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Why are rich guys so obsessed with these boring looking shoes?

Why are rich guys so obsessed with these boring looking shoes?

As a fashion commentator, I spend a lot of time looking at men’s shoes. I remember suddenly noticing that every man who could plausibly have a degree in graphic design was wearing crisp white Common Projects sneakers. (I wondered if toothbrush sales spiked, too, driven by stubborn twenty-somethings trying to keep their shoes fresh.) Four …

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How to Dress for an Impossible Work Year: 4 Women on Their Fall Fashion Strategies

How to Dress for an Impossible Work Year: 4 Women on Their Fall Fashion Strategies

JUST SO MUCH Americans took their first fully vaccinated exhalations, the Covid-19 Delta variant reared its head and once again plunged our collective psyche into a state of confusion and fear. Workplaces are shifting their reopening dates like flaky luncheon mates who never meant you took their invites seriously. Constantly moving is the new normal. …

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The big men’s fashion trend of 2022?  Dress up as a tween

The big men’s fashion trend of 2022? Dress up as a tween

IT WAS a youthful year for men’s fashion. Adorable charm necklaces often circled the necks of Pete Davidson and Justin Bieber, making those lanky style icons — and paparazzi favorites — look like they’d emerged from summer camp. Last November, Washington Wizard Kyle Kuzma stopped into the locker room in a pink Raf Simons sweater …

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Good Company: The Earth-Friendly Cactus Leaf Bags Of Fossils

Good Company: The Earth-Friendly Cactus Leaf Bags Of Fossils

The Kier Cactus Leather Tote was launched in April to celebrate Earth Month. Fossil Font size Cactus plants are not an organism commonly associated with women’s handbags. For the American brand Fossil, however, they have become the cornerstone for a new collection of vegan bags. The Kier Cactus Leather Tote was launched in April to …

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The handbags rich women wear… on TV

The handbags rich women wear… on TV

DESIGN HANDBAGS are rarely the focus of hit TV shows, but costume designers know that a character’s purse can portray her lifestyle more subtly and authentically than other details. “I’m very knowledgeable about a wallet because it’s an appendage for women,” said costume designer Alex Bovaird of “The White Lotus,” who accessorized corporate executive Nicole …

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The hidden costs of cheap fashion could overtake investors

The hidden costs of cheap fashion could overtake investors

Cheap, disposable fashion is harmful to the planet. If consumers don’t seem to care, should investors? Clothing has never been so cheap. Globalization helped fashion chains like H&M, Primark and Old Navy move production to low-wage countries and offer bargains to shoppers at home. According to an analysis by Cambridge Econometrics, between 1990 and 2018, …

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Today’s ‘It’ Bags Are Under 0. Here’s Why

Today’s ‘It’ Bags Are Under $350. Here’s Why

IF A DOLL CULTURE phenomenon confirmed the concept of the “It” Bag, it was the original “Sex and the City” from the Y2K era. There, in co-starring roles, were Dior’s Saddle Bag, Fendi’s Baguette, Gucci’s Belt Bag and Judith Leiber’s Crystal Clutch. And, of course, Hermès Birkin, whose cameo introduced the masses to the concept …

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The biggest TikTok fashion moments of 2021

The biggest TikTok fashion moments of 2021

Although 2021 saw the return of IRL runway shows, street style and ‘going’ from ‘out’ dressing, some of fashion’s most interesting moments have happened on our phone screens – specifically on TikTok. Since it overtakes Instagram as our favorite app, it’s no wonder the fashion world is embracing TikTok with open arms. Of course, TikTok …

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