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Stylish Sustainability: Solo New York Launches Re:cycled Collection

Leader in Stylish Everyday Bags Spins Recycled Plastic Bottles into Sleek New Collection; Partners with National Forest Foundation to Replant Forests

Solo New York, a leading, urban-inspired designer of backpacks, totes, duffels, briefs, and sleeves, announced the launch of the exciting new Re:cycled Collection of bags, which debuted at CES 2020.

Each bag in the new Re:cycled Collection repurposes plastic from three to eight plastic bottles, depending on bag size. With the first Re:cycled Collection product run alone, nearly 90,000 plastic bottles will be recycled, keeping them from ending up in landfills.

Taking the initiative a step further, Solo has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to help restore U.S. forests. With every bag sold from the Re:cycled Collection, Solo is planting a tree to help regrow U.S. National forests. The company has also added a pledge page to its website, and an additional tree will be planted for anyone who takes the Solo Green Pledge.

“With the new Re:cycled Collection, we set out to make stylish bags that also do good for the environment. And our designers really sweated the details to make this collection accessible to anyone and everyone who wants to make a difference,” said Serkan Anders, Vice President of Marketing, Solo New York. “To go even further, we’ve since revamped all of our packaging and hang tags which are now also made from recycled materials, and our hang tags are biodegradable. We had to figure out which finishes are biodegradable, and train our suppliers to source those finishes as well as the recycled plastic. It was a challenging yet very rewarding process, and many of our learnings will carry over to other Solo New York products.”

 Solo’s Re:cycled Collection will soon be available at major North American retailers and online, further demonstrating that retail partners and consumers are looking for stylish products made with care for the environment. The Re:cycled Collection launches with the Re:vive Mini Backpack (MSRP $24.99), the Re:store Tote (MSRP $54.99) and the Re:move Duffel (MSRP $64.99), and the collection will be expanded with new bags in the Spring of 2020. The full Re:cycled Collection will be on display at CES 2020, including bags not yet in production.

Learn more about Solo New York’s new Re:cycled Collection: https://solo-ny.com/pages/recycled-collection

Solo New York’s headquarters building is 100% solar powered, the company has a strict policy of no single-use plastic bottles, and all Solo New York products are shipped in recycled corrugated cardboard boxes.

“Sustainability and our net green impact are part of our brand DNA, and we’re dedicated to moving forward and adding new, more environmentally friendly programs and initiatives every year,” added Anders.

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE, Vince's Village Cobbler, NYC, LA, shoe repair, custom sneakers, handbags

VINCE’S VILLAGE COBBLER

Experts in Leather × Luxury Accessory Care

Established in 2009, Vince’s Village Cobbler is a modernized shoe, handbag and accessory maintenance provider.

They are a team of skilled artisans which are experts in handling high-end personal products.

They service a wide range of goods from shoes to handbags as well as many other small accessories (i.e. wallets).

Experience first-hand their sophisticated methods and outstanding customer service. Their meticulous approach to detail is what sets them apart from the rest.

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Dying & Painting
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BAGS, BELTS × MORE

Handle & Strap Repair/Replacement
Rivet, Gromet, & Snap Replacement
Zipper Repair/Replacement
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Vaughn Lowery, handbags, 360 MAGAZINE, nyc

Facts About Fake Louis Vuitton Bags

A lot has been said about fake Louis Vuittons on the internet. Although many would argue that buying knockoffs rips the big and well-established designers’ companies their due, not everyone buys their idea though. Everyone out there is sharing their thoughts and experiences with faux Louis Vuitton. Why don’t we share ours also? After all, everyone has something they could share about fashion, looks and the attires they prefer.

It’s the 21st-century girls, we all want to have a say in whatever interests us. How funny is it that people always wonder if they can afford the so-called fashion world Luxuries? People out here are faking it until they make it, others still, going legit and spending wholesome amounts of cash for mere authenticity. You know what? As long as we all rock with what suits our interests and meets our needs, no one cares about the Louis Vuitton fake merchandise or authenticity of what we have on us.

Many women often find themselves in a trance of either going with the brand or to just settle with quality. For sure, many startups in this competitive and crowded fashion industry find it hard to play in the big leagues as the Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Channel, Gucci, Tommy, and other globally admired Designers’. The truth of the matter is, even those small startups make just as competitive products as the top dogs in this market only that they lack big brands.

Quality is one thing to consider, a name is another thing to dwell on. Furthermore, no one wants to drain their credit cards for goods they would otherwise spend less for and more so for the same quality. Just so you don’t find me biased my lovely girls, I’ll share with you, what most people want to know about faux Louis Vuitton productss. Especially about the handbags ladies!

Being a fashion fanatic, I will admit to having bought knockoffs and also genuine labels too. This gives me a first-hand experience in both worlds. A pair of beige Kalu accompanied by a Louis Vuitton purse plus a pair of some worthy karats necklace around your neck is always better than just a new Gucci clutch bag with some old outdated jewelry.

