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Five Figure Handbags! Tom Ford, Roger Vivier, Yves Saint Laurent…

HANDBAGS THAT COST 5 FIGURES

If you had the money, what handbag would you buy right now? Fashionista gave us this cool line-up of handbags to choose from ~

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With all the news of recession and hard times, how to things like$39,000 handbags sell? What is it about the luxury items like this that can keep them afloat in our economic trials?

Affluent shoppers, according to WWD, want to spend, spend, spend. Is this just another way of investing in special items? 

So, I’ll ask again ~ If you had the money, what handbag would you buy right now? Let us know what you think!

We like a good handbag and buy and sell just about any handbag you can think of: Sell handbag Balenciaga– Sell handbag Chanel or any other brand worth drueling over ~ Tom Ford, Fendi, Peekaboo handbag, Selleria collection, Roger Vivier, Yves Saint Laurent

 

Masculine Monday – Shoe Porn!

Ralph Lauren‘s Sexy New Calf Loafer

Ralph Lauren Calf Loafer

Ralph Lauren Calf Loafer - Image from esquire.com

It’s OK to druel. And if you really want this Edwalton Calf Loafer to turn heads, just cruise the streets with one buckle undone ~

At $495, this Ralph Lauren doozy tops the men’s shoe “rack” of fame today!

Here’s some runner’s up:

Colton Cole Haan Saddle

APC Shoe

APC Shoe

 

We like a good shoe, but what makes the shoe scream “success” is the watch above it. If you really want to punctuate your peds with class, you want to check out a new or used luxury watch at raymondleewatches.com! Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piquet, Patek Philippe and more.

Feature Friday: A Chanel Surprise Coming Your Way

AUTHENTIC Chanel Black/Gold Large Classic Flap Bag

It’s a SURPRISE (Chanel) Feature Friday!

The ever so lovely Erin has remained a constant integral role in the Raymond Lee Jewelers family business, armed with an impressive business sense and savvy sophistication. With her keen eye for fashion, and open mind for creative business ventures, Erin has brought a new family division to Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Visit the Handbag Headquarters of Raymond Lee Jewelers

In addition to purchasing handbags that you may no longer care for, or wish to trade up for a newer look, sellyourhandbag.com at Raymond Lee Jewelers also has highly collectible, authentic, designer handbags that are available to purchase!

Authentic Chanel Black/ Gold Large Classic Flap Bag

Now Available for Purchase through Raymond Lee Jewelers: sellyourhandbag!

If you have questions call us at the number listed with this Feature Friday item, or email us at erin@webuybigdiamonds.com. Happy bidding!

Thank you,
wesellyourhandbag

 

Chanel Black/Gold Classic Flip Bag Overview:

Company Chanel
Style Black/gold colored hardware
Material Lambskin leather
Inside 1 zippered pocket, 1 non zippered pocket
Outside 1 pocket on back side
Closure  Chanel toggle closure.
Condition This item is in pre owned condition. Some of the leather shows some signs of wear. The piping on corners show some signs of wear and there are minor markings on interior and exterior. See pictures for more details. Comes with dust bag

Have a Wonderful Weekend and a Great Fourth of July!!!

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Sweet Summer Dress by Victor Costa: Karla’s Closet

Victor Costa Summer Dress

via Karla’s Closet

As you know, one of our absolute favorite Vintage Fashion Blogs is Karla’s Closet.  The beautiful girl behind the blog has a strong magnetic pull to all things Vintage, and models her creations with detailed descriptions of the accessories, shoes and even backgrounds of her vintage adorned captures!

Karla's Closet


Today, I stumbled across a sweet summer dress, one of those fantastic light cotton swing dresses that could make you feel like it was a warm summer day even in a few feet of snow… A Victor Costa cotton poplin vintage dress.

With a Clara Kasavina Swarovski ring and Chloe bow sandals, the innocently white with blue trim summer dress is accented perfectly. Take a look…

Breakfast with Boca Chamber and Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show Highlights

Today is shaping up to be quite eventful!  This morning Richard Resnik and myself attended our first Boca Chamber Breakfast, sponsored by JM Lexus at the Country Club at Boca Raton.  We spent a few hours networking, and I received a free super-charged Twitter tutorial by Social Media Guru Staci Garcia. Thanks again, doll face!

