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Best It Handbags of All Time. Part 2

It Bags- Mulberrry Bayswater

Let’s talk “It” designer handbags… We’re continuing our countdown to the best It bags of all time. In Part I, we started in the 1930s, and now, we begin at the turn of the 21st century. Before then, It bag statuses belonged to either French or Italian houses, but in 2002 that would change. Keep reading to find out more.…

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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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Very Quilted

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that bags other than Chanel come in quilted materials. But they definitely do, and one of our current faves is the updated Miu Miu Coffer bag carried by Rachel Bilson, above. The elongated diamond pattern and oversized turn lock is just unusual enough to turn heads, but the oversized silhouette and rich shade of brown make it perfect for every day use. Here are a couple of our picks for non-Chanel quilted bags, or click to…

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Friday Eye Candy: Marc Jacobs

I pulled this image from the recent Marc Jacobs runway show as soon as I saw it–I’m drawn to it in a number of inexplicable ways. Maybe it’s the ballerina vibe (I myself wore point shoes until age 16), maybe it’s the sketch-like quality derived from the wispy black stitching, or maybe it’s just the beautiful trompe l’oeil that confuses your brain a bit. You can get a similar look in real life by choosing a bag with topstitching that…

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