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Is Love Moschino and Moschino the same?

To answer the question is Love Moschino and Moschino, the same.

My answer will be French Normandy style: yes and no. Happy with my answer? Let’s see why I can’t give a straight answer.

Yes, because Love Moschino and Moschino are the same fashion house, same fashion brand.

The Moschino collection includes the following labels, also called diffusion lines for men and women.

  • Moschino main label for women and men
  • Moschino Cheap and Chic is a secondary youthful label, created in 1988 and exclusively for women and is since 2014 called Boutique Moschino
  • Love Moschino another secondary label for women and men. Until 2008, it was called Moschino Jeans another chic line
  • Moschino also has since 2009 “Maison Moschino,” a train station on Viale Monte Grappa, Milan.

No, Love Moschino and Moschino are not the same because the customer base is very different, one for more affluent people looking for a more unconventional style, the other, younger and much less affluent looking for a known and more wearable designer brand Moschino.

Yet, I know many affluent customers who swear by Love Moschino.

Many claim that the difference between Moschino and Love Moschino is the price, and I can’t entirely agree.

Indeed, the beautiful runway style Silk Organza Dress With Sequin Embroidery at $6,500 is way pricier than the Love Moschino Fleece Dress Crystal Logo at $286.

Look at both pictures. The styles are entirely different, as well as the price and the material. The Moschino is 100% Silk with no branding – the design is the branding. The love Moschino dress is 95% Cotton, 5% Elastan with a printed, very noticeable brand – Is Love Moschino and Moschino the same, really not looking at the design!

Is Love Moschino and Moschino the same

Think about yourself, which dress would you wear to a chic party? Which one for shopping?  

Let’s look at handbags, the Face Print Clutch at $550 or the Clutch With Stars at $115, as for the dresses, one has a prominent logo, for the other one, the design is the logo. Same question as before: is Love Moschino and Moschino the same, really not looking at these beautiful handbag designs.

Is Love Moschino and Moschino the same

We could go on and on 😊

Now, do you think that the difference between Moschino and Love Moschino is “only” the price tag?

I know you are already asking about Boutique Moschino. This third line is also a diffusion line well placed between the two other lines.

Boutique is a bit more “exotic” than Love Moschino with a lower price tag than Moschino.

The final answer is that both lines are from the same fashion house with different designs and prices.  I hope I answered your question, is Love Moschino and Moschino the same.

Quick Moschino history

Moschino was founded near Milan in 1983 by Franco Moschino.

Contrary to other fashion designers, Franco’s family owned an iron foundry. He wanted to become an artist painter.

Franco Moschino enrolled at the famous Marangoni Institute. During his studies, he worked as an illustrator for fashion magazines and fashion designers. After graduation, he worked for Versace as an illustrator.

In 1983, Moschino started Moonshadow, and launched Moschino Couture!

He created casualwear and jeans but quickly extended to lingerie, eveningwear, shoes, menswear, and perfumes.

Moschino’s designs were innovative and uncommon, like the famous eccentric black denim mini-skirt decorated with plastic fried eggs

He was called the Jean-Paul Gaultier of Italian fashion for his highly creative designs.

Franco loved playing with statements like “Expensive Jacket” embroidered in gold across the back of a cashmere jacket.

He loved mocking fashion classics such as the Chanel jacket with very showy details making him quite famous in the industry he satirized.

Before his death, Franco worked to raise money for hospices for children with AIDS. He passed in 1994 at the age of 44 from AIDS ☹

Rossella Jardini, Former Moschino creative director, took over and fulfilled the role of “creative witness,” preserving the style and philosophical tactic.

In 1999 Moschino joined the group Aeffe created by Alberta Ferretti and include Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and Pollini.

In 2013, Jeremy Scott became Moschino’s creative director.

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How to Keep your Designer Bag Clean and Sanitized

Cleaning a Designer Bag

In this so-called new normal, it’s more important than ever to keep our Designer Bag clean and sanitized as much as possible. And if you’re already going out, then you’re probably carrying your bag everywhere you go, putting it on different surfaces and touching it constantly. We need to keep it as clean and sanitized as possible.

So we wanted to share a few tips with you on how you can keep your bag clean without ruining it since different materials require different cleaning solutions. So if you want to keep your handbag clean and in top shape, you’ll want to continue reading.

Designer Bag Cleaning

Don’t use alcohol.

