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Katie Ermilio, Designer, Shares Her Favorite Hand-Me-Downs (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/27/2012 4:14 pm EST Updated: 10/11/2012 4:18 pm EDT

In a new Stylelist column called "My Favorite Hand-Me-Down," we'll dig deep into the closets of celebrities and fashion insiders as they reveal their most precious passed-down or vintage pieces and hear the tales behind them. Whether bequeathed by a relative or a friend, we're looking for hand-me-downs with a special story to be told. Have a look at the Stylelist staff's favorite Hand-Me-Downs

At 26, Katie Ermilio already has an impressive amount of experience. The designer's been making clothes since the age of 12, she was a favorite around the offices of Vogue as an intern, and she's got an incredible family background that has provided her with determination and a keen eye for what women really want to wear. Her grandfather Arthur was one of Grace Kelly's personal clothiers, and Ermilio in Philadelphia, now run by her father, is a very well-respected bespoke men's shop. With such deep roots in fashion, it's no surprise that this stylish wunderkind has some very special vintage pieces with wonderful, and inspiring, stories behind them.

Click through the slideshow below to see Katie's most beloved keepsakes.

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Posing outside of her showroom in a blazer from the spring 2012 collection.

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