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Kenneth Cole Collaborates with Haitian Artisans on Handcrafted Sandals

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New York— On a recent visit to Haiti on the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake, designer Kenneth Cole visited the Deux Mains sandal workshop, a grassroots social enterprise that uses upcycled tires and locally sourced leathers to make one-of-a-kind sandals. From that visit, Cole and the shoemarkers collaborated on “The Love-Haiti …

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The College Report: Slouchy Bags

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I feel like slouchy bags are given a bad rap. Maybe it’s because of its name, because “structured” sounds more posh… but I think slouchy bags can be equally as stylish. Where structured bags have an obvious niche in the workplace, slouchy bags are more down to earth everyday bags by nature, but the thing is they don’t have to be. Another great thing about slouched bags is the fact that designers have decided that a happy medium can be achieved by making bags both slouchy and structured at the same time.   Take this Coach Legacy Leather duffle. … Continue reading

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They’re In: 2012 Winners of Independent Handbag Designer Awards

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New York—Handbag designs were the center of attention on Wednesday night among the Big Apple’s fashion elite. And deservedly so at the 6th annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA)  presented by Handbag Designer 101. Held at the Time-Life Building’s auditorium, the awards ceremony drew some 400 attendees—including designers from dozens …