On the other hand, an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag is always luxurious and prestigious than some two Balenciaga and Tommy mirror image replicas. Standards need to be set right also! A statement has to be made from the toe to the hat darlings. So as we pick our poisons, we should do so diligently.

Does Luxury and trending fashions need to be expensive always? Well, diving in on the subject matter, let’s discuss some of the pros and cons of purchasing fake Louis Vuitton.

Pros Of Fake Louis Vuitton

They say every cloud has a silver writing, so do the replicas also. Just because the big Designers’ outlets discourage buying knockoffs, does not mean that we, as the Fashion fanatics can’t enjoy an elegant, luxurious and glamorous appearance for just less than those overpriced designer products in the market as well. Kicking us off on the pros of purchasing replica handbags, personally over the years I have felt that;

Affordability

A majority of ladies out here want to rock on everything they put on. From the dress, they pick, to the shoes on their rack, the necklace, belt, and any other coveted accessories a lady would kill for. Buying all these at a go can be quite costly too.

With replicas, our help arrives! At just half the prices of the authentic Saint Laurent, we can have 1:1 mirrored replica of the handbag. Matching the quality, design, and the make, even better it could be customized to my satisfaction, at the same time-saving cash for other items and maybe even now an authentic Stella McCartney blouse plus Tiffany & Co jewelry. That luxurious coveted look that was for a select group of ladies with a lot of money to blow only now becomes available for us all to enjoy with them also.

Compliments, Status & Standards

We all agree that it feels good when people compliment us for the outfit we choose to put on. Walking with your friends from the mall and flushing out your Replica Gucci handbag, earns you the same respect and status given to the celebrities rocking on them labels on social Medias too.

I don’t why, but there is that a little boost of ego and self-esteem when everyone’s all over your purse admiring the make and design. Often very few people can discern between a genuine Designer product and its mirrored replica. Especially if you, by yourself, already knows how the authentic ones are.

The association of owning a very highly-priced designer item in the market gives us the satisfaction of prestige, status and raising our standards a bit. Of course, if we know how to get the knock off item, we also know the ins and outs of the authentic one and would maybe purchase them if possible.

Branding the big Designer Labels

Come to think of it, the big designers’ labels are beneficiaries of the knock offs too. This is why. From the book “The Knockoff Economy” by Kal Raustiala & Christopher Springman, the authors argue that a knockoff item boosts the brands and even sells the Designers’ products in the market.  They further argue that replicas help in brand awareness of authentic accessories. 

Playing the role of a “Trial Run” the knock offs eventually pave way for the authentic items. They further statistically estimate that about 40% of those who purchase knock offs as their trial runs eventually go for the real deal depending on the compliments and opinions they get while having the replicas. Think of it as the knock offs in the long run just advertises the genuine Designers’ handbags.

As others would still argue that purchasing knockoff Louis Vuitton takes away business from the big brands, on the contrary, this does not affect their target customers at all. As the majority of people who purchase knockoffs comfortably, the thought of spending more just for the brand has never crossed them. In the end, these ladies just end up marketing the real products for the label companies.

Supporting local skills, talents and Small startups

Fashion and design always go hand in hand girls. They are inseparable. Just because an upcoming designer lacks a well-established platform like the Gucci, Vuitton, Polo, Chanel, Balenciaga does not mean that they lack the skillset and craftsmanship applied by the big labels out here.

Given a chance, am sure that most of these upcoming designers would even give stiffer competition in the market place than already is. However, as everyone runs for those top dollar labels, the promising and creative startups are left unnoticed.

This raw talent and skillset can better still be supported by purchasing their 1:1 mirrored replicas of the authentic top dollar designer bags. There is no greater fulfillment in life than the feeling of helping someone find their way in a competitive and crowded fashion world out there.

Co-Designing your Handbags

One particular thing I love with replicas is that I get to co-design the bag I specifically order from the replica stores. I always get to approve the replica design sent to me before they manufacture and ship my order. The most amazing part is that all my bags always arrive in the way I desired them to be. This is a priceless adventure darlings. Indeed the replica market is a god sent haven for us. 

Making a statement from what you wear doesn’t have to cost you a fortune anymore. All these quality and branding businesses out here got us covered and still saves our credit cards. Quality, durability, top grade leather and excellent replication are all served, but not from a silver platter anymore.

Cons Of Louis Vuitton Fake Merchandises

With all the pros on faux Louis Vuitton, I doubt if you can be able to draw the line on the cons. But since most of you ladies have had some disappointment along the way before meeting your perfect Replica store, I doubt if we can miss a few. Well maybe from the usual stereotypes we could say;

Poor Quality and Craftsmanship

When I first decided to get a replica Louis Vuitton clutch bag for an event I was to attend. I hassled to get the best quality. In this crowded fashion world market, most replicas I must admit they never meet the standards. But of course, these are for the people who don’t want to put in the extra effort and impress their customers.

Some replicas out there are poorly done for sure. From stitching to the quality of the leather used. At times with the wrong store, you will also get the wrong products and eventually an unworthy experience at the end. You need to know about the authentic Saint Laurent first before going for its replica for quality assurance girls.

