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Thu 01.08

Top New Old-School Florals: Out of the Garden

What goes around comes around, and if the latest crop of florals is any indication, Laura Ashley has come back around. When I first laid eyes on Prada’s Prada’s newest garden-party print, I wasn’t sold – and I’m still not – but since then, it’s become clear that hyper-feminine, seriously romantic floral prints are making a comeback.

Mon 01.05
Giuseppe Zanotti Leather Backpacks

Giuseppe Zanotti Backpacks: Beyond the Norm

At the moment, Giuseppe Zanotti isn’t just serving up his standard selection of traffic-stopping shoes. He’s also delivering an interesting twist on the backpack…

Mon 01.05

Paneling: New Kids on the Block

Colorblock, print block, texture block…whether you like yours via sexy mesh inserts on mini dresses or wool panels on winter coats, I’ve found nearly two dozen pieces to choose from, and some of them are even on sale!

Thu 01.01

Top 5 New Neutrals: You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman

New Year, new neutrals! For every fantastic bright bag you collect, you probably want two to three relaxed, natural-looking bags. As fun, and sometimes necessary, as perky, offbeat colors are, it’s the true-to-nature neutrals that will take you through your real life.

Wed 12.17

Best Bags to Shop with: Shopper’s Delights

This one’s for all the mall warriors and department store troopers braving the last-minute holiday crowds.

Fri 12.12

Top Eyes-On-You Bags: I Spy a Trend

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched? Maybe it’s because there are suddenly too many bags to count out there with eyes of their own! From the subtle and sophisticated to the unapologetically campy, I’ve narrowed it down to just five gaze-worthy bags. But even with five, I can promise you’ll still get an eyeful.

Tue 12.02
MCM Stark Edelin Baby Jeweled Backpack

MCM Stark Edelin Baby Jeweled Backpack: Back(pack) It In

It’s best to start with the truth: I am not a fan of the big studded backpacks from MCM, especially the fully monogrammed ones. (Just being totally honest.) I see them frequently at airports, and the whole situation has a really low appeal to me. But then I spot this bejeweled baby-backpack at their boutique, and it’s a whole other story!

Thu 11.20

Elisabeth Weinstock Anaconda and Whipsnake Backpacks: Snake It to the Streets

From home goods (including jewelry boxes and even tampon cases!) to hardware-light bags, few can work an exotic skin like Elisabeth Weinstock. Since 2002, she’s cemented and maintained her unreal hand with decadent anaconda.

Wed 11.19
Top 5 Metallic Must-Haves

Top 5 Metallic Must-Haves: That’s a Real Shiner

It’s time to up the high-shine factor. Not just because it’s the holiday season; even without the upcoming onslaught of soirees, something about mirrored accessories feels so good right now. In the age of the selfie-obsessed, we could all use some more personal reflection! Even if it’s in the form of seriously glamorous accessories.