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To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald: the rich are different from you and me. And if they’re super rich, they’re different from even garden-variety wealthy people. For instance, have you ever considered spending five grand on a fork?

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There are lot of nice things about the holidays (friends and family, gifts, dessert–you know, the usual), but among my favorite is the tacit permission to bring your shiniest self to any and all holiday gatherings straight through into the new year.

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Chloe Faye Diamond Embossed Bag
Day 5: After much success during the it-bag heyday, Chloé stumbled a bit and couldn't quite find its footing. However, things have changed and in the past couple years Chloé has released a few bags that are fresh, imaginative and garnered quite the following. I found myself drawn to the Faye bag and once I saw this rendition, it was the perfect fit. Chloé Medium Faye Diamond Embossed Bag 12 Days of Handbags $2,250 4 Comments Read More
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Celebrity Style

Do celebs intentionally take advantage of bigger holiday shopping crowds to step out and get some shopping done while feeling normal? I’ve never given much thought to this before, but we’ve seen more celeb snapshots from outside Barneys and inside popular LA shopping hot spots like The Grove this month than we have all year.

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Buzz Worthy

When we talk about a brand’s handbags, we usually talk about how a creative director influences their creation, but that’s not nearly the full story. Brands that make products in multiple categories have layers upon layers of creative management, and although a creative director guides the people below him, it’s often an accessories or leather goods director and the people he or she oversees that are principally responsible for a design house’s big handbag hits and misses.

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Celebrity Style

You may remember seeing a portion of Kate Upton‘s impressive (and ever-growing) handbag collection when we profiled her along with a handful of her supermodel compatriots, but it felt like time the blonde bombshell got a The Many Bags of… of her very own.

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Alexander Wang

Although Alexander Wang still sells tons of handbags and generates plenty of consumer interest, it’s been a few years since both the brand and the man behind it had a hit bag. That may sound troublesome, but it’s not as bad as it seems; brands don’t need to reinvent the wheel every year because a popular design and the variations that spin off of it are usually enough to sustain a brand’s accessories bottom line for seasons on end, if managed carefully.

Vince Medium Shoulder Bag
Day 4: Vince is one of my go-to brands for clothing and since introducing handbags Vince has designed some really great options. The bags continue to get stronger and while upon first look this bag looks plain, the simplicity of it is beautiful. From the light blue nubuck leather to the perfect amount of boxiness in the shape, this bag gives off the Vince aesthetic that I know and love. Vince Medium Shoulder Bag 12 Days of Handbags $495 4 Comments Read More
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It’s hard to know that the worst of winter is still looming ahead when online retailers are starting to flood with spring-appropriate handbags, and the Stella McCartney Flower-Embroidered Bucket Bag is one of many that have caught our eyes.

Helmut Lang  Aviator Shearling Coat, $3,995 via MATCHESFASHION.COM 
Coach Felicia Bootie, $229 via Coach
Shoes

The official beginning of winter is a week away, and it’s time to gear up for whatever Mother Nature may throw at us this year. So many of you loved our sweater weather and bag combos, and with the changing season comes a new opportunity for matching up: coats and boots.

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