88 Handbags + CurvyCon


88 Handbags was a part of this year’s Curvycon, during which we showcased our new, longer crossbody strap catered to the plus sized community. Each purse will now include both a standard size strap, along with a longer strap, catering to the plus sized customer. Having a longer strap will help women of all shapes and sizes enjoy an 88 crossbody bag even more than before. 88 Handbags will be one of the first brands to offer a longer strap for the plus sized community, paving the way for even more changes to come.

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CURVYcon is a two day event that brings plus size brands, fashionistas, shopaholics, bloggers and YouTubers into one space to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy. During this time, visitors embrace their curves, do a little shopping, and tackle topics such as confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, body positivity.

Hosted by Plus Sized Fashion Bloggers Chastity Garner, of GarnerStyle, and CeCe Olisa, of Plus Sized Princess, CurvyCon took place June 17th and 18th in NYC at the Metropolitan Pavilion West.

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Day 1, June 17th, was focused on Fitness and Shopping. Fitness classes, a shopping session and cocktail party were held.

Day 2, June 18th, was focused on guest speakers and shopping. Several panels and discussions were held on this day.


For more information, visit their website at http://www.thecurvycon.com


88 Handbags + Vegan Festival Recap


Our 88 team recently hosted a booth at the Long Beach Vegan Food and Music Festival on June 4th, 2016. We joined many others in the community to showcase our new summer collection of vegan handbags. The “Pop-up Shop”was a big success, as a result, selling many handbags to the vegan public.


Blogger “Little Miss Miss Haute Couture”, aka Julia Mazzucato, visited the 88 booth and had a wonderful time checking out the new summer styles! She was even wearing her Walnut Zoe Woven Zip Crossbody!

More About the Long Beach Vegan Festival:

The Vegan Festival in Long Beach is an all vegan outdoor festival with live music, activities, great food and lots of fun! Admission is free and the festival is open to people of all ages. There was a vegan chili cook-off along with many food booths and trucks, a beer garden and a Cruelty Free Marketplace. Live music was played with special musical guests Knyght Ryder, DENMANTAU, Gamblers Mark, Feli and the LemonShakers, Americana Super Radio and Jack Pharaoh. Add in some fun activities like yoga, face painting and crafts, creative art installations and earth-friendly merchants and you’ve got the ingredients for a wonderful new summertime tradition!

To learn more about the Long Beach Vegan Festival, visit http://www.lbveganfest.com


To learn more about 88 Handbags, go to: www.88-eightyeight.com

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Instagram: @88.eightyeight

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