Backpack
Tue 01.21
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Top 5 Rays of Light: Who Are You Calling Mellow?

If this season’s “radiant orchid” mauve pinks and warm lavenders are not your thing, you still owe it to yourself to get out of the mid-winter doldrums. Achieve instant perkiness, inside and out, with a sunny yellow bag.

Wed 01.08
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Proenza Schouler PS Backpack: PS I Love You

Ladies, we have a winner. This is the most sophisticated backpack I’ve seen yet. Just a few weeks ago, I was captivated by The Row’s pairing of canvas and ostrich skin, but their luxurious creation just got trumped. By a simple concoction of all-black leather, no less.

Fri 12.27
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Top Ski Bunny Bags: Hit the Slopes in Style

Or only hit the slopes in spirit! Sometimes a vacation calls for a snowy mountain getaway over a tropical beach holiday. I’m not one to necessarily take on a Black Diamond, but I am happy to cozy up in the lodge with a mug of hot chocolate…and a winter-ready bag that looks just as good in motion as it does at my side by the fireplace.

Mon 12.16
Top 5 Latest Man Bags

Top 5 Latest Man Bags: Behind Every Good Man…

It’s time for another roundup of my favorite man bags, the ones that have recently inspired me. Not only to do some shopping for the men in my life, but to get in touch with my tomboy side. Minimal and functional, sensible and stylish: they’re all about simplicity.

Fri 12.13
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The Row Ostrich Backpack: Baby Got Back

The backpack is back! When it comes to the most innately casual of bag styles, no one can dress it up like The Row. With their latest incarnation, they have read my mind. Color-who? I am all about texture-blocking, especially when a stark, striking contrast is involved.

Mon 12.09
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The Best Winter Plaids: It’s a Mad Plaid World

Plaid: the pattern beloved by lumberjacks and street-style bloggers alike. And finally, it’s shedding the stigma of early-‘90s Nirvana and Pearl Jam groupies. Plaid is here to stay, in a big way.

Tue 11.19
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TOMS Marketplace: Look Good, Feel Better

The socially-conscious shoe/eye-wear company, TOMS just became a one-stop shop for the holidays by launching “The Marketplace,” an online store that features other brands like TOMS that give back while offering a quality product.

Fri 10.25
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Rag & Bone Pilot Backpack: The New School

The chic backpack is gradually becoming less of an anomaly (just look at Marni’s minimalist version) and more of a mainstay in the bag world. Rag & Bone is the latest to hop on board, and their casual-cool sensibility brings the perfect treatment to a streetwise rucksack.

Tue 10.15
Marni Leather Backpack

Marni Leather Backpack: Back It Up, Pack It In

Finding a genuinely chic backpack is no easy task. The ultimate hands-free style is everywhere, but rarely does it look so smart. The key? By channeling the feel of a classic tote, Marni has executed a fully-functioning backpack, breathing sleekness and sophistication into every kid’s favorite kind of schoolbag. But trust this is for grown women only!