A BRIEF HISTORY OF DESIGNER SANDALS

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A Brief Of History Of Designer Sandals

Sandals are an item of clothing that have been around almost as long as civilisation itself, archeological findings have discovered evidence of sandals up to 10,000 years ago, discovered in Oregon, Fort Rock Cave. Primitive in design and construction, they still showed the beginning of the well known sandal design, boasting a woven fabric to hold the toe area in place.

Throughout the spread of the human race over the coming thousands of years, sandal findings were climbing, with that we can observe advancement in design, with additions such as fur lining, animal hide, platformed wedged heels and even jewels added to brighten up an otherwise functional item of footwear.

From these early beginnings, these simple yet effective shoes have left their mark throughout history and across all parts of the globe. One area with a large significance is the ancient Egyptian period, showing strong appeal to the sandal. The Pharaoh Narmer, famed for unifying Egypt and becoming the founder of the First Dynasty, to a lesser extent is famed for his love of sandals.

Wall paintings depicting the Egyptian King show first evidence of the importance of sandals across Egypt. The image of Narmer is shown followed closely by his sandals bearer, ensuring he never has the shoes far away. They would even be left in pride of place upon his throne on his absence. Even the bearer themselves were held in high regard.

Sandals were definitely a sign of a high status amongst the Egyptian people, with only the top of society deemed successful or powerful enough to wear them. As an example, Tutankhamun was buried with no fewer than 42 pairs of his favourite sandals.

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From this high beginning, sandals have had a very fruitful and popular life, spreading across the globe. Countries such as Japan, China and even South America fell in love with the simple sandal. The Greeks were once such a country who placed great stock in these shoes, manufacturing a vast amount of different footwear, including of course many varieties of sandal. Unfortunately there is limited amount of actual physical evidence of Greek footwear. However, the Greeks to their credit created a large amount of artwork to back up their creations, these have luckily survived through the ages.

Of course in time, the Romans famously invaded Greece, overtaking their land and enslaving their people, during this occupation the Roman People began to adopt many of their customs, including the wearing of sandals. It wasn’t long before the allure reached their homeland, eventually even the top echelons of Rome saw the beauty in the footwear.

The Roman’s even coined their own variation of the name, in Latin tongue ‘Sandalium’. During the rise of the Empire, the popularity of the humble sandal rose. Colour for example was used to determine social status of the wearer, red was used exclusively for Emperors. Julius Caesar had a special red and purple design specially reserved for him and his children.

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Despite the popularity of sandals, there was still a status quo to be upheld, one such unwritten rule was that they were preferred to be worn indoors, stepping outside with them would alert others that you were in the depths of poverty. The Romans were some of the early designers of incredibly elaborate designed sandals, a sign of the start of their infamous decadent lifestyle.

Even the Emperor Nero had a fondness for sandals, the Nero who nearly single handedly was responsible for the demise of the Roman Empire with his extravagant spending. The infamous ruler’s lavishness even spread to the sandal design, with stunning silver pairs crafted for himself. His wife’s design was even more elaborate, a poured gold base encrusted with the rarest jewels. Due to Rome’s dominance across Europe, the popularity of sandals spread to all their occupied countries, leaving their mark across multiple lands. However, once Rome fell, and their grip was released from Europe, the sandals phenomenon almost simultaneously began to decline. For much of the following centuries, sandal wearing was almost non-existent in Europe.

sandals_goldTowards the late 1800’s the French designers looked back upon ancient fashions, one such inspiration that caught their interest was of course the forgotten sandal, giving them a much needed lease of life. But it wasn’t till the early 20th century that sandals became popular once again, harking back to their heyday during the Roman Empire.

The revival can be pinpointed down to the cinemas fascination with movies based on Biblical stories. Thousands of sandals were created for the huge numbers of cast members, with the top actresses in particular choosing to wear them off set. This led to fans wanting to follow suit and donning similar footwear. One designer at the forefront of sandal design during this period was Salvatore Ferragamo, who introduced new designs such as the heeled wedge and peekaboo style. With the heeled variety in particular being associated with the popular pin up girls of the time.

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Throughout the course of the 1900’s sandal production steadily increased into the millions, largely in part to the new interest in cheap plastic manufacturing. The 60’s introduced us to what was to be known as the ‘Jesus’ sandal. Simple yet practical with a leather v-strap or toe ring, these were particularly popular with the hippie movement of the day. The following decade, their was a sudden interest in foot health and comfort. This gave rise to the famous Birkenstocks, allowing freedom of movement and much better support than previously possible.

In recent years, sandals have become even more accepted for day to day wear, it’s not uncommon to see fashionistas and off duty catwalk models stepping out in fashionable sandals. A definite turning point was when the simple shoe with the humble beginning graced the pages of that illustrious magazine, Vogue. Since, fashion houses everywhere having been feverishly creating interesting designs each successive season in time for summer.

