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Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Shopping for fabulous finds is great fun, but when a favorite item breaks or loses its luster, well, that's just disheartening. Fortunately, Manhattan...

How Handbags Have Marked The Stages Of My Life

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.26.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Lately, I have been carrying a small cross-body bag inside my cavernous tote bag. 'Why two purses?' my stalwart husband asked when he caught me doubling up. 'You're not becoming a bag lady on me, are you?' No, I'm not becoming a bag lady. But I am transitioning.

Handbag Companies Carry Change on Kickstarter

Elana Joelle Hendler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Elana Joelle Hendler

Both Soul Carrier and the Camino Clutch are newly launched Kickstarter campaigns which have not yet reached their Kickstarter goals but have great promise.

Cooling Trend - 3 Distinct Hand Bags That Will do the Trick This Summer

Shawn Reinoehl | Posted 06.11.2015 | Style
Shawn Reinoehl

Handbags, purses, clutches, and shoulder bags, so many too choose from and so little time to buy them! What is one to do this sizzling summer? BUY BUY...

Supply and Demand: A Simple Solution to Combat the Sale of Counterfeit Handbags

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

The panacea to the counterfeit handbag dilemma is quite simple, and it does not involve lobbying for tougher laws, becoming a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer, or developing an anti-counterfeiting technology. Instead, an overhaul of the fake luxury handbag business begins with the consumer.

Street Style Show Us It's All In The Bag

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.18.2015 | Style

Schlepping your stuff from show to show during New York Fashion Week should be an Olympic sport. Between all the heavy layers we're wearing, toting a ...

The Search for the Perfect Purse

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 03.14.2015 | Style
Jane Cutler Yepez

The purse, otherwise known as the handbag, might be a woman's most important accessory. But even the word accessory minimizes its role in an organized life.

About a Purse

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Ann Lewis Hamilton

Clearly in denial, I put the purse over my arm and modeled it in front of the bathroom mirror. Soft leather, the right size, perfect. When I put the purse back on the kitchen counter, I realized my sweatshirt smelled like fish and chemicals. So did my hands.

Faithful Shopper: Great Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hanukkah is here, and it's just a few days left before Christmas --- you're running out of time to get this perfect gift, everybody! But there are still plenty of options to find that perfect item.

Qatar's Hosting of GCC Summit in Further Jeopardy Following Gulf States' Handball Boycott

James Dorsey | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah travelled to Doha last week for talks with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in a failed bid to mediate between the feuding Gulf states. Sheikh Tamim has also met several times with Saudi King Abdullah.

Me, Myself and My Bag

Bianca Heyward | Posted 01.08.2015 | Style
Bianca Heyward

I have always been a handbag enthusiast. Since I can remember, I have been carrying a purse with me. I can't recall exactly when or why I became hyperaware of this accessory, but it felt like an organic development that little did I know would result in a lifelong friendship.

Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that it's almost officially fall, all of us retail watchers are anxiously awaiting the new stores that are hurrying to open before the holidays! T...

Open Letter to Celebrity Moms: What's In MY Bag

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

1. Super-luxe, pearly-iridescent, pressed face powder. Oh no, wait. On second glance, I believe that's roughly, and I'm just spitballing here, about one third of a cup of ground up Cheerio dust.

2-D Bags That Make You Look Like A Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.07.2014 | Style

If you've ever wanted to look like a cartoon, we've found some mind-bending 2-D accessories to help you out. Welcome to the wonderful worl...

Retail Chatter #7

June Haynes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
June Haynes

You have to imagine why today it's so easy to find many new accessory stores pumping out knock-offs of designer shoes and bags, all for a fraction of its original brands. It's no wonder why more women are in search of finding the best replica at the right price.

20 Work Bags That Will Always Have Your Back

Refinery29 | Bobby Schuessler | Posted 04.06.2014 | Style

Think about it. The very first accessory you ever truly loved — the one you dragged your mom from store to store to find -- was the backpack. Whethe...

23 Style Secrets From the Most Chic Woman I've Ever Met

Ada Polla | Posted 06.04.2014 | Style
Ada Polla

I met Erin Hazelton when she was writing for fashion magazines in New York City. This was more years ago than I care to remember -- but she looks the ...

The Moment I Knew My Father, Wayne Dyer, Was Right

Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Dr. Wayne Dyer has changed the lives of many with his popular self-help doctrines, so it comes as no surprise that he's also made a substantial positi...

12 Bags That Prove Hands-Free Is The Way To Be

Refinery29 | Bobby Schuessler | Posted 03.13.2014 | Style

Totes and clutches will always have a special place in our hearts, but, let’s be honest, sometimes they’re a handful. And, with spring right aroun...

Geometric Bags You'll Want To Get Your Hands On

Elizabeth Street | Barry Samaha | Posted 02.18.2014 | Style

Accessories for spring 2014 are a lesson in geometry—literally. Boho-chic bags, which are indicative of the sun and the surf, just may have to take ...

The Faithful Shopper: Spring Vacation

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.16.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Are you as done with winter as I am? I've never seen our friends and neighbors in more need of a spring break in the sun! While it may be cold and sno...

American Ingenuity Returns

Michelle Vale | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Michelle Vale

I am always on the prowl to see what is new and exciting in the accessories world.

The Faithful Shopper: Best of 2013

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been an eventful year for all of us in the New York retail and fashion scene, from grand old friends such as Bergdorf Goodman and Macy's undergoi...

5 Best Wine Diva Holiday Gifts

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

When thinking about what to get the wine lover in your life, while a special bottle of wine is nice, quite frankly it's a cop out.  It doesn't take a...

Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.14.2013 | Style
Evelyne Politanoff

Published by Rizzoli NY, A Natural History of Louis Vuitton City Bags combines a unique, appealing approach with almost a scientific play on iconic sh...