How much is a luxury bag really worth?  The true difference between 30$, 300$ and 3000£ handbag

What is the difference in quality between a $30, a 300$ and a $3000 handbag? Is the 3000$ one 100 times more expensive to make then the 30$ one? And which one represents the best value for money? This time we want to share one of the best kept secrets of the luxury industry, for you to be able to know the real value for money of the handbag you are buying.

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Handbag fashion trends: the Venetian way

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:22

Handbag fashion trends: the Venetian way

If you're going to buy a designer handbag, it's understandable to want to invest in something classic.  But all too often, you replace your worn-down, go-to black tote with, surprise, another black bag.  This is why here in Venice we wanted to do something pretty special: to transform something very seasonal like a fashion trend into a timeless product. How to do that? The recipe is the same we always use when we craft a new product: traditional and authentic techniques, precious materials, modern design.

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Do not look at the glass, of you will fall in love with it and you will never be able to let it go

Today’s story is still about Italian artisans and amazing design, but this time nothing to deal with leather or handbags. We already talked about glass a couple of month ago, but, as Fulvio Bianconi (one of the artist that collaborates with the Murano glass maker Venini during the fifties) once said: “do not look at the glass, of you will fall in love with it and you will never be able to let it go”.

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A Modern Time guide to shopping in Venice

Thursday, 26 January 2017 11:01

A Modern Time guide to shopping in Venice

Venice is a bit stuck in his past when we talk about shops, and shopping in Venice can be quite frustrating if you are not after opulent baroque velvets or the ubiquity of mask shops.

You are looking for an international fashion brands (you can find everywhere else in the world), or a traditional murrina and carnival masks? You are packed with choices.

But if you are after something more then that, it is going to be hard.

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HOW TO RECOGNISE A QUALITY HANDBAG: LIDO’S ULTIMATE GUIDE ON REAL LUXURY

We often hear people complaining about scratches or marks on a beautiful Italian designer bag made with precious but delicate lambskin, saying that the quality is not as good as on the cheaper made in China tote they got from a famous American brand.... The point is: beautiful and luxurious leather need to be treated with respect! And if you understand this, a luxury full grain leather can last for life it treated in the right way, while a cheap one will wear very quickly as soon as the top finishing start to crack.

We just created a quick guide for you to know everything you need to recognise a quality bag, how to avoid cheap replicas and to 5 care Tricks to Ensure Your Handbags Will Last for Years. You can find it HERE

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