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Pretty much anything that any of us does gives the people around us a little hint about our full personalities, and that includes how we choose to clothe ourselves and spend our money. Fashion is a social language, after all, and we’re all talking constantly.

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Even though bags rarely take center stage at runway shows, they, along with cosmetics and shoes, are the things that brands usually need to sell in order to keep business chugging along; most designers cannot survive by clothes alone. That means that when it comes time for brands to communicate with customers, bags often end up as a central focus.

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Fashion is a industry where things are often taken to their logical extremes. While some women are likely still paying off their orthopedic bills from the enormous bag trend of the late 2000s, things have now swung back firmly in the other direction; brands of all types are now making bags that are small enough to be considered decorative accessories for other bags.

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It’s like we blinked and fashion month is almost over. Milan Fashion Week has come to an end, and that means it’s time to do a post-mortem on what happened on the runways. From what I saw, there were few overarching trends in Milan’s handbags; each brand sort of did its own thing.

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London Fashion Week is upon us, and this week it happened to overlap with the Oscars, which meant that LFW was an A-list actor-free zone during the first few days. London’s best “it” girls, pop singers, and modeling legends still turned out in force, of course.

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The current handbag market has two dominant extremes: minimalist day bags and maximalist novelty clutches and mini bags. Today, we’ve decided to explore the latter end in this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday, and it’s more familiar territory for some of us than others.

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When I was first getting into designer bags in the early 2000s, designer bags were all the rage. All the most successful brands had monogram prints, and more often than not, their most popular bags were made out of those logo textiles.

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I try not to be overly negative about any fashion piece; I know that my taste is not for everyone, and the same can be said for anyone else’s. I appreciate the chances that designers take, and when I’m being more critical, it’s typically over the price and quality.

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If you thought that perhaps Jeremy Scott and Moschino had found some chill in the time since we last checked in, I have some bad news for you. Moschino recently released its Pre-Fall 2015 lookbook, and the bags (and clothes) are as fiercely literal as ever.

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Along with holiday parties comes an opportunity to quirk up our outfits with holiday clutches and festive statement pieces. That’s why we took to Instagram this week to find some seriously good bag inspiration. So while these tiny bags may not be able to hold your everyday essentials, it may be worth it to leave your giant wallet at home to carry one of these statement-making bags.

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