Armed with a general understand of hash-tagging and mentions, tweet-reach algorithms and a strong determination, I can now finally proclaim that I understand Twitter. That actually is an accomplishment worthy of notation, as I was always intimidated by that little blue bird.

The Key Speakers from JM Lexus discussed the importance of Social Media for Business, informing the attending Members of how much value and positive impact can be obtained through Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and other Social Media Services. To steal a phrase from their presentation, Social Media in Business is “the fad that will never fade.” I spoke with a lovely gal who was photographing the Member Breakfast, also a writer, currently working in the Communications Department at the Boca Chamber, and we met with many other friendly local professionals.

It was a wonderful morning!

Boca Raton Beach


Thank You, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce …and to my Boss for the ticket  🙂

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The whole wireless n to wireless g switch has me just a bit befuddled, and it is therefore time to take a quick little break from technology.

Let’s discuss the fantastic boots and couture designs that were revealed on the Milan Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show runways!

From Alexander McQueen‘s feathered ivory boots to Dolce & Gabbana‘s consistent pairing of tall socks with flat shoes, there were certainly some fashion surprises that I can’t imagine anyone was expecting.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

This lavender fashion fairy tale was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, and is in my all-time top five favorite catwalk creations list. The monochromatic ensembles of Dolce & Gabbana were certainly star spangled, with a repeating theme of tall socks worn with shiny textured flat shoes. To the naked ear, it may sound as if the whole socks with shoes attempt would ultimately fail at being appealing, despite how talented the designer may be. I may have thought the same, had I not seen this image… (Which, by the way, was taken as David Bowie‘s ‘Modern Love‘ provided the musical score! LOVE David Bowie!)

Dolce & Gabbana

The motorcycle jacket. This item has been at the very top of my wishlist since Fashion Week in New York 2010, where I fell head over heels for the Chanel motorcycle boots and black leather jacket. If I close my eyes, I can see those two toned boots paired with the slim fitting biker-chic jacket ever so clearly. While I adore Chanel, and who wouldn’t… my wallet isn’t exactly a fan. This is why the following release via the Vogue Blog made my day extra delightful!

The biker jacket is a classic, and at the Karen Millen press day today we found the perfect one for autumn. A great shape in hard-wearing leather (affordable too), it will hit the stores in September.12 May, 2011

Paris Fashion Week – Chanel Fall Winter 2011 

Chanel Fall Winter 2011

This Fashion Re-Cap wouldn’t be complete if the fantastic creations of Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011 clothing and accessory designs were not mentioned. Quickly becoming my favorite Designer, Plein had exclusively designed furniture prior to 2004, when he embarked on his first street-fashion venture.

Fun Fact? In 2009, Mattel worked with Philipp Plein to design a special limited-edition Barbie doll to commemorate  50 years of the Barbie enterprise.  Philipp Plein-Barbie was presented to the public on February 4, 2009 at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg.


Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011

Philipp Plain BIKER JACKET "MOULIN ROUGE"

Philipp Plein NECKLACE "ENCHANTED"

There are so many strong and opposing perspectives when viewing the world of fashion, almost as if personal opinions are heightened in particularity and detailed attention. I’m sure it has something to do with how personal many fashion enthusiasts consider their relationships with clothing to be. That sounds absurd, perhaps, but it actually is a rational and logical observation.

Everyone makes a decision when presented with 31 flavors of ice cream, out of which they must choose only one. Right? Some of us like cookie dough in our ice cream, peanut butter (righteous!), chocolate chips, even cherries and marshmallows show up in the most popular flavors. However, no matter how similar two people may be to one another, they will most often choose different flavors of ice cream.

I’m always the girl that gets vanilla ice cream, and while sometimes the sweet surprises in other flavors look scrumdidly-umptious, I always remain content with my classic choice. Am I right for always choosing vanilla? Can someone be held at fault for a personal preference? Is that a trick question?

