5 Things To Know This AM — Jan 22 2013

It seems the next big thing to hit shelves this season is actually quite small. Tiny bags with long straps have been spotted on the likes of fashion trendsetters like Alexa Chung in recent days, and the star sightings don't end there. Either learn to ditch the wallet, phone, keys, planner, and extra stash of nail polish and lipstick or stay one step behind the trend. (The Daily Mail)
From the Uncle Sam "I want you" poster to "I want orange," Beyoncé's nails may be the most hyped topic from the Presidential Inauguration. Bey, however, could have performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" in frumpy pajamas and still would have looked amazing, but we're not complaining over her inaugural look. (OK! Magazine)
China's fashion market is on the rise thanks to its fashion-savvy men. According to reports from Burberry, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci, more Chinese men are buying luxe items for themselves rather than as gifts for their bosses and significant others. Cue "Big Spender." (Reuters)
After the news of John Galliano's return to the fashion world via Oscar de la Renta, word on the street is that Galliano and a "male companion" lunched with Vogue's Grace Coddington in the West Village this weekend. (The Cut)
Well, this gives a whole new meaning to prison chic. Rikers Island prisoners can now take a course centered around fashion. Female inmates study Burberry Prorsum for its use of a specific wax technique, among other fashion theories. Could the new next-big-fashion-thing come from a notorious prison? Maybe. (Complex)
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