Designer Style Handbags at a Fraction Price

Buying a designer handbag is itself an investment. Despite being costly, designer handbags from Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Burberry, Fendi, Dior or other reputed brands are one of the most sought-after items by women. Undoubtedly, apart from being stylish both utility and durability factor have made these handbags unanimous choice. And carrying a Gucci or Prada handbag in a party or in a business meeting really makes your presence special. The fact is that handbags demonstrate the fashion signature of every women of this era.

Buying an authentic designer handbag has never been easy considering the amount of scams that have come to surface to get hold of this lucrative market. It is quite natural for anyone to be ripped off by such fraudsters and even when you are ready to pay for the original, you may end up buying a replica.

Finding an online store selling authentic handbags is not that easy as their online stores lack visibility in search engines – your primary source of online information. Auction sites may give you price benefit but then again it is difficult to judge the authenticity. Whether you have decided to buy from an auction site or an independent online store, read the reviews and feedbacks. You are most likely to get an overview of the authenticity, product quality, shipping/delivery issues and after sales support of that seller. Star-ratings usually helps a lot to decide which seller to trust more. Also preference should be given to the sellers offering money-back guarantee. You should always look for detailed contact information like Postal address, Telephone number, Email address etc..If you take enough care, you can get the cheap and best item.

However, as it has already been mentioned , finding such a store is not that easy and particularly so, if you are looking for decent discount offers. The good news is that there are quite a few stores, if not many, selling designer handbags at a fraction of prices which would otherwise cost you ten to twenty times more. These are also designer handbags, and have all essential ingredients of such bags – like style, utility and durability, but these are not mere replica. These handbags are designed by genuine artists who have long experience and expertise in this industry. It is more like their passion than profession to deal in with chic bags.

So, if you are finding a cheap designer handbag, it is not at all a bad idea to buy it from a passionate designer instead of being ripped off by stores selling mere replicas.

Fashion Designer – Ruchi Mehta

A NID graduate in textile design, Ruchi Mehta has been running her design house under the brand SALT successfully for the past three years. This designer had the creativity cells buzzing since the age of five when she began dressing her first clients – dolls! Always on the lookout for a spark to fire her imagination Ruchi draws inspiration from books, music, movies, people and nature around. The label SALT was launched in London in 2003 and the collection was chosen to be part of the Asian Dreams runway show which showcases Asian designers in the UK organised by Newham College of Further Education. The prêt -a porter show in Paris last September was the beginning of a new phase for the fashion label. She caught the interest of the buyers, fashionistas and media alike with her collection ‘Kick The Addiction’ at Lakme Fashion Week S/S 08 in Mumbai. SALT has since made a place for itself in over 150 galleries across UK including Bottega Ltd, Fenwicks and Black Orchid Ltd. With the experience of supplying to high street brands like Jigsaw in the UK, Australia and New York, the company has come of age. In India, the label is to be found at Cinnamon in Bangalore, Bungalow Eight in Mumbai, Amethyst in Chennai, the Devigarh Fort Palace in Devigarh and her studio in Delhi. Shows in India proved to be successful, confirming once and for all that a discerning buyer in any country, a global entity sans borders

Ruchi Mehta

Fall/Winter 2008

“salt” by Ruchi Mehta

A subtle palette of textures with unique detailed embellishment is the hallmark of the label ‘salt’. This season, it extends from western wear to ethnic in a journey marked by experimentation with texture and colour. The serene palette of muted tones and colours matched with contrasts and sprinkled with inimitable details gives life to this Fall/Winter collection from ‘salt’. Basics like old ivory, silver, dove and coal are complimented by olive, twilight, misty blue, champagne red, ochre and sea. Kantha-like stitches combine with sparkly crewel work, coarse weaves combine with sheers, to produce varied tones and textures. Cuff and collar details are exaggerated in stark contrast to the otherwise easy and flowing shapes. From essential coats to sharp dresses to soft saris, the easy flowing collection aims to invade wardrobes everywhere. One interesting aspect of the collection was the printed leggings used in combination with chappals and short dresses.

Complete Collection By Fashion Designer Ruchi Mehta