Alcohol maybe a great way to sanitize many things, but your designer bag is not one of them, especially if it’s made of authentic or synthetic leather. Damage done by directly rubbing alcohol may be irreversible.

Of course, if your tote bag is made of a sturdy, plastic material trying to use alcohol is worth a try. Use a bit on a discrete part of your bag and see if you notice a change after a couple of days.  But remember that, even if you don’t notice any harm, alcohol is a very aggressive substance that should not be used as a long-term solution.

How about baby wipes or specialized cleaning wipes?

Designer handbag Cleaning wipes are a better option, but still non-desirable. Since some of them also have alcohol to some degree, it’s better to use them on non-leather materials since these are more likely to withstand the chemical reactions caused by cleaning products.

Textile accessories or materials handle these solutions better. And you should have no problem using these wipes on metallic components in your bag. Just be sure to watch if you notice any change in color or shine of these elements.

The classic solution: water and soap.

Cleaning your top-handles designer bag with a towel using water and soap is always a good idea since you’re not using aggressive chemicals that could fade your colors or wear the bag itself. Please don’t use too much water or soap either. Dry it immediately, so dampness is not a problem, especially on the inside of your bag.

Try to use soap with the less-acidic pH possible. And wipe immediately, so it only works on the surface on your bag and doesn’t penetrate it.

The specialized solution.

The good news is there are solutions specially made to clean your bag without the risk of deterioration. Anti-bacterial cleanses work outside your bag but also on the inside.

Leather bags benefit greatly from specialized leather gels and shampoos that wipe out any contaminants from your beautiful designer bag without damaging it, and water stop sprays work as a coating layer for leather, suede, synthetic and textile materials. So it may be a good idea to use it as a precaution before leaving home.

The BEST Option.

It’s a simple one really but by far the most effective solution to keep COVID-19 out of your system even if it reaches your designer bag: wash your hands constantly. It’s not a disinfectant solution per se, but it is by far the best way to keep your bag clean and the risk of having something ugly in there that you could get as low as possible. Wash your hands before and after touching it, and it should remain clean as long as you also make sure the surfaces in contact with it are also as clean as possible. Always be mindful of where you leave it and who might be in contact with it.

Also, remember some models of designer bag come with a dust bag included. You may want to keep it handy these days as it’s a great way to protect it now more than ever.

Can you think of any other solutions?

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Why Choose a Crossbody Bag?

We know it: there’s a lot to consider when choosing a new bag for your wardrobe. Thing is, you may already have the right amount of handbags (we’re NEVER going to say enough or too many!) and a fair share of shoulder bags. But are you lacking some a crossbody bag recently? We’re going to tell you why you should start choosing your next crossbody bag today.

A Crossbody Bag is practical.

crossbody bag designerOf course, you can wear a crossbody bag across your body. But many models are featuring an adjustable that will allow you also to use it as a typical shoulder bag and still look fantastic. There’s nothing weird on experimenting with different configurations to see what fits better over your body type, height, etc.

If the strap is also removable, then great! You can have yourself a clutch bag or a handbag by merely removing and storing the strap. Now you’re starting to get this experimentation idea.

Crossbody bags also come in different sizes and shapes so you can be sure you’ll find something that will be not only beautiful but also an ideal fit for your everyday needs.

They come in different materials.

Now you know they can be used in various ways due to their inherent flexibility. But another great thing about crossbody bags is that designers have been implementing exciting ideas into their models in the last few years.

Of course, a leather crossbody bag is a beauty since you can find them in different neutral colors such as black or brown. These, alongside the elegance and exquisite sensation to the touch, give any crossbody bag a sense of fashion and taste that can’t be matched.

But there’s more than just leather when it comes to this kind of bag. There’s synthetic leather, of course, but a smooth feel with less impact on our environment. There are also different kinds of plastic materials that offer distinct sensations, looks, and characteristics. More options mean more ways to use this as a regular or particular part of your look whenever you need to.

They’re made to make you look amazing.

Crossbody bags are flexible in their style for a reason. And that’s because they’re meant to be an accessory that complements your look and highlights your style.

Yes, they can be flashy or call for attention. But they never get in the way of your overall look. And can be used in different configurations so you can show ow your makeup, clothes, or other accessories go alongside it.

These bags are unique because they make you look exceptional. You’ll feel like a particular bag is an essential part of a given look more often than not.

They’re ideal for different situations.

