Sometimes we get tired of wearing the same bag over and over again. We want something new, and buying a new bag is undoubtedly a great idea, but not as affordable and practical.
Ah, the women’s briefcase, a lightweight bag with interior pockets for organisation and necessities.
Your closet can be designer. Why can’t your home? Here are some of our tips to make your home more luxurious
In the March 2019 Fall/Winter collection, The Chanel 19 bag was unveiled. The design was the last bag Karl Lagerfeild designed before his passing in February 2019. He designed it with Chanels creative director Virginie Viard. The bag was inspired by the reimaging of a Chanel classic, paying homage to the 2.55, the first shoulder bag by Gabrielle Coco.
Summer is in the air! Which means it is river, boating, beach, country club, and BBQ shopping in Costco season. Here are some of my top picks for summer beach totes:
It’s summer, which means bright colours are in! One of our favourite summer trends right now are pastels, neons and bold colours. Never be afraid to style a bold colored bag, colour blocking is in and adding a pop of colour to your outfit is never out of style.
On Monday June 20th, 2022, in Yorkville Ave, two thieves saw an unattended Chanel bag while the client was in the restroom and cosmetic nurses were in the back.
We love our clients! We wouldn’t be the company we are today without all of our fellow bag addicts. We wanted to do something to thank you for your continued support.
Chanel is creating a new shopping experience that is curated for their top level client base. Chanel is pushing exclusivity with its soon coming invite-only private boutiques in Asia set to launch next year.
The coveted Chanel Trendy was first spotted on the spring 2014 runway. The trendy is recognized by its “Chanel” top plate, top handle, CC clasp in the front, woven chain strap, three separated compartments and a back pocket. The Trendy was designed to be a working women’s go-to bag. It flew off the shelves on its initial launch, making it an instant success. It’s now considered a classic amongst the Chanel addict community. This bag is made in limited quantities. That means when shopping at the store there are very rarely any Trendy’s lined up on the shelf. Chanel only releases a handful of Trendy CC’s easy season, making it unique and rare to other Chanel styles. The Trendy is priced more than a Chanel 19 and Coco Handle. However, it’s still a lower price point than a classic flap. […]
Our Instagram is deactivated again! Last year, around the same time (October 2020), our account was disabled for the first time. The second time was the day before Black Friday, November 25th, 2021 around 5:30 pm. Our team was excited for our Black Friday Sale and getting ready for it when we were suddenly disabled from the IG world. On Friday December 17th at 6:07pm it was deemed a mistake on the account. Now the third, and final time (fingers crossed) On Wednesday April 14th 2022 at 9:34pm, We received notice of deactivation of our account. This ban came with no notice, except on Tuesday, April 12th 2022 at 9:27pm. We got locked out of our account for 24 hours due to “suspicious activity”. Here is a reminder of what to do if your account is disabled. Instagram has three […]
Easter is fast approaching and we want to give a loyal bag addict a chance to win cash, $1000 CAD to be specific. Are you ready for our 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt? Starting April 10th – 20th, one of our social platforms will post an Easter bunny emoji! It could be posted on stories, posts, websites, Luxe Bag Rental, Luxe Bag Spa, Tik Tok, or in our emails. If you spot it, screen screenshot it and DM us saying you found the Easter bunny and you will win $1000 CASH! ^This is how the bunny emoji looks like First person to spot and send us a screenshot between April 10-20. If there is no one that finds it by April 20th midnight, the game is over. There can only be one winner! Ready for a hint? The hint: […]
Oh the Oscars! The most glamorous night in Hollywood. For any fashion lover, we know the red carpet is the best part. Upon ogling at all the fashion, there were a few trends we noticed that would be making way for the spring/summer season: Pastels: Pastels are nothing new! However, they are beautiful. We saw a trend for monochrome colours this year. Pastels give a neutral – airy vibe which makes the monochrome trend understated, femine and chic. Business Attire: Formalwear took on a whole new meaning with this business casual look. Chalamet looked incredible in Louis Vuitton. We are swooning at the idea of that jacket with a Chanel pearl crush for an elegant look. All Black The classic little back dress. The simplicity of the colour allows for it to be constructed in geometric shapes and […]
