Best Bet: Kate Spade Alice Street Adriana Satchel

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Kate Spade Alice Street Adriana Satchel

I’m always on the lookout for bags that look more expensive than they are. That can be a hard thing to pull off, with ever-rising leather prices and executive boards that expect high margin percentages, so when it happens, it makes my day. If you’re looking for a solid work bag that looks professional and sophisticated without a price tag higher than your monthly rent, look no further than the Kate Spade Alice Street Adriana Satchel.

They key to this bag’s expensive look is how sharp it is. It’s got plenty of structure, uncluttered lines and a color combination that accents its shape while leaving it totally work-appropriate, even in an extremely conservative office environment. It’s capped off with just enough gleaming silver hardware, including a front lock that’s reminiscent of closures commonly seen on both Louis Vuitton and Prada bags, which goes a long way toward elevating it into expensive-looking territory.

If the old adage about the wisdom dressing for the job you want and not the one you have has any truth to it, this bag is exactly the kind of thing that a recent grad with her first office job needs on her arm. It wouldn’t be too shabby for a not-so-recent grad, either.

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Prada’s Fall 2014 Runway Bags Have Arrived in Stores

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Prada Lux Calf Medium Flap Satchel Bag Yellow

In spite of the fact that I’m generally willing to give Miuccia Prada the benefit of the doubt on almost anything (those ill-advised, open-toe Miu Miu cowboy boots from a couple of seasons ago are a notable exception), I wasn’t really feeling most of Prada’s Fall 2014 runway bags. Most of them were decked with huge, ungainly chains and little else, and many of you were similarly unsure whether they’d translate well to retail. Good news: they have!

Pre-orders for Prada’s fall runway bags are now up at Bergdorf Goodman (as well as for a whole load of non-runway options), and the results are mostly quite good. There are far fewer chains, and the bags that have had them eliminated entirely fare the best, especially the elegant top handles. If you still want a chain in your life, there are some smaller, mostly metallic options that meet your needs, but they’re not the highlight here. Check out a selection of the bags below and shop the full selection via Bergdorf Goodman.

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Anndra Neen to Auction Off Solid Gold Clutch Commissioned by Carine Roitfeld

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Anndra Neen Solid Gold Clutch

At times, it feels like the handbag and jewelry markets are slowly converging into one. Customers who like one type of high-dollar designer accessory are likely to be interested in others, and costume jewelry designers like DannijoMawi and Shourouk have taken that opportunity to expand their reach into the handbag market with lines of metal-and-rhinestone-accented clutches and bags that combine the best decorative aspects of their jewels, with generally well-received results.

The jewelry-designing sisters behind Anndra Neen dipped its toes in the clutch waters not long ago, and the results were more than well-received; the little cage clutch that was the crowning achievement of the small bag line sold out so quickly when it became available at retailers that I felt like I was chasing it around the Internet in order to write a post about itAs Style.com reportsCR Fashion Book editor Carine Roitfeld was so smitten with the clutch that she had the designers make it in 18-karat gold for the LoveGold amfAR gala at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

The clutch stayed with the sisters after the gala, and now they’ve turned it over to Sotheby’s for auction during the house’s Important Jewels auction on September 23 in New York. Right now, the estimated final price of the clutch, which required 20 hours of painstaking hand work, is in excess of $20,000. That’s less than plenty of Birkins, which is not bad when you consider that it’s a one-of-a-kind, handmade piece rendered in solid gold at a fashion legend’s request.

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First Look New Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Bags At London Pop-up Store

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Last week, we are learn Louis Vuitton will open a new Pop-up store in London at Dover Street Market starting August 15th. The French fashion house has unveiled plans to open a temporary shop at Dover Street Market in Mayfari, in conjunction with the London Fashion Week to be held in September. After London, the adventure of the pop-up store Louis Vuitton designer could to to Tokyo and New York, and we can saw it success in Paris to Christmas.

And in the Pop-up store, they will show many of latest new Louis Vuitton items including Ready-to-wear, handbags from the Fall Winter 2014 Collection and more. Here we will show you the handbags which will available for sale on the LV temporary store which include the new LV Neo Marceau Dora bag which will sale $3,550 in Monogram and $4,650 in Leather materials, Louis Vuitton Epi Doc BB bags, LV Alma Malletage Bag and the latest new Petite-Malle Epi bags. Take a view and shop more new lv bags at our site, and view more posts about the new LV 2014 Fall Collections here!

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Elle Fanning Looks Quite Grown Up in Louboutin Pumps

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Elle Fanning Christian Louboutin Iriza Strass Pumps

Elle Fanning recently attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Installation Dinner in Beverly Hills wearing a gorgeous, glittery pair of Christian Louboutin Iriza Strass Pumps, paired with a striking Vivienne Westwood Gold Label dress.

I write about fashion every day, but I am frankly stumped as to how to explain what’s going on with the back of Elle’s dress. It’s like a strange peplum effect that creates something I’ll call “intentional bubble butt,” which looks good on ingenues like Elle, who have just the right amount of butt. In any case, you can see more of Elle’s best looks, bags and shoes in “The Many Bags of Dakota and Elle Fanning.”

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Latest Obsession: KAANAS Shoes

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Finding a good flat is way harder than it seems, especially during summer. With most flats, my feet find themselves constricted and begging to breathe, not to mention torn up from tons of blisters caused by the constant rubbing of no-sock wear. Thanks to my newest obsession,KAANAS, my feet have finally found a pair of flats they’re happy in.

It wasn’t until I saw my roommate wearing a pair of KAANAS that I discovered the brand. Originally started by two sisters, KAANAS are designed and hand-made in Colombia. While espadrilles are the brand’s main focus, it offers a ton of other styles, ranging from d’orsay leather flats to printed smoking slippers, and even casual, printed handbags. Think of them as an upscale, more fashionable version of Toms, but ten times better.

I recently got a pair myself and have yet to take them off (I’m not kidding); they’ve gone with me from the beach to city streets and everywhere in between. The best thing about KAANAS is they’re super lightweight and easy to break in, which is huge plus since comfort is key when it comes to flats.

While KAANAS may still be new to the world of footwear, they’re certainly on the rise, with its shoes available at both Shopbop and Piperlime, and two collaborations already under their belt.

Take a look at some of my favorite styles below.

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