Come Learn Your ABCs With Mary Katrantzou

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A, B, and C might be the first letters you learned — but your own initials might have taken precedent. As soon as you were able to wield a crayon, you were probably scribbling your monogram on every surface you could reach. Truth be told, we haven't matured much and still find ourselves itching to stamp our initials on everything we own.

That might explain why we're so jazzed about Mary Katrontzou's new line of ABC totes. Keeping in step with her brand's signatures, the bags are a delightful mélange of prints and colors surrounding one of 26 letters. Pick your own initial or go for something a bit more cryptic. Better yet, wrangle a posse of your friends to spell something out, like what Katrantzou did in March to fête the line's debut at London's Wallace Collection. With a passel of guests picked for their initials, Mary chose to present her new bags on ladies (and a few gents!) who wear their letters proudly. We asked each one to describe what else their letter might mean. Find all 26 folks and their respective alphabet lessons ahead.

The bags will run for $1,070 and be available exclusively on MatchesFashion.com on April 22.
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A — Amber Le Bon: "A is for dressing for an adventure, feeling amazing, and being awesome — because you are."
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B — Bay Garnett: "B is for bold, badass. I love the brightness of the bag — it’s just brilliant!"
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C — Charlotte Stockdale: "C is for chaos!"
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D — Dinner: And a delicious one, at that!
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E — Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis: "E is for eccentric, ecstatic, elusive."
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F — Fernanda Abdallah: "F is for feminine and flattering, because I’m very often in dresses and skirts, which suit me better than pants. F is also for fabulous, as I like to keep it simple and add that one fab piece."
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G — Gianluca Longo: "G is for grand."
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H — Sarah Harris: "H is for hero buys. My style doesn’t alter much between jeans and a T-shirt. Hero buys — namely Céline and Saint Laurent jackets — elevate my wardrobe."
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I — Imran Ahmed: "I is for individual."
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J — Jo Ellison: "J is for a judicious use of color."
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K — Kooky: These are the ladies doing their to best to spell out the woman of the evening.
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L — Lisa Armstrong: "L is for languid, luxurious, and laid-back."
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M — Mary Katrantzou: "M is for monochrome. Because my own designs are so colorful, I take myself away from the color spectrum."
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N — Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou: "N is for naughty, but nice."
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O — Charlotte Olympia: "O is for old-fashioned."
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P — Paula Goldstein: "Pink punk princess."
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Q — Quentin & Jemima Jones: "Quasi-tomboys by day, and queenlike tarts at night."
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R — Rebecca Lowthorpe: "R is for rebellious and refined."
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S — Sarah Mower: "Sincerely searching for sensational stars!"
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T — Tiphaine De Lussy: "Tough, trashy, easily thrilled, but trés chic!"
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U — Ubiquitous: Check out the bags in the background, soon to be hanging off every arm.
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V — Valentine Fillol Cordier: "Valentine!"
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W — Jacquetta Wheeler: "Wondrous clothes, well-dressed occasions, and wicked-fancy dress costumes."
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X — Mr & Mrs X (Ruth & Tom Chapman): "Xtraordinary, xciting MATCHESFASHION.COM x Mary Katrantzou xclusive."
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Y — Yasmin Le Bon: "YOLO."
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Z — Natasha Zinko: "Z is for zealous!"
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