It’s Spring, and in spring 2017 the infamous Chanel Gabrielle bag was first launched. Gabrielle was targeted towards a younger demographic. It was designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld. His inspiration was Gabrielle Chanel. Gabrielle paid tribute to the founder and her constant desire to put women’s freedom first, freedom of style. The bag was said to be an effortless “it” bag with a contemporary twist. The bag’s shape takes inspiration from oculus glasses. The adjustable strap lets you wear it three different ways: over the shoulder, cross body or both at the same time. The Gabrielle received mixed reviews amongst Chanel fans, doubting the longevity of the bags’ style. The bag was well received amongst celebrities and influencers. The Gabrielle has become a staple in Chanel’s collection. Here are some Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Bags that we have in stock: […]
Mommy Bag (noun): Mary Poppins of bags usually contain diapers, snacks and everything you and everyone around you may need. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to have a kid to rock a mommy bag. How is a mommy bag different from a tote? I’m glad you asked. A mommy bag can be even a small bag that if organized correctly, can fit everything you could possibly need. A tote is usually larger and typically made of canvas, leather or any easy to clean material. These bags are perfect since they are able to carry all essentials while remaining stylish and elegant. The Birkin is the OG mommy bag – Jane Birkin originally used it as a diaper bag. Bags are meant to be enjoyed and used. If you are worried about them getting a little dirty, don’t worry, we […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Are you feeling lucky? To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day we have a promotion with any Luxe Du Jour purchase while quantities last. We are giving scratch tickets with prizes that include a base shaper, WOC Converters, store credit and the grand prize $500 cash! Here are our top picks for green! Goyard Boeing Duffle 45 Chanel Chevron Camera Bag Chanelle Gabrielle Hobo Chanel Classic ML Flap Louis Vuitton Electric Alma PM Manolo Blahnik Decebalo Heels Dior Saddle Camouflage Bag Addicts, what’s your go-to green look?
The origin of the word tote is “to carry” with roots dating back to the 17th century. In the West African language, Kikonho, the word “tota” means to “pick up”. In Kimbundu, the word “tuta” means “carry;load” and in Swahili “tuta” means “pick up,carry”. Did you know that the first tote bags were originally worn around the waist? Back in the day, if your tote was embellished or embroidered, it was a status symbol of wealth. In 1940, LL Bean created their first tote bag to carry Ice and Wood. This practical canvas bag was made to last – it’s now known as a boat bag (because of its broad shape). In the 1960s, Bonnie Cashin started a tote collection called Cashin Carry tote bag which is now known as Coach. Her collection was spacious, colorful, beautiful, modern and made […]
Honest question, would you like a belt that’s only purpose is to hold your pants up or would you prefer a belt that not only holds your pants up but can carry your essentials too. I’m not talking about fanny packs, I mean the ever-so classy belt bags. A fanny pack can be wonderful for running errands or going for a jog. However, the belt bag is a sophisticated, fashionable bag that’s perfect for on the go, being a style statement or even more. Belt Bags 101: Sophisticated version of a fanny pack It’s become a must-have accessory. When the big wigs like Alexander Wang and Louis Vuitton debuted during Fashion Week, the belt bags became something that everyone needed to have Men can wear belts too, The name “belt bag” has status attached to it too. Perfect for all […]
Ah women, they do some of the great things! There are so many incredible women in fashion. Today, let’s take a moment and honor them and the brands they have created and/or contributed to. Coco Chanel The famous Coco Chanel – if you were to google most famous women designer, guaranteed she is the first result. Considered by many to have been the greatest fashion force who ever lived. Coco Chanel changed the way women wore clothes – she capitalized on the changing times and she was a fashion icon. During the war, women only wore trousers when working a traditionally male job – Coco Chanel played a massive role in making trousers for women a popular fashion item. Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski The creative director of Hermes. Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp. She then […]
In early December, Pantone released its color of the year. This year they decided on the shade “Very Peri”. It is a purple hue with violet-red undertones and a slight quality of blue. Lilac has been a massive trend in fashion in 2021 we saw it in clothing, makeup and also handbags! The Pantone press release stated that the color was chosen with intent of what is currently taking place culturally. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “Creating a new color for the first time in the history of our Pantone Color of the Year educational color program reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place.” The mission statement for Very Peri is: “A New Pantone Color Whose Courageous Presence Encourages Personal Inventiveness And Creativity. Here are our top picks for purple shade bags: Chanel Classic […]
