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The birth of the Kipling sac

The success of the Kipling sac began in 1987 in the fashion city of Antwerp. The literal translation is bag, this comes from the first iconic line of the Kipling brand, the wrinkled nylon bags, which looked a lot like a bag. Today, the brand is known worldwide and available in 80 countries and in more than 7500 stores. The brand is indispensable and not only available in the best department stores, but also via the webshop. The Kipling sac is also available at Maes & Hill Collection.

The mission

Are you curious, do you dare to live a colorful and lively life and visit places you have never been to? If your answer is yes, then you fit perfectly with the Kipling brand. In short, you dare to live the life that everyone dreams of, and that is precisely Kipling’s mission. The bags are designed especially for you, because the brand wants you to be able to choose your own way. Precisely for this reason, Kipling is all about the bold ideas and creativity of the designers.

Kipling through the years

If you were born in the 90s then you certainly know Kipling’s backpacks with the iconic monkey hanging on them. Where in the past you could only see backpacks and hip bags from Kipling, you now see much more diverse bags, but the iconic monkey has also become a lot smaller. Because the monkey is smaller you will now pay more attention to the details of the bags, the designers can now do much more with their creativity, making each Kipling sac unique. In the mid-90s, the backpack for primary schools was indispensable and at least 9 out of 10 children walked around with a Kipling sac. In the meantime, the Kipling laptop and diaper bags are also often used. The diaper bags in particular are very popular with parents who travel a lot. The bags are not only dust and water-repellent, but also have strong handles, so that everything you need on the road fits.


Tips to Keep You from Purchasing a Cloned Motorbike

Over the years, I have seen so many people fall victim to buying a cloned bike. Getting a new bike is so exciting you can’t help but rush to your riding buddies and plan for a maiden riding trip for your bike. Now, imagine the cops seizing because it’s a clone. It’s everybody’s worst nightmare!

This is why people prefer buying bikes from known OEM motorcycle parts dealers only. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to tell a legit bike from a cloned one. The good news is, there are ways you can prevent yourself from being caught up in this awful situation.

How is a motorbike cloned?

I am not going to go into the step-by-step process but a summary of how it happens. Unlike cars, bikes don’t have a document that shows the end of life after an accident or uneconomical repair cases. Therefore, the bike frame can be acquired legitimately using a V5 making it much easier to sell. With the legal documents, thieves can steal a similar bike, strip its parts, and put them on the waiting frame. Then voila! A new motorcycle.

They will then throw away the frame of the stolen bike or smelt it to avoid possible incrimination if it shows up.

So, how do you protect yourself from buying a cloned bike?

1.       Carry out a background check

The first thing you do before buying anything online is to check out the seller of the bike. Look if they have any previous sales, read the reviews, and be a social media stalker for a while. This might make it hard for new sellers to venture into the market but its better safe than sorry.

2.       Check the documents

Have a detailed look at the documents. Ensure the V5 is registered to the address and the owner. Check if both the serial numbers and part numbers match on every document. An extra set of eyes never hurt so asking a friend to help you is always a good option.

3.       Ask questions

If someone is the owner, they won’t be afraid of answering the technical questions. Find out where they first bought the bike, the modifications done on it, write it all down. Don’t forget to compare the prices with the current market price to see if its way off. Cloned bike sellers want to dispose of them quickly so they have lower prices.

4.       Find out about insurance

This is the best route to follow if you have zero confidence of identifying a cloned bike. Some insurance companies offer pre-inspection services giving you an expert to accompany you while making the purchase.

5.       Never pay cash

Use bank transfer while making a purchase this lets you see the account name and bank address details.