Jewelry from Chanel to Liven up Your Wardrobe

When it’s time to put your money where your mouth is, you want to go to the brand that never goes out of fashion. Who wouldn’t want a little more Chanel on their arm?  In honor of the legendary French fashion designer, a roundup of our five favorite Coco Chanel quotes that are full of stylish wisdom and wit, while spotlighting some of the chicest Chanel jewelry.

Luxury Must be Comfortable, Otherwise it is Not Luxury
A Chanel charm bracelet is a fun way to make a statement. When you mix some yellow gold with a smattering of rhinestones, the overall look is modern and sleek, which goes with absolutely everything.
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In Order to be Irreplaceable, You Must Always Be Different
Coupled with the fact that we’re obsessed with the Chanel C’s, it’s common knowledge that you can’t go wrong with a classic Chanel logo with enough rhinestones to go with your rock and roll mini or your vintage denim and heels.
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I Don’t Do Fashion, I am Fashion
No matter what your personal earring style is: studs, drops, or dangling – these Chanel logo clip on earrings are major eye candy. We would wear these with a cropped tuxedo jacket, a flirty cocktail dress or a power suit.
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A Girl Should be Two Things: Classy and Fabulous
How incredible is this Chanel choker? It is a little bit tough girl, a little bit chic, and versatile enough to enhance a maxi dress, biker jacket or an evening gown to highlight its unique hardware.
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Fashion Fades, only Style Remains the Same
This vintage Chanel necklace can seriously step up your style, whether you’re wearing it with a structured jacket or with your Sunday-Brunch outfit. It’s a sartorial marriage between whimsical and chic.
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Straw bags- the new IT bags for the summer?

Straw Bags

Sure, Hermès has a bag named after Jane Birkin, but for much of the 70′s her bag of choice was a modest straw bag; a wicker basket, to be more precise. Here at PORTERO we are adoring the 70′s chic feel have less humble options with the same boho feel. Inspired by our recent mention on phillymag.com, we’ve complied a collection of straw bags to give you that same Jane Birkin boho feel for summer.

1. Rare Chanel Basket Case Crossbody Bag $4,680 (as seen on Philadelphia Magazine). Picture this: a sunny summer day, a flowy dress, wedges, and good company. This is the perfect bag for the most carefree woman.

2. Valentino Natural Straw with Floral Trim Tote Bag $1,200. The straw material is the perfect casual accessory for your weekend outings, but the leather trim makes it formal enough for the office. Besides, this tote is big enough for you to bring your laptop and a couple of books to work. Be sure to make your coworkers jealous because 1. it’s Valentino, and 2. the price is a steal!

3. Gucci Natural Straw with Gold Leather Positano Scarf Tote Bag $745. Doesn’t matter if you live on a big city far from the beach, sporting this tote bag will make you feel like you’re on the Amalfi Coast.

4. Hermès Limited Edition Picnic Garden Party Straw and Leather Tote Bag $14,999. We’re sure you have seen many straw bags, but we know you haven’t seen a straw bag quite like this one. This bag is for the woman who lives in a constant summer state of mind; a woman who enjoys the outdoors, and the finer things in life. Whether a walk on the beach, a picnic in the park, or a stroll down a quaint street on the French Riviera; this Hermès Garden Party is the perfect companion.

5. Chanel Straw Canvas Laptop Bag $3,180. Want to bring a little bit of the beach to the office? Then you need a Chanel straw bag that fits your laptop and other office essentials. This is a rare find, that will definitely give you a sunny disposition at the office.

Do you think straw bags will be this summer’s “It”  bag, or will it be the bucket bag?

The Work Bag, Done Right

Whether you’re an assistant, a VP, or a VIP you’re going to need a statement bag for toting your work essentials. Finding a stylish accessory that is practical enough for your MacBook Air and work folders, but still has room for makeup essentials isn’t always easy.

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1. Separate with Style
This Prada Saffiano bag boasts two compartments to keep your sunglasses separate from your spreadsheets. We love the classic Saffiano leather look. It’s not just chic, but highly functional with a removable strap and protective feet for wherever you’re sitting it down. We also love that it comes in such a bold hue perfect to take from the boardroom to the bar.

2. Don’t Stick to Black
Ideally you want summers off, but for those of us who work all year round, the black in winter vs. white in summer may mean that you need many sets of bags, unless you opt for something that can do double duty like this Hermès Birkin Etoupe which wouldn’t look out of place when you’re wining and dining clients on a ski slope or on a golf course. The Birkin doesn’t get more classic than this and it’s wide enough for a tablet or to ensure that an important contract doesn’t get wrinkled.

3. Stylish Shopper
This is a versatile good bag to go with anything. Whether you’re changing outfits at fashion week, jetting around the globe or just headed to the office, you can’t go wrong with a Louis Vuitton Sac Plat  big enough for all of your paperwork. As per all Louis Vuitton, its gorgeousness is in the small details. Plus, canvas is a safe bet if you’re headed to client meetings in any weather.

4. Crossbody and Carryall
This vintage Celine Luggage Tote  is a shining example of what Celine does best: a feminine silhouette with just enough edge, and of course, that identifiable winged side we’ve come to adore. Not only do we love the rolled top handles, but that it also has every element for work with open pockets and zippers. This bag is perfect when you’re negotiating a raise or just dividing the brunch bill.