Ahhh spring has sprung. Which means we are updating our winter wardrobe into spring. I, for one, am looking forward to warmer weather and some new trends that get me excited about style again. Also, a new excuse for a bag is always exciting. Green Is So In You will have everyone green with envy when you’re rocking one of these green bags. Green is perfect for a monochromatic look or even a pop of color in an all-neutral look. Bucket Bags The bucket bag is making a comeback just like its distant cousin, the bucket hat, which made a comeback in 2021. The bucket bag is perfect for an evening bag that can dress up any outfit. I personally love how secure the bag is with the strings that pull the bag […]
Last weekend was the Screen Actors Guild Awards. I’m not going to lie. I watched mainly to see the fashion and to be inspired. Anyone else watch just to see what everyone wore? I truly wasn’t disappointed that everyone dressed to impress. These are my top picks and some trends I noticed for spring. Silver Metallic Something we saw all over the SAG Awards was beautiful silver metallic dresses and makeup. I noticed all the celebrities were rocking silver jewellery. I think we will be seeing a trend of more silver accessories and handbags this spring – gold is so winter/fall anyways (kidding, currently wearing a gold necklace). Crystal Embellishment Crystal embellishments add that dressed up glamour to any look. Embellishment on a simple black dress gives it that extra edge and va va voom. The same goes with an […]
Does everyone feel busier in February than any other month? Maybe because it’s a shorter month. Since I survived the February blues and I feel like I have become a strong business woman – I’m going to need a new work bag to treat myself. I think you need to treat yourself too. Sac De Jour Classy, structured, and spacious. “Sac De Jour” translates to “Day Bag” – you go to work during the day, which is a sign that this should be your work bag. The structure of the bag gives the bag its elegance to be paired with a power suit or delicate dress. The bag itself isn’t bulky and has delicate pleats along the side to give it more of a feminine design. Chanel Jumbo Flap It can fit a laptop. Need I say more? I […]
THANK YOU! We love our clients! We wouldn’t be the company we are today without all of our fellow bag addicts. We wanted to do something to thank you for your continued support. From February 15th – 28th 2022, you will have the chance to win a beautiful brand new Chanel cardholder. GIVEAWAY RULES: This giveaway is exclusive to our clients who have purchased and sold with us previously, you can enter by leaving us a review on Google + Facebook (2 entries if both are done) If you have given a review to our sister companies (Luxe Bag Rental and Luxe Bag Spa), you can copy and paste your review on Luxe Du Jour to be entered. We will automatically be entering every name from our Google reviews + Facebook reviews. So, if you already left a review, […]
Hi, my name is Megan, and I am a Sales Representative at Luxe Du Jour. I wanted to introduce myself to both new and existing Luxe Du Jour Clients. I work out of the head office here in Calgary, Alberta. My personal favorite brands are Hermès, Chanel, Celine, Christian Dior, and Chloé. In terms of products, I specialize in Hermès, Chanel and Celine, so I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about these brands. Now, here are FIVE more things to know about me: 1. I am an Administration Assistant turned Sales Representative I got my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration a long time ago; I was certain that being an administration assistant is what I should do. After being a stay-at-home mom for a couple years, I really want to go back to work […]
The only GST I like is the Chanel GST – not the tax, the Grand Shopping Tote. This tote was available in two other sizes: the Petite Shopping Tote (PST) and the Grand Shopping Tote XL (GST XL). The oldest GST first launched in early 2004, then it was reissued in 2010, and discontinued in 2015. The GST tote rose to fame in the early to mid 2000’s with the entire cast of The Hills, Paris Hilton and many other reality TV stars sporting the bag on their arm. There are two models of this tote; the original model style code was A20995, and the newer model ( the reissued one) style code was A50995. What are the differences between the two styles? 1. Its light as air This bag is extremely light and, considering its full caviar leather […]
We love Date Night. It’s the perfect excuse to get glammed up, have amazing food and let your loved ones know that you are grateful for them. Valentine’s Day is coming up and whether you’re having a girls night out, a hot date or just a self-love date with yourself. Let us help you complete your outfit without breaking the bank! Here is our Top Pick for your Valentine’s Night out! Chanel Pearl Crush Mini Rectangle This gorgeous pink velvet bag is sure to add a pop of color to your outfit. The sparkly pearl detail on the bag adds the perfect amount of glam to your look. Click here to Rent! Chanel Vintage Diana We love a good classic! If you are unsure what to wear just yet – this bag goes great with any outfit. You can […]
