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  • Five Brands Making Great Fall Shoes

    In anticipation for the early 2016 launch of Frances Valentine, Kate Valentine (formerly Spade), along with her husband, knew the only way to separate her newest venture from Kate Spade the label was to reinvent entirely. Frances studied footwear design in both Milan and London before taking an…

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  • Honestly, Why Do Clutches Even Exist?

    It’s a truth that should be universally acknowledged that clutches are awful. You can toss a purse over your arm and carry an umbrella, a book, a bag of Goldfish™ (trust me it’s a great idea), and your iPhone in it. In some cases you can carry a small dog in a purse if it is a brief period during…

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  • Six of Fall’s Biggest Boot Trends

    And how to shop them on any budget. They key to fall shopping (without getting insanely overwhelmed) is to get your basics right first. We’ve already covered denim; now, let’s knock out boots. Looking for the perfect pair is particularly exciting this season, because there are so many options when…

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Richmond

    The indie boutiques and brands that make Richmond’s retail scene unique. Just large enough to have a stellar art and culture scene and just small enough that the cost of living is low, Richmond is a hotbed for small, independent artists and designers, from jewelry makers to ceramicists to knife…

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  • How Need Supply Co. Went from a Tiny, Local Shop to a Fashion Brand With a Global Following

    Richmond, Virginia’s fashion and retail scene is on the up and up. Richmond was home to a just a handful of locally-owned fashion boutiques. One of the best of them then, as it is now, was Need Supply Co., a brand that’s grown from small local gem into an international player in the fashion…

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  • Vintage Shopping Tips From Richmond’s Rosewood Clothing Co.

    Shop owner and vintage pro Ashley Carruthers shares her best advice. A visit to Ashley Carruthers’ downtown Richmond vintage store Rosewood Clothing Co. is like an appointment with a personal shopper: Walk in and start looking around, and within minutes she’ll have pulled something from the rack…

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  • Meet the Richmond Fragrance Line Carried by Some of the Country’s Coolest Boutiques

    As a teacher in South Korea circa 2007, Kate Jennings befriended a young woman who taught her Korean phonetically. Ask any stylish woman from Richmond to name their favorite boutiques, and Na Nin will definitely be on the list. The venture started out as an Etsy shop in 2009, where Jennings, 31,…

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  • Model Ohwawa Tells Us Her Style Secrets

    Meet Destiny "Ohwawa" Owusu, one of our favorite influencers.

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  • On the Ever-Sparklier Red Carpet, Galvan’s Simplicity Stands Out

    What do Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Jenner have in common? In addition to the obvious age difference (Paltrow is 43, Jenner 19), their personal styles and body types are practically polar opposites. Paltrow’s wardrobe leans polished and preppy, while Jenner’s is sexy and sporty.

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  • Where Can I Find: Affordable Chelsea Boots I Can Feel Good About Buying?

    The really, really nice ones are so expensive (Alexander Wang, etc etc). The closest thing I can find that look awesome are these Zara ones — they’re beautiful and I’ll probably buy them... but there HAS TO BE something out there that I can buy that won't break the bank (Wang) or won’t make me…

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  • Strong Suit

    The Dress for Success boutique in Manhattan is mid-sized and modest, with high ceilings and brown carpet. At the entrance, black and white portraits of smiling women hang on a red wall that also has the organization’s tagline — “Going places, going strong” — mounted beneath its block-letter logo.

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  • #OurVoteCounts: Racked's Pledge to Help Register 100,000 Female Voters

    Here’s how to make your voice heard. According to the Center for American Women and Politics, about 64 percent of women eligible to vote went to the polls in the last presidential election; for women ages 18-24, the number was just 45 percent. Those numbers aren’t nearly high enough in any…

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  • Real New Yorkers on the Really Weird World of Fashion Week

    These non-fashion folks tell us the truth about New York Fashion Week

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  • The Most Essential Online Menswear Shops

    Mr Porter: Mr Porter is an indispensable shopping site, and its stock of expensive labels like Prada, Gucci, Tom Ford, Raf Simons, and Balenciaga is second to none. Shirts, trousers, tees, and sweatshirts from brands like Comme des Garçons, Dries Van Noten, Acne, and Issey Miyake are treated with…

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  • A Yeezy Boost Story With a Happy Ending

    My two year battle with Adidas and Kanye West has finally come to a close and left me the supreme victor. The earliest known record of me attempting to get Yeezys comes from 2014, where it appears I was mad that someone who barely used Twitter won them. No big deal, I only tweeted about Adidas…

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  • Where to Shop for a Leather Jacket

    Plus, four different ways to wear them. The leather jacket is a true outerwear problem solver: it can be worn over a dress to transition into cooler months, or thrown over a T-shirt or thin sweater to pair with jeans for when it’s truly fall. Shop the best ones that are in stores now here, with a…

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  • Where Does French Fashion Go after Haute Couture?

    Until October 15th, Le Bon Marché in Paris — the world’s oldest department store, founded in 1852 — is showcasing one hundred artisanal Paris-based clothing, jewelry, beauty, and stationery labels. Curated by Le Bon Marché’s style director, Jennifer Cullvier, and complemented by Christine…

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