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  • Perfect Totes for Getting You from Workday to Workout

    by Catherine Belte



    Being seen leaving the gym is a point of pride, but carrying around a worn-out gym duffle? Not so much. Don't get caught schlepping around a sad sack that could double as a grocery bag-instead, pick one of the 10 stylish totes in the slideshow above. All are spacious enough for your gym clothes and sneakers, but stylish enough to bring to the office.



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  • Would You Buy a $550 Gym Bag?

    by Elana Fishman

    While many of today's most talked-about designer collaborations involve affordable diffusion collections, Alexander Wang's new team-up with with the technological geniuses at Samsung has yielded one might pricey backpack. After the electronics company tasked Wang with crowdsourcing a limited-edition bag, the CFDA favorite asked some of his style industry BFFs to doodle potential patterns and images on their Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones-which he in turn combined into a single decorative motif.

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    The result, called the Wallie gym sack, is a minimalist drawstring lambskin bag covered in an abstract gray and black print. It's available beginning today at Alexanderwang.com, with proceeds going to Art Start, a charitable organization that fosters creative talent among at-risk children. Still, at $550, the Wallie costs roughly the same as a six-month membership at my NYC gym. Tell us: will you be

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  • Photographers You Need to Be Following on Instagram Now

    by John Jannuzzi



    Some people say that instagram is the death of photography. That's a bold statement. Too bold, in fact. For if instagram is the death of photography, why do so many photographers flock to its endlessly filtered and beautiful feed? Exactly. If you're looking for more than models, beauty experts and designers to follow, here are a few of our favorite photogs to hit up.



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  • Student Discounts at These Stores Will Save You Money

    by Catherine Belte



    Who knew a little plastic card with an over-exposed (and often unflattering!) photo of oneself could score you so many discounts? Education isn't cheap, so you may as well look good doing it. We've rounded up some of the best student discounts out there. Check out these must-have fall items-all available at a discount if you flash your trusty student I.D.



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  • The One Dress Every Wardrobe Needs (Trust Us, It'll Save You Time!)

    by Natalie Matthews



    Dresses that look like two different separates are my saviors in running late moments-like these ones above, which work for both day and night. Whether an office-appropriate, colorblocked pencil dress or a more flirty silk & sequin combo, they take the stress out of putting together a coordinated outfit.



    Toss one over your head during your next "I have nottttthiiiing to wear" panic, and the only thing you'll need to do to look polished and put-together is zip it up. They're as one-and-done easy as that.



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  • Understated Statement Pieces Guaranteed to Make a Splash

    by Alison Syrett Cleary



    It's hardly surprising that bright colors, loud patterns and flashy embellishments got really popular around the same time websites began documenting street style. There's so much pressure to get photographed at industry events that of course editors, models and bloggers have been dressing bigger and bolder. But with New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week just a few weeks away, I'm starting to wonder if the look-at-meeee formula's going to crack. After all, more isn't really more if everyone's doing it.



    I have a feeling this coming September, the show-goers that'll really stand out are the ones with quieter outfits that don't rely on gimmick-y extras to be good. Instead, they'll get attention for wearing something neutral in a interesting silhouette or a luxurious fabric; maybe their bag or shoes will have intricate little detail that requires an up-close look. If you'd like to jump on the trend before everyone else catches up, shop the 11 understated

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  • J.Crew Leaked Their September Style Guide on Pinterest

    by Natalie Matthews



    It's becoming a thing now for brands to release their ad campaigns via social media instead of the traditional methods, like Oscar de la Renta did with their fall ads on Instagram. It's different, and it creates buzz. Now J.Crew is throwing their hat into the ring (a Panama hat? a floral baseball cap?) by pushing their September style guide onto Pinterest before releasing it anywhere else.



    It makes sense for the brand, since their style guides' perfectly eclectic, meticulously mixed outfits-sequin skirts and plaid button-downs! baseball caps and shift dresses!-always rank high among Pinterest's most popular. But it's also good for pinners, who are not only able to see the images first but also able to shop the products before they're available in stores or online, tomorrow, August 21.



    All they have to do is spot something in one of the pins that they like and then place an order with one of J.Crew's personal stylists. (Details on how to do so, of course, are

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  • Stuffed to the Gills: Handbags that Can Fit Whatever You're Carrying

    by Alison Syrett Cleary



    If a salesperson tells me the purse I've been repeatedly posing with in front of the mirror (over the shoulder, then two hands on one handle, followed by crook of my arm, rinse and repeat) is the perfect weekday/going-out/whatever bag, it's hard not to roll my eyes. Really? The perfect bag? Such things don't exist! Let's take my work days, for instance: sometimes I need extra room to accommodate my sneakers and spandex for evening sessions at the gym. But whenever I'm running straight from my desk to drinks and dinner, I'd like to carry something smaller. Bulky totes look pretty silly hanging on the backs of bar chairs.



    I don't subscribe to owning just one clutch for parties, either, or spend every weekend with the same crossbody slung across my chest. Life's just too unpredictable for such a limited selection; it's better to have a few sizes on hand for every situation. Then, if my last-minute decision to squeeze in a KIND bar (because what if they aren't

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  • Kate, William, George and Lupo: Check Out the New Royal Family Portrait!

    by Alison Syrett Cleary

    While it's really thrilling to catch another glimpse of royal baby George Alexander in the just released photo below, we're more preoccupied with how amazing his mother, Kate Middleton, looks. Her skin is glowy, her hair is glossy and, most importantly, her huge smile is truly genuine. Motherhood really suits her. (As does that shade of wineberry-everyone with K-Mid's coloring needs to order something in the same hue, STAT!)

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    The Royal Family (Courtesy of Getty Images)The Royal Family (Courtesy of Getty Images)

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    Maternal bliss aside, another reason the Duchess looks so relaxed and happy in this idyllic family portrait is because the picture was taken not by a team of professionals but by her father, Michael Middleton, on her family's estate in Bucklebury, West Berkshire. She and her new son, husband and Lupo (that adorable black cocker spaniel to the left), have been spending a lot of time there recently to for some post-birth R&R before moving home. We

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  • Lucky Editor-in-Chief's Kinda Genius D.I.Y. Manicure Strategy

    by Natalie Matthews



    Our editor-in-chief, Eva Chen, tends be more transparently giddy than humble brag-y. She still freaks out every time someone sends her a new lip balm, despite years of getting them free as a beauty editor, and tweets her giddiness when meeting celebrities instead of pretending to be nonplussed (why do people do that?). So when she Instagrammed her self-painted manicure last week with the caption "Probably the messiest manicure I've ever given myself," it was kinda confusing. Was this a joke, or bait for dozens of "WHAT?!? no OMG your manicure is perfect!!!!!" replies?



    Like mayyybe if you blow it up in hi-def you can find a pixel or two of that Jordan almond-blue polish out of order, but for the most part, it's damn near salon quality. But since Eva would be the first to excitedly tweet "look how ah-mazing this turned out!" we don't think it was false modesty on her part, but her beauty editor background causing higher standards instead. Thankfully, she's also

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