We got a new partner!! We are excited to announce our partnership with ReUpp. ReUpp is a browser extension that lets you know what you can sell your item back to them for before you even purchase it. How does this magical browser extension work? You will see what price you can sell it back to us for at the time of purchase (must be purchased through our website). ReUpp will remind you to sell and let you know if that sell-back price is about to drop. You can sell back your item within 1 year of purchase at any time. When you are ready click the link in the reminder email and it will take you to a simple 3 step process and choose how you would like to get paid, you are only required to pay return shipping […]
If you don’t already have your hands on a Classic flap, the time to get one is NOW! The rumors are true, Chanel is set to have yet another price increase on November 3, 2021. That’s right only a few more days before we see another price increase! Following the major price increase that occurred on July 1st, November’s increases may just be as high. So hang onto your flap bags because the price increases over the past few years have been astronomical. Despite hearing many rumors circulating around, our information comes straight from the source. Chanel Sales Associates have confirmed the increases will occur. Unfortunately, that means Chanel Classic Flaps are almost the same price as a Hermes Birkin retail value. And with Chanel Classic flaps being harder to get these days in store, who says that we won’t be seeing […]
How to Become a Luxury Fashion Influencer! Want to get signed by luxury fashion brands as an influencer? However, it seems too hard or even impossible to ever get there? Knowing your audience and the content you put out there can play a huge role and can impact the endorsements and sponsorships you get. Fast Fashion vs Luxury Fashion Influencers who choose to work with many fast fashion brands such as Fashion Nova, Pretty Little Things, or Shein, reach a specific audience that is looking for that content. This target audience is typically not the luxury fashion industry. Though this is not a problem if your targeted audience is that, just know that this will impact who you get signed by, as other lower end or fast fashion clothing companies will be attracted to endorsing you as well. Also for most influencers […]
Why you should be investing in Chanel Classic Flap Bags!
Ever wondered which bags are the best investments? Or which ones you should buy new or pre-loved? If you are interested in making spending your money smarter than we are here to help! We have created a collection of bags that we recommend buying in store and one’s we absolutely DO NOT. Every month we will be sharing a few of these bags! Let’s start with the DO NOT BUY’s! We have seen these bags decrease by up to 70% of their retail value within a year! The Large Lady Dior The large Lady Dior retails for approximately $7000 in store which we find absolutely absurd. In the pre-loved market we have seen them average $3000 at most. Due to the more unpopular size and the resale value, we do not recommend buying this new. Save thousands and buy pre-loved! The Balenciaga […]
Going back to work has been something that a lot of us have been looking forward to for over a year now.. Let us help you get back into the swing of things with the perfect bags to compliment your office wear! Our office go-to is definitely in the form of a tote, however something with a little more room than an average bag such as the Chanel Classic Flap will also work! The top 2 things we are consistently looking for in a work bag are subtle and simple design, and of course enough room to fit all your every day items. We have narrowed it down to 4 different bags of various prices to ensure we have chosen something for everyone! The Birkin While the Birkin is one of the most sought-after and expensive bags on our list, it […]
See how our authenticity experts determined that this Gucci Soho Disco was fake!
What on earth is a ‘Hermès gang’? We had the same question after we read headlines earlier last month about a group of individuals who were criminally charged for illegally selling authentic Hermès handbags. The Birkin and Kelly Resale Scheme A group of 10 individuals began to recruit fake Hermès buyers from acting schools; the actors were instructed to dress in expensive luxury clothing and visit their local Hermès store to create a customer profile, with the objective of purchasing a handbag. Once the actors were able to purchase a Hermès handbag, the gang provided them with the funds to complete the purchase, and allegedly also compensated them for their participation in the scheme. It is estimated that each bag was purchased for an approximate price of $8,000. The gang ran this operation for over four years, and purchased close to half of the Hermès handbag supply. On average, it has been reported that they generated close to a million […]