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10 Jan

The Fanny Pack Is Back

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - AUGUST 31: Gine Margrethe wearing belt bag outside Valerie on August 31, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

Once a taboo accessory reserved for tourist attire, the fanny pack has successfully staged a comeback and is now cooler than ever. From the Spring 2018 runways to the street style scene and the best dressed models off-duty, the '90s staple is having the ultimate revival this season. Whether you're looking for the cool-girl styling tricks or the best designer styles to shop, here's how to wear the fanny pack in 2018.

1 On The Runway

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From ultra-nineties nylon iterations to tiny belt bags, the fanny pack took over the Spring 2018 runways in endless shapes and forms.

From left: Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Zimmermann, Balenciaga

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27:  Bella Hadid leaves her hotel on September 27, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Bella Hadid leaves her hotel on September 27, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)

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The Cool Girl Makeover

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8 Jan

Coach’s Chic Monograms Just Got Personal

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While adding a personalized touch to a leather bag might usually just involve monogramming or adding on a tag with your initials on it, Coach is about to take customization to a whole new level. Unveiling online and in 88 stores across the U.S. and Canada, Coach Create allows customers to make leather bags unique by adding Tea Rose applique, rivets, pins, and monograms. By simply customizing online or with the help of a Coach Craftsman in select stores, bags can be personalized by changing the leather strap, adding a tie-on scarf, or a bag charm. Eye-catching details, including monograms, hangtags, Tea Rose applique, Western-inspired rivets, and Souvenir pins can also serve as chic additions to leather items. Customers will also have the...
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1 Dec

The Bag Brand That’s Become The Fashion Set’s New Obsession

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Wandler preceeds itself: Before I'd even seen any product from the bag brand, no less than four people had told me how "obsessed" I'd be with them. Designer Elza Wandler, who launched the brand in 2017, hails from south Netherlands, currently resides in Amsterdam, and has her bags made in Italy—so yes, anyone who really knows my simple yet polished style, would be correct to guess I'd love Wandler bags. But anyone who knows me also knows I can be a bit stubborn, so I had a very "I'll be the judge of that!" mentality about the whole thing.
When the bags finally landed on Net-a-Porter, I had to give it to everyone: I'm obsessed. Clean lines? Luxe leather? No-frills colorways? Hell yeah, sign me up!

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21 Nov

Mansur Gavriel Gets Begger By Going Small

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It-label Mansur Gavriel has been expanding slowly for the past few seasons. Since launching in 2012 the line, known for its incredibly popular bags, has grown to include shoes and a ready-to-wear collection. Now founders Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel are adding small leather goods to their offering.

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MANSUR GAVRIEL

The new collection features three wallet sizes and a cardholder in 11 different colors that play to Mansur Gavriel’s established aesthetic. The designs are minimalist, and are rendered in a palette of dusty feminine hues like mustard and rose.
“The small leather good collection is a natural extension of the handbag collection,” said Rachel and Floriana. “It's something we've been waiting a long time to present.”

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MANSUR GAVRIEL
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31 Oct

How To Find The Right Evening Bag For Your Look

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Try to think about the last time you decided to invest in an evening bag. You are probably struggling to come up with even one time it has happened. It usually goes like this: you think about the dress, then you think about the shoes, and then you start texting your friends: "hoops or studs? choker or monogrammed chain necklace?" And when all that's said and done, and you think your work here is finished, you're left with one lingering afterthought, "Crap, I still need a bag." This all-too familiar scenario has us scrounging around for a bag small enough to be considered a clutch - usually just our most basic going out crossbody - and hoping we get away with it. So...
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16 Oct

Meet The Exotic new Bag Label Beloved By It Models

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You might not have noticed but Gigi Hadid has been playing favourites with her handbags recently. Although the supermodel has access to all of the biggest designer labels in the world, there seems to be only one that she wants to tote around at the moment – and you probably won’t have heard of it, until now.
A few months back, Hadid was spotted carrying a mini snakeskin, top-handled tote from accessory brand, Stalvey. Since then, she has been seen with countless other bags from the label (in red, black, white and more) – and has been using them to accessorise everything from casual denim ensembles to night-out attire.

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Of course, it wasn’t long before the bags caught younger sister...
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13 Oct

Jeff Koons’ Second Collaboration With Louis Vuitton Is Literally a Work Of Art

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Have you ever spent a whole day admiring your favorite paintings at a museum only to be disappointed with the gift shop's lackluster offerings? There must be a better way to wear one's love of fine art than a canvas tote bags, right? This conundrum was remedied last spring when Jeff Koons crafted his "Masters" collection of bags with famous paintings for Louis Vuitton. Graphic and unexpected, the team-up was so popular that the storied French brand has connected with the contemporary artist again for round two.

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LOUIS VUITTON
Today, the house unveiled the new collection, featuring famous works such as Paul Gauguin’s Delightful Land (1892), Édouard Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass (1863), Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (1916), and more. The collaboration features a variety of bag and...
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10 Oct

Hands Off! The Coolest Girls Won’t Be Carryling a Bag Next Season

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Anyone who has drunken the cross-body Kool-Aid can attest to the addictive nature of not having to hold a handbag. Allowing it to rest easily on your hip isn’t only a breeze, it also has that “devil-may-care spirit” to it, or—as they say here in Paris—a certain je ne sais quoi. Carine, known to forgo bags in lieu of pockets, perhaps exemplifies this better than any one else. Fortunately for us all, this freedom doesn’t simply stop there. This week’s Paris runwaysoffered plenty of riffs on the concept.

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The most-bold iteration of this was at Valentino, where designer Pierpaolo Piccioli took his signature romantic mood in sportier direction. He proposed a four-point harness style, because why should babies in...
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25 Aug

An Interview With Designer Jenni Kayne

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Jenni Kayne is more than just a designer, she’s a lifestyle mogul that’s changing the way we approach fashion and personal style.

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Carley Rudd/Jenni Kayne

What inspires your designs?
California. Nature. Travel. Landscapes. Architecture. I like the idea of warm minimalism. I like whole, natural fabrics and materials that are made to be worn and lived in. I’m inspired by strong women who dress well all the time, while never sacrificing their comfort for the sake of fashion.

I really believe in living well and taking time to slow down in order to take care of our bodies and minds.

Describe the Jenni Kayne brand and aesthetic. There’s an earthiness and effortlessness to everything that I design and curate which feels very...
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10 Jul

These Chic Bags Come With a Touch Of Magic

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Montserrat Alvarez, founder and designer of chic accessories brand, Heimat Atlantica, combines the traditional with the contemporary for a magical fusion. Working with craftswomen in Portugal, each straw tote is handmade and features a porcelain talisman that represents a powerful trait of human behavior to aid in love, happiness, and protection.

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Inspiration behind Heimat Atlantica? In a certain way, it is perhaps with the intention to integrate and communicate my cultural heritage. I grew up in a close-knitted family where ethnographical and popular culture were mixed with more contemporary and sophisticated themes. I am thus trying to imagine spaces where ancestral techniques and contemporary ideas come together to create objects that possess the energy of evolution. The way everything...
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