Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 6.24.38 PMJust as we were going to look for a new spring bag, I received an email How to Spot a Fake:  Tips from Portero’s Elizabeth Bernstein.   So I went to the site, which sells vintage bags, and  had a blast shopping.  Their site and makes it  easy to shop for you your heart’s desire by plugging in a price and a style, and then see what treasures appear.   We were shopping for an everyday tote and found quite a few that fit our Spring Bag criteria of a lighter palette, excellent construction, and large enough to hold your everyday needs.  Admittedly, the size of our essentials, especially tech items are shrinking, but it is handy to have a bag that is roomy enough to carry your everyday needs – wallet, make up, glasses & sunglasses, phone, tablet, water, etc and  not to feel too tight.  While it may not be for everyone, vintage shopping is certainly on the rise and gives provides a quality product at a good value.  But whatever you do, DON’T BUY FAKES.


Bags Under $500

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Louis Vuitton Reade Pm Beige Vernis Leather Hand Bag $495    /   YSL Brown Leather Shoulder Handbag $325    /    Devi Kroell Brown Straw Woven Tote Bag $351   /     Chanel Tan Lambskin Chocolate Bar Barrel Bag $499


Bags $500 to $1000

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Bottega Veneta Brown Woven Leather Butterfly Tote Bag $860   /    Prada Camel Leather Doctor Satchel Bag $599   /   Chloe Elgie Satchel Bag $665   /    Yves Saint Laurent Ivory Chevre Rive Gauche Bag $825


Bags $1000 to $2000

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Prada Papaya Saffiano Lux Tote Bag $1549   /    Louis Vuitton Beige Verone Suhali L’Majestueux Bag $1750    /   Hermes Beige Canvas x Leather Garden Party MM Hand Bag $1590   /    Jimmy Choo Pink Python Ramona Bag $1895


Bags $2000 to $2500

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 Chanel Quilted Caviar Taupe Small Shopper Handbag $2175   /    Fendi Light Brown Velvet Peekaboo Handbag $2295   /    Chanel Nude Peach Calfskin Bucket Bag $2395   /   Tan Pebble Leather Nano Luggage Tote Bag $2199


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Watch tips from Portero’s Elizabeth Bernstein

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