We’re on a mission to make the holiday season just a little bit easier for you this year. So, because you’ve been so good? We want to give you a heads-up on what’s in store.

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November 28, 2013

Forget about size, silhouette, or season – it’s what dresses the outside of your bag that matters most. As long as it fits into one of these three categories, that is.

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Prints & Patterns
Allover-flower patterns and abstract looks not right for you? Not to worry. Add drama to your handbag routine (without overdoing it) by going with a subtle check.

Bold Colors
No fall wardrobe is complete without some vibrant harvest hues. Opt for a bright orange or energetic red to bring life to the sea of black winter coats.

Black
Always classic, it’s crucial to keep an LBB (little black bag) in your arsenal at all times. A staple black bag also elevates cozy knits, dark-wash jeans, and cashmere alike.

Our Parisian Love Affair: Hermès, Chanel, & Louis Vuitton Boutique opens Friday, November 8, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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November 8, 2013

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Louis Vuitton. Chanel. Dior. Need we go on? When it comes to handbags, these designers are among some of the most sought-after. But if you’re going to drop big bucks to call one yours, ensuring its authenticity is the number-one priority. The experts at LuxeDH go through a series of checks on all their products. Below, they show us exactly what to look for. Study up, and you’ll be a self-made label connoisseur.

Louis Vuitton
The LV monograms should form straight lines and the stitching should be tight and even.

Chanel
If the handbag is from the 1980s or later, there will be a signature hologram sticker or card inside. If it’s vintage, study the fonts, heat stamps, and the alignment of patchwork.

Marc Jacobs
Make sure each bag has a seasoned code and a Riri or MJ zipper.

Christian Dior
All authentic Dior bags come with a white cotton dust bag with grey writing. The serial number will be located on the flipside of the inner sewn-in label.

Gucci
Simple. The GGs should line up symmetrically.

Yves Saint Laurent
You will never find hanging tags on YSL bags. They come with serial numbers embossed on the inside. And the interior label is always evenly aligned.

FENDI
Every FENDI bag comes with a hologram sticker and a serial tag.

Balenciaga
Often the bales (the part that connects the handles to the bag) are one of the keys to authenticating a Balenciaga. The bales should be thick and rounded, not thin or square. The notches in metal studs will be rounded, not square, as well.

Our Louis Vuitton, Chanel, & More: Picks by LuxeDH Boutique opens Monday, July 15, at 11AM.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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July 16, 2013

There’s something about designer duds that make every lover of fashion just a little bit giddy (I’m living proof when strutting down the street with my favorite Furla carryall). And no one knows that better than the pros at Hallandale Beach–based LuxeDH. Purveyors of authentic, pre-loved luxury handbags from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Balenciaga, they told me how they’ve seen it all, from handbag hoarders to handling some of the most coveted pieces in the runway world.

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It’s time to make your own pre-loved designer discoveries. Our Handbags by Louis Vuitton & More: Picks by LuxeDH Boutique opens Saturday, April 13, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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April 13, 2013

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We drool over them. We dream about them. Leather and coated canvas Louis Vuitton accessories are at the top of every fashion-loving woman’s bucket list (guilty). But how do we pick from the bounty of enviable styles? Break it down to the essentials that will fit inside:

The Messenger: With crossbody style and dapper double-strap closure, this bag has room for everything from laptops and folders to tablets and any other gadget you need to get your work done. Man or woman, this is the bag for the coffee-shop warrior.

The Neverfull: True to its name, there is room for almost anything you need to take you from the office to happy hour without missing a beat. That extra pair of heels is no contest for its wide-set interior. This is the bag for the on-the-go socialite.

The Keepall: Boasting plenty of space for a long-weekend wardrobe that includes two boot options (a girl needs variety), consider overpacking – at least the obvious kind – a thing of the past. This is the bag for the no-shoe-left-behind advocate.

The Speedy: There’s something about a bag that can fit your sunglasses (without crushing them) and a copy of your favorite novel without losing its shape that makes a girl weak in the knees. This is the bag for the die-hard romantic.

The Pochette: Small enough to fit daintily under your arm but big enough to safeguard the must-haves (red lipstick. Never. Leave. Without it.), ladylike elegance is this number’s forte. And in trending emerald green? This is the bag for the informed fashionista.

Our Handbags by Louis Vuitton: Picks by Bella Bag Boutique opens Saturday, February 2, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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February 2, 2013