I started buying most of my clothing and accessories secondhand two years ago for several reasons: the environmental impacts, the savings and an admiration for old, quality items in lieu of poorly constructed fast fashion. Now, I was realizing the pitfalls of being a vintage hound and frequent thrifter.
With how “in” vintage items have become, expert authenticators say newly made knockoffs of old bags have surged. A new wave of counterfeits are so good they’ve been dubbed “superfakes.” If that’s not crazy enough, good dupes from 30 years ago are still floating around.
Do you carry a laptop on your daily commute? All it takes is one crowded train ride to realize you need ample protection. But, laptop security doesn’t need to come at the price of style. You need a bag that can handle your commute, offer total peace of mind, and store all your stuff, all while looking good doing it.
Stains are the bane of many a designer bag addict’s life – they are impossible to completely avoid unless the only reason you bought that pricey tote is to keep it in its dust bag at home.
While nothing beats a professional cleaning, sometimes, a few common household items may be all you need to save that expensive purchase from being marred by makeup, ink, food or wine.
No matter what you’re buying, you tend to want everything in your closet to do more than one thing. That’s especially true when it comes to bags. After all, who has time to run home from work and change before a night out? More often than not, it’s straight from the office to happy hour or dinner, and you need a bag that can keep up with your schedule—and look good any time day or night.
These are the best day-to-night bags for fall.
From see-through totes to hipster bumbags to barely-there sandals and mules
It’s that time of year when black bags look wintry and bright sunshine doesn’t sync with the wearing of dark knee highs or workmanlike boots. In the spirit of current fashion, here’s a selection of bags and shoes for the new season – from wanderlust and see through totes to cute hipster bumbags, backpacks in minty shades and elegant handbags with rope or wooden handles.
If your Dad travels for work, pleasure or both, a new Dopp Kit might make the perfect Father’s Day gift—it’s something he’s bound to use on every trip and think of you when he does.
The first “Dopp” kits hit the market in 1926, owing their name to a leather craftsman named Charles Doppelt. Just like Kleenex became synonymous with tissues, and Jacuzzi with whirlpool baths and hot tubs, the Dopp name has stuck with toiletry kits this many years later.
Depending on your Dad’s tastes and where and how he travels, there have never been more choices. Here are some of the best Dopp kits:
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