5 Designer Bags that Are Worth Investing

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A fashion ensemble is never complete without stylish accessories. For the ladies out there, it could be an heirloom jewelry, a lovely piece of scarf or hat, or an exquisite pair of shoes that complement the outfit even more. While clothing trends change rather quickly, the same cannot be said for quality accessories. That’s why it’s good to invest in top-quality fashion items that defy changing seasons and fads. There are designer bags, for example, that never go out of style, and even rack up value in an online pawnshop as time passes. If you’re willing and ready to splurge on fashion assets, the following brands and styles of designer bags might just be what your collection needs:   Balenciaga Image Source The Balenciaga label has been around since 1915—making it a classic in its own right. To give the vintage a modern twist, Balenciaga creators use soft and light yet durable leather to make an old, familiar thing look fresh and new. The distinctive leather … [Read more...]

8 Things to Consider Before Buying a Luxury Watch

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Luxury watches can be a good investment! In fact, they are hand crafted for long man hours from precious metal and special jewels. They not only retain their value, but somehow also increase in worth over time especially if kept in pristine condition.They are made to last which can be passed down from generation to generation as magnificent heirlooms. Here are things to consider when buying yourself that fine timepieces! 1) The BRAND speaks for itself. They say the longer a brand has been around, the more likely it is to have a better track record. Now, if you are a first time buyer, a well-established brand watch such as a Rolex or Patek Philippe can be a safe choice, but if you are well-versed with other brands then choose the right brand that best fulfills your needs and requirements. 2) Choose the right SIZE. There’s beauty in every fit, so the proportion on your wrist is key! A watch should fit your wrist nicely. In doing so, you have to take into consideration the Golden … [Read more...]

Why Buying Designer Bags Are Financially Rewarding

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Designer bags are to die for! While some would consider these material things preposterous spending, Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, among others are not just called a luxury for nothing. In fact, their value has increased 500 per cent for the last 35 years (scoffs Hermes Birkin bags). If you want to splurge on material things that could hold value over time, then a designer bag is the way to go. Hence, here are reasons to convince you why buying one is financially rewarding. As the saying goes, “It’s not just a bag! It’s a designer bag!” 1) Because designer bags are of highest quality. Cliche’ as it may sound but designer bags can prove that you get what you pay for. One of the top reasons why designer bags are a wardrobe investment is because these handbags are crafted from the finest quality of materials by extraordinary skilled artisans holding its value. Made with amazing materials and hours of creation, these bags are designed to stand the test of time, like those … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Spot An Authentic Louis Vuitton [With Photos]

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Considered as one of the most iconic luxury handbags in the world boasting of decades-old brand recognition, Louis Vuittons are among the favorites of copycats. Now, for those with an eye for fashion (or luxury handbags in this case), then spotting an authentic LV from a fake one is just a piece of cake. If you want to have your very own ubiquitous logo LV bag, then you have to learn how to differentiate a copycat from an original. There are ways to identify a legit LV purse through leather, stitches, linings, hardware details, monogram pattern, etc. So, to keep you from falling victim to oh-so called class originals, then here are eight ways to spot an authentic Louis Vuitton! (Photos show the details of authentic LV bag) 1) It begins with the dust bag. While vintage LVs (early 1980s) do not have a dust bag, the new LV handbags are accompanied by a dust bag. And of course! They have the Louis Vuitton logo print. Designs and colours vary but most often they are brown or tan in … [Read more...]

Top Preloved Gifts You Can Buy For Your Valentine’s Date

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As materialistic as it sounds, but it's best to say how you feel with a gift! Yes, aside from Christmas and birthdays, another season to shower gifts for your special someone is this love month. Of course, the effort counts and if you are looking for gifts that you want to buy for your Valentine’s date, then try a bit of preloved to give to your loved ones. To guide you, we round up top preloved gifts that would be perfect for a sweet surprise! Check them out below: 1) Preloved jewelry Jewelry is one of the best gifts you can give to someone special. This expensive piece makes it a top choice as it lasts more than a lifetime. So, what’s not to seal your love with a remarkable piece of fine jewelry that makes the moment special. Here are a few of top preloved jewelry that you can find on Marketplace.ph: Ring with Diamond (Price: Php 7,000) White gold diamond rings are such a classic and timeless piece of jewelry that speaks of an eternal promise. If you want to drop your knees … [Read more...]

