Liven Up Your iPhone With all New Cases

Time and time again I find myself amazed at the amount of fashionable people that don’t really care what sort of iPhone case they use to protect their beloved tech device. Many of these well dressed and stylish people work in and around the fashion industry. If these individuals take great care to dress well each day, one would think they would also take their iPhones into consideration. After all, if you use your iPhone in public, everyone sees what is on its back. It doesn’t take a lot of though or shopping to find cute iPhone cases; they are everywhere. From dollar stores to high-end luxury boutiques, iPhone everywhere. If you are in the market for a new iPhone case, the trick is to find one you really like.

My favorite designer iPhone cases are found online. They are made by PLIA Designs and it seems everyone else loves them as well because they are often sold out.  The last time I ordered a case from PLIA Designs, I should have ordered more as there is now a wait list a mile long. Their new French pastry collections is off the charts and straight up sick. I’ve never seen such detailed art work as on the back of these cases.  The company calls them ‘pops of art for the iPhone’ and they couldn’t be more correct. I almost exclusively use only PLIA Designs iPhone cases and indeed they feel like I’ve protected my phone in little pops of art. People  always stop me to inquire where my iPhone case came from. Without hesitation I tell them where they can find PLIA Designs’s iPhone cases although I’ve probably added to so many of them being sold out. My collection of PLIA Designs designer iPhone cases keeps growing.

I’ve found that iPhone cases make the perfect gifts.  When I have the time, I log onto PliaDesigns.com and order as many iPhone cases as possible. They already look giftable as they are packaged so well. They are almost too cute to unwrap. I’ve had many friends scream with excitement when they receive one of PLIA Designs designer iPhone cases. They can’t believe how adorable they are. Then they are even more excited when they put the case on the back of their iPhone. No one puts a PLIA Designs iPhone case up to their ear without feeling deliriously happy. It’s come to my attention that my friends now buy these special iPhone cases for gift giving of their own. Not only are they a hit for birthdays, they make the best gifts under the Christmas tree.  They also make great stocking stuffers.

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You definitely need to pay attention to what iPhone case you choose.  Your iPhone is on display for the world to see. Make sure you choose a beautiful iPhone case and not simply a generic one. The bright art work on PLIA’s designer iPhone cases are unrivaled. You won’t find better looking iPhone cases. The iPhone isn’t going anywhere, so you best start accessorizing yours with the best cases possible.

Fashion in the Digital Age

It’s a good time to be in fashion. We are at the cornerstone of fashion and technology becoming united even more so than ever before. There has always been a relationship between technology and fashion, however now the ties are even closer. One of the most obvious fusions of fashion and tech is through online shopping. Ecommerce now makes up trillions of dollars in retail revenues. Recent reports have many department stores lagging in sales. For brick-and-mortar fashion, it’s not necessarily a good time. Famous department stores no longer have foot traffic from years gone by. A decade ago it was hard to find a parking spot at the local shopping center. Now it’s not uncommon to see stores and boutiques empty on Saturday afternoons.

One reason for the demise of shopping centers is because over the years stores didn’t update enough inventory and their physical appearance. It’s a letdown to walk into a famous department store hoping to discover fashionable gems only to be met by dirty carpets and unkept clothing displays. And we all know the horrors of fitting rooms. Fitting rooms are synonymous with dirty public restrooms. It seems difficult for stores to keep public areas clean. It wouldn’t take a lot of resources to make visible changes. For instance stores could dedicate a certain allotment of money to be spent on replacing carpets. They could go region by region in the beginning. Small changes such as the carpets make a huge difference. Not every store needs an entire renovation, but many of them do need cosmetic tweaks and upgrades. Shoppers want to be wooed and surprised. Dowdy stores will not encourage them to open their wallets. Sales associates also need to be trained properly. They need to go out of their way to make sure their counters are cleaned and polished. Associates also need to keep clothing racks tidied and fitting rooms clean with clothing regularly picked up and put away in its proper place. You will notice that many of the sales associates have a better work ethic than their younger charges. It’s not surprising as we live in a time where an old-fashioned worth ethic will be extinct within a few short years. These are several good points for stores at the corporate level to keep in mind as we discuss fashion in the digital age.