Shipment Process

It can be disappointing to wait for your Louis Vuitton handbag up to the last minute only for you to be disappointed by the delayed arrival. This could be somewhat annoying. I know. 

The tricks I’ve used over the years is to always order my bags in due time. Most of my friends have had to attend an invites only event on borrowed purses and accessories just because their order never arrived on time. With the best Replica stores, the threshold time has been taken to ensure quality and your satisfaction has been met. If this has never happened to you, the frustration is devastating. Believe me.

Mode of Payment

Well, most of the online stores accept payments through PayPal. Most of the online transactions are done via PayPal. It’s somehow convenient, right?

The disappointing part is, PayPal payment policy is restricted to authentic top labels products only. With Replicas, the mode of payment has only ended up being done with Western Union. PayPal’s replica business policy limits this payment option nonetheless.

Wear and Tear

As Louis Vuitton replicas are not as authentic the legit Chanel or the Balenciaga Designers, they are prone to wear more first than the real ones. What stays forever anyway? Nothing does. But, unlike the long-lasting and durable Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent, replicas never a 100% match their durability. 

Ethical Issues Of Buying Fake Louis Vuitton

Some European countries deem the Replica business illegal. To a larger extent, Gucci and Louis Vuitton Fashion houses do crackdowns for their counterfeited accessories. Research suggests;

“In 2010, Louis Vuitton initiated 10,673 raids and 30,171 anti-counterfeiting procedures worldwide, resulting in the seizure of thousands of counterfeit products and the breaking up of criminal networks.”

But some countries including the USA have no issues with replicated goods as long as the consumer is fully aware it is a replica they are purchasing and not being scammed for the real deal.

Well, we as the consumers know what’s best for us for always. We cannot allow these advertisement companies to make us spend a wholesome amount of money while we all know we only want to appear all flashy. We can have both the brand and quality for even less you know. With the right fake Louis Vuitton store, we can have all we’ve ever wanted and at the right price my fellow beloved friends. 

Louis Vuitton Summer 2019 Collection

Louis Vuitton Summer Capsule Collection to Add to your Wardrobe!

Spring may have arrived, but I’m sure you are already thinking about your summer wardrobe and the trendy pieces from Louis Vuitton you can’t wait to add to complete your full look! The latest leather goods offerings from Louis Vuitton are here in the Summer Capsule Collection.

The collection features Vuitton’s iconic bags, the Speedy, Neverfull, Keepall, and more, transformed with kaleidoscopes of contrasting colors. Oversized or miniaturized, the iconic LV motif has been revisited in a sun-kissed graphic style.

The collection celebrates the spirit of travel and is the perfect Summer companion.

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Designer to Watch: Pierre Garroudi

London Fashion Week 5519 saw the arrival of Pierre Garroudi’s Spectacular Fashion Show: a high-octacaine, glamorous, and unique mardi gras of style, creativity, and fun.

On Sunday the 16th of September at 9 PM, The Strand Palace Hotel played host to Garroudi’s riot of colour and exuberance, seeing his vision come to life on the catwalk. Distinctiveness made up the foundation of this show with a diverse cast of models, each dressed and styles uniquely, shunning the industry standard of uniformity.
“Outrageousness is in, get ready and dress up!” is the way designer Pierre Garroudi explained his show made up of 50 looks in total. Key looks from the show included a baby pink, lace, “show girl” outfit, complete with tulle boa, with the model using a children’s doll to cover her modesty, a ringmaster-esque outfit which saw hot-pants teamed with a copped-striped jacket and a show stopping head piece topped with a golden deer to DEMAND attention.

Other notable outfits included a cutesy ‘holiday’ look comprised of a ditsy floral mini-dress with peach sequin detailing matched with an oversized straw sunhat and completed with a pair of sky-high studded stiletto Mary-Janes. Perhaps one of the most eccentric of al the looks was dominated by a hat made from a child’s doll towering on the model’s head. This was matched with a  shoe necklace and belts tied around her ankles, making for a truly eclectric outfit which left Garroudi’s audience curious about his inspiration as well as desperate for an encore of his ‘circus of style.’

Each outfit was styled with one of Garroudi’s famous leather handbags, an accessory the designer is well known and loved for. Pink, blue and gold acted as the main color pallet, but certainly didn’t limit his use of other shades. Hair and make-up only added to the beautiful chaos of Garroudi’s fashion performances taking theatrical make-up to new levels , leaving any sign of minimalism truly outside the doors of the hotel.

Want to get to know the designer?

Now based in London, Pierre Garroudi was founded in New York City 1993. Garroudi is formerly known for mastering the techniques of draping and his attention to fabrication, shape, and detail. His design inspirations derived from futuristic elements experimenting with new shapes and fabric manipulations–appealing to those who are interested in the aesthetics of a futuristic world. With 12 collections, Pierre Garroudi has showcased at fashion weeks in New York, Paris, and London. His international experience enabled him to become more creative and original.