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First Finds: Zagliani

If you haven’t heard of Zagliani before, we’re really excited to introduce you to this unusual, but beautiful, handbag line. Created by an entrepreneurial dermatologist who figured there must be other ways to use his workplace techniques, the collection fuses exotic skins and silicone to create a whole new genre of luxury. Intrigued yet? Here’s the story: Mauro Orietti-Carella had the novel idea to apply the same concept of Botox on people to the animal skin of bags. Once injected with…

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Color Theory

I loved how the Fall runways showed so much texture, but I particularly loved how color was embraced. This NY magazine slideshow will show you exactly what I mean. These are jewel tones that make a statement and will really stand out even in the dead of winter. I personally love to do bold color with a beautiful handbag. Here are just a few of my favorite investment pieces that can make any basic outfit seem like it’s worth a…

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Designer Watches

Don't get Tricked! Buy Authentic.

Everyone’s purse strings are a little bit tighter these days, but it doesn’t mean that buying replica designer luxury goods is the smartest choice. Here’s Portero.com‘s top three reasons to buy authentic every time: —Investments will last. Purchasing a replica handbag or watch may seem like an economical way to be fashionable, but your savings may be short-lived. The inexpensive materials and construction of many of these pieces means that they will not stand the test of time. Instead, invest in…

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Book Club: No Mere Bagatelles

I was excited to read in today’s WWD that there’s a soon-to-be-released biography of handbag maven Judith Leiber. You probably know all about her gorgeous, bejeweled and exotic skin handbags, but you might not know that the 88-year-old designer is also a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the U.S. in 1947. In “No More Bagatelles: Telling the Story of Handbag Genius Judith Leiber & Modernist Artist Gerson Leiber”, Jeffrey Sussman explores Leiber’s early life and the start of her company,…

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