With fashion,our personal preferences are ignited with a creative passion that far exceeds ice cream. We become protective of our perceptions, our preferences, as if there is one right answer, when there truly is no correct or incorrect where opinions are concerned. While I may rave about the incredible fashions of Philipp Plein, being nothing less than impressed by every ensemble showcased, I’m sure that a plethora of completely opposing opinions wouldn’t be hard to find.

That said, allow me to finally make the disclaimer I’ve been building up to…

The thoughts and opinions expressed within the Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog come from a personal point of view, and do not represent Raymond Lee Jewelers or any of the Jewelry and Fashion Designers mentioned.

How to spot a fake Louis Vuitton bag

Louis Vuitton Handbag

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Louis Vuitton has been manufacturing luxury handbags, accessories, clothing, and luggage for over 150 years.  As these luxury items have become increasingly popular, the market has also become flooded with replicas.  There are many key details to pay attention to when purchasing Louis Vuitton handbag to ensure authenticity.  The first clue, which may seem obvious,  is to make certain that Louis Vuitton actually manufactured the style you are looking at.  Certain models of Louis Vuitton handbag were only made in specific colors or sizes. Look out for this! A second thing to pay attention to is the scent.  A replica Louis Vuitton handbag has a much stronger leather smell than an  authentic Louis Vuitton handbag. The only way to understand the way to recognize  an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag by the scent is to purchase a real Louis Vuitton handbag and smell it.  Another thing to look for is the way the monogram is placed on a Louis Vuitton handbag.  The monogram should be symmetrical. The stitching on all Louis Vuitton handbag should be perfectly even. Louis Vuitton handbag command such a high price for a reason.  Most Louis Vuitton handbag are consistent with regards to their stitching. A popular example of this is shown in the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag where the handles meet the bag, there are five stitches going across the top.  Many people also assume that the presence of a date code guarantees authenticity. This is not always the case, however.  If the specific Louis Vuitton handbag that you are looking at should have a date code but does not, this could be a sign that it is counterfeit.  Certain models of Louis Vuitton bags did not have date codes if they were manufactured during certain years. Also pay attention to the location of the date code, an example would be that most Louis Vuitton speedy bags would have the same date code location, however the location of date codes sometimes differs between years.  Louis Vuitton began using date codes in the early 1980s, and they are usually very hard to spot, as they are sometimes hidden in the corners of pockets or in seams.  The leather used in authentic Louis Vuitton bags is not treated, and darkens to a honey color with use.  This is just a small sampling of key things to look for when trying to spot a fake Louis Vuitton handbag.

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Servicing for your Rolex

Rolex Yachtmaster
Image via Wikipedia

Every Rolex is produced as closely as possible to perfect, but like a finely-tuned automobile, it may require periodic servicing. Most people don’t get their watches serviced until the watch breaks or experiences a problem. This approach can be quite costly, which is why it’s wise to periodically service your watch.

The number one cause of watch malfunctions is neglect. Lubricants often coagulate and cause friction within the movement’s gears. Overtime, this friction can cause wear to the parts and damage to the movement. Many of these parts inside watch cases are tiny, which is why they function within tolerances measured in thousandths of a millimeter!

Sometimes it is difficult to wear your watch everyday, for whatever reason. Consequently, it’s a good idea to wind your watch at least once per week. The reserve power should keep the watching running for at least 40 hours, so the more often you wind it the better (if you don’t think you’ll remember to wind your watch once per week, some companies sell automatic watch winders for a price range between $200-$500).

Rolex recommends the watch to be cleaned and oiled every five years. In some cases, a complete overhual (refurbishment) is needed. The process undergoes several steps:

1) visual identification inspection
2) vision diagnosis inspection
3) timekeeping diagnosis
4) servicing
5) clean and polish
6) pressure-proof test
7) timekeeping test
8) final pressure-proof test
9) final quality control

If you’re looking for a servicing for your Rolex or an overhual, contact Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton, Florida.

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