In the past few years, ecommerce has really hit its stride. There are fashion sites for every taste and bank account. If you want to buy a $20.00 pair of espadrilles, you can. If you need a $3,000 handbag, one is easily a click away. Designer fashion has never been so readily available as it is now. That is not a bad thing. If you don’t live near a major city or fashion capital, you can still dress as well as any fashionable around the globe. If you have collect designer iPhone cases, you can find them on nearly any high-end fashion site. In this digital age, fashionable designer iPhone cases, such as those from PLIA Designs, are in-demand and selling out fast.

The Best iPhone Cases for Fashion Week

With fashion week upon us, one of the hottest topics will be tech. More specifically, how fashion and tech fit together. Fashionistas from all over the globe will descend upon New York with high expectations. They are seasoned style stars that already have their looks and wardrobes artfully assembled. These are not people who need to be taught fashion for they are the leaders within the industry. Today’s fashionable is highly educated and has developed a style of her/his own over the years that reflects their personality and sense of style. It’s refreshing when not everyone has the same style or way of dressing. New York fashion week never disappoints when it comes to endless style and enviable wardrobes.

It should be of no surprise that fashion and tech are related. The two are often grouped together because there is obvious overlap within the industries.Take Apple’s iPhone for instance. It’s a huge hit the world over and has many adoring fans. The fashion world can’t put down their iPhones. Apple has always been a hit with with the fashion crowd, but the iPhone truly sealed the brand’s worldwide popularity. Many of us grew up using Apple computers. So for those of use that had Apple in our lives from an early age, then the iPhone seemed like a natural progression. However if you were not used to using an Apple computer, the iPhone was an entirely new and beautiful discovery. Other computer brands come across as clunky both in easy of use and design. Nearly every Apple product is thoughtfully designed and sleek the eye and touch. There is a consensus among iPhone users that it is the only smartphone they will ever use. Because technology has advanced so much in the past decade, the fashion world wants to be a part of it as well.

One area of tech and fashion that is flourishing are designer iPhone cases. Everyone wants to wrap their beloved iPhone into the best cases available. New York fashion week will be flooded with only the most luxurious and amazing iPhone cases on the market. These iPhone cases are the perfect intersection of tech and fashion. Every fashionable with an iPhone will not only arrive to NYC with one iPhone case, but several. It’s not unusual for someone to change their iPhone case up to three times a day. Tech wardrobe changes if you will. By far some of the most wildly popular designer iPhone cases on the market are by PLIA Designs. PLIA Designs makes the most original iPhone cases on the market to date.

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What makes these cases stand out from the rest are their custom designs. The designs on the back of each case are first painted by hand on traditional art canvases. When your iPhone is cradled in a PLIA Designs iPhone case, it is an entirely luxurious way to protect your iPhone. In fact, PLIA’s cases remind me of little works of art. The best designer iPhone cases for Fashion week are by PLIA Designs. There is a wait list a mile long, so if you already own one or several, you are the lucky one!

The New Tech Accessory

I’m an accessory addict.  From shoes and jewelry, to designer handbags, I have collections of all of them.  My accessories collections are so vast that I have to rent extra storage space.  Luckily the storage space is near my home so I can stop in and take items when I need them.  I own several handbags made of exotic skins and those are stored in temperature controlled cabinets.  My love affair with accessories began early.  I grew up in a home where fashion was revered.  My great grandfather was one of the top designers in Paris during his day.  The fashion house he founded is now one of the most famous brands in the world.  Open any glossy fashion magazine and you will see slick advertisements for his brand.  Our family still owns a percentage of the brand.  When generations of your family are entrenched in the fashion business, it makes sense that I would be a part of that world as well.  When my mother was little, the seamstresses that worked for my grandfather, made her beautiful one of a kind dresses.  In turn, I wore many of those well preserved frocks when I was little.

