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Cycle Chic: Hambone Designs Bike Bags

This weekend the New York Times profiled some “accidental entrepreneurs,” people pushed toward their new calling by the loss of a job. Among them is Lisa Marie Grillos who after getting laid off from her gig as a Williams-Sonoma production manager started Hambone Designs with her brother, Herman Barnagan, making stylish bike bags that fold […]

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Nice Handbag—But What Does It Mean?

I’m sure there have been whole dissertations written on the cultural significance of the handbag in contemporary society. Trying to prove myself right, I stumbled across an interesting essay on the subject from Paula Marantz Cohen, an author and professor of English at Drexel University who has written many lively pieces about shopping and style.