Hilarious Fashion Look-A-Like: A New European Luxury Bag Is An Old Asian Market Bag

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This year, Balenciaga marched down Paris Fashion week with the launch of their so called “Bazar” bags for the Spring/Summer collection which looks familiar and surprisingly fashionable hilarious! And we know what a Balenciaga is, it’s a world famous brand! Your mom, your aunt, or your friend might keep one neatly hidden in a closet or a nook, like a trophy, only for display and never for use. However, we just don’t understand how such a luxury bag can look like a cheap Asian market bag you’d bring to the palengke! And here’s why we’re gagging: Image source  The prices are outrageously expensive. The price differs in sizes (they come in three) and the common factor about these sizes is that they are outrageously expensive, worth at least a thousand dollars (convert that in Philippine pesos)! To give you an accurate description, here are the reported prices: small version is priced at $1,495, medium at $1,645, and the largest is retailed for $2,525! It’s just … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Spot an Authentic Louis Vuitton [With Photos]

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Designer items are considered guilty pleasures by shoppers—both men and women. One of the most desirable brands that people go crazy about is Louis Vuitton. The brand is well-respected and well-known all over the world for its high-end quality, class, and luxury, which has made it a leader in the industry. However, because the bags are so coveted and expensive, counterfeiters have produced many fake Louis Vuitton items. So, if you’re planning to purchase your first Louis Vuitton product, it’s best to do your own research prior to purchasing, considering that you’re acquiring more than just an object, rather an investment for your hard-earned money. Or if you already have one and want to verify its genuineness, here are some tips on how you can identify if the item is authentic or not. 1. Check the style, design, or model. The first step involves determining the model of the bag, as each has its own set of characteristics in terms of size, material, type of lining, design, … [Read more...]

10 Everyday Items That Could Earn You P30,000 or More

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Did you know that some everyday items you barely notice at home can help you earn much? That’s right. If you’re having troubles keeping up with your finances, you need not look far for extra cash. Know that you have plenty of solutions such as pawning, and most of the best items you can use as collateral are in the four corners of your home. Here’s a list of the everyday items pawned at PawnHero, giving the owner P30,000.00 and more. Canon Camera EOS 550D + Lenses + Flash Appraised Price: P30,000.00 If you’re not using your DSLR anymore, why not pawn it? Since the Canon EOS 550D boasts a lot of features (18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO 100-6400, H:12800, a quick control screen), you’re likely to earn P30,000 for this, or even higher if it comes with a flash and other lenses.   Image Source Lenovo CPU 4004 H1U Appraised Price: P30,000.00 With features such as an Intel CoreTM i3-3220T Dual Core Processor (3M Cache, 2.80 GHz) 35W, Windows 7 Professional Preloaded … [Read more...]

Du30: 30 Small Things to do to Make Change Happen in Your Life

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Unless you're Patrick Star (read as: living under a rock), you know that the everyone has been talking about #ChangeIsComing and #WelcomeChange. Appropriately, and just in time for the second half of the year, it's time to reassess your progress on your New Year's resolutions and finally finish what you've started or create new goals to end 2016 strong. To help you guys get the ball rolling (and a fun play on our new President Duterte's shorthand name), here's a #Du30 List, or 30 small things to do to make change happen in your life: 1. Start a dream board | This is a simple way to get the law of attraction on your side, meaning imagine it as yours and it will be yours. 2. Read short stories or books | Get your mind thinking, and transport it to a different place to get your imagination going. 3. Write or doodle | Sometimes, words cannot express our ideas and feelings; write them or doodle them out and you'll feel a whole lot better, and you'll have a piece of art that … [Read more...]

Kuripot and Proud: Budgeting Tips from Self-Confessed Frugal People

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No one likes a kuripot person. They never seem to want to spend on anything. They always go for what is cheaper and more affordable. Getting kuripot people to say yes to a get-together takes monumental effort. They’re never ones to spring for a treat either. One thing that they, in fact, are is very good at saving money. In fact, they’re the ones who are NEVER worried when pay comes out—because they have enough set aside. If you, on the other hand, are constantly desperately in need of cash, you might learn a thing or two from the kuripots in your crew. We have one or two of those here at PawnHero and we asked them for the budgeting tips that will help you save more. “You’re not THAT hungry.” Admit it. Lunch is often not enough for you. In between, there’s probably a snack or two thrown in with maybe one more when you best friend invites you to the downstairs convenience store. There’s nothing wrong, of course, with a snack here and there. Unless, of course, you want to save … [Read more...]