From a young age I learned and absorbed what hard work really goes into fashion.  Most people see fashion from a different perspective.  The average consumer thinks fashion entails shopping and picking new outfits and accessories.  What most don’t understand is all of the hard work behind the products you purchase.  With couture, all of the dresses and new designs are handsewn.  If a certain ball gown has a lot of accoutrements such as beading, the product can take weeks to make.  Sewing is a skill that takes time to master.  Not everyone has the patience to learn to become a good seamstress.  Couture will last a lifetime, actually, many lifetimes.  I’m astounded at some of my great-grandfathers couture pieces.  They are as relevant today as they were all of those decades ago.  The brand’s archives also house many accessories.  I love going through the archives for accessory inspiration.

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This summer I’m working in the brand’s accessories department.  I’m a freelance accessories designer and I love working with the label my great-grandfather founded.  Because it’s so large, it’s more than a family business, but that doesn’t stop me from going through the archives any chance I have.  It’s important to understand any labels history of design before moving forward in this modern world.  At the moment I’m creating an edited line of tech cases for them.  We are all glued to our iPhones and it makes perfect sense to create a few beautiful designer iPhone cases.  I’m collaborating with a famous artist who will create illustrations for the backside of the iPhone cases.  I’ve already heard from several fashion editors that they can’t wait to get their hands on my new iPhone cases.  Truthfully, I can’t either.  We live in a modern world and we need up-to-date accessories for the time in which we are living.  Designer iPhone cases are the newest in luxury accessories.

My Love for Beautiful Designer Handbags

In my last memoir I made no secret how much I love clothing and fashion in general.  Fashion has played a huge part in my life over the years.  Both of my parents are fashion designers and as an actor, I’m surrounded by clothing all of the time.  And I’m not going to lie, I’m friends with many famous designers and stylists who are constantly gifting me free clothing.  Over the past year I built a massive walk-in closet.  I have the sort of wardrobe that is envied by many.  I’m not bragging, but simply stating a fact.  I love fashion and I think it should be celebrated.  Fashion is a huge business and a big chunk of the world’s economy.  Many people think it’s silly to be interested in fashion and to me that mentality is crazy.  Fashion is big business and people should take an interest in it.  I see how how hard my parents work and at times it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t.  Sometimes they create amazing clothes and accessories that do not receive any sort of praise from the fashion press.  The fashion world is very competitive.  Designers are all vying for only a few spots in monthly fashion glossies.

Along with fashion, I’m also very partial to designer handbags.  When I’m on location shooting a film, I always make sure to figure out the local shopping.  I love nothing more than visiting local boutiques and even shopping malls.  I’ve found many fashion gems in far flung locales while shooting.  Shopping in a local area also gives you a different perspective.  You get more of an idea about local taste and what people like.  Sometimes a certain style will be popular in one city, but in another city something completely different is trending.  I’ve recently discovered that Salzburg has some amazing shops.  In between shooting, I’ve been stopping into quant little boutiques and discovering some major fashion talent.  I have a soft spot for European designers as do many.  They express their views on style and even the world through their designs and it’s so refreshing to see.  European designers also have an amazing flare with accessories.  Some of their understated sensibilities translate well into handbags and leather goods.  Do you frequent any European cities where you absolutely love to shop?  I’d like to know which ones provide amazing fashion that is different from the rest of the world.

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I have one smallish walk-in closet that is just dedicated to all of my designer handbags.  Many of these beautiful bags were purchased in different cities all over the globe.  Some of my favorites are custom made exclusively for me.  It’s easy to fall in love with handbags.  They are fun to carry and usually pair well with many different outfits.  Next week my handbag closet will be photographed for VOGUE.  I look forward to presenting a few of my favorite luxurious designer handbags to photographers.  I don’t think my love for beautiful handbags will ever wane.  They are truly gems!

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PLIA Designs Steps up Accessories and Handbags

PLIA Designs adds a new satchel to its growing roster of handbags.  That is music to my ears.  I have been a champion of the line of accessories for years.  It is a brand that understands quality and the test of time.  Their handbags last a very long time because they are so well made.  The work that goes into their products and customer service is nearly unrivaled.  Not many retailers include a handwritten thank-you card with their products.  All emails and phone calls are returned within 24-48 hours and everyone I have dealt with at PLIA Designs has always been so pleasant.