5. Don’t be Afraid to Tote
Just because it’s a tote bag doesn’t mean it can’t be edgy. This textured leather is neutral enough to blend in but edgy enough for a play date. It’s even large enough for a short business trip. This Chanel tote bag can do triple duty while still keeping you chic.

Cellini Watch Collection: Mixing Vintage Inspiration with a Timeless Sensibility

Adding the right Rolex to your collection is a way to incorporate some history into your wardrobe and stand out from the crowd. The Cellini collection is a favorite of watch aficionados. Inspired by the goldsmith and sculptor to the popes,  the Cellini is one of the most highly coveted models and signals true artistry.

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Five Pieces of Jewelry Every Stylish Woman Should Own

We love being on the cutting edge of style as much as the next girl, but if you’re going to be smart about what you buy, you want to focus on timeless pieces that will really stand out. Whether it’s a simple bangle that adds a pop of color or a vintage necklace that gives you an authentic look, unique yet classic pieces can take your look from the mundane to the exceptional. These are the staples that every woman should own (or at least be shopping for)!

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1.  Classic Gold Studs
Even Audrey Hepburn wouldn’t have let her jewelry box go without timeless simple studs that are easy to throw on with any outfit from a cashmere sweater to a flirty sundress. The iconic gold Chanel logo earrings can create a hint of luxury that will pull any outfit together.

2. The Classic Go-Everywhere Gold
Even the unfashionable set recognizes the iconic Cartier LOVE detailing. Having a simple bracelet in gold is a staple that every girl should own, to either dress up your everyday casual or to add to a stack of bracelets for a night on the town. If this isn’t already on your list, it’s worth adding, as this is the kind of bracelet that you’ll regret not having.

3.  Pearls Your Way
A long pearl strand is not only functional but also does double duty as a must buy. A necklace this versatile can be worn long for cocktail parties, or can be doubled up for a brunch with friends. Whether it’s vintage like this Chanel find, or it’s something new, a long Pearl strand is a must-have in your jewelry box.

4. The Statement Ring
A big rock is a perfect way to add some flair for your next soiree. We recommend getting something big enough to make an impact, but with classic details (like the David Yurman signature rope detailing). This is also great for the strong woman who wants her right ring finger to be the point of focus, instead of her left.

5.  The Enamel Bangle
Consider the Hermès black enamel bracelet the addition your go-to work wardrobe has been waiting for. It’s classy, yet still serious enough to mean business with any outfit.

 

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Portero’s Cyber Weekend Sale

Shopping for friends and family or making your own holiday wish list? Portero’s Cyber Weekend sale is one of the best we’ve ever had! From monogram Louis Vuitton and quilted Chanel bags to vintage Omega watches and iconic Tiffany & Co jewelry, all items are an additional 20% off.  It’s only for a limited time, so
make your way over fast!  Sale ends Sunday, November 30th, at 11:59 ET.

Start shopping the wonderful collection here: http://www.portero.com/20-off-sale

Notable Finds of the Week

Our Creative Director, Nick Marmol’s, weekly notable finds are in, and they are both eye-catching and timeless!   From the most desired handbag in the world to chic cufflinks and watches, these notable finds are sure to impress.

 

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Shop this Hermes Birkin.

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Shop this Hermes Carrick Watch.

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Shop these Trianon cufflinks.

 

 

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Safari Chic

“This world without a leopard…I mean, who would want to be here?!”
– Diana Vreeland

We’ve gone wild for safari chic this season.  Animal print handbags, exotic materials, and figurative modern and estate jewelry pieces are a great way to enhance your fall look.  Done right, your animal-inspired accessorizes will add a touch of sophistication with a slight edge.

Want a subtle day or night look? Pair a snakeskin bag with neutrals and skinny jeans or a stylish monochromatic outfit. If you’re adventurous and like to mix patterns, try combining leopard print with plaid, simple stripes, or even floral!

Get started on your safari-inspired look by browsing through Portero’s collection here.

Notable Finds of the Week

It was hard for us to resist some of this week’s notable finds. Every scroll of the page we clicked “Add to Favorites, “Add to Favorites,” “Add to Favorites.”  Needless to say… We ended up with 40 new bags, jewelry and watches in our favorites bag within a matter of minutes! Shopper’s Anonymous, anyone?

After careful deliberation, we consulted our Creative Director, Nick Marmol, to see if he could narrow our list down to three. Gals, he did not fail!

Get ready! Here they are…

 

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Shop this Hermes 32cm Himalaya Kelly here.

 

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Vintage Rolex Oysterdate

 

 

Shop this Rolex Oysterdate Men’s Watch here.

This Week’s Notable Finds

The first few days of October have been a wonderful whirlwind filled with beautiful Chanel flap bags, rose gold timepieces, and unique accessories.

We’re absolutely reveling in our Creative Director, Nick Marmol’s, weekly notable finds. The rich cherry red vintage Chanel has us swooning for crisp fall nights, while the mouse and cheese cufflinks have us signing up for the next wine and cheese party.  Gouda, anyone?

What more can we say about the rose gold accented Rolex Datejust? It’s a true classic!

 

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To shop this Chanel red flap bag, visit here.

 

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To shop these estate cufflinks, visit here.

 

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To shop this Rolex Datejust, visit here.

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