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10 Facts You Didn't Know about Yves Saint Laurent

| By: Tiffany Perez

Yves Saint Laurent is one of our all-time favorite fashion designers. Named Yves Henri Donat Matthieu Saint Laurent, the designer was born August 1st, 1936 in Algeria. Growing up bullied and sick, he found solace in the fashion world, honing his craft and becoming a master couturier who had an endearingly sensitive side. In honor of his birthday, here are 10 facts you may not have known about him:   1. He was known for his quotes. One of his most famous quotes is "Fashions fade, style is eternal." Another famous one is "Chanel freed women and I empowered them."   2.  As a child in Algeria, he designed clothing...

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A Quick Guide to Authentic Louis Vuitton Date Codes: Updated

| By: Tiffany Perez

Did you know that you can learn about a Louis Vuitton bags history by looking at its date code? It is the key to finding out when and where a piece was manufactured. A date code is also one of the many aspects that we look at during our authentication process. One of the most helpful ways to determine whether a Louis Vuitton bag is authentic is verifying the date code because unlike other brands such as Chanel, LV bags do not come with authenticity cards. Louis Vuitton has been incorporating date codes in almost every bag, wallet, shoe style, and small leather piece since the early...

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A Quick Guide to Chanel Serial Numbers: Updated

| By: Tiffany Perez

It goes without saying that Chanel's Classic Flap Bag is one of fashion's most iconic styles. Soon after Karl Lagerfeld joined the label in the mid-1980's, the bag debuted. Designed with the modern woman in mind, the Classic Flap featured a more recognizable "CC" turn lock closure and leather woven straps. Its popularity was nearly instantaneous, but along with the fame came counterfeiting concerns. In attempt to limit counterfeits, Chanel first began manufacturing handbags and accessories with serial number stickers in 1986. Used as a benchmark of authenticity, these serial numbers are attached to the interiors of Chanel pieces and indicate when a piece was...

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2019 Gift Guide for Your Super Mom

| By: Tiffany Perez

Mother's Day is right around the corner and you may be in search for the perfect gift for the mother figure in your life. This year, Mother's Day lands on Sunday, May 12th so time is running out! This super figure has always been there for you and now it's time for you to give them a gift they will cherish for years to come! Whether it's for a mom, stepmom, grandma, or friend, we have something for everyone. From the elegance of Chanel to trendy Gucci or even a little Louis, this gift guide will help you find just what you need. Here...

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Game of Thrones: For the Throne Inspirations

| By: Tiffany Perez

Years of waiting are finally over and the final season of Game of Thrones has finally arrived! Thrilling excitement with the show's return shakes fans all over the world, including us and has left an impact in all forms of art and outfits. From House Lannister to the White Walkers, there is inspiration in every turn taken. Here at Couture, we have been inspired by some of the most influential groups of characters in the show to compile a list of some of our favorite picks. When you play the Game of Thrones, it is expected to have stand-out outfits, so we are here...

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