In case you do not know, PLIA Designs makes a range of accessories for women.  From designer handbags,purses, satchels and leather goods, to even iPhone cases it is a famous and well loved brand.  Their satchel handbags are beloved by fashionables and women the world over.  PLIA Designs satchels can be seen everywhere.  From St. Moritz in winter to St. Tropez in summer, the satchels are on nearly every socialite and style star.  I love this handbag as well.  I have used mine now for a number of years and I still love carrying it.  It fits everything inside.  I take my laptop with me everywhere and I will only carry it using PLIA Designs satchel.  There is so much room inside this handbag it’s not even funny.  And it even has its own iPad pocket.  Also, it’s not a heavy handbag.  So you can put a lot of things inside and it won’t hurt your arm to carry it all day.  That’s why I also love it for travel.  They have created the perfect everywhere handbag.

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With the success of their courier satchel line, last year they introduced a smaller design.  It looks exactly like their original Reid satchel, but smaller in scale.  This line was hugely successful as well.  Just last week PLIA Designs released a statement that they would be launching an even smaller size of the satchel.  It will be called the ‘Pixie’ and it is the smallest Reid satchel to date.  Now this silhouette will be rounded out with three sizes.  I know their small Reid satchels were a hit and no doubt the new Pixie will be uber popular as well.  It is great to see a brand such as PLIA Designs stepping up their assortment of designer handbags, but not overdoing it.  They have perfectly edited collections.  Also on my radar are their designer iPhone cases.  These are tech cases with amazing pops of color and so beautifully illustrated.  I’ve never seen iPhone cases like these in my life.  And that says a lot since I adore shopping and I’m always popping into the boutiques and department stores.

Pop-Up Popularity

If you are interested in retail, shopping, and the economy then you have recently read about many large stores closing down several of their outlets.  Target opened 19 stores last year, but in 2105 it plans to close 19 stores.  Sears/Kmart corporation plan to close many of their stores as well.  From the sounds of it one would think brick-and-mortar retail is dead.  Indeed, many of these stores are dormant and even a bit dead to consumers.  The teenager Abercombie once appealed to has grown up and moved on.  That consumer now has more sophisticated taste and doesn’t want to shop in a dark store with too loud of music pumping throughout.  Nor do they need to be walking billboards advertising the stores brand name on their sweatshirt or t-shirts.  One of the hardest aspects of retail is maintaining a relationship with the consumer over a span of years and life changes.  It’s not easy to be a brand that clothes a person as a teenager and also when they are in their 20’s and 30’s.  Some stores like J.Crew are adept at this, but it’s rare to find many that take a consumer beyond only a few years.  Many retailers have not kept up with the times.  Not only have they not kept up, they have not learned to adapt to their customers’ needs.  It’s important in retail to have a sense of what your customer wants before they even know.  That’s why Instagram is so popular and important.  Buyers and designers for these large department stores need to keep their finger on the pulse of what is important.  Consumers are glued to their phones and they love the most popular apps.  Instagram is nearly more popular now than Facebook.  Fashionistas are liking and saving products they see on Instagram.  Take designer handbags for instance, if a consumer sees several Instagrammers with many followers showing off the same handbag, they want that handbag, too.  Department stores and larger brands could take a cue from lesser known brands that are utilizing social media to leverage their products.  These stores could open smaller in-shop areas to showcase up and coming designers and get more shoppers into their doors.  These new eyeballs would result in more sales.