You may not be the type of person that likes to switch their stuff between different bags too often, and that’s perfectly fine! Crossbody bags tend to have more than enough space for your things, even if they’re on the smaller size. They also come with various internal configurations, so you have zippers, lined compartments or pockets to keep all your stuff organized and stay hands-free.

So you probably won’t need to switch bags for a shopping trip, a school day or a date, unless you wish to. These bags have everything you need to be comfortable, have everything you need, and look fabulous in every given situation. We’d call that a universal benefit from owning a crossbody bag.

So there you have it! These are just a few reasons why you should choose a crossbody bag. What other reasons could you think of? And if you don’t like crossbody handbags, what’s your preferred model then?

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Minimalist vs. Complex Designer Handbags. Which one is better?

There’s a time when we ask ourselves this question: how complex are Designer Handbags that are perfect for me? Over time, we tend to experiment with really flashy, big, sophisticated bags, and with the other choice, which is bags that are simple, but beautiful and elegant without many elements.

So the time will come when we have to decide which one is better for us. That’s why we’re here today to answer this question for you.

Let’s start by defining a few key elements to differentiate these two options before considering new crossbody bags or any other Designer handbags.

What are minimalist Designer handbags?

Designer handbagsIt’s a usually smaller size, with a sober color or a color that does not have any highlights, minimum appliques, accessories, or other elements that would otherwise take attention out of the bag itself. The handle or shoulder strap of Designer handbags is usually of the same material, and it’s something that looks like a natural extension of the bag itself.

Given its size, the interior is also quite limited, but enough for all your essentials and more than enough for many who try to keep only their essentials with them. That gives a great sense of organization, knowing exactly where your things are, no matter the situation.

Of course, even if it’s a designer bag, the logo and unique characteristics of certain brands are kept to a minimum, so you may not be able to show off a logo as much as you’d like with a minimalistic top handles handbag.

What’s a complex handbag?

More complex handbags are indeed a work of design in terms of using different colors, details, and even textures within a single piece. It’s flashy; it’s meant to turn heads and to call out for attention. They’re also usually a little bigger so they can incorporate as many different elements as possible. Accessories, appliques, and highlights are typically used as much as possible on one of these. The logo or designer brand is also usually featured in a big way.

The interior of these handbags usually offers more details. There may be zippers, inside lined pockets and overall more space and freedom to decide what you carry with you, and where. Although it’s usually a little messier inside if you take a lot of things with you, making it a little less possible to keep a tidy, organized interior, especially if you’ve moved around quite a bit during the day.

So, back to the big question: what’s the right handbag for me then?

First of all, be mindful of your ways, your personality, and your wardrobe, they’ll set the tone for your needs when it comes to a new bag. Are you a colorful person who carries a lot on an everyday basis? Go for a bigger, flashier bag that will speak for you. If you want something discrete for a formal dinner or work, maybe a minimalistic handbag is right for you.

Of course, you also need to take into account your taste in terms of colors, materials, and accessories. We’re not saying it’s impossible to find a bigger minimalistic model of Designer handbags or that all complex ones are calling for attention. We’re assuming they follow some rules, just as you do when you pick your attire for the day.

But the short answer is this: you’ll probably need both! We know we’re continually evolving our looks, changing, maturing. You’ll need different bags for different occasions. That’s the beauty of these products: they can represent a different side of yours, a certain feeling for a particular event, or only and more importantly: a mood.

So try not to lock yourself into one category. Both options are viable for everyone, and your favorite designers and brands know this correctly. That’s why each year, there’s a wide variety of models that will fit perfectly into your look on different days and situations.

Do you have a thumb rule to choose new designer handbags? What is it?

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Are Luxury Bags Worth It? My Small Store Response

Are Luxury Bags Worth It?

Answering the question – Are Luxury Bags Worth It? First, these do not lose too much value compared to their Walmart equivalent, in fact, they even grow in value after a decade or two – they become collectible.

A good example, in my family it was a tradition for fathers to offer a luxury bag to their daughters when they turned 16. My Grandma received a Hermes and kept it until she passed at 86. Her bag was about 70 years old, a 1950-1960 era Hermes Croco – the same as the picture below.

My uncle had it estimated and because of the great care, the price tag came up at $45,000! a similar leather Hermes bag is priced around $8,500 (only). A good source of ideas would be the Vestiaire Collective website where a Coach Ostrich handbag is rightly priced at $3,200 + Shipping.

