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Mon 09.29
McQ Alexander McQueen YT Textured Leather Tote

McQ Alexander McQueen YT Textured Leather Tote: Turning the Hardware on Its Head

While it’s not at all unusual for brands to use hardware to identify their work, McQ does this with more than the average buckle or stud. The razor blade is the company signature, and here it’s been inverted so that the negative space in the center (see below to get a better idea) becomes the YT’s simple key-shaped accent.

Mon 09.29
Karl Lagerfeld Spring ‘15 Collection

Karl Lagerfeld Spring ‘15 Collection: Karlito’s Way

It’s easy to get so wrapped up in Karl Lagerfeld’s stunning work for Chanel and Fendi that we forget he has his own eponymous line. But he does, and it’s pretty desirable in its own right, especially the Spring ’15 collection.

Fri 09.26
Marni Heavy Stripe Combo Shoulder Strap

Marni Heavy Stripe Combo Shoulder Strap: A Star in Stripes

When it comes to shoppers, it’s time for canvas to move on over and make room for wool! At least that’s how I feel when I look at this Marni. While chilly weather doesn’t necessarily require a wool bag, there’s no denying that this has the right look for the season. Broad stripes give it an energized feel that I love.

Wed 09.24
Red Hot Style

Red Hot Style: The Crimson Tide

Red is the color of love, sex, and fire; to sum it up in one word – passion! Wield this power wisely as we head into fall by painting your wardrobe with the richest of scarlet hues. It’s the season’s chicest shade. Usually, I try to mix it up, but I’ll go so far as to say that I’d wear red from head to toe. Why not?

Tue 09.23
Fendi Spring 2015 Collection Bags

Fendi Spring 2015 Collection Bags: Have Your Cake and Mini-Bag, Too

Now that Milan Fashion Week has wrapped up, it’s official: It’s no surprise that the best bags on the Italian runways belong to Fendi, from the incomparable Karl Lagerfeld.

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.