With many of these store closings one would think that storefronts will be empty, but in larger cities, that is further from the truth.  Surprisingly, e-commerce is incredibly bullish with offline retail.  E-companies that were once only available online have taken up brick-and-mortar spaces in the past few years.  Rent the Runway and Warby Parker are a few of the e-commerce companies that have jumped offline to better serve their customers.  Birchbox is establishing their own flagship.  Bauble Bar has even debuted a new television commercial.  It’s nearly a trend now for e-commerce companies to take advantage of vacant storefronts.  One term we hear a lot is ‘pop-up shop.’  The term pop-up shop means a small brick-and-mortar temporary physical presence.  We will discuss that more in depth in a bit.  What is important to note is how internet born brands are also eager to hop off line.  They recognize their shopper purchases both on and off the Internet.  Many venture capitalists are going so far as to say that all shopping will only take place online in the near future.  That’s a huge assumption to make.  Look at any grocery store on a weekend or near the holidays; they are packed with shoppers.  I will be as bold to say that there will never be a time when shoppers purchase everything online.  It’s much easier to drive to the store for coffee than to wait for it to be delivered.  There is a convenience with brick and mortar stores that online retailers still cannot match.  In fact, there does not need to be such a competition between online and offline shopping.  It’s ridiculous in a sense that the two need to be pitted against each other.  Instead, there will be a way in the not too distance future where online and offline retail work in tandem with each other.  In fact, they must reinvent a way to work together.  If e-tailers need a physical offline presence, then stores also need an online presence as well.  It won’t necessarily be a war between offline and online.  That wouldn’t make sense at all.  There is no dramatic death of traditional retail.  However, traditional retail must evolve to the needs of consumers today.  CEO’s of traditional retail stores will quickly realize they must make changes and evolve to continue a momentum of shoppers throughout their stores.  These stores will develop a way to appeal to both offline and online shoppers.  We will take a look now concerning online stores and how they are utilization vacant space in the physical world.

Pop-Up Shops

Pop-up shops or pop-up retail have been on the shopping scene for many years.  The term started becoming popular and heard more and more in about 1998-2000.  In short, pop-up shops are opening short-term sales spaces in vacant shops or buildings.  Usually the leases and rents with pop-up shops are for a shorter time period compared to traditional stores that signed longer leases.  In the early days, pop-up shops were seen as sharp, guerilla marketing.  In short, they would occupy space or spaces for a short time and/or until product sells out and then close shop or move on to new part-time storefronts.  Customers loved the idea of a short sell time in a store that would not be occupying its space for a long amount of time.  It was a sudden rush of “I must have this product” and many shoppers felt the need to buy the products at these pop-up shops.  Within a short amount of time pop-up retailing caught on across American and the UK.  Over the past few years it seems those not familiar learned more about pop-up shops, but in reality, they have been around for a while; more than a decade.  For smaller brands and businesses, pop-up shops let them test a market before signing expensive leases.  Some pop-up leases can last just one day.

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Many landlords are taking advantage of the pop-up popularity.  Instead of signing long-term expensive leases, they are fine renting out their space or spaces for a short amount of time to small and large brands.  Often landlords will let brands do whatever they want to the space as long as they turn it back to its original look.  Pop-ups are not only popular with startup brands, even large corporations like Target are taking advantage of short term retail.  To them it looks hip and cool.  On the radar super-trendy shopping districts are most favored for pop-up shops.  It has a cool element that traditional stores do not have.  Many tourists to New York city for instance will research where the pop-up shops are located and put them on a list of shops to visit.  Log on to Instagram and search the term #popup and you will find many temporary stores and shops across the globe.  It truly is an international shopping experience.  With so many consumers glued to their smartphones, pop-up shops are a way for brands to find their customers.  For instance if a music festival like Coachella is happening, startups and larger retailers may offer their goods in a temporary space.  This lets attendees see a brands products in person that they would normally only view on their website.  Online brands especially love to follow their consumer wherever they may be, even if it’s at a concert.

It used to be that established brands could only occupy physical retail space.  And then after they had many stores spread throughout the country, they would establish an online presence.  Now it’s the opposite.  The business model has change so that online only brands are able to secure fast space in the offline world.  You will find brands like Warby Parker taking advantage of temporary spaces to offer goods to their customers in a more touchy feely way.  Customers can try on their frames in person instead of order them and waiting for delivery.  If you live in NYC, it’s a perfect way to experience Warby Parker in person.  Customer aquistion online is actually more expensive than most realize.  Unless someone knows to go directly to your website, how will they find your online brand?  That’s why many of these online only brands hire expensive PR on a monthly retainer.  PR gets the online brand out there in magazines and on some of the most important blogs.  SEO is competitive and its very hard to find trustworthy people to help get your rankings higher on search engines.  Even though retainer fees with good PR companies are expensive, there is often better ROI than worrying about finding customers through search engine optimization.  Pop-up shops help relieve some of the worry of brand exposure and finding new customers.  Think of all of the shoppers who will find your temporary brick-and-mortar digs in NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Fast food trucks also lead the way for this second generation of pop-up shops.  In 2009, the food truck phenom took over the nation.  From New York to New Mexico food trucks were popping up in numbers.  Each day they would move their truck to different parts of a city notifying would be customers via social media.  On sites like Twitter and Facebook the trucks would let fans and followers know where they would be parked and what was on the menu.  Taco trucks especially caught on like wild fire.  Online only brands took notice of the food truck popularity.  They wanted to be in front of a physical audience in a similar way.  We call this era of pop-ups second generation because it’s actually a continued evolution of what became popular nearly 16 years ago.  Although the concept has actually been around for centuries.  Trade and commerce are not new.

