For all the writing I do about style, color and accessorizing, I’m not particularly good at adding anything to my personal wardrobe but black, grey and silver. One notable exception to that rule, though, is lipstick; I rarely buy any lip color that wouldn’t be accurately described as “aggressive,” and I’m a big advocate for pushing outside of one’s makeup comfort zone.

If you’re a fan of the Coach Borough Bag, spring is going to be super exciting for you. Coach’s lookbook showed up in our inbox last week, and not only is it full of striped and patchwork takes on the bag, but the Borough now comes in sizes ranging from weekender to micro-mini. The bag’s handles also get translated to a slightly simpler bag, the Coach Town Tote, for those who found the Borough’s many compartments a bit daunting.

YOOX Clearance Sale March 2014If you love the thrill of the hunt, you’re probably already familiar with YOOX, which houses a huge selection of designer merchandise at discount prices. As of right now, a lot of those discounts just got even better – the YOOX Clearance Sale is on, which means prices up to 85% off. The site sells discounted pieces from brands like Prada and Valentino, which means that this sale is really worth a look.

Of all the celebrities we’ve profiled in our Many Bags series, Emmy Rossum might have more relatable personal style than any of them. The way that Emmy dresses is the way that a lot of women want to dress – feminine, pulled together but not too precious. Like a grown woman, but not in a way that ages her. If she weren’t an actress, it’s not hard to imagine her translating her wardrobe to any variety of real-world pursuits, and she’d always be the woman in the office with the lipstick you envied.

Luggage is ugly, almost without exception. I’ve spent two days of the last week traipsing through four separate airports on six distinct occasions, so I’ve had a lot of time to stare at people’s suitcases, and they don’t vary a whole lot. And, you know, I get it. They’re durable, they’re functional, they get thrown into cargo holds. The Charlotte Olympia Excess Baggage Perspex Clutch, on the other hand, is basically the exact opposite of a real suitcase – it’s beautiful, but please don’t hand it over to a member of TSA.

Yesterday we showed you the best of what happened outside the shows at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014, and now it’s time to take final appraisal of what showed up once everyone was seated and the house lights were lowered. Paris plays how to some of the most powerful handbag brands in the world, and even though some of them play hard to get by not showing bags on the runway (Givenchy and Saint Laurent, I’m looking at you), we’ve scoured the rest of the shows to bring you the most exciting accessories.

Although every American city has its own unique aesthetic and sense of style, New York City and Los Angeles are unquestionably the two style capitols of the USA. New York’s look is more polished and and a bit darker, while LA feels bright and bohemian, but without losing its luxurious edge. When the two meet, you’ve got the quintessential American look, which is what Bloomingdale’s has tried to capture in its new Sunset + Spring department.

I am currently coming to you live from South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where I’ve had lots of opportunities to eat things that make me want to unbutton my pants but not so many opportunities to watch last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Side note: Why is hotel television technology stuck somewhere in 1998?) Because of that, we’ll sadly have no recap for last night’s season finale, but because season finales are often so juicy, we wanted to give you guys a spot to gossip, choose sides and reflect on the season that was.

OUTNET Clearance Sale March 2014Here’s a little something (or a lot of something) to make your afternoon a little bit more stylish. Our friends at THE OUTNET just launched a huge online clearance, which includes up to 85% off a huge selection of designer apparel, shoes, accessors and (of course) handbags. Shop quickly, though – with most things more than half off, the best pieces will disappear before you know it.

In the luxury industry, there’s nowhere to go but up. As the fortune’s of the planet’s uber-wealthy continue to balloon, so too does their collective taste for the most outrageously expensive luxury goods; it’s keeping up with the Joneses on the grandest of scales. That means that more brands than ever are wading into the waters of the five-figure handbag, yielding ever-larger seasonal bumper crops of bags that cost as much as a mid-size sedan.

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