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Thu 05.21

Top Travel Companions: Come Fly With Me

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and it welcomes the official start of the travel season. And that means we need the perfect travel companion: the right bags! This time, it’s on the outside that counts.

Wed 04.15
Top 5 Dramatic Cutouts

Top 5 Dramatic Cutouts: A Cutout Above

Last week, we shared our favorite frugal perforated bags, all coming in at under $200. On the flipside of the cutout camp, their luxuriant counterparts are hard to resist.

Wed 04.15
Balenciaga Frame Leather Clutch

Balenciaga Frame Leather Clutch: Frame-Changer

Leave it to Alexander Wang to rethink and revamp the way a frame bag should look. I love the level of ingenuity and original design at play. The silver bar looks crazy-modern, while Balenciaga’s bicycle-inspired theme continues, with a polished roller chain…

Wed 04.08
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Top 5 Baby Blue Bags: Baby, It’s You

My bedroom is painted the palest shade of blue, a most quietly calming hue. Not only is baby blue the ideal choice for my boudoir, it’s one of my favorite colors, especially when it comes to handbags. Don’t be fooled by the innocent associations…

Mon 03.30
Balenciaga Zigzagger Mini Shoulder Bag

Balenciaga Zigzagger Mini Shoulder Bag: Sweater Weather

As groundbreaking as it is likely to remind you of your favorite sweater, I have mixed feelings about Alexander Wang’s latest release for Balenciaga…

Fri 03.20
Top 5 Sophisticated Slides

Top 5 Sophisticated Slides: A Slide of the Times

Slip from spring into summer with the most laidback sandal of the season: the slide. Once worn by lazy college students with dingy tube socks (Adidas shower sandals, anyone?), slides are now Snob-tested and Snob-approved.

Fri 03.13

Balenciaga Cabas M and Cabas S Leather-Trimmed Canvas Totes: Label Conscious

Is Balenciaga attempting to usher in a new era of label-flashing? Looks like they’re at least giving it a go. I have mixed feeling about these new Cabas totes. On the one hand, a simplistic logo set on beige canvas and trimmed with black leather is so modest and pared-down, it’s chic…

Wed 03.04
Balenciaga Neo Classic Mini Leather Shoulder Bag

Balenciaga Neo Classic Mini Leather Shoulder Bag: Neo Soul

The Neo Classic is one of Balenciaga’s, well, classic styles, but we’re just now seeing it in perfected mini form. The smaller version is so great, so much better than her bigger (and bulkier) sister, which makes for an overwhelming bag that’s heavy thanks to ample hardware.

Mon 03.02
Leather Leggings

Leather Leggings: Go Faux

It would be easy to assume that the best-made leather leggings are the most expensive. This is just not true, though…