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There are a lot of things to admire about Gucci, but the thing that strikes me most is the brand’s commitment to interesting hardware. Horse bits, stirrups, bamboo – the Gucci has made a legacy of adorning its bags with interesting signature metal work. For Gucci Fall 2013, the go-to piece seems to be a big, bold, rectangular buckle that’s being referred to as the Gucci Lady Buckle ($3,190 USD) and is often paired with striking jaguar print. (Which simply looks like leopard to me, but sure, we’ll go with Gucci’s story on which big cat it is.) If that look’s a bit too bold for you, you can also get the elements independently on a black leather version of the Gucci Lady Buckle Tote or a jaguar-print bamboo bag. As always, other brand staples are plentiful in the collection – lush python, logo hardware and Guccissima prints. [See More]

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Sure to make a style statement, Gucci Soho Begonia Shoulder Handbag ($1,295 USD) is at the top of our must-have lists. Carry it in wear-with-everything salmon leather for an added edge of urban sophistication. Styled after the jump with a Proenza Schouler shirt and Isabel Marant heels. [See More]

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If you haven’t seen them yet it’s about time you lay eyes on Louis Vuitton’s Mini Mon Amour collection from Louis Vuitton. The French house dropped a collection of their most iconic bags in mini sizes that are finally available online at Louis Vuitton. The Epi BB Monceau bag displayed above especially is on my “want-if-someday-I-can-afford-it-list.” Right below find the accompanying campaign video starring fashion blogger Elin Kling, Miroslava Duma and Hanneli Mustaparta. Enjoy.

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We told you all about Gucci’s new Soft Stirrup Handbag, which has been spotted on the arms of a good few slebs. And guess what, the Italian fashion house has provided us with a video of how the bag is made. Yep, we mean what happens behind the closed doors, right from the delicate assembly of the reptile skin pieces to the addition of aged silver hardware and finishings – you actually get to watch the whole process of how a luxury handbag is made. Enjoy.

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Mulberry ($1,500 USD) showcases the favorite Alexa bag in textured raspberry pink leather for a perfectly timeless take on modern-vintage glamour. Polish your business look with this smart silhouette for an effortless day-to-evening choice for your new season wardrobe. Styled after the jump with a Stella McCartney blazer, a Dolce & Gabbana top, J Brand jeans, and Gucci sandals from MyTheresa. [See More]

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