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While we'll be the first to admit we like to keep track of this kooky world's latest sartorial weaknesses, you won't find too many tricked-out It bags hanging about in our offices. Maybe it's because at the end of a VERY long day, we're more inclined to appreciate an extra pocket or two and a rugged-but-still-feminine exterior over a bag that's, pretty plainly, just for show. That said, we were tickled to see that some of Hollywood's coolest trend-setters were opting for the same kind of practicality that we find infinitely chic…in the way of Coach's new Bleecker weekend tote.
The favored shade for Emily Blunt & company is Fawn, but we'll take this easy-going duffel in just about any shade (and we hear spring/summer '13 is will offer it in some bright gem tones, too!). Even if the weekender isn't exactly your thing, we'd like to direct your attention to our second favorite bag from the collection, the Rory satchel, which, ringing in under $400, is exactly the kind of forever It bag we can get behind.
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Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
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