What's In Her Bag: Julia Sloan of NARS (1)

We first told you about The Row’s crazy patchwork fur backpack way back in December, but now we have a price to put to the bag: $16,900. Rachel Zoe’s email newsletter The Zoe Report recently sent out an endorsement of this bag, revealing the exorbitant price, and frankly I’m surprised it’s not a little bit higher.


Whenever a bag becomes as big of a hit as the Celine Luggage Tote, other brands are bound to take notice of what made it so successful. And that’s not just true of smaller brands looking to get a piece of the pie or department store or discount labels looking to capitalize on a trend at a bargain-basement price point; other major designers would be silly not to co-opt design elements that consumers respond to so favorably.

Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Studded Leather Tote
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It’s been a long work week, but somehow (perhaps magically), it’s Thursday afternoon and the weekend is almost here. I must say I am super thrilled about that and so excited for the shortened holiday week to come.

The Many Bags of Rihanna (10)

After two weeks of exploring the handbag collections of celebrities whose tastes run close to those in the fashion industry – really, does it get more on-the-nose chic than Miranda Kerr and the Olsen Twins?


Occasionally, very rarely, I see a handbag for the first time and it breaks my brain. That’s what happened with my blanket-patterned Proenza Schouler PS1 – as soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew that I would eventually have it in my possession.

Real Housewives of Orange County (5)
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Just like an argument can be made that the real story of Mad Men is about the women who inhabit Don Draper’s universe, I’d be willing to consider that perhaps the real story of Real Housewives of Orange County is about the men who buzz around our cast members like so many horse flies.

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First released in 1975, it’s been decades since the Hermes Passe-Guide Bag graced the shelves of an Hermes retail store, but the heavily hardwared bag made a comeback for Spring 2012 and will be produced again for fall.


I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news: the Chloe Lucy Bag, which everyone adored when we included it in our Chloe runway coverage and our Fall 2012 runway wrap-up, has finally become available online, and its first landing spot is at Matches Fashion.


What’s Krazy Unkle Karl up to this week, you ask? Oh, you know, the usual. Powdering his hair, dressing like a goth French cowboy, designin $37,500 collars that are so high they resemble bondage gear. Wait, what was that last part?

Hussein Chalayan Holographic Pants and Oxfords

There’s no official measure to test whether or not something has officially become a trend, but the unofficial standard that I use goes something like this: When three different pieces from three different brands repeat the same element, and those pieces are all available at roughly the same time, it’s a pretty good bet that more of the same is on the way from other brands and at other price points.

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