Are luxury bags worth it?
Hermes Luxury Handbag 1950

Another good example, my lovely wife has a nice collection of handbags, MK, Versace Jeans, Love Moschino, Coach, etc… unfortunately, our house burned down and the insurance asked for the inventory – the bags were replaced in value at 100% of the retail price.

We didn’t lose a penny on her designer bags, not the case for the non-designer ones as the age of the bags decreased their value considerably!

To answer the question Are Luxury Bags Worth It? Yes, they are worth it.

Why a Luxury Handbag?

When I arrived in the US, I was told that American families had two cars, one for Dad and family trips, the other one for Mom to run errands and to take kids to school. I remember my neighbor who had a BMW while his wife had an old, I should say very old “family” station wagon.

Things have changed unless spouses want a divorce 😀 Moms want and need a good, cool car as anyone else does and I think they deserve it.

It goes the same way with luxury handbags, you deserve it or your much better half deserves it. 😀

If I ask around, people love the recognition – going back to my lovely wife, she cherishes compliments about her bags, her favorite? In a store, the checkout employee  asked for an ID, the owner said: “a woman who wears a Versace, doesn’t need to pull her id.”

I see some roll their eyes thinking PRIDE and they are right but a low dose of pride is a feel-good attitude and we all deserve it don’t we?

When it comes to luxury handbags,  there are multiple choices:

  • The full-blown renowned designer brands such as Versace, Moschino, Gucci, and other Chanel, or Louis Vuitton.
  • The distribution designer brand like Versace Jeans, Love Moschino, Armani Jeans, etc.
  • The fake luxury brands like fake Versace, fake Prada, etc.

Let’s start with fakes – nope, DO NOT FALL for any of them, first when people know… you look … you know 🙂 then the quality is far from the original and the beautiful luxury bag quickly ends up trashed. At last, it is not illegal to knowingly buy a counterfeit luxury handbag or other goods – the picture below is an excerpt from the federal law – but if/when caught the product will be confiscated and destroyed.

Fake Luxury Goods
Click me to see the official Justice document on www.justice.gov

The two first are the best way to go.

The first one can be quite expensive, but they do answer “Are luxury bags worth it” very well 🙂 you are right, a Versace shoulder bag or classic flap bag are priced at $1,800 while their counterpart from Versace Jeans are sold for less than $150 and are as beautiful as the main designer brand. Meaning that for the same money you can purchase 10 luxury designer handbags 🙂

For yourself or for others, a luxury designer handbag is the way to go. Be careful with fakes they are plenty on marketplaces,  streets of New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and community-based websites.

A customer of ours bought a “real” absolutely fake Moschino on the Facebook marketplace. It was so fake that Moschino doesn’t even have a model like that one.

 

 

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Is Versace Jeans Real Versace?

Versace Jeans

This a question that comes quite often: “Is Versace Jeans real Versace?”

My definitive answer is YES, Versace Jeans Brand is Versace. The major difference was the market targeted by the brand. Versace for affluent middle-aged and the Jeans version is focussed on the younger generations at a lower cost. I say “was” because today the Versace Jeans brand is becoming its own Versace designer style.

VJ is what is called a diffusion brand, which is a line of products created by a high-end fashion designer (Versace in this case) that retails at lower prices may be less flashy of the runway fashion.

Big brands use diffusion lines as a part of their strategy of massification of their luxury names. some brands like Dolce & Gabbana who dropped its D&G diffusion line. To be honest it wasn’t done very well. One that went too far is Calvin Klein, selling its diffusion brands like CK and Calvin Klein Underwear in mass chain stores like Walmart didn’t bring lust to his brand.

It helps with cash flow (more sales) and brand recognition as it is sold in department stores (Macy’s, Nordstrom…) and online.  Check out our Versace Jeans collection.

Versace Crossbody

A $1,850 Versace Crossbody

Versace Jeans Crossbody

A Crossbody Versace Jeans we sell at $124

Is Versace Jeans Real Versace?

Gianni Versace, like many other luxury brands, has diffusion lines to name a few:

  • Armani Exchange, Armani Jeans, Emporio Armani  for Armani
  • Cheap & Chic and Love Moschino for Moschino
  • CK, CK Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear for Calvin Klein
  • Just Cavalli, Cavalli Class and Roberto Cavalli Sport for Roberto Cavalli
  • MICHAEL by Michael Kors for Michael Kors
  • Versus, Versace Collection and VJ for Versace

A few notes, since January 2019, Versace has been acquired by Michael Kors Holdings, which is now Capri Holding. Capri also owns Jimmy Choo. Since the acquisition, Versace is merging all its diffusion brands into VJ.

