Sometimes it’s more entertaining to watch the show on the street than it is to watch the show on the runway. That’s how I felt during Paris Fashion Week, especially any time I spotted a well-heeled attendee who hadn’t been dressed by a brand (a trend that has gotten more and more common over the years). On the runways, we saw bags on chains at Nina Ricci and Valentino, oversized clutches at Balenciaga, and scarf-wrapped handles at Louis Vuitton...
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Day four of New York Fashion Week, day two without any IDs or money. I’m beyond grateful for my Lexus sponsorship because without money, I can’t even take the subway! The middle of a four-day weekend is the worst time to have your bag stolen; it’s difficult to get banks on the phone and any cards replaced. Luckily, I had some high-energy shows to keep my mind off my troubles. From Jeremy Scott’s euphoria-inducing tryst with all things rockabilly to Mansur Gavriel’s seemingly effortless foray into shoes, the mood was optimistic and so were the clothes.
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While we love bags of all shapes, sizes, and styles, there are many that call for specific, often elegant occasions. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t spend most days in a ball gown (I do spend most of my dreams in one, though!). What we shop for more than anything else is the bag we can wear with our everyday uniform: jeans. That isn’t to say that an accessory fit for this kind of outfit must be boring or basic.
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For those of you who didn’t think such a list is possible, think again. As for most of you who know a substantial list of under-$100 bags is feasible but are savvy enough to remember that no one said anything about those bags being chic, cute, covetable, or remotely expensive-looking, well, here’s one to change your mind! We’ve scoured all the stores to find a tightly edited group of 10 bags that are all that and more. Long live the frugal Snobs in all of us!
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Who’s excited for a new year of fabulous bags? For this special post, we went to a winter ice wonderland. The magic of ice is as fleeting as life itself, as its beauty lasts only as long as it remains freezing cold outside. The healing powers of ice have long been sought after by mankind, most recently for their ability to preserve youth (cryo spas are the rage right now, as standing in extreme-cold conditions for a certain amount of time is said to stimulate circulation and promote healthy skin cells).
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