With the dirth of brands fighting for a stake in the space, and the demand for goods overpowering the supply , its interesting to see which luxury handbag brands are keeping up despite the madness. In a report done by Fashionista in conjunction with online consignment start-up TheRealReal , they identified the top selling handbag designers broken down by city. Their findings do a great job of identifying what brands are trending around the country, and while most of the report is pretty predictable there were a few surprises. Click on the next pages to see which brands reign in cities like New York, San Francisco, Miami and more! 1
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Chinese are the biggest buyers of luxury goods globally, making 29% of all purchases, according to consultants Bain & Company , and these purchases are increasingly being made abroad, mostly by tourists, but also by people like Zhang. Many young Chinese studying in places like New York, London, Paris and Tokyo have started ad hoc businesses, with Bain saying that Chinese luxury sales will become increasingly reliant on this kind of "parallel trade." Zhang finds her clients through Chinese social media like WeChat and Weibo, where she artikel tirai jendela posts pictures of the latest items about once a month. Customers then wire the purchase price by bank transfer, including a buyer's commission. Others use the eBay-like site Taobao operated by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Sometimes, Zhang secures her clients an even steeper discount by buying items in Oregon, a sales tax-free U.S.
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With the pair's extensive fashion backgrounds, it seemed only natural to build an incubator that fosters local talent in the world of design and production. Weir became a modeling agent and talent scout after graduating from New York University with a bachelor's degree in public policy and urban planning. She managed models for seven years while styling editorials for Esquire and Zink. Despite her success in New York, Weir moved back to Atlanta to run her family's manufacturing business. After studying fine art at University of Georgia, Thurnher worked in retail sales and area management for 10 years while merchandising for J. Crew and Armani Exchange.