If any of you have seen photos of Jane Birkin carrying her wicker basket as a bag (wayyyyy before she discovered Hermes!), you probably lost your mind as I did. I don't know about you but I have desperately tried to find a basket to copy that look for YEARS.

I combed vintage and retail …

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I couldn’t even begin to count the number of memories I made in junior high in the '80s listening to Prince's music. Not many know this, but aside from his own songs, he also wrote hits for the likes of Chaka Khan (“I Feel for You”), The Bangles (“Manic Monday” - Yup! That was him), and Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares 2 You” - a personal favorite). Prince was one of the best musicians of our time, and his personal life was just as inspiring; he credits childhood bullies as the reason he turned to music (If they weren't so mean to him, I would thank them!). So, yes, this is a sappy tribute to one of my all-time favorite artists, a man we lost much, much too soon.
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What bag would you buy if money was no object and practicality was of no consequence? I know I would leap for something altogether fanciful, heavy on whimsy and irreverence (and yes, heavy on the wallet, too). Like one of these seven clutches, each seemingly designed to help you elude reality for an evening or two – and light up your bag closet for years to come. Here, my current favorite crazy-unusual bags worth a mega-splurge because we could all use an escape every now and again.
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