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Mon 09.22
Alexander Wang Chastity Leather and Suede Tote

Alexander Wang Chastity Leather and Suede Tote: A Tote-al Success

Love! This is an Alexander Wang bag I can get behind wholeheartedly: sophisticated, cool, functional, and gimmick-free. A gorgeous toned-down tote to carry every day? I’m all in.

Mon 09.22
Bally Bond, Bloom, and Ballyssime Bags

Bally Bond, Bloom, and Ballyssime Bags: Good As New

Bally, is that you? I hardly recognized you! But Bally it is; the brand’s just upped their game. The clean lines and exquisite craftsmanship, hallmarks of their bags, remain firmly in tact, but everything else is new, different, and unfamiliar territory for the Swiss brand whose longstanding heritage dates all the way back to 1851.

Thu 09.18
WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie: The Era of Simplicity

This Fashion Month, we’ve watched street style stars attract camera lenses with everything from McDonald’s-inspired bags to little Karlitos. You rarely find minimalism outside of Lincoln Center, but at the end of the day, that’s what we really want and that’s what designers Byron and Dexter Peart offer with their latest collection…

Fri 09.12
Louis Vuitton Celebrating Monogram

Louis Vuitton Celebrating Monogram: One, Two, Three, Logo!

I’m having a monogram moment. This is no doubt due to Petite Malle mania, but even more so because of Louis Vuitton’s latest collaborations. In honor of its 160th birthday, the house is celebrating the iconic LVs with the help of six art and design legends.

Thu 09.11
Top 5 Checks

Top 5 Checks: Get Checked

Check marks the spot! It’s crazy what a few finely placed lines can do to your wardrobe. This is minimalist design with maximum effect, and a timeless one at that. The print on that black and white Balenciaga? It was inspired by one of Cristóbal’s archival prints.

Wed 09.10
Ann Taylor Signature Tote

Ann Taylor Signature Tote: The Search is Over

The search for the perfect day-to-night tote is about as easy as the search for Prince Charming. It takes years! I waded through quite the sea of frogs (or shapeless black totes, if you will) before stumbling upon Ann Taylor’s Signature tote. They sent me a sample to play with, and I almost didn’t mail it back!

Mon 09.08
Burberry Extra-Large Painted Alligator Tote Bag

Burberry Extra-Large Painted Alligator Tote Bag: Truth or Dare

Be honest – do you find this bag repulsive, intriguing, or gorgeous? Or maybe all three? No matter how you feel about it, something that automatically forces so many emotional states has its merits. You have to give it that.

Thu 09.04
Top 5 Reversible Bags

Top 5 Reversible Bags: Go Inside Out with a Bang

We ask for the ultimate in functionality from our bags, and normally end up settling for a couple of extra pockets. Dream bigger! I’m talking two totes in one. Reversibility tends to lead to a lessening in luxury, but not so with these…

Wed 09.03
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Anya Hindmarch Albion Two-Tone Leather Shoulder Bag and Ebury Textured Leather Tote: Kind of Blue

Dark dove gray, rich emerald green, burnt orange rust, and deep navy blue: these are likely the colors that are currently on your mind and making their way into your wardrobe now that Labor Day has passed and it is unofficially fall…