There are two kinds of people in this world: people who have oily eyelids, and people who have no idea how an eyelid can be oily. If you’re in the second group, talk amongst yourselves – this post isn’t for you.

A quick look at the comments on any of our celebrity posts make at least one thing clear: you guys are pretty savvy to the not-so-transparent ways that brands try to market things to you via their famous friends. And while no celebrity gets everything for free (seriously, we see most of them shopping all the time), the art of the celebrity placement, as it’s called, is alive and well.

DVF End of Season Sale 2014If you thought that all of the good spring sales had already launched, think again. The Diane von Furstenberg End-of-Season Sale has just begun, and in it you’ll find up to 50% off a huge selection of clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.

Dakota and Elle Fanning have been in the entertainment business since they were kids, and they’ve been in fashion almost as long. The young sisters’ angelic appearances – extremely pale skin and eyes, light blonde hair, innocently round faces – ingratiated themselves to designers immediately, and they’ve been sitting front row at fashion shows and starring in ad campaigns ever since.

Personalization is a huge trend in luxury fashion, but in general, the only way to make a handbag truly your own is through painted or hot-stamped monogramming. It’s only a matter of time before the personalization arms race escalates into further customizations, and I very much hoped that the new Fendi myBaguette App would spring us into the future.

Shopping for bathing suits in stores is notoriously disheartening, but as with all things, the Internet has a solution: choose a couple you like, order a couple of sizes, try them all on in the comfort of your own home and send back what you don’t want!

To celebrate the launch of its brand new site, Portero, the Internet’s leading source for pre-owned designers handbags and luxury goods, wants to reward the Internet’s most ardent bag lovers – our readers!

From now through Wednesday, June 25, you can register for a chance to win the tweedy, jewel-encrusted Chanel Flap Bag you see above, which is a limited edition piece that will never again be available from the brand.

Like many of you, I was heavily skeptical about Burberry’s Fall 2014 runway bags. Many of them looked like hastily conceived art projects, painted in the brand’s studio by people who were clearly not painters by employment. At the time, the standouts were a few velvet-on-leather bags that looked much more purposeful and high-end than their painted counterparts, but does the Burberry Padlock Dome Satchel work outside of that context?

When you’re trying to give your brand a refreshed, ultra-exclusive sheen in the face of a consumer market that has grown tired of its flash, aligning the brand with well-respected artists, designers and aesthetic thinkers is one of the tried-and-true paths to take toward redemption.

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