Many people claim that all Versace brands are made in Italy, which is totally false. In the article Christina Schnell published, she says that if a Versace product is made in China, it is a blatant fake. She has no idea of what she is trying to talk about 🙂

Many products designed by Donatella Versace and her team including shirt design are manufactured in China, Singapore, and certainly soon in India. Many Versace products are still manufactured in Italy, but it’s getting less and less every year.

The reason? More successful these brands are, more output they need, and there is not enough workforce in Italy for all the “Italian” Designers. If you are interested, I highly recommend the article on Gucci on Reference.com about what I call the Gucci scandal.

Gucci factories are in Prato and are held by Chinese businessmen who pay their illegal Chinese workers’ meager wages $3/hour – see the New York Times article.

Two choices, honesty with the origin of the product made in China or made in Italy using illegal underpaid Chinese workers.

As a footnote, Prato near Florence  (Gucci and Prada factories), has the second-largest population of Chinese in Europe, after Paris.

My Small Store keeps track of VJ transparency and its impact on the environment and working condition – as many major brands the lights are not turned 100% on but it’s going there. For example, all Versace plants will be running on renewable energy by 2025, great if though we would prefer to see more details about the complete workforce situation. One Step at the time!

Bottom line, if you buy a Versace Jeans brand from an approved retailer like My Small Store, you are sure you have a real Versace. If you purchase it on the streets of New York China town, you are sure you have a fake one 🙂

I discussed in other posts about the bad and the ugly of buying counterfeit designer brand handbags and apparel. It is not illegal to buy, it is a federal crime to sell or resell. Many got caught buying a fake Gucci bag and realizing the mistake selling it on eBay, Facebook or Etsy – this is a big mistake. Same as for the “funny ones” who buy a fake handbag, then a real one online and return the fake one for a refund – no refund but a nice police report 🙂

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A fun fact did you know that you can buy a Versace condo, rent an apartment, and stay at a hotel designed by the famous designer? The most famous being the Palazzo Versace Dubai (I recommend looking at the pictures)  with prices starting at $180 for a king room, up to $800 for a Grand Suite Creek View. Other locations include parts of China, India, Philipines, and other countries.

Don’t roll your eyes about Versace luxury residences. All designers have at least one:

  • The Gabbana Luxury Apartments South Beach Miami
  • The Armani Residences: Sunny Isles, Miami Beach
  • The Bulgari Hotel in Milan, Italy
  • The Bulgari Hotels & Residences in Knightsbridge, London
  • The Yoo Nordelta Residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina – less known in the USA
  • The Moschino and Philip Vergeylen apartments in London, England
  • The Maison Christian Dior apartments in Paris, France
  • The Louis Vuitton apartments in London, England
  • etc.

Price-wise? Way above my budget, not even in my dreams. A penthouse at the Versace Culture Village in Dubai,  5 bedrooms costs 12,000,000 AED or over $3,250,000 while a similar condo in Dubai would cost around $750,000 – these are not designed by luxury fashion houses 🙂

Why Versace Jeans?

Look at the price tag and the difference between the two crossbody bags above – $1,850 vs. $124. My lovely wife, who loves designer bags, says, why should I spend $1,850 for a Versace when I can get 10 Versace Jeans for much less than that?

If you look at our collection, you will find beautiful VJ at a fraction of a Versace, same beauty, same designers, same work quality. Do not think that VJ is a sub-brand as already stated, VJ is becoming a strong Versace arm.

What we like the most about VJ is that the designers are not going too far and many handbags have a beautiful minimalist concept while keeping the style and the luxury feeling. Many dislike the very flashy runway style and are more prone to enjoy more wearable design.

Why My Small Store doesn’t sell Versace?

We did, and they are now only available offline only. That decision came after “funny” people would buy a fake Versace in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, then order a real one from us. Cancel the order and return the fake one.