For more in depth information into the fascinating history of sandals, check out fashion history love to know and all about shoes

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A Comparative Guide to the Designer Shoe Market’s Current Classics

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Designer Handbags That Can Be Monogrammed

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Louis Vuitton and Goyard are some of the designers which started the personalization for luxury handbags. These French brands have been offering these services for quite some time now, which are available on their iconic handbags and travel bags. Other brands have follow suit, including Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Anya Hindmarch, Edie Parker and Longchamp. Adding a personal touch to your handbag makes it more special and one of a kind.

Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram

Louis Vuitton has been offering the Mon Monogram Service for a number of years now. The brand’s iconic Monogram Canvas handbags including Speedy, Neverfull, Keepall and Small Leather Goods are available for this service. You have the option to add three initials and four stripes on your item with 17 colors to choose from. It will take up to 8 weeks to finish a Mon Monogram Bag. A Speedy 30 Mon Monogram is priced at $1,390.00 (USD), while Neverful MM Mon Monogram is priced at $1,720.00 (USD). You may avail of this service at Louis Vuitton website or boutiques.

Louis Vuitton Hot Stamping

The Louis Vuitton Hot Stamping service is complimentary on any Louis Vuitton items that are qualified for this. This service is usually available on luggage tags, small leather goods such as wallets, key tags, agendas and passport covers. You may add up to three letters, with or without dots and choose from 11 colors. The Hot Stamping service is available at Louis Vuitton website and boutiques.

Bottega Veneta Initials

A selection of Bottega Veneta’s Intrecciato handbags, luggage and small leather goods can be customized with your own initials. You can add up to three initials and choose from 8 colors and three sizes – Small, Medium and Large. An Intrecciato Nappa Tote Bag with customization is priced at $2,300.00 (USD). It will take up to 8-12 weeks to finish an order. You may avail of this service.

Fendi 2Jours Personalization

Fendi offers free hot stamping service on the luggage tags of your Fendi 2Jours bag. The colors available are gold or silver. It will only take few minutes and available on selected Fendi boutiques.

Goyard Personalization

Goyard personalization service offers hand-painted customisation on handbags, luggage and small leather goods. Four initials can be added on your Goyard item, with 17 colors to choose from and a variety of motif and stripes available. Goyard will send the item to their painting workshops, they currently only have three, located in San Francisco, USA; Tokyo, Japan; and Carcassone, France. It will take about two to eight weeks, prices vary depending on colors, motif and stripes. Goyard has a widget on their website to see how your bag will look like with customisation.

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Collection includes beautiful pieces like Weekend Bags, Travel Accessories, Small Pouches and other small accessories. You can have these items embossed with your a personal message, initials or doodle with your own handwriting. Check out the Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Collection here.

Edie Parker Bespoke

Edie Parker Bespoke Clutch Bags offers personalization service. You may choose from different clutch styles, The Flavia, The Jean and The Oscar. You can choose from the color of the clutch, text color, hardware, chain and font style. The Flavia Clutch is priced at $1,995.00 (USD), The Jean Clutch is $1,795.00 (USD) and The Oscar Clutch is $2,195.00 (USD). You can customise you Edie Parker Bespoke Clutch on their website.

Longchamp Le Pliage Personalized

Longchamp offers personalization on their very famous Le Pliage Collection which includes Nylon and Leather items. The personalization is available on Longchamp website. You may choose on the colors of the bag, flap and handles, tabs, shoulder strap and lining color. Perforation and embossing are available for Cuir bags, while embroidery and embossing for Nylon Bags. A large personalized Le Pliage Tote Bag is priced at $800.00 (USD).

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Top 10 Designer Mini Pouch Bags

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Pouch bags makes a great everyday accessory. You can carry on its own or place it inside your favorite handbag for organizing your stuff. Here are our top 10 designer pouch bags from brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Celine, Balenciaga, Goyard, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Saint Laurent.

Chanel O-Case Pouch Bag

The Chanel O-Case Pouch is a classic piece from Chanel. It features the brand’s iconic quilting and the CC logo. Perfect to store small items like like lipsticks, coins or keys. Priced at $450.00 (USD) for the regular small O-Case, and $550.00 (USD) for the O-Case with Casino Charms.

Louis Vuitton Lucie Pouch

Made of the elegant Monogram Vernis leather, the Louis Vuitton Lucie Pouch can hold small stuff including a smartphone. It also includes a zipped coin pocket inside. Retails for $720.00 (USD).

Balenciaga Giant Gold Porte Monnaie M

The Balenciaga Giant Gold Porte Monnaie M is a chic small pouch made of soft crafted vintage lambskin. It features the iconic Balenciaga studs and includes a front zip pocket. Available in a variety of colors such as Black, Bleu Obscur, Rose Jaipur and more. Priced at $415.00 (USD).

