Nearly all women love handbags and would do anything to acquire a luxury designer handbag. Whether it is Hermes, Chanel or Louis Vuitton, the market is red hot at the moment and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Trendsetter Katie Holmes recently divorced her husband Tom Cruise but still kept her designer gear and continues to show it off.
Luxury handbags are being sold all across the country for thousands of dollars with one Hermes Birkin bag setting a world record when it was auctioned for over $200,000. Companies are taking advantage of this demand and are setting up regular auctions online where the handbags normally go for around $2,000 each.
The waiting list for some of these bags is a driver in the price and the fashion houses know this. If people can get them from auctions then it makes them more accessible but still very exclusive. For more ideas take a look at this site.
Despite their high value, most customers are buying these handbags to actually wear rather than to have them as part of a collection. This is probably a good idea since fashion trends can change and some bags may not hold their value quite as well as others. Most women probably can’t resist the urge to show them off in public anyway.
Article by Eileen Sass who is a fashion expert and columnist who has also written articles at this site and this one.
As you probably know Jessica Simpson had a baby around four months ago, it was heavy publicised to say the least. The paparazzi followed her throughout the pregnancy, determined to deliver the latest gossip to her eager fans. Now the latest question people are asking is when will she lose the baby weight and get back to her former glorious shape.
Jessica admits she didn’t realise that the weight doesn’t just disappear after giving birth. She had been indulging in many treats whilst pregnant for her enjoyment but now she faces a real challenge to get the weight back down. After stuffing herself with foods such as macaroni and cheese it will surely take some time and a lower carb diet to get trim.
The singer has signed an expensive conrtact with Weight Watchers and has been spotted at the gym already though she is taking it easy so far. She doesn’t want to run yet as her “boobs are way too big.” This is a bit different to other celebrities who seem ashamed to look out of shape and as soon as they give birth look great again. Jessica is being a bit more realistic and is a good example for other mums out there.
Article by Amelia Kelton, a mother and columnist who has also written articles about cheap baby stuff here and toddler bike helmets here
The once dominant and worldwide photography firm Kodak hopes to sell most of its consumer and document imaging businesses that made it so famous many years ago. The company is desperately trying to emerge from bankruptcy and needs to raise as much as $700million in order to pay off its creditors.
Kodak hoped that its patent sale would cover the figure however this has not materialised which has led to it sacrificing the consumer part of its business. This will be a sad thing to see but is all too common in the declining consumer printing industry. The emergence of social networks such as Facebook has led to more and more people sharing their photos online rather than utilising firms such as Kodak to print them off.
These sales would mean big changes for Kodak with much less focus on consumer and retail and more attention to commercial printing. Kodak believes the commercial printing industry is strong and by investing more in this area they can emerge from bankruptcy.
Chief Executive Antonio Perez will not reveal the value of the businesses to be sold however it is expected to be a sizeable amount and would almost certainly save the struggling firm from liquidation.
Article by Larry Osburn of www.cheapcolorcopies.org and www.colorlabelprinter.org