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Fri 04.24
Top 5 Souvenir-Shopping Straw Totes

Top 5 Souvenir-Shopping Straw Totes: Well Traveled

The summery (and sometimes kitschy) straw bag is not only a sandy staple, it’s ideal for days spent perusing an exotic locale as a tourist. It’s a style that almost begs to be stocked full of newly discovered unique souvenirs.

Fri 04.24
Best Bikinis

Best Bikinis: Mix, Match, and Mingle

There are many milestones in a young girl’s life that we could talk about: her first period, her first kiss, her first pair of high heels…but given the proximity to beach season, I’m going with her first bikini. My first “grown-up” bikini (I wore two pieces as a toddler) was a red bandeau.

Fri 04.24
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Top 5 Morning-After Bags: Working a Double

The best times are often unexpected: once in a while, a night is so good it takes you right into the next morning. Lo and behold, the sun is up and you’re still in your cocktail attire.

Thu 04.23
Top 20 Summer Bags Under $200

Top 20 Summer Bags Under $200: A Free for All!

Well, not exactly free. But this ample selection of covetable bags, all comfortably priced under $200, is enough to make you feel like you’re getting a steal or two…or ten.

Thu 04.23
Look of the Week

Look of the Week: Claire Danes x Narciso Rodriguez

Okay, I know it isn’t Friday yet (I know this all too well), but I’m calling it now: Claire Danes had the best outfit of the week.

Thu 04.23
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Top 5 Semi-Frilly Thrills: Amazing Lace

The inclusion of delicate lace details can change the most banal of bag shapes, from the crisp envelope to the top-handle tote, taking them from ordinary to extraordinarily alluring.

Wed 04.22
Miu Miu Leather Totes

Miu Miu Leather Totes: The Comeback

What a great new shape for Miu Miu! Their entire Spring ’15 collection feels simultaneously nostalgically thrown-back in spirit yet so fresh, so invigorated. Which basically sums up this latest leather tote.

Wed 04.22
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Kenmare Zippy Clutch

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Kenmare Zippy Clutch: Pack the Pouch

Easy to pack, easy to carry, and easy to love: I always have a fat stack of pouches close by, whether I’m carrying my biggest tote or going light and unhindered.

Tue 04.21
Charlotte Olympia Feline Leather Shoulder Bag

Charlotte Olympia Feline Leather Shoulder Bag: The Cat’s Out of the Bag

Although the immediate response to this piece is, “Cute but juvenile,” as it is with many things Charlotte Olympia, this actually works. On a big, serious bag, Charlotte’s now-trademark kitty cat mug wouldn’t feel right. But a mini bag, meant for fun times? I say why not.