We grew tired of having to make police reports with almost zero chance to get our money back. So, if you want a reasonable price on a Versace, contact us to arrange a meeting here 🙂

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Luxury handbags can be a real “steal”

By Sara Beth Wald @SaraBethTimes

Why not to pick Luxury Handbags

The right handbag can make or break an outfit. You wouldn’t put extra care into choosing just the right shoes, pants, shirt, and jacket, and then grab your dingy old backpack off the hook by the door. Details matter.

For many of us, a luxury, brand-name handbag is the perfect way to set off a carefully chosen outfit. There’s just something alluring about slipping a well-tailored sleeve through the handle of the perfect bag.

Unfortunately, if luxury handbags were easy to own, everyone would have one. For the average consumer, owning a Fendi or Chanel bag just isn’t realistic.

Nobody carries the same bag year after year. Fashion trends change quickly. You could invest in an expensive designer bag and it will be out of style after just one season.

But let’s say you made that leap and purchased a luxury handbag. You found a great deal online, and you just had to have it.

How do you know it’s real? The days when you could only find a knock-off at a street vendor or a guy selling bags out of the trunk of his car are far behind us.

The internet is an international marketplace for counterfeiters to sell their wares anonymously. Technological advances have turned counterfeiting into an art so that even the savviest shoppers can be fooled into thinking they are getting the real thing.

It can sometimes be very difficult to tell the difference unless you are trained at recognizing the smallest details.

Making, selling, and buying counterfeit products is highly illegal, no matter how pretty the store is where you bought it, or how professional their website appears.

Furthermore, counterfeiting is almost always supported by organized crime. It may seem innocent enough to buy a fake Louis Vuitton purse for the sake of fashion, but behind that bag is a long line of crimes. Your purchase may be funding a child sex ring or a terrorist organization.

In this day and age, we are more conscious than ever of where our products come from and how they are made. You want to be fashionable, but you also care about your values and budget.

My Small Store cares about these things, too. We want to see you look your best with your values and budget intact. That’s why we carefully select only top-quality products from companies with proven reputations in Fair Trade.

Even if you purchase an authentic luxury handbag from a reputable retailer, what happens when it falls out of your car into the mud? Or your dog uses it as a chew toy? Or you accidentally leave it in the booth at a restaurant, only to return and discover it’s long gone?

Buying designer fashion luxury handbags is a short-term investment. You end up spending a lot of money on items that quickly wear out or are easily stolen. We all have that friend who bought a luxury handbag but refuses to take it out of the closet, for fear it will get damaged.

Fashion is meant to be worn! What’s the fun of owning something you love if you never use it?

The truth is, in many cases, most people wouldn’t know the difference between a Tamara Mellon and a Senreve. Cute luxury handbags are cute handbags, whether it cost $35 or $1,500. You can get just as many compliments on a well-made, fashion-forward handbag from a lesser-known designer.

At My Small Store, we know it is possible to polish your look for a fraction of the cost. We are proud to only sell the best quality products from designers we love and respect.

We trust our vendors, and you can trust My Small Store. We promise if you try one of our handbags, you will not be disappointed.

Luxury Handbags
Beautiful Luxury Handbags coming soon for $26.99
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Royal Hot Sunglasses, must own #1 amazing shades!

Why Royal Hot Sunglasses?

Royal Hot sunglasses are not only good quality and have awesome designs but they also have the best ultraviolet protection possible (UV400). Cost wise they are really affordable starting @ $15 and going up to $50 for specialty shades. These are backed up by a 100% satisfaction guaranteed with exchange or full refund.

Each pair of Royal Hot sunglasses comes with a very cool luxury case, a cleaning cloth and a quite cool box (perfect for gifting). 

From standard driving polarized shades to round steampunk sunglasses you can get almost any style of frames but the famous 1950’s 1960’s cat eye design. 

What are our favorite ones? yes the steampunk frames – I am not talking about the John Lennon style of flat round lenses, I am talking about the real Steampunk. A sub-genre of science fantasy which incorporates designs inspired by 19th century industrial steam powered machines. Well alive with very cool places like the steampunk Truth Coffee in Cape Town, South Africa – I visited the place multiple times and it is a must see, the coffee is quite excellent as well.

steampunk-truth-coffee-cape-town

Looking back at Royal Hot, between driving big square eyewear, round Lennon, pilot style and other rimless frames you know that your shades will be different than your best friend one. 

In traditional culture, women sunglasses have unique designs like cat eye style, panthos design, or butterfly frame but that is changing. At My Small Store we realized that women love different frame designs and we offer sunglasses with total unisex styles – rectangle, oval, square, punk, round, aviator etc. 

