Women predominately use purses to carry their personal belongings around with them as well as a fashion statement. Men do not use purses often because they don’t generally need to carry around many items as women do. For example: women carry their wallets, keys, tampons, make-up kits, perfumes, and many other items that they may or may not need during the day or night. You can buy many different types of purses as well, and the options are almost endless due to the high demand for purses and handbags.
High-End Designer Brand Purses
There are high-end fashionable purses that you can buy at Coach or Gucci that cost tens of thousands of dollars. These are very expensive brands that come with the highest of social benefits and are the most desired amongst Canadian women. They are mass produced by the leading purse and handbag designers in the World. Check out our designer purse cleaning page for more details on which purse brands are high-end purses.
Handmade purses are also quite popular among women in western countries. Handmade purses are often manufactured in small towns and villages where they can be produced on a small scale and still cost quite a bit of money. There is never a purse that is exactly the same in this industry. Many women are attracted to one of a kind hand-made purses because they allow them to be unique and to make an original fashion statement. Handmade purses are made of fabric or leather. An artist who leaves his or her trademark on all of the purses they create stitches them together by hand. Many different designs can be found on handmade bags such as beads and other forms of jewelry.
Custom-made handbags are common but not as popular as designer high-end purses due to the huge media influence and large budgets by leading purse designers like Gucci, Prada, Coach to name a few. However, one of the major benefits with hand-made purses is that the consumer can choose what she wants done to the bag and what kind of material she wants it made of, giving her almost total control to incorporate her own style into her purse or handbag. Handmade purses are often found in separate areas in malls and strip malls. Handmade purses usually catch the eye of European and American consumers, who have time and money. They love the idea that there is no other bag that looks exactly the same even though the stitching may not be perfect as they usually are on manufactured high-end designer purses.
Imitation, Fake, Knock-off Purses
Since designer handbags and purses are very expensive and are out of budget for most women, there is a huge market for imitation designer handbags that has gained popularity over the years in the West as well as in developing countries. There are several different terms to refer to imitation handbags including but not limited to: fake handbags, knock-off purses, or fake designer purses. Imitation handbags are simply copies of high-end designer handbags that are being manufactured in countries such as China, India, Thailand, Taiwan and many other third world and developing countries. These imitation purses can be purchased all over Canada and across the world in flea markets. If an imitation handbag is manufactured with care it can almost be impossible to tell the difference merely by looking at the purse. This is why many women are buying knock-off designer purses. However, there are disadvantages to imitation purses, such as low quality materials and psychological issues by knowing that you have a knock-off purse.
The flashiest of all handmade purses are those made of crocodile leather. They provide a classy rustic look to the bag and it definitely portrays an expensive taste. A great way to find handmade purse shops is to first check online to locate the best shops. Whichever purse you choose, at Love Your Purse Cleaning we can help you revive your used purse or even to repair any damage to it. Call us today to schedule a pickup or drop-off your purse/handbag to our purse cleaning facility in Toronto.