Celine Solo Clutch Pouch Bag

One of Celine’s popular pouch bags is the Solo Clutch Pouch. It has a sleek and simple design, a zipped top with a small Celine logo in front. It usually comes in two tone colors. Priced at €360.00

Givenchy Antigona Zip Pouch

The Givenchy Antigona Zip Pouch Bag is a rectangular shaped pouch bag with a zipped top and front logo plaque. It is available in leather in different colors, as well as printed versions like Madonna, Rottweiler and Floral. Retails for $520.00 (USD).

Hermes Flat Yachting PM Pouch Bag

The Hermes Flat Yachting PM Pouch Bag is made of canvas with “Hermes Bain” front detail. It comes in variety of colors like Orange, Blue, White and Grey. Priced at $190.00 (USD).

Goyard Senat Pouch Bag

The Goyard Senat Pouch Bag features the brand’s iconic coated canvas with hand-painted chevron print. It has zipped top and comes in four sizes. The MM size in Classic Color is priced at €610.00, Limited Color is priced at €795.00.

Dior Paradise Diorissimo Pouch Bag

The Dior Paradise Diorissimo Pouch Bag presents a chic pouch which features the Dior Paradise signature. It’s perfect to use from day to night. Retails for $600.00 (USD).
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Chanel Multicolor Pouch Bag

This beautiful Chanel Pouch Bag comes in multiple colors. This trendy pouch is truly a statement piece. Priced at $1,200.00 (USD).

Saint Laurent Monogram Matelassé Pouch Bag

The Saint Laurent Monogram Matelassé Pouch Bag features the interlocking metal YSL signature. It includes a removable wrist strap. Retails for $695.00 (USD).

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10 Designer Bags To Invest In For 2016

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There are few things that make fashion-lovers speechless, but there is one exception: a classi chand bag. The new smell, impeccable feel, and timeless shape of iconic designer purses can only be described by somebody who has held one in their own hands. Although these bags are pricey, we can all agree that these purchases should be treated more as investments, rather than expensive gifts; They will never lose their charm, admirable qualities, or value, which means that every woman should have at least one classic handbag in their collection.

Whether you are already the owner of several iconic purses or none, 2016 calls for a blast to the past. This new year, use your spare cash to invest in an iconic designer purse! Not only will you feel good about your investment, but you can also never go wrong with adding a classic element to your wardrobe. From New Year’s resolutions to Valentine’s Day gifts, I’m sure you can think of a reason as to why you need one of these 10 iconic designer purses in 2016!

1) Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag

Chanel is a classic that every woman needs in their handbag arsenal.  This black beauty is the perfect size for work or evening cocktails.

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2) Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

One of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic bags and a staple!

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3. Hermes Kelly Bag

This bag is so beautiful and demands attention.  A favorite of many celebrity stylists for their clients used to elevate their style.

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4. Chloe Drew Bag

Chloe can do no wrong!  This gorgeous bag comes in many colors and polishes off a casual or dressed up look.

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5. Gucci GG Supreme Top Handle Bag

Similar to the Louis Vuitton in shape, this is a classic Gucci selection.

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6. Fendi Baguette

Available in a large variety of colors, this is a great bag for evening cocktails or dinners.

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7. Yves Saint Laurent Roady Bag

A perfect pick if you’re looking for a roomier bag that fits notebooks and iPads.  Great to use for a travel bag as well.

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8. Legend Alexander McQueen

A beautiful, structured and classic black bag for the fashionista with an edge.

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9. Givenchy Antigona Duffel

Another structured iconic bag (also available in grey) that can be worn for almost every occasion.

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10. Lady Dior Bag

Classic bag for a classic lady.

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MEN’S FASHION REPLICA DESIGNER HANDBAGS PARADE

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Package, for men, is silent, sturdy and elegant. It is the common language of men between the hands, but can not say a word, just by virtue of its appearance, it tells the men of status and taste. But this is only appearance, including its connotation of a man, as a man conservative biggest secret — a stack of documents, data or agreement, are preludes wealth and achievements, while among digital products, is His eighteen weapons: the required business work laptop, relaxed entertainment companion MP3, fulfill the dream of digital photography cameras, watch movies anytime, anywhere portable DVD …… No wonder they say, pack, collection of men’s ambition, a collection of men’s eighteen weapons.

Briefcase: simple and noble, the cause of men’s style

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It is usually square, angular, concise and authoritative, but this fall, it has not had a black blindly, but always revealing ironing feeling comfortable in low-key colors. It is sometimes Dunhill, sometimes HUGOBOSS, choice of materials of quality and elegant design, has always been the aristocratic elegance, tough lines are highlighted masculine men, so that each carry a briefcase in his hand man , are carrying the brand style leather men understood an era.

