It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Bottega Veneta, and in fact, Vlad is as well. From bags, to clothing, to shoes, to accessories, it might be the brand Vlad and I own and wear the most. I was browsing the Bottega Veneta website recently and came across the Early Fall 2013 gallery (which is beyond stunning by the way) and happened upon a belted bag.

We were so busy enjoying the holidays with our families and friends that I forgot to turn to you guys and see how your holiday went as well. Each year I hope that every little thing I wish for will find its way under my Christmas tree. This year’s Christmas was good to me, with Santa, family, friends, and brands we are lucky to work with showering me with the greatest holiday gifts a girl could ask for.

Which pair of shoes should I buy?

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We are huge Chanel lovers around these parts, and if you visit our site you know this fact very well. The Classic Flap is the ultimate timeless bag and Chanel continuously creates different varieties of the design to please its massive fanbase.

For the Spring 2013 pre-collection, Chanel is taking a cue from the 70s with a white and pink Chanel Tie Dye Effect Classic Flap.

Everyone I know has been enjoying watching the Olympic Games. My twitter feed, which is typically filled with fashion world updates, has been non-stop overflowing with tweets about the different countries and their respective Olympians and I’m so happy to see it. Olympic Spirit binds us all in a special way.

Many of our favorite designers have jumped on the bandwagon as well, showing their spirit and support for their home countries.

Over the weekend, model Chrissy Teigen tweeted that she had bought herself a bag that she normally wouldn’t spend money on, but this time she did, because YOLO. (If you’re unfamiliar, the phrase YOLO comes from an annoying Drake song and stands for “you only live once.”) She then posted the above picture of the bag, a bead-and-fur-covered version of the Fendi Daisy Clutch.

Which Reed Krakoff bag should I buy?

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Phoebe Philo is a force to be reckoned with in the accessories world. Philo was at Chloe when the brand was driving the world crazy with the omnipresent Paddington and Silverado bags, and now she’s at Celine, making fashion people everywhere lose their minds over Luggage Totes, Classic Box Bags and Trapeze Satchels. She may not design the bags herself, but Philo has a way of bringing out the best in her accessories staff and capturing the attention of bag lovers everywhere.

I’ve talked in the past about some of the things I dislike (and some of the unfortunate patterns I’ve noticed) when shopping in high-end department stores and boutiques, and whenever I share one of those stories, you guys respond in kind – it seems as though we’ve all experienced genuinely rude (and sometimes downright demeaning) treatment while trying to do something as simple as buy a bag or a pair of shoes.

There is such a drastic love-hate relationship when it comes to our readers and Kim Kardashian. In fact, it is more of a love-to-hate relationship. So many people find how she conducts herself appalling, but they are still glued to their TVs watching her shows and picking up the latest gossip mags about the demise of her marriage and her jean size.

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