• Handbags and luggages

    Has Carrie Bradshaw Traded in ‘It’ Bags for NPR Totes?

    Carrie Bradshaw was the character who launched a dozen designer ‘It’ bag trends. Her early embrace of the Fendi baguette bag both turned the item into a hot seller and cemented the original Sex and the City’s prowess as a fashion trendsetter. Over the years, the fictional newspaper columnist also somehow managed to afford a Dior saddlebag, a Gucci belt bag, various monogrammed logo bags, and even an Hermés Birkin. Sure, we all know her biggest accessories passion was shoes, but she never skimped when it came to what was on her arm either. Though, paparazzi photos from the  

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    Best Straw Bags to Wear 2021: Shop Stylish Wicker, Raffia, Straw Totes

    We found all the best straw bags to elevate your spring and summer wardrobe. Julia Cherruault for Observer Every year as the weather starts to warm up, I begin my search (sometimes in my own closet) for the one accessory I’m convinced will never go out of style—a straw bag. Spring and summer trends come and go, but the straw (and wicker or raffia) purse aesthetic is timeless, which I came to realize after first spotting a photo of Jane Birkin holding her signature wicker basket bag. My 12-year-old self was convinced that this was the most effortlessly chic woman  

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