On the opposite end of the spectrum larger retail giants such as Target want to be a part of the pop-up action.  They see it as a buzz word if you will and don’t want to miss out.  They foresee that the pop-up craze isn’t fading in the near future.  Large retailers like Target have budgets to go into massive spaces such as vacant warehouses and completely transform them for an experience in shopping.  Before the holidays for instance they may completely renovate the looks of an old sewing factory to lure in shoppers that may not necessarily shop at their main big box store.  Pop-ups also allow more established stores to re-tell their story in a modern way.  Remember, we now live in an area of 140 characters and our attention is held by fast snaps on Instagram without a lot of verbiage.  Attention span is shorter than ever these days and retail is aware that they only have a small space to attract not only customers, but customers who will open their wallets.

In order to have a successful pop-up in this fickle time of retail, you need to clearly state your brand’s story in a short amount of time and make sure the brand mirrors the pop-up space.  For instance if you are selling sparkly hats and headbands, don’t lease temporary space in a dark and dreary vacant store.  And if you do, make sure to hire good renovators to make the space appeal to your buyers.  Make the sure the location is easy for your customers to find.  Don’t lease space in the part of a city people rarely visit.  Also keep your end goals in mind.  Make sure you keep an eye on ROI.  Pop-up stores will remain popular with brands both big and small.

BIO:  My name is Sophia Bennington and I write about the changing landscape in retail and e-tail.  You can find my work published across several different platforms.  I’m also a fashion blogger and you can see several of the posts I’ve written about PLIA Designs and their range of luxury designer handbags.

What is In Style Now

It’s that time of year to weigh in on what is in style at the moment. In my line of work, I get to know what all of the fashion insiders are swooning over. Fashion insiders are those who stay up-to-the-minute with new collections, the latest trends, special events and exclusive content. They know exactly what is going on in the world of fashion and they are never skip a beat when it comes to dissevering new designers and brands. After all, many of the worlds most famous editors are true fashion insiders. That’s what separates normal editors from the ultra fabulous editors. Ultra fabulous editors love the art of discovery within the fashion world.

I recently met a dear friend for dinner. She happens to be one of the top fashion editors and I love hearing her opinions on fashion and what is in style. Not only is her editing great, but she has amazing personal taste and style as well. She dresses so well and I know many try to copy her clothing and looks. Good taste is not always easy to come by, but she makes it look so effortless. We met at Fat Radish. I know it’s uber trendy, but I actually love the food at this restaurant. The ingredients are so fresh and colorful. The cocktails are perfectly mixed and I love the wine list. Any chance I get, I try to eat here. The fashion crowd likes it as well, so I knew my editor friend would not be disappointed. After we were seated and cocktails ordered, we launched right into what was hot at the moment. She knows how much I love leather goods and accessories so I told her to spill the beans about that topic first.

 

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She was happy to tell me about a new handbag label she’d discovered. Just last week she’d flown to Paris to meet the designers behind the line and to visit their design studio and showroom. At the showroom, she interviewed the duo behind PLIA Designs. As she kept talking she told me PLIA Designs makes some of the most beautiful designer handbags she’d every laid eyes on. I knew it must be a special brand for her to gush like this. She isn’t one to talk on and on as she’s seen nearly everything pertaining to fashion. She said they were the most sought after handbags in the world and that after her article came out, they would be completely sold out. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of PLIA Designs’ designer bags.