The good old days of face shape dictate your glasses design are gone – no more oval face thus square frame, sorry. Today women wear whatever style they want.

Royal Hot sunglasses come with the highest ultraviolet protection available on the market UV400 which provides 100% UVA and UVB filtering. Both are quite dangerous to human eyes.  

Too much exposure to UVA is the cause of certain types of cataracts, as your cornea lets UVA pass through, it plays an important role in the development of macular degeneration. UVB is the one responsible for tanning but it causes sunburns not fun on your skin and extremely dangerous for your eyes as your cornea absorbs all UVB – thus cornea sunburns causing the famous snow blindness. 

Royal Hot shades also come with polarization that helps considerably with glares and reflections from smooth surfaces. Perfect for driving, fishing and all winter activities.  

Price wise, why own one pair of UV100 Julbo steampunk sunglasses at $99.98 when for the same budget you can get the same beautiful Royal Hot punk plus a pair of driving frames and a pair of classy all polarized UV400 (much better than UV100) with 100% satisfaction guaranteed and free shipping?

 

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#1 Luxury Sunglasses and low cost

Choosing a pair of luxury sunglasses

We all want luxury products including accessories like luxury sunglasses but we are not ready to pay $595 for a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo rectangular frame leather lined sunglasses with the classic gold logo on both temples. Are we? Maybe not and it comes with risks:

  •  You thought you bought real Giorgio Armani but they are copycats, it’s illegal to buy fakes even if you didn’t know.
  •  Your brand new Yves Saint Laurent shades disappear suddenly from your purse – no they do not come with a auto-vanish feature.
  •  Oh, good gods…your keys scratched your $500+ Gucci sunglasses
  •  Do you want me to continue?

What to do? You really want to make a statement, feel good about your sunglasses and let’s be honest make other envious. Gucci will do that but other brands as well I am not talking about what you find in a big box store for $19.99, I’m talking about small sunglass designers like Royal Hot, Bobo Bird or Yumomo.

Yumomo Luxury Sunglasses

These designers are not well known if even known but their style are quite impressive, their prices as well. No, you can’t find them at Walmart or C&A, several few website like My Small Store sell them and many high end stores in Europe or South America – I recently traveled to Brazil where I found in the duty free area a shop selling Royal Hot eyewears tax free for $250, the exact same sold here for $29.99!

Bobo Bird StoreA customer sent us a picture of a Bobo Bird store in Moscow, he had to look at the price 5 times as he could not believe the price over $300 for the same pair he paid $24.99 at My Small Store. The store make people feel they are buying a top shelf luxury product that only people traveling from abroad can afford.

 

Do luxury accessories have to be so expensive? We don’t think so.

Look at what is important to you – the luxury brands name like Miu Miu or Miuccia Prada, the design like aviator or navigator sunglasses or cat eye, the features such as 100% UV protection and polarization or the accessories that comes with it as cool storage box, fancy glasses bag etc.

Let’s compare a little between a big luxury name like Prada and similar Yumomo cat eye shades. Look at these 2 pictures and tell me which one is Yumomo and which one is Prada – submit your answer for a $25 gift card. The Prada is sold at $350 and the Yumomo is sold for less than $30.

Compare Prada vs Yumomo

 

As we updated this post 74% of answers were wrong! Meaning the Yumomo luxury sunglasses look more luxury compared to the $350 ones. Meaning that what 74% of our readers are ready to spend $350 on a $30 pair of glasses – time to increase our prices 🙂

Another point is if you have a $350 budget for your new pair of shades, you can buy one pair of BVLGARI or Christian Dior or 10 pairs of Yumomo, Bobo Bird or Royal hot – all coming with free shipping, warranty and full refund if not satisfied.

A customers of ours tried a pair of fancy Yumomo sunglasses that made her BFF very jealous (that happens a lot), she asked us not to sell to her so she could keep her new shades quite unique. Unfortunately, we can’t do that but we remove those from our stock for a few weeks 🙂

To finish, luxury sunglasses do not have to be extremely expensive, why overpay for a brand name when there is 70% chances that your new expensive designer glasses are made in Wenzhou, China in the same factories that many brands!

Chances are that smaller designer have they own production like Bobo Bird or outsource their production to fair trade factories. Stop wondering and try a Bobo Bird, a Royal Hot or a Yumomo, you won’t regret it!