How to pick the perfect gifts!

Picking a good gift is not always an easy task. It is more a complicated procedure possibly. Follow these steps to help you do it these days.

A) List all the persons you will buy them a gift

Making a list of them and assigning a budget on each person will clear up a few things. After you have your list ready, choose the whole budget you are willing to spend and then split it as you believe is appropriate. Your relation to each other and even their previous gifts will help you make up your decision. It would be awkward if someone handed you a nice necklace and earrings set and you gave them a box of chocolates.

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B) Write down a few ideas for each person

Before you get up and hit the market, make sure you have made some thoughts about what would be appropriate for each person to buy as gift. This action will save you so much time when you are out there looking for gifts. It will help you even during making a selection for another person to have anyone in your mind at any time.

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For him a purse?

 

For her tote backpack?

For her tote backpack?

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For any of them a tablet case?

 

C) Evaluate the store you are going to visit before you enter

It is really very possible to reject a store from their display! If you cannot find anything interesting when you look at it, it is possible to waste your time if get in and search more. Turn around and look for another store around. This one is not for you!

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For her?

 

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For him?

D) Think for suitable gifts or supplied with the ability to change it

Think of every item you choose to be suitable to the person you choose it for. Picture of it for a minute. The person holding or using your gift. But even if you do the best job there you always may be wrong because that person may also possesses  a similar object. What is the solution on that? Ask from the store to provide you the ability to change the gift for a few days if needed!

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Or choose a custom product to be completely unique!

E) Decorate!

First impression is very important and a fancy or just adequate decoration and/or wrapping will pre-possesses positively for what is there for him/her! So make it look nice! And you are all set to make a successfull gift!

Visit our e-shop and ask for a gift wrapping and even delivery in a certain day! You can even e-mail us to ask for a completely custom product! Enjoy holidays!

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History of Bag!

What we love is to create the best handmade stuff we can, in order to make our lives more beautiful. A category of our creation is bags! So here we are. We wondered when did all this with bags started and we would like to share the answer with you. So here it is! The History of Bag!

1500 – 1800 A.D.: Hanging Bags and Purses

History of Bags!From the earliest stages of civilization, bags and purses were practical everyday articles used by men as well as women. They were necessary for carrying money and other personal items, since clothes hadn’t yet been fitted out with pockets. We know what they looked like from paintings, prints and tapestries and the few historical handbags preserved in museums. Such antique bags are rare because they were mostly made out of perishable materials.
Bags and purses came in a variety of designs for a number of purposes, such as bags with clasps, leather pouches and purses with long drawstrings. With the exception of some rare shoulder bags, these were all worn attached to the belt or girdle. The introduction of pockets towards the end of the 16th century meant that the men’s bags slowly disappeared in the course of the 17th century. From then on, bags belonged almost exclusively to the women’s domain.
From the 16th century onwards, women often wore their purses on a chatelaine; a hook with chains to which small utensils could be attached, such as keys, knife cases, scissors and sewing tools. Since chatelaines were often crafted from precious metals they were also considered as jewellery and status symbols. The design and accessories of the chatelaine evolved in the course of the centuries, but it wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century that the handbag finally replaced it.
In the 17th and 18th centuries and most of the 19th century, women’s clothing was so voluminous that one or two bags or “pockets” could easily be hidden underneath the skirt. Such pockets were usually worn in pairs: one hanging from each hip – hence the name thigh pockets. Thigh pockets remained en vogue for most of the 19th century.

1800 – 1900 A.D.: A New Era, New Bags

History of Bags!When the Roman city of Pompeii was discovered in the 18th century, all things ancient Greek and Roman became immensely popular. This movement, Classicism, also had a profound impact on women’s fashion: dresses became straight and the waistline moved upwards. Underneath these delicate dresses was no room for thigh bags. Their content moved into the reticule, the first true handbag, carried on a chord or chain. Such bags were in fashion until the first decades of the 19th century. Reticules were handmade from all kinds of fabrics, often by the women who used them.
During the 19th century, the age of the Industrial Revolution, many new manufacturing methods and techniques were invented. New materials such as papier-mâché, iron and polished steel emerged and were used for the production of bags which resulted in new models and designs. New bags were developed for the modern traveller, who could then journey more easily by boat and railway. Hand luggage for railway travel were the precursors of today’s handbags; carrier bags which were practical for travel, but could also be used when shopping or visiting.

1900 A.D. – Present: The Handbag

History of Bags!In the 20th century, art and fashion movements came and went in rapid succession and the handbag evolved alongside. However, women’s emancipation was the most influential factor in the shaping of the handbag. More and more women were employed and as they became more mobile, their handbags had to meet a growing variety of practical needs. This resulted in all sorts of bags for specific purposes such as leather document cases for going to the office, practical leather and plastic daytime bags for walking and visiting, elegant, sparkling bags and minaudières (metal clutches) for evening use.
Branding became increasingly important during the 20th century and the great handbag designers emerged. Designers known all over the world for their exclusive handbags and leatherware include Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada. For fashion designers such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Donna Karan and Dolce & Gabbana, the handbag has become an important accessory. In contrast with the past centuries, in which design could remain unchanged for many decades, the handbag has now developed into a fashion accessory, changing with every season.

Info Source: http://tassenmuseum.nl

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Materials we use and their special characteristics

Magic of materials leads our inspiration and finally our creations. We decided to share with you all of them, their quality, their durability, their texture and many more.

Felt:

Felt is a material of our choice. It is made from sheep’s wool! And guess… it is 100% handmade! The style in which it is produced is ancient and has its roots in eastern China. No tools needed only bare hands, wool and water. Felt can be met in Greek tradition also, but not within the last century. In recent years, however, through the development of handicrafts, it has revived dynamically, since its characteristics such as high strength, cozy feel while touching and the fact it doesn’t crease give it big points for its use in many creations. You can see some of our own below.

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Leather:

What to say first for this excellent material? There are many types of leather. We will not expand on individual features in every single one of them. We love to use genuine leather details in many of our creations, because it gives a feeling of genuine quality and luxury that suits all hours of the day.

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Cork:

Undoubtedly, one of our most favorite materials is cork. It looks like wood and it really is a kind of. It has a special treatment that gives it really ideal characteristics. Exceptional smooth, soft and cozy feeling, incredible strength to be used even in manufacturing straps and impressive flexibility. Of course it does not crease, just like felt and perfectly complements the fabric in places where you need to enter a spotless or even a waterproof material!!!

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