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Best It Handbags of All Times. Part 1

It Bags- Hermes Kelly

Throughout the years there have been some bags that are a “must-have” for serious fashionistas: from the classic Louis Vuitton Speedy, to the in-vogue Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. We call these bags “it” bags, because they’re carried by “it” girls and provide anyone with an instant “it” status. We’ve put together a list of the best It bags of the last 80 years. Stay tuned for part 2 and 3. Above photo courtesy of Zanita.…

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The ABCs of PORTERO- Part 1

Get to know PORTERO.com, your online source for authentic, pristine and pre-owned luxury handbags and accessories. A is for Alexis Clarbour, director of PORTERO.com A born and bred New Yorker, Alexis began her career in finance, working as a Nasdaq trader, before making the move to the luxury market. One of her first luxury splurges was a Tod’s bag, many years ago. Most recently, she purchased a Damier Azur Louis Vuitton Neverfull, “Perfect for summer,” she said, from PORTERO. If she could…

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Colorblocking: How to Mix and Match in Style

(click to enlarge!) When the Fall 2011 runway shows hit NY, London and Paris last spring, it was clear that designers had color on the brain. But, instead of brash patterns or florals, they were thinking dense blocks of saturated color paired for dramatic effect. Gucci, specifically, didn’t shy away from multiple colors in one outfit: a green pant, purple top and orange jacket suddenly seemed fresh and sophisticated when married. Now that Fall is finally upon us, it’s time…

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Celebrity Inspiration

Suit Up

Last week when I was in Las Vegas, one of my most complimented outfits was a white linen pantsuit a la Bianca Jagger in the 1970s. While menswear is a trend that circles back often, I’ve been seeing some great examples of the evening tux lately that make me want to put the LBD aside in favor of the Little Black Suit. Take, for instance, Hailee Steinfeld at the MTV Movie Awards last week. I am smitten with her Louis…

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Tom Ford: He's baaaaack!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItfhi7cclc&feature=player_embedded#!] It’s hard not to love Tom Ford if  you are a fashion devotee. From his impeccable personal style (hello, gorgeous!) to his stints at Gucci and YSL, Ford has always pushed the envelope in terms of high glamour. Since 2007, gents have been lucky enough to have access to Ford’s eponymous menswear line — full of perfectly tailored suits and unusual prints — but women have been pining for his return to ready-to-wear. Luckily, the wait is over. Back…

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La Dolce Vita

Milan Fashion Week is in full swing right now, and there is a lot of interest focused on the runways at big houses like Gucci and Prada. Gucci definitely got back to its glamourous roots with an extremely strong show by designer Frida Giannini, and Miuccia Prada exclaimed “go bold!” when talking about her Spring 2011 line. Both houses showed very bright, solid punches of color–but both were in very different contexts. Gucci embraced the ’70s era vibe that we…

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Ultra chic cases

This just-launched Bottega Veneta suitcase is making the blog rounds today, and it’s no surprise that people are interested. Made from soft-finished matte black alligator, priced at $53,000, and named Nero, this is not just your average piece of luggage. Besides just looking really, really pretty, this case has every upgrade you can think of, including locks, black alligator handles, a removable garment bag and burnished metal hardware. While luxe luggage can be a pricey purchase, these pieces are really…

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