Ginny in Nero Black (from this post) // Ginny Score in Lipstick Red (from this post) In late spring, while on a cookie/sticky bun run, I crossed paths with a woman dressed in all black, which is par for the course in Manhattan, but I did a double take: Her entire outfit was flowy, but fully practical and seemed custom-fit.…

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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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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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After two unrelated, but equally unfortunate, incidents (involving condiments and a leaky pen) marred my Tory Burch Saffiano Tote (reviewed here), I was eager to find a replacement for it. I suppose I didn’t realize how useful I found large beige-y totes until I didn’t have one. Burberry’s “Lavenby” Reversible Tote caught my eye early on, but I was initially…

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The Burberry Banner House Check Tote is part of the brand’s permanent collection, and an inoffensive take on the ubiquitous rectangular satchel. I think it first caught my eye around January of 2015, when the Spring/Summer 2015 collection was rolling out. It closely resembles the Prada Saffiano Tote, which inspired an army of copycats. QUALITY The textured, matte calf leather…

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