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Fri 01.31
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Topshop Suede-Backed Mini-Backpack

From Stella to Proenza to The Row, it is all about the backpack as a fashion item. But you don’t need to go to the top of the line to get a topnotch style. Actually, you just need to go to Topshop.

Fri 01.31
Jérôme Dreyfuss Blue Leather and Calfskin Caviar Johan Bag

Jérôme Dreyfuss Blue Leather and Calfskin Caviar Johan Bag: The Mixmaster

Colorblocking combined with texture-mixing: Sounds disastrous, right? And the blocking of not two but five shades sounds like a train wreck, I know. But somehow, against all common sense and logic, the Johan bag works. It works really well. Jérôme Dreyfuss has put his quirky-casual aesthetic to good use, executing a lighthearted a day bag that feels fun and fresh.

Thu 01.30
Top 5 Everyday Bags

Top 5 Everyday Bags: The Daily Show

Not too big and not too small, structured but not overly so, and neutral enough to go with all your favorite staples: You can count on a daily bag to be practical, but rarely do they inspire excitement. Not these five. More than just an afterthought, these daily bags have great designs and details to spare, so you won’t find yourself making a compromise while following the KISS rule: Keep It Simple and Stylish.

Wed 01.29
Maiyet Peyton Laser-Cut Leather and Suede Tote

Maiyet Peyton Laser-Cut Leather and Suede Tote: In Love with Lattice

Bold lattice designs usually make me think of 1970s Palm Springs décor, a little tacky and over-the-top. But my new obsession with interior designer Tom Scheerer has me changing my tune.

Mon 01.20
Ferragamo’s Creations

Ferragamo’s Creations: Famous Favorites Reissued

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel – you need to reissue it! At least that’s the case for a historic house like Ferragamo that has a vast collection of iconic pieces and a clientele who longs to get their hands on every last one.

Mon 01.06
Stella McCartney Beckett Hobo

Stella McCartney Beckett Hobo: Red Means Stop…and Stare

We may have questioned the originality of Stella McCartney’s Beckett bag, but the Beckett hobo? It’s in a league all its own! This comes down to the Brit designer’s incomparable use of faux leather. A great hobo is hard to find. A vegan one? Even harder.

Fri 12.27
Tod’s Horse Grand and Alo Striped Shoppers

Tod’s Horse Grand and Alo Striped Shoppers: Off to the Races

Emphasis on the word “off.” Simply put, Tod’s has gone off the rails for me. What was once a classic brand that offered me timeless investments (take this python beauty back from 2011, for example) appears to have run off and joined the circus. Or the horse show.

Fri 12.20
Graphite is the New Black

Graphite: Iron Snob

Forget what the TV show says – graphite is the new black. The hue is softer yet just as sophisticated and edgy, especially when you take the all black everything philosophy and remix it with this dark gray.

Tue 12.10
The Color to Swatch

The Color to Swatch: Radiant Orchid

Have you heard? Pantone has revealed the color of the year for 2014 – radiant orchid! We already saw it on quite a few Spring 2014 runways, but before you can get your hands on those looks, I’ve rounded up a few to get you through winter.