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Tue 03.15
Top Striking Straps

Top Striking Straps: What’s in a Strap?

Or should the question be, “What’s in the rest of the bag?” Because when the strap is all you notice, it might seem like the strap is all that matters. Not quite, although a strap can make – or break – a bag. Success lies in the perfect balance. When your bag’s strap is striking, its body needs to be neutral and measured, not too much of anything, so the spotlight remains where it should. Then again, it can’t be too much of nothing, either. I’m not interested in boring bags! Here, straps with the right stuff and bags to match…

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Top Striking Straps
Top Striking Straps
Top Striking Straps
Top Striking Straps
Wed 03.02
Fendi_Gucci_Prada_Fall2016_Bags

Milan Fashion Week Roundup: The Big Three

When it comes to Italian handbags, there are three supremely reigning brands. Gucci, Fendi, and Prada run the show – and they regularly blast the other Milan Fashion Week shows out of the competition. For the Spring ’16 season, the designers for all three well-seasoned houses seemed to have a single mission on the mind: To showcase their lust for life.

Mon 02.29
Balance Your Dueling Personalities

Balance Your Dueling Personalities: Tough Vs. Dainty

Your wardrobe reflects your personality and for all our own varied tones and moods, our bags should have just as many facets. The demure, feminine girl sometimes gets taken over by a rough and tumble attitude, and vice versa. Isn’t that what makes being a woman so fabulously fun? Make sure your bags show how are you feeling each day.

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Balance Your Dueling Personalities
Balance Your Dueling Personalities
Balance Your Dueling Personalities
Balance Your Dueling Personalities
Thu 02.25
Nancy Gonzalez Make It Yours Event at Bergdorf Goodman

Nancy Gonzalez Make It Yours Event at Bergdorf Goodman: What’s Yours is Yours

If personalizing your bag felt like a new trend a year or two ago, now it’s essentially a must-do. We are living in the age of the bag accessory, but not all charms are created equally. Nancy Gonzalez just gave the rest of the best a run for their Snobbiness with the their new chain charms, launching today at their Make It Yours Event at Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

Fri 02.19
Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 Collection

Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 Collection: Dark Moon Rising

I ended the most stressful New York Fashion Week (having my bag stolen and being stranded without ID and money accounted for most of the stress!) on a high note, literally. With the high-pitched sound of a pinging bell, to be exact. And another. With each chilling ping, I was blissfully liberated from the tribulations of the week and pulled further into Marc Jacobs’ beautifully haunting, Tim Burton-esque world, with odes to Beetlejuice and Corpse Bride alike. Marc usually puts on a grand show: One season it was life-sized pink Barbie houses, another warranted a world premiere at the famed Ziegfeld Theater. Marc is, if nothing else, the greatest showman on earth. But he is much, much more, like one of the most creative and talented designers on the planet.

Fri 02.19
Tod’s Spring 2016 Bags

How Tod’s Got Its Groove Back

Alessandra Facchinetti seems to have hit her stride at Tod’s. After three years as Creative Director, she’s beginning to infuse her own personality into the brand, and it has an effect that leaves me rejoicing. As should we all! It’s understandable why she would want to get her feet wet first before presenting a collection this different from Tod’s usual fare. After all, she was let go as Creative Director at Valentino in 2008 because she didn’t represent enough from their archives (because eschewing creativity for a ready-made formula is surely what got Valentino the success it enjoys now). But now that Alessandra has proven she can properly pay homage to the Italian fashion house, she’s ready to bring it into a new era.

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Tod’s Spring 2016 Bags
Tod’s Spring 2016 Bags
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Thu 02.11
Marc Jacobs J Marc Aged Python Shoulder Bags

Marc Jacobs J Marc Aged Python Shoulder Bags: J Marcs the Spot

Some runway bags don’t translate well to real life. But Marc Jacobs is one of the few designers who can successfully bring the dream to reality. His Spring ’16 bags are just as enticing a prospect to carry all day, every day as they were when we first saw them swinging from the arms of models back in September at the Ziegfeld.

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Marc Jacobs J Marc Aged Python Shoulder Bags
Marc Jacobs J Marc Aged Python Shoulder Bags
Marc Jacobs J Marc Aged Python Shoulder Bags
Wed 02.10
The Best Striped Bags

The Best Striped Bags: Put Your Best Stripe Forward

Stripes: No longer relegated to sports or prepsters, the fashion set has claimed them for our own. And trust we have really run with them. This season, almost every major designer has gone stripe-happy, but I can say with confidence that none have done it as well as Gucci. Can I just say Gucci, Gucci, Gucci is all I dream about? Every. Single. Day. Never would I ever think that stripes, chains, and bows could be so well-executed. But here they are, along with my other favorite stripes of the season!

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The Best Striped Bags
The Best Striped Bags
The Best Striped Bags
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Mon 02.08
Chinese New Year Bags

A Bag for Every Sign: Happy Chinese New Year!

Today officially marks the first day of the Year of the Monkey! My son was born in the Year of the Golden Monkey, so I’m naturally biased towards this sign. Monkeys are most creative and intelligent, and they’re also known for being playful, enthusiastic, and highly social. This is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, and it’s being said anything can happen in 2016, particularly when it comes to personal endeavors. Might I suggest acquiring a new bag as your first personal endeavor of the new year?

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Chinese New Year Bags
Chinese New Year Bags
Chinese New Year Bags
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