Tag: Handbag Companies

Brand To Watch: RÉNA IMAN, Luxury Handbags With A Purse

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One of my favorite handbag vloggers, Minks4All, posted an Instagram Story a few months ago with a bag charm featuring a small gem. I loved its simplicity and looked up the brand, RÉNA IMAN. I was inspired by the design, and more importantly, the cause each bag and bag charm supports:  stopping domestic violence.

RÉNA IMAN is a socially-conscious luxury brand that makes luxury affordable, simultaneously joining the fight to end domestic violence and provide aid to its countless victims. A percentage of every purchase goes back to a local and national charity to collectively help change the lives of women and stop violence against women.

RÉNA IMAN handcrafted leather goods are designed by an amazing woman, Reana Muhammad.  When I spoke with Reana over email about her first hand experience working with domestic violence survivors, she said, “Seeing how resources were limited to low income families a lot of them gave up on trying to leave and lived in fear for years to just keep a roof over there heads.” She knew she had to do something to help.  “I never wanted another women to have to face death before she was able to walk away for her abuser. ”

To help this very serious cause, RÉNA IMAN donates to the Virginia statewide coalition for domestic violence and sexual assault, and a national domestic violence and sexual assault charity.

Each product has been named after a strong female figure in her life. The handbags are minimal and classic with simple, sleek lines. Each bag charm is chosen by the customer for a personalized touch using semi-precious stones.

This is a cause I care a lot about because I was a victim of domestic violence over 10 years ago; I went to a local domestic violence resource center and they helped me find the support I needed.

Luxury with a purpose is something I can get behind.

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Love Your Handbags? Then You Need This Handbag Hanger NOW

You might be asking yourself, “why would I need a special hanger for my handbag?” To protect it, of course!

A few weeks ago, I got into a lengthy discussion with Malibu-based handbag repair store Purse Rehab, who recommended hanging handbags on a HANGER.

Wait, what?! This was contrary to my knowledge. Wouldn’t hanging a bag would stretch the straps or make them sag?

“Not if you use the right hanger,” Purse Rehab told me over Instagram DMs, “if you use a special acrylic hanger, you can protect the rounded shape of your handbags instead of stretching them out.”

Then I discovered LuxeBagCare on Instagram.

Luxe Bag Care’s website reads, “Protect your investment with the LBC Acrylic Handbag Hanger. It supports your bags’ straps, maintaining shape and integrity, and keeping sides crease-free.”

After DMing with LBC and finding out that the founder of the company, Robin, lives in my HOMETOWN, she sent me two hangers to try out!Acrylic Handbag Hanger by LuxeBagCare

I’ve always stored my bags on shelves, in their dust bags or in their boxes. It’d be a hassle to find the bag I wanted to use. Sometimes I’d even forget about bags because they were tucked away in their dust bags, hibernating from me. You won’t use what you can’t see, ya know?

This Luxe Bag Care Acrylic Handbag Hanger means that I can store my bag in my closet, ready to be carried at a moments notice. I may not hang them all the time, but it’s nice to have the option to hang in my closet to reach for.

Bonus: I carry it in my bigger bags to use on chairs at restaurants instead of hanging them awkwardly on the corner of the chair.

One of my favorite things about the internet is that I’ve been able to connect with some pretty amazing entrepreneurs. I DM’ed with Robin, Luxe Bag Care’s designer and creator, to find out that she molded and designed the hanger, then had it sent to China for manufacturing. She does the marketing, packing, and shipping all by herself. These are my favorite kind of businesses to support because you know she did it with passion and love.

Get yours: https://luxebagcare.com