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ALLURING ELAPHE SNAKESKIN BAGS | NOTTEVERA

ALLURING ELAPHE SNAKESKIN BAGS

When it’s on the bag, you’ve got sizzling style in the bag.

We see lots of snake-print this and snake-embossed that, but we seldom come across fashions made from genuine Elaphe snakeskin nowadays. Even with ophidiophobia you can enjoy a scaled accessory—it won’t bite. The best part about exotic animal skins is that they are not a fad or a seasonal trend. A purse cast in genuine Elaphe snakeskin (a non-endangered specie) is timeless.

Elaphe Snakeskin Bags | NOTTEVERA

You can enjoy the look now with NOTTEVERA's Effie Elaphe bags. There's two styles to choose from, bucket and sachel, and both are gorgeous. ​Crafted from genuine Elaphe snakeskin, both of these bags sport a shimmery bronze metallic finish giving them​ a very glamorous look. The intricate handmade metallic vine detail across the top and iridescent beaded handle, mixed with draped chains, adds splendor to these statement-making accessories. Best of all, they are both on sale now for a limited time only, so grab yours before they're gone.

Take ​your Elaphe snakeskin bag to a party, and you’ll be the one guest everyone wants to know.

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HANDBAG BUYING GUIDE

Sure, we obsess over them, but the truth is—just like shoes—we actually need a handbag (or ten). Where else would we put our wallets, cell phone, keys, lipstick, notepad, mints, tissues, etc.? One of the most rewarding aspects of buying a luxury handbag is that, regardless of which structure you choose, it will always be in vogue. 

Fashion shows may determine current trends, but the truth is that each style serves a different purpose and personality. After all, the more (handbags) the merrier!

Here's a brief introduction to different bag styles and how to wear them.

Bucket Bag- This sack-style purse usually closes with a drawstring or a snap. With its rounded bottom and less structured appearance it tends to work best in relaxed outfits. Try it out with a leather jacket and ripped jeans.

Clutch- A clutch is a small purse that is made with a wrist strap or otherwise without any handle. It gets its name because you literally “clutch” it in your grip. We recently saw a surge in this style for daytime, but it’s not as practical when you need two free hands. The style scores major points at nighttime with a cute ensemble, such as a jumpsuit and cage heels.

Crossbody- Forget the heinous fanny pack. Navigate a theme park or manage a shopping spree with this hands-free style. A long strap, traditionally adjustable with a belt buckle, lays flat between your chest with the mid-size to small purse safely at your side. The crossbody is great for weekends or even parties when checking your bag isn’t an option. 

Satchel- This prim purse is often structured but ranges from rigid to soft and flexible. A satchel always has top handles but often has a shoulder strap as well. It’s one of the most versatile styles because it can go to breakfast with the ladies, the office, a dinner date, shopping trip, and anywhere in between.

Shoulder Bag- Dainty and feminine, this elegant style features a thin strap and comes in a more compact size.  A shoulder bag is a lovely alternative to a clutch for an evening out.

Tote- A tote is traditionally rectangular with a distinct form and top carrying handles. You’re familiar with it because the casual canvas version is what you take to the farmers’ market. Upgrade the style in your mind by taking a peek at the bevy of beauties on our site. Our snazzy options feature leather and/or snakeskin. Traditionally made with a wide width, it’s perfect for holding a portfolio or taking with on your daily commute.

 And there you have it. Which one is your favorite?

HANDBAG MAINTENANCE 101

Over generations, handbags have evolved into becoming a critical asset that can make or break your style. A simple formula for managing a long-term relationship with your artisan-made or designer handbag involves love, care and, most importantly, maintenance. Getting rid of smudges and stains that invariably develop on bags during the course of wear will keep your bag in a seemingly brand new condition for years to follow. The NOTTEVERA team has a few simple tricks and remedies to get rid of these unwanted, common stains.  

  • Pen marks are every bag owner’s worst nightmare! They are the most easily formed, yet hardest to get rid of. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and gently rub the stain clean. Once clean, use your blow dryer to dry the affected area. 

  • Deep stains, such as red wine or coffee, are unpleasant and unwanted on a bag, for sure! Simply mix one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of Cream of Tartar to form a paste that is sure to wipe away the stain.  

  • Grease spots - also known as Bag Cancer- are unappreciated! Take immediate action by dusting talcum powder on the stained area, then leaving it to absorb overnight. The next day, gently brush off the powder and dampen a clean cloth with distilled water to lightly clean the stain. By using distilled water, you avoid any discoloration formed by minerals, and prevent residue deposits on your precious bag.

And there you have it. Now your bags will always look like new!