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Annapolis-based handbag designer Ellen Allen’s collection mixes preppy and chic, and the result is pieces that are perfect for weekends spent on Nantucket or in the Hamptons. The Eastport tote (named after the prime location for boating in Annapolis) retails for $250 at You can also pick out a stylish scarf (we suggest the Boxwood, $70) to tie to the handle of your bag! Now all you need is a little white dress and retro-inspired sunglasses to complete the look. 

Vintage Havana provides chic looks at affordable price points, and their summer 2010 collection makes us long for lazy warm days hanging out by the pool. Here are some looks available now:

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From top to bottom, left to right: Pucker Waist Strap Dress ($40), Embroidered Tube Dress ($50), Chiffon Patchwork Tank ($56), Double Neon Zip Racer Back Tank ($58).

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so thumb.pngWe were first introduced to designer Sofie Ølgaard in October, and we fell in love with her beautiful dresses and tops inspired by her Scandinavian roots. Her fall 2010 collection stays true to her feminine aesthetic and neutral color palette, but with a little more sophistication. Cinched waists, wide necklines, and ruffled details define this collection. Here are some photos from the fall look book.

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Urban Fusions handmade jewelry is made from fused glass. There is a wide selection of colorful, unique pieces in the Etsy shop, but our inner nerd fell in love with these Tetris-inspired pendants. They are $24 each and come in different colors and shapes.


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Whether or not you need a sexy pair of heels for a night out or a pair of trendy sandals for daytime excursions, Zigi Shoes has you covered. The shoes all retail for under $150 at Karmaloop. Here are our favorites - to see the rest visit

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Left: The Pumped Suede Heel in Purple, $124
Right: The Ninive Sandal, $82

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Left: The Magnum Sandal in Tan, $86
Right: The Mika Sandal in Brown, $31 (on sale from $80)

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