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This grey leather Mikai handbag with brass hardware is the perfect everyday bag. Carry it to work, carry it to dinner, carry it shopping - it looks chic no matter what. It’s the perfect size: it is large enough to fit all your essentials, the book you read on the subway, and even a pair of flats, but it’s small enough so you won’t lose your keys or your lipstick.

Mikai’s timeless collection of stylish leather handbags are handmade in Argentina. The Classic City Bag is a splurge at $354, but it’s totally worth it since you’ll basically never need to put it down! Buy it at

il_430xN.126253154.jpgThese cute little purses made from vintage and hard-to-find fabrics are perfect for adding a unique, antique-inspired detail to your look. Each purse is one-of-a-kind and costs less than $40.

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Jennifer Elizabeth is a combination of vintage and modern elements - New York-based designer Jennifer Amenta takes objects from history (i.e. broken crystal stones from a 1920s chandelier) and recreates them into glam jewels. With many pieces selling for under $100 and quite a few as low as $25, Jennifer Elizabeth provides an affordable dose of vintage-chic style for savvy shoppers. Here are some of our favorite items:

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1940s gold pendant with gold plated vintage chains bracelet - $65

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Vintage Egyptian black and white painted pendant earrings with gold metal fringe - $25

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Floral swirl ring - $25

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 mosxie_shorts.pngIf your office dress code allows for shorts, this high-waisted cuffed left pair from contemporary label Tulle is a great option. Pair with a button-down shirt tucked in and chic summer-appropriate oxfords for a trendy yet relatively conservative look. If your office doesn’t allow shorts, this pair will work for weekends too with a fitted tee, strappy sandals, and a cute fedora!

Tulle Twill Belted Shorts in Black, $55 at
The El Borne Hipster from newly launched handbag line Nyla Noor is all we could possibly want in an evening bag: high-quality leather, edgy zipper detailing, and a chain strap that you can throw over your shoulder while dancing the night away. It comes in classic black, muted grey, and a fiery red. Nyla Noor’s bags also bring new meaning to the phrase “eco-luxury”: they are made with naturally tanned organic leather and 100% organic cotton lining and handmade locally in the US to minimize their impact on the environment.

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