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Trend Report: Rainbow Right

Trend Report: Rainbow Right

There’s always a place in my heart for rainbows. Maybe it’s the fact they seem a bit magical and represent our dreams coming true. Or maybe it’s that there’s no visual delight quite like a union of every bright, happy color in the spectrum. For example, Stella McCartney’s famed Falabella tote now comes in seven boldly saturated hues, and the bag has never looked better.

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Trend Report: Rainbow Right

Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue Sales: It’s Only Wednesday…

…and already we’ve seen four great sales! First there was NET-A-PORTER’s, then Neiman Marcus’, and now Shopbop and Saks Fifth Avenue have taken up the cause to help melt away your mid-week blues with deals at up to 40% off. The former’s discounts will be available through Friday, while Saks’ will last through the whole weekend. The way things are going, I bet there will be more sales to come next week, but in the meantime, make sure you check out these personality-packed steals.

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25% Off at Neiman Marcus

25% Off at Neiman Marcus: Sale into Summer

A sale on summer essentials before spring is even over? That’s a rare and special event – and one going on today at Neiman Marcus! Now through Thursday, shop thousands of select items, all discounted at a lovely 25% off…

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Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag from Designer Vault!

Have you entered our Mother’s Day giveaway yet? Click here for your chance to win a Jumbo Chanel Classic Flap bag from Designer Vault…

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The Best Bags for Moms with Kids of Different Ages

In honor of Mother’s Day this upcoming Sunday, I’ve pulled together a list of gift options (bags, natch) that will not only delight her sartorial sense, but will give her the function she needs as a parent – of a child of any age. Take Elle Macpherson’s Hermès Jypsiere. She carried this when her kids were toddlers, and thanks to the timelessness and high-quality nature of Hermès pieces, it remains a go-to for her even now that they’re older.

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25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Section

25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Treatment

To anyone who questions the frequency with which you show up to lunch carrying a new bag, guess what? It pays to shop. If you’ve been as addicted to NET-A-PORTER as we have, then you received an e-mail this morning offering you a pretty 25% off discount that’s valid now through Sunday on the US site (to save some potential disappointment, note that this excludes items marked “New Season,” “Essentials,” or “Fine Jewelry”). The deduction is automatically applied at checkout, so just log in here and start shopping!

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25% Off NET-A-PORTER: The VIP Section

How to Wear Your Backpack Now: Take It to the Front

Front is the new back. And pack is the new bag. When it comes to casual dressing, the latest celeb bag trend isn’t just the roomy backpack, from the classic and quilted to the rugged and safari-inspired. It’s carrying your backpack in the front. Think 360° and use the straps to your full advantage. Also, use your hands. While the appeal of the backpack has long been in its capacity to free you up, now is the time to take a hands-on approach.

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Altuzarra x MATCHESFASHION.com

Altuzarra x MATCHESFASHION.com: A Stripe for All Seasons

Joseph Altuzarra is one of those uncommon designers who consistently and instinctively knows what women want to wear, whether it’s shearling bomber jackets, celeb-favorite fringed hobo Ghianda bags, crinkled linen dresses, or racy laced knee-high boots. Personally, I like to attribute it to the stylish Chinese women he’s surrounded by – his mother, cousin Lily Kwang, and grandmother, who hails from Shanghai like mine. In addition to being superbly talented, Joseph is the most well-mannered boy. He’s a Chinese mama’s dream!

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The Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades: An Interview with Kate Valentine

Back in January of 1993, a company launched that would go on to become one of America’s leading handbag brands. That company was Kate Spade. Founders Kate and husband Andy Spade left the über-successful business in 2007 and have now gone on with two former Kate Spade colleagues to launch Frances Valentine, a design house with an eye for playful, feminine style. She is so committed to it that she’s even changed her last name from Spade to Valentine (though it’s worth noting that the latter is a family name; her grandfather’s middle name, to be exact)! That’s some dedication. I once saw the two of them speak at an Amex forum and was very impressed with their story, so it was lovely to talk with her personally about what to expect from the new NYC-based studio. If you saw my post on the best beach totes, you know I’m already a fan!

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