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Item of the Day: Ruiz Musi

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Backpacks have had quite the revival in recent seasons, but designers continue to surprise with new shapes and functionality. This Expedition bag from Ruiz Musi offers sleekness, elegance and versatility. Designer Gerardo Ruiz Musi, who lives between Mexico City and Paris, focuses on clean lines, eye-catching colors, weightlessness, and minimalist-yet-chic …

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Talking Handbags with Handbag Designer 101’s Emily Blumenthal

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Industry Experts

As Handbag Designer 101 gears up for its 10th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (winners are announced June 15th), we caught up with Handbag Designer 101 founder Emily Blumenthal to talk handbags, the awards, and her growing e-commerce site What has changed since you launched your first Independent Handbag …

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Item of the Day: Lee Coren

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The biggest question regarding travel isn’t necessarily “where should I go?” but “what bag should I bring?” With the new travel bag/scenic collection from Israeli textiles/accessories designer Lee Coren, both answers become clear. Her weekender duffels, totes and cosmetic pouches will amp up any weekend trip with visions of the …

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Trend Finder: Backpacks

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Backpacks are looking clean and modern for the warmer months.  With a “grown-up” appeal, sophisticated and refined leathers are used on sleeker silhouettes.  Look to polished metals, stylish tassels and novelty drawstrings for a fresh and current feel. Where to Find Backpacks (Sponsored):    Sole Society Vegan leather backpack with …