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  Image: H&M Article excerpted from eluxemagazine.com. 1. Paper First up may surprise you: it’s paper. While it may be hard to believe that paper can be as strong as leather, don’t forget that Eluxe has featured an actual cathedral made from cardboard before. So if you can build architecture with it, it can certainly be strong enough for a handbag, as Bottega Veneta realized when it created their gorgeous paper Carta Giapponese bag, which you can see below. This elegant clutch is made of tightly woven washi, a delicate paper derived from the bark of the fast-growing kozo tree (a Japanese relative of...

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The perfect wallet for every dad exists and it’s a bit like the truth…it’s out there. Wallets are a Father’s Day staple for a reason; they are useful, they are sophisticated and they get worn out a lot. Having an excellent quality wallet is a must for every man nowadays. Far from being a foolproof gift – so many preferences to account for – it certainly is a favorite. Being a favorite doesn’t make it any easier to choose the right one, though. The wallet you choose depends on your lifestyle and personal preferences, but when you’re choosing one for...

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So, you’re thinking about purchasing your first cork bag or accessory. Congratulations, cork is one of the best vegan and eco-friendly fabrics out there. Plus it has a unique look that just screams quality. But still, there’s this nagging question in the back of your mind…“Is it going to last?”You’re probably a bit skeptical, we understand. Bags and wallets made of cork? How does that work? Well, it works beautifully, really. But don’t just take our word for it. Browsing through product reviews you will find hundreds of customers happily praising the vegan-ness, quality, softness, and beauty of cork.Maybe all you can think of is a...

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Though we do generally encourage getting your waxed canvas dirty, we don't advise traditional cleaning methods. If you carry a bag every day it's going to change (for the better). Waxed canvas has been used for many years without any washing or cleaning. But if you feel you must clean your bag there's a right and wrong way to do it. Most important is not to overdo it. Waxed canvas is intended to be outdoors and is made to last. But it can't be dry cleaned, washed with detergent, or washed in a machine. Those processes will strip the wax from the canvas. Just like you...

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Handbag cleaning tips for removing stains, scuffs and bringing your leather or material designer handbags back to life... by JESS EDWARDS Designer leather handbags are often the one real investment we're willing to make when it comes to the wardrobe department. And, when you've invested a lot of money in a handbag, making sure it's a forever item is a must. But taking care of leather goods can be tricky - and when it's an item you seriously care about, so much more is a stake. So, how do you clean a leather handbag without ruining it? The place to start, says Jordan Smith...

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