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Wed 07.15
Prada B.Y.O.Bag

Prada B.Y.O.Bag: You’re On Your Own

Prada first introduced the “Bring Your Own Bag” in 2010, and I’m thrilled to see it reintroduced this summer. Five years was almost too long to wait! That’s because this is seriously the most useful, versatile bag on the face of the earth – and you know I would not say this lightly.

Tue 07.14
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Tod’s Small Shark-Leather Bag with Gommini: Making the Rounds

This Tod’s bag is so very interesting, but I’m not sure that’s entirely a good thing. Interesting doesn’t necessarily mean perfectly gorgeous. I do love the plump, rounded shape, but with the rounded flap to go with it and the rubber gommini outfitting the corners, this kind of looks more like an armadillo than a chic bag.

Tue 07.14
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Tomas Maier Varzo Shoulder Bag: Take It Easy

Sometimes the formula for a bag I’m going to instantly and obviously like is a no-fail. Chocolate-brown suede plus a miniaturized size plus the classically cool, languidly sophisticated aesthetic of Tomas Maier equals an obvious winner.

Mon 07.13
Alexander Wang Alpha Leather Bucket Bag

Alexander Wang Alpha Leather Bucket Bag: Weekend Update

Do you remember when Alexander Wang released the Diego bucket bag back in 2009? Not only did the tightly cinched design make it a hard task to yank anything out of it, hefty hardware, like chunky studs covering the bottom, made the bag insanely heavy with nothing even in it.

Fri 07.10
Dress like an Icon

Dress like an Icon: Grace Coddington

Personal style is just that – personal. But as a writer develops his voice by reading the work of classic authors or an artist learns his craft by studying the genius of generations past, so do we evolve our fashion sense by observing and appreciating the style of others.

Fri 07.10
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Top 5 Poolside Bags: Blue Lagoon

If you’re like me and don’t like to get your hair wet or actually lay out, going to the pool is a fashion event unto itself. As a matter of fact, the only time I do allow the sun to hit my face is when I’m taking a selfie. But I do like lounging by the swimming pool…

Thu 07.09
TC VOGUEMini 8994

Elizabeth and James Scott Two-Tone Bag: The Daily Show

Meet one of the best totes of the Pre-Fall season: the Elizabeth and James Scott shopper, a neutral tote with some diagonal edge. You will be hard-pressed to find any tote better than this priced under $600. And you just might find you love this one more than the pricier variations out there.

Wed 07.08
Top Rainbow Pieces

Top Rainbow Pieces: Love Saves the Day

If there’s anything the recent turn towards acceptance in the States suggests, it’s that love always wins! And I can’t think of a better message than that. Rainbows have been a longtime symbol of unity, but now is the moment to wear your heart – and vivid, multicolored stripes – on your sleeve!

Tue 07.07
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Christian Louboutin Fall 2015 Bags: Big and Bold

Have enough red-soled heels in your closet? (I think we all do.) It’s time to start getting hip to Christian Louboutin bags. We weren’t always so enthusiastic about the sexy shoe guru’s handbags, but the brand’s new collection of oversized clutches is absolutely divine!