My New Autumn Clutches

Summer is nearing to an end and my wardrobe is screaming for new clutches and handbags for autumn. I especially need new clutches. A style and silhouette that is large enough to hold more than a cell phone, but not too big that it looks gigantic and cartoonish. Sometimes overly big clutches can look really awkward. I also prefer leather that is sturdy, but not too stiff. I have noticed many popular clutches have thin leather and when you put something inside it makes the clutch sag and look messy. Maybe a hipster likes lifeless leather, but I do not.

I also wanted clutches with color or at least an interesting print. Something that would go with a variety of outfits even those for work. There are times when I only carry my iPad to work so it would be feasible to use a new clutch on those days. I recently bought q keyboard for my iPad and I find it very easy to write my fashion reviews this way. Of course I’m attached to my laptop, but it’s nice to be able to use just one tech item for word processing and the iPad is so slim.

Several of my fashion editor friends recently bought beautiful clutches from PLIA Designs. This brand makes a range of designer handbags, satchels, purses, carryalls, and leather goods. One friend told me she liked it because it fit her iPad inside. Well after hearing that I knew I immediately must look into the line. I was forwarded PLIA Designs website. I spent a long time viewing all of their collections. What beautiful designer handbags! I loved their esthetic and way with color, function, and design. All of the bags looked useful yet also fashion forward and chic. What more could a fashionista ask for.

I found their clutches. They are called the “Milton” clutches and made up of four designs. Just my luck several of them had a beautiful snake pattern in the most amazing colors. Reading each description I learned the leathers were all lambskin. Oh how much do I love buttery soft lambskin. And it often retains its shape well, too. The silver front clasps were so minimalist and effortlessly chic. And the size and shape was exactly what I was looking for. Square and large, but not too big. It would fit perfectly under my arm.

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I cannot wait for my new PLIA Designs clutches to arrive. I set out to find these exact clutches. They will fit in very well with my autumn wardrobe. Now just to give my credit card a rest so I can later order more handbags from the line.

My Brand New PLIA Designs Designer Handbag

It has been a long time since I acquired a new handbag. Not because I don’t know what styles are popular or I don’t love fashion, but I rarely have time to myself to shop. I am constantly writing fashion reviews or write-ups and articles for major glossies. I am surrounded by fashion. Some of the best of fashion and design in the world. Since I was a child, I have had a deep love and appreciation for fashion. But I rarely get a lot of free time to go shopping and when I do have some down time the last thing on earth I want to do is spend it in a boring department store. However, I needed a new handbag to carry me through autumn and winter. It had to be large and roomy inside to carry all of my necessities. And it also needed to be fashion forward and stylish. And as many of you know, I dread logos so of course my new handbag had to be logo-free.

I don’t mind spending money on a designer bag because I know the quality and material is outstanding. But I also have a limit to what I will spend. My handbags travel the world with me and that inevitably leads to wear and tear. Whether they are in front of me under a seat on a plane or next to my chair on the floor at a fashion show, my handbags are put through a lot. Any new handbag I chose needed to be durable and able to keep up with the demands of my job as a busy fashion editor. And it had to be able to hold my beloved laptop and iPad. I have to write a lot and I use both of those to type my reviews on a daily basis.

Designer Handbags

I’d read about PLIA Designs. They are a line of designer handbags, satchels, carryalls, and leather goods. One of their bestsellers is called the Reid courier satchel. I logged onto their beautiful website and ordered the satchel in Posey Street. It is a pretty green nylon twill with sleep bleack leather. It was the perfect color combination. The bottom is full leather. And the price was amazingly affordable. I couldn’t wait for my new PLIA Designs designer bag to arrive. Six days later, UPS delivered my new bag to my office. When taking my new handbag out of its sleeper bag, I could immediately smell its delicious leather. The craftsmanship up close was absolutely amazing. The interior was stunning. It contained an iPad pocket, two smartphone pockets, and even a leather credit card and ID holder. My laptop would definitely fit comfortably inside. I absolutely love my brand new PLIA Designs designer handbag. It is phenomenal. I will be telling all of my fashion friends about this amazing line.