Tag Archives: Artificial leather

What’s New with Love Our Glamour

26 Aug



What is Patent Leather?

8 Aug

Patent leather has been treated with lacquer (which is like paint) to give it a glossy surface. Meaning when the manufacturing process is complete the product is given a high gloss shiny finish. Keep in mind that there is genuine leather that has been treated with the lacquer finish and there are synthetic leathers that have been treated with the same type of lacquer as well.

Be careful that when you are ordering handbags you are mindful of whether its real patent leather or faux (artificial) patent leather. Faux or artificial is usually cheaper and very common, however, both real and faux leather have great appearance and provide a classy high society look to your handbags.

The material for the handbag is laid flat and the lacquer (like paint) is painted on and allowed to dry. Machines do this in many manufacturing processes. The picture is a tub of the lacquer (again its like paint) that is used on handbags, purses, shoes and many other everyday items. Here are some patent leather examples.

You must admit these bags are really sharp ladies so don’t let the manufacturing process scare you away from these beautiful types of bags.

Katrina Love
President & CEO

Love Our Handbags Being Real – What does Faux Leather Mean?

5 Aug

Well we do it too, but we are upfront about it. A lot of handbag company’s use the words “faux leather” or “faux material” and so do we. We have even seen a bag company advertise “genuine faux leather”. That one was amazing to us.

The fact of the matter is faux means imitation or fake. It is a french term that is pronounced “foh” (with a long O), with the exact meaning of “false”.  Our industry has changed its meaning as if faux was an exotic material. It’s not. It does sound better that saying false or fake doesn’t it.

But Love Our Glamour is being real and we use it because it does sound better, but it really means imitation of the real material, so faux leather means imitation leather or artificial leather. We provide the word faux leather in the title of the handbag, but we often say its synthetic or simulated leather as well.

As always please comment about our blog, we are always being real. Thanks for tuning in.

Ms. Trina
President & CEO

Are you a handbag addict?

29 Jul

I want to know. I have 50 bags myself, I am curious leave a note on how many you have and which is your favorite and why.

Bright, Bold Summer Time…

18 Jul

Bright Bold Summer Time Colors

How to wear brighter colors with your outfights without looking to gaudy. You can accessorize your wardrobe with subtle colors that make your outfits really pop.  Be a risk taker and wear bolder outfits that are gorgeous.   Try hot pink maxi dress or canary yellow or bright orange complimented with accessories that bring out the colors. From the stage to red carpets celebrities add glowing hues to their wardrobes. This is like the 80’s where vibrant color schemes were in vogue. For those less adventurous small accents of the trends will still electrify your look…in other words accent such as bracelets, rings, necklaces and watches can make or break the outfit.

Katrina Love


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