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Like Barbie in my bubble-gum pink leather jacket from Florence

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Before I left for Italy, I had jotted down a concise list of fashionable Italian goodies which I had to find (and own). As girlish and Barbie doll-like as this may seem, I just had to get my hands on … Continue reading

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Bulgari’s New ‘i Serpenti’ Accessory Collection

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  It’s always an absolute pleasure to enter Bulgari’s guarded volt on Montenapoleone where the reception is warm and friendly. Davide, the pleasant man who had previously explained the set up of the boutique with its three inter-leading rooms, had once … Continue reading

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This Week’s Multicolour Treats

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I had two beautiful fashion surprises this week. My friend and colleague arrived home from a trip to London where she bought these stunning multicolour Aldo sandals. She wore it to the office and was beaming with pride as she … Continue reading

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Here’s to a Great Year with Etro by my Side!

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Aah… My first post of 2012… and I have decided to pay tribute to a brand that has given me a full year of loyalty in the form of an exquisite bag: Etro. It was love at first sight on … Continue reading

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My favourites from Fratelli Rossetti

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With over half a century of manufacturing top quality leather shoes and bags, Fratelli Rossetti have built up an impressive following of loyal clientele who would never be caught wearing anything less… and with easy access to their boutique store within Milan’s … Continue reading

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Buy your Marino Orlandi handbag in SA!

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My cousin had a stunning bag hanging over her shoulder the other day and I instantly recognised the black leather bag with it’s distinguished red and and green stitching as another one of Marino Orlandi’s unique and special handbags.  I first spotted these … Continue reading

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My Favourite Braccialini Art Bags of the Season

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Besides, the Braccialini monobrand store on Milan’s Corso Venezia, there was only one other shop where I managed to find one of my favourite brands of art bags. I strolled along Corso di Porta Romana to reach the Marigo store … Continue reading

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Corto Moltedo Reinvents Luxury Bags

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Wandering down Milano’s Via Santo Spirito, I came across the 6-month old Corto Moltedo store which boasts an exquisite collection of luxury bags. The lovely store manager, Giada, gave me a tour and brief history of the brand and I was … Continue reading

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Living in Milan: Meeting, Greeting and Event Hopping

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It’s day 5 of my Milanese work trip and I am forming a very clear idea of what it’s like to actually live here rather than just vacation. It’s been an unreal adventure trying to figure out which bus to hop onto … Continue reading

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Longchamp – Champions in Bag Creation

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Born in the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees, the Longchamp brand has become well known for its lightweight and minimalist Le Pliage bags which since it’s launch in 1993 have become a travelling lady’s dream. Le Pliage … Continue reading

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Who does the Black Bag Best?

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A black handbag is a non-negotiable essential. It must be functional and practical but not too plain where it goes unnoticed… I went on a shopping spree with my cousin not too long ago, hunting for exactly this…a stylish black … Continue reading

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Bags and Shoes from the Quadrilatero Della Moda

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The first port of call for any shopping spree in Milan would be the cities Quadrilatero Della Moda consisting of four of the most prestigious fashion streets – Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via Della Spiga and Corso Venezia. I returned to … Continue reading

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Como – Not Just a Pretty Lake

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A trip to the Italian region of Lombardia is not complete without a visit to one of the great lakes. I chose to return to Lago di Como, about an hour by train from Milan´s Cadorna station. I spent the … Continue reading

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Unusual Bags to Entertainment You

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  I discovered this Marigo store on my last night in Milan while we were walking the streets in search of the delightful dessert hangout, CioccolatItaliani. The window display was like a candy store scattered with unusual, playful bags paired … Continue reading

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