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7 Nov

Balenciaga Makes The Most With Demna Gvasalia’s ‘It’ Accessories

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Trends and "it" items rule the fashion conversation—usually because the thing everyone is talking about is also the thing everyone wants to buy. Nothing proves this more than the latest Lyst Index ranking of the hottest and best-selling brands, which places Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga just ahead of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci as number one this year. It’s an interesting rivalry: the two houses could not be more different aesthetically (Michele’s retro maximalism is a completely different vibe from Gvasalia’s awkward proportions), but what they have in common is a stable of items that are must-haves for street style stars and editors alike. Gucci, which was previously in the top spot, has been on a role for the past few years, especially with its accessories...
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2 Nov

The Triangular It-Bag Every Street Style Star Is Carrying

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If there's one thing fashion loves more than an It girl, it's an It accessory. Balenciaga has been cranking out street style hits (the striped market tote, the spandex over the knee boots, etc) for several seasons now, and the Spring '18 shows made it clear that the French brand's new must-have is a triangular duffel bag―seen in a variety of sizes and colors from New York to Paris, and everywhere in between.

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Model Aiden Curtiss was snapped dozens of times during fashion month. The one constant? Her Balenciaga bag.

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Next-level designer bag twinning, spotted during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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Coordinating an emerald purse situation with a forest green plaid suit.

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20 Sep

The Return Of The Stiletto Boot

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After taking over the Fall 2017 runways, the street style scene, and just about every model's off-duty look, it's official: the stiletto boot is the season's hottest new footwear trend. The sleek, ultra-sharp boot comes in all heights and colors from the kitten heel comeback to sky-high heel options and patent red to classic black. Perfect to pair with everything from jeans to skirts and dresses, shop fall's best stiletto boots.

1 Red Hot

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Fendi's statement-making stiletto boots ruled the Fall 2017 runways in their impossible-to-miss red hue.

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2 Red Hot: Shop The Look

Fendi boots, $1,350, bergdorfgoodman.com.

3The Model Way

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Take note from Gigi, Kendall, and Bella and opt for...
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6 Jul

What To Buy, Keep, And Store For Your Summer Closet

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We're in peak summer but before we venture into fall fashion, get your get-away and staycation summer looks on lock with our guide for what to buy now, what to keep and what to store for later. Your overflowing closet of bags, shoes, tops, dresses and bijoux will thank you.

Buy: Bags

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Invest in Innovative Basket Bags that take the well-worn Birkin idea to new places.

Cult Gaia bag, mini $278, small $298, cultgaia.com. >>SHOP

WaiWai bag, $552, shopbop.com. >>SHOP

Keep: Bags

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The Mini Backpack, especially high fashion versions by Vuitton and Chanel—favored by girls like Kendall Jenner—still feel relevant.

Store: Bags

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Oversized Clutches have had their moment, keep these '70s inspired wares in storage for now....
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23 Jun

Yes, This $1100 Balenciaga Shopping Bag Has Already Sold Out

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Everything Balenciaga and Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia touches turns to sold-out fashions. Even a shopping bag. As part of Balenciaga's takeover of retailer Colette, the fashion house debuted a $1100 shopping bag. It looks like a regular paper one you'd toss out at first glance, but it's actually crafted out of calfskin, leather, and silver, and has a zipper closing. So, it's not your typical shopper...
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22 Jun

Balenciaga Goes Peak Dad At Men’s Fashion Week

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You never know what you're going to get from a Demna Gvasalia-designed Balenciaga show. One season it may be Bernie Sanders-inspired and the next it's a riff on couture designs of the past.

A look from a Balenciaga women's show
A look from a Balenciaga women's show

In true expect-the-unexpected form, the Georgian designer payed special attention to the dad set with a menswear collection that, according to show notes, is inspired by "young dads in the park with their kids at the weekend."

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Models walked the runway wearing variations of "dad" looks—jeans that are a little too wide paired with slightly oversized blazers, high-waist pants with button down shirts—arm in arm or even carrying child models.

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Each kid wore a...
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16 Jun

Balenciaga Wants to Sell You Eye Masks and Coffee Mugs

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Balenciaga is may be known for high-end designs that range from the luxe to the extravagant and kooky but the brand does offer accessories that more accessible.

The fashion house is slated to take over the Colette store in Paris as a guest host this summer, and in celebration, the brand is launching a line of unexpected novelty items.

Instead of releasing jewelry or beauty products, Balenciaga has opted to create eponymous eye masks and coffee mugs, WWD reports.

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Johnny Dufort / Balenciaga

The items are exclusive products, so they won't be around very long. They'll also be displayed in the Colette store alongside the women's and men's fall collections.

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Johnny Dufort / Balenciaga
In addition to showcasing its designs, the fashion house will...
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9 Jun

Virgil Abloh Takes On a New Role As Desinger For IKEA

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Fashion loves the high-low mix. Swedish furniture outlet Ikea's iconic royal blue “Frakta” bag has recently served as the accessorial inspiration for designers like Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga, whose “Arena” bag coincidentally features a similar size and shape to Ikea’s. What you can buy at Ikea for 99 cents, you can buy at Balenciaga for $2,145. Recognizing its recent fad and marketable allure, Ikea called out Balenciaga for its copy-cat ways, but didn’t stop there. They have enlisted the creative vision of Off-White’s Virgil Abloh to collaborate on a new millennial-approved furniture collection. Abloh is also set to recreate the classic “Frakta” bag, adapting its original prototype into the more modern aesthetic of the off-white brand. Abloh joined Ikea at the Democratic...
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7 Jun

The First DEmna-Designed US Balenciaga Store Is As Off The Wall As Expected

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Demna Gvasalia has proven that when the choice is given, he will go as far from the status fashion quo as possible. While many of Balenciaga’s retail locations still represent the minimal luxe, green marble aesthetic put in place by former creative director Alexander Wang and designer Ryan Korban, Balenciaga’s current man in charge is slowly putting his avant-garde stamp on the brand’s brick and mortar story. The first US locale to get the Demna treatment (after the Paris flagship) is the ritzy Madison Avenue store. While the location may be ritzy, Gvasalia’s main objective is presenting Balenciaga products in a straightforward manner without too many bells and whistles. The 1800-square foot space, which houses the men’s and women’s ready...
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19 Apr

New Workwear Essentials You Need For Spring

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From crisp pantsuits in ivory white to a new take on the trench, spring's latest in workwear is nothing short of stylish.

The Deconstructed Suit

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Keep the look clean, opting for a sleek high-neck blouse.

From left: Max Mara jacket, $2,690, blouse, $595, jacket, $1,190, skirt, $475, 312-475-9500.

How to Wear It

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Finish the look with white boots in geometric lines and modern gold earrings.

From left: Louis Vuitton tote, $3,850, 866-VUITTON; Fossil smartwatch $255, fossil.com; Pomellato earrings, $5,100, 800-254-6020. 

The Ivory Pantsuit

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Choose a tailored white blazer with a notched-lapel collar.

From left: Max Mara jacket, $1,450, 617-267-9775; Polo Ralph Lauren shirt, $198,ralphlauren.com; Monica Rich Kosann necklace, $1,450, monicarichkosann.com. Escada pants, $995, escada.com. 

How to Wear It

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