{Mother’s Day Gift Idea} The Gussy Keeps Your Fabulous Handbag Dry in the Rain

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When the weather calls for rain, I usually grab my not-so-cute tote so I don’t have to worry about ruining my favorite handbag. Now that I’ve discovered the Gussy, those days are over! The Gussy takes “rain gear” to another level – not only providing a protective cover that is functional, but one that is as stylish as the handbag it’s covering. The Gussy is a protective, waterproof patterned “umbrella” designed to be worn as a protective cover over your favorite handbags or diaper bag, work bag, or weekend tote. According to Jamie Hantman, designer of the Gussy and former Washingtonian and White House power player, “Nothing can ruin a fashion look (or designer handbag) faster than getting caught in an unexpected downpour. Women pay a lot for their purses and want (need) to protect their investments.” I couldn’t agree with her more! This week’s forecast is rain, rain and more rain so The Gussy is now at the top of my must-have-accessory list.

Hantman had the wardrobes of fashion-savvy women in mind when designing the Gussy. Styles include the navy and white polka-dotted Meredith (pictured above), the bold navy and white chevron striped Jenny, the Charlotte featuring a beautiful trompe l’oeil purse image by New York artist Susan B. Allen in either Khaki or Navy (pictured above), the Chelsea with a whimsical skull and crown design (pictured above), and the Caroline in classic black with khaki trim. It’s obvious why The Gussy received a Best New Product Award at NY Now. It measures 36″ X 16″ and has three Velcro tabs that adjust to different purse sizes, styles and handles. When not in use, it can be folded up for easy storage inside your handbag – rain or shine so you are always prepared. Shop the Gussy collection at www.thegussy.com.

Designer Vault Cheat Sheet: 10 Ways to Identify a Real Chanel Bag

Designer Vault just released a cheat sheet with 10 Ways to Identify a Real Chanel Bag. Since most of us prefer shopping online, these tips will come in handy to avoid being scammed with counterfeit Chanel items. Be sure to visit Designer Vault to shop their fabulous collection of vintage and rare Chanel handbags, shoes, jewelry and accessories. And don’t forget to check out The Vault!

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{Shopping Event} Hammitt’s Spring Break Sample Sale on April 9th

Hammitt’s Spring Break Sample Sale

If I could make it out to Cali next week, I would definitely be attending Hammitt’s Spring Break Sample Sale! If you’re not familiar with Hammitt, it’s a luxury accessories brand based in Los Angeles created by Stephenie Hammitt. Known for iconic designs and exceptional craftsmanship, Hammitt has built a significant cult following. The company opened its first flagship store in February 2015, and offers a lifetime warranty on all bags.

The Hammitt Spring Break Sample Sale is coming up on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00am to 1:45pm, at the Manhattan Country Club (1330 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266). The event will offer guests free cocktails, gourmet food, generous raffle giveaways, and multiple DJ’s. It’s also a chance for fans of Hammitt to get handbags at a discount. Yes, please! Who doesn’t want a discount on fabulous luxury handbags?!

VIP tickets will be sold, allowing for early entry to the event (9:00am). All proceeds from the sale of VIP tickets will be donated to Walk With Sally. Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing free mentoring support programs and services to children of parents, guardians or siblings who have cancer or have succumbed to cancer. The General Admissions entry (10:00am) is free but all attendees must be registered. To register or purchase a VIP ticket, go to www.Hammitt.com.

Event FAQ’s 

Do I need to purchase a ticket to attend? 

General admission will be free although RSVP is required. VIP tickets will also be sold, allowing for early access to the event. All proceeds from the sale of VIP tickets will be donated to Walk With Sally

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Yes, complimentary parking will available.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, however all guests must be on the guest list and provide valid ID for entry.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

No. All tickets must be purchased under the attendee’s name. All attendees (including guests) must be registered.

Are VIP tickets tax deductible?

Yes, tickets are tax deductible under section 170 of the code. EIN: 61-1472800 Public Charity Status: 170 (b)(1)(A)(vi)