What his bag

Interviews with case: Mr. Wang, 27 years old, software sales representative

Shoot product images, to customer presentations, a meeting recording, handling official business when they go out, at any time, I can work to find the weapon from his briefcase: a thin laptop (performance and stability are worthy of trust) , card-type digital camera (compact body + Powerful), voice recorder (participation in high-level meetings, it is possible to retain live voice as clearly as possible, it will revisit the scene after the memory, there is absolutely no errors), smartphones (phone integration , digital cameras, handheld computers and other functions, Bluetooth headset and wireless LAN connections are easy), lightweight projector (only to customers only when the demo tape)

Leisure package: City passing, still can enjoy the leisure

T stage, men also became the focus of the package, or hang on his shoulders, or sandwiched between the arms tied, however, to implement the life of fashion, but it is derived from the shape of bright city break packages.

In fact, men also somewhat envious of a woman’s small, however, ELLE UK version of the male editor said, even men’s magazine editor, art director of such human fashion, we must muster the courage to put the T stage great feminine air of packet back out, and then defeated in the male companion of mocking sound, back to back traditional big bag. Therefore, the city changed the traditional men’s casual replica handbags accustomed to the package, they or bright patent leather, or to fight skin, or with thick canvas show, a man picked up, casual sense of sudden and devastating, do not have free and easy style. With such a shape beautiful casual replica designer handbags, nature can not do without those you can find at first glance, make your eyebrows digital products.

What his bag

Case interview: Zhang Yifan, 31 years old, freelance design class

A, laptops, for the average person, perhaps more of a tool, but for those who like to move the work of freelancers, like right hand are generally familiar with.

B, Panasonic SV-AS10 multifunction camera, body thickness of only 0.9cm, but can be used as a digital camera, MP3 player, voice recorder to use, you can also shoot movies and owns movie playback and recording, MP3 music players, digital photography and video features, ARCHOS portable mobile hard disk function theater, had extremely touched my heart.

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Outdoor package: sports spirit to show lasting power

Man, not just in the office of the strong, sometimes they like to walk away from the sky and soul of the place are very close, climbing in the wind will cut face pain mountains, rafting in the rushing water, this time, the outdoor package It came into being.

Looks strong, very sporty outdoor package, mostly nylon fabric, straps scalable, and has mesh ventilation structure, when the test packet can remember watching the bear if your body closely together. For some men, the nature of joy, dreams wandering, outdoor package in their hearts, that you can go to distant companion, but also be brought to the distance to go, and –

What his bag

Interviews with case: WW, 28 years old, love to travel every year to go to Tibet.

In the wild, to boredom, of course, we have to rely on my SONYMP3, but lately I like to wear the 3D view mirror to bring a taste of the Sharp notebook 3D image effects, or to use its built-in digital camera, readily captured beautiful views , re-use set of GPRS, Bluetooth, flash three functions patriot wireless communication, at any time online, why should we worry journey alone. Sometimes, his girlfriend let me shoot some beautiful scenery pictures back, this time, so small and civilian Panasonic GS70 play, to shoot down the video to notebook and minor treatment can be sent out by e-mail. Of course, in addition to entertainment, whether climbing or wading, security measures should be done. A sturdy kettle, several detailed maps, a multi-functional sports watch, are in my replica handbags essential items.

Multifunctional package: more features, more men experience success

In the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Frodo can successfully destroy the Ring, gardener and his partner Sam contributed. Who does not want to have such a close relationship partner, without any utilitarian attempt, just when you need him, quietly at your side, trying to help you — it can actually be your practical multifunctional bag + integrated functions powerful digital products.

When the silver doctrine thoroughly conquered the size of digital products, the most calm manner with silver, than shades of black. Black For men, never with an error, for the multi-purpose package, it is able to practical, prudent gas to accommodate men’s sections of digital products.

What his bag

Interview cases: Winson, 33 years old, foreign business people who travel frequently.

I often put in his fake handbag P4 a 12-inch notebook, the notebook has now become smaller stature and more powerful, it can take in mobile broadband hotspots such as airports, hotels, coffee rooms and shopping malls and other wireless Internet access. However, want to see movies on the go, took a portable DVD, wearing only 85g of video-glasses, you can immediately feel the experience of light and shadow. Fifty-two thistle can simulate the surface effect, even those who wear glasses are nothing binding.

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Traditional and digital cameras continue to improve, the birth of wave and wave of photography enthusiasts. The story of a man obsessed with image, another nickname for the color (photo) friends. In their eyes, across the city, facing different landscapes or people, I feel like traveling, like the shuttle in different emotions and atmosphere. To hold such a dream seyou carrier, the homes cheap handbags Who?

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