my senses and to me a handbag is like the cherry on top.

A woman simply cannot go wrong when completing her ensemble by carrying a stylish or statement type handbag. As woman we carry it all and because of that we should be afforded the cute or the gorgeous pieces depending on what appeals to you.

I recently acquired a new addition to my expanding collection of handbags and I can say I have never seen a handbag quite like this one and I do not own anything similar.

I like the look of the Brass Knuckle image as it lends to a cheekier look when paired with my Pin up items and with my tattoos.

The Skull Knuckle Duster Clutch at Darling Dames caught my attention.

The black PU leather clutch has a very unique and smart embellishment at the top/opening of the bag. The candy of this clutch bag is the Skeleton motifs that make up the shape of the “knuckle” which can be used as a handle and is also the clasp to open the bag.

Three of the knuckles are embellished skulls inserted with black rhinestones. One knuckle has a large black stone that encompasses the entire knuckle; if they could be removed they would make for fabulous rings.

When I received the bag and finally figured out how to open it (as the clasp is very smart and hidden) I was pleasantly surprised and impressed that the clutch was roomier than I had perceived from the website. The inside is lined and on one side a pocket and the other a zipper. I can fit a standard wallet in this clutch a cell phone that is in a survivor case and still have room to spare.

There is also a chain that can be used to wear the bag which has a clever little detail that allows the chain to rest unseen at the seams within the bag or you can bring the chain out and these little joints swivel and the chain is very functional.

My perception of this bag was really blown once having it in my hands and being able to appreciate the workmanship and the uniqueness.

This clutch came from Darling Dames, an on-line shop.

I came across their FB Page first and then I realized the Page was one of their social media platforms. I decided to go window shopping and found myself captured by a few items on the site.

I have often said that my purchasing experience is as important as the product I am acquiring. Owner Jessica Lewis was an absolute Doll and was willing to move heaven and earth to ensure my items were going to meet my needs.

She tells me the on-line store is growing and new merchandise is being added. Jessica has a background in Retail and Merchandising and Darling Dames was established in 2011 as a small physical retail shop in Taylor, Texas and has since moved on-line to reach a greater clientele.

Darling Dames boutique is a small start up that’s desire is to cater to woman whose style is strongly influenced by current fashion trends and to provide them a moderately priced trendy product in return. Darling Dames strives to meet concise customer service standards and it shows. You always want to return as a client when you are appreciated and treated like gold.

I would highly recommend checking out her site.. xx

http://www.facebook.com/

Darling Dames, Skull Knuckle Duster Clutch

I have always been a girl that adores bags, purses and handbags. One could say the one size fits all appeals to my senses and to me a handbag is like the cherry on top.

A woman simply cannot go wrong when completing her ensemble by carrying a stylish or statement type handbag. As woman we carry it all and because of that we should be afforded the cute or the gorgeous pieces depending on what appeals to you.

I recently acquired a new addition to my expanding collection of handbags and I can say I have never seen a handbag quite like this one and I do not own anything similar.

I like the look of the Brass Knuckle image as it lends to a cheekier look when paired with my Pin up items and with my tattoos.

The Skull Knuckle Duster Clutch at Darling Dames caught my attention.

The black PU leather clutch has a very unique and smart embellishment at the top/opening of the bag. The candy of this clutch bag is the Skeleton motifs that make up the shape of the “knuckle” which can be used as a handle and is also the clasp to open the bag.

Three of the knuckles are embellished skulls inserted with black rhinestones. One knuckle has a large black stone that encompasses the entire knuckle; if they could be removed they would make for fabulous rings.

When I received the bag and finally figured out how to open it (as the clasp is very smart and hidden) I was pleasantly surprised and impressed that the clutch was roomier than I had perceived from the website. The inside is lined and on one side a pocket and the other a zipper. I can fit a standard wallet in this clutch a cell phone that is in a survivor case and still have room to spare.

There is also a chain that can be used to wear the bag which has a clever little detail that allows the chain to rest unseen at the seams within the bag or you can bring the chain out and these little joints swivel and the chain is very functional.

My perception of this bag was really blown once having it in my hands and being able to appreciate the workmanship and the uniqueness.

This clutch came from Darling Dames, an on-line shop.

I came across their FB Page first and then I realized the Page was one of their social media platforms. I decided to go window shopping and found myself captured by a few items on the site.

I have often said that my purchasing experience is as important as the product I am acquiring. Owner Jessica Lewis was an absolute Doll and was willing to move heaven and earth to ensure my items were going to meet my needs.

She tells me the on-line store is growing and new merchandise is being added. Jessica has a background in Retail and Merchandising and Darling Dames was established in 2011 as a small physical retail shop in Taylor, Texas and has since moved on-line to reach a greater clientele.

Darling Dames boutique is a small start up that’s desire is to cater to woman whose style is strongly influenced by current fashion trends and to provide them a moderately priced trendy product in return. Darling Dames strives to meet concise customer service standards and it shows. You always want to return as a client when you are appreciated and treated like gold.

I would highly recommend checking out her site.. xx

http://www.darlingdames-ca.com

http://instigram.com/darlingdames

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darling-Dames/274667062592837

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Harvey’s Seatbelt Bag..!

We do not have much in the way of shopping in our closest town yet there is a little shoe shop that I have on my FB Page that allows me to window shop time to time on their current stock.

I have had the great fortune to drop in at the right time and pick myself up a great deal or a random set of cute new shoes. Their merchandise is very quality and high end and as of recent I have started to see some styles that are more appealing to the Pin Up style such as Iron Fist.

 

Again it would be love at first sight when “Good 2 Go” introduced me to the Harvey’s Seatbelt Purse. Wow I could not believe my luck when the images of these irresistible totes came to life on my screen my most favoured being a leopard print and a chequered print.

 

I had not gotten into the shop to see them for myself personally; all the while I was thinking how purr-fect a purse made of seatbelts for a car culture loving girl.

 

Before I had chance to get to town to see them I received the black and white chequered purse for my Birthday.

 

I received this bag in August and it is now 6 months later the quality of this bag is exceptional and I have found I have deemed this bag my daily driver. As I watch my other collection of purses slowly with out cause do to wear and tear my Harvey’s keeps up to the job.

When I went on the site I was kind of shocked to see how many styles of bags there were and I will for sure purchase another at some point. They are hardy and I appreciate this, as well as unique and distinct.

I need to find a colour that I can wear with my dresses as my bag as awesome as it is, is really the stand alone piece, the show stopper when wearing an outfit.

If you have the chance it is well worth taking a look at what they have to offer you never know you might find something you like.. xx

Harvey your so CUTE

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