Few bags introduced in the last decade have had the staying power that the Fendi 2Jours (literally “2 days”) leather shopper has enjoyed. I kept hoping that it would fade in popularity so I can buy the bag in my color-of-choice on sale, or that it would become so ubiquitous that I’d lose interest in it. Neither event has come…

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As a lover of weekend trips, I am constantly on the hunt for bags that are suitable for short getaways. Recently I find myself wanting a backpack that could comfortably fit 2-3 outfits, my oversized laptop, toiletries and extra undergarments, and maybe some snacks. In my search, I stumbled upon Fjällräven, a Swedish outdoor recreation retailer known for making clothing…

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I have had this tote for about six weeks, but haven’t blogged about it because I feel lukewarm about it. It’s a fine tote for the price (retail price is $49), but it’s not really a piece that I am eager to wear. It is very roomy though, which I’ve at times found useful (it’s the rare bag that will…

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In 2013, shortly after Hedi Slimane joined Saint Laurent as creative director and dropped Yves from its name, the Saint Laurent Paris Sac de Jour was born. In the four years since, this “day bag” has been instrumental in the impressive turnaround of the brand, which tripled its revenue between 2011 and 2016. I’ve contemplated buying the SDJ since late…

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Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Elastic Ballet Flats  This post is inspired in part by an article on Racked about the most comfortable shoes owned by “people who are on their feet all day.” As the author notes early in the article, most of the recommendations are more functional than attractive. Among the recommended shoes are Born and Danskos clogs, Sam Edelman…

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