I usually do not take bag tips from guys but this particular guy (my friend Gigi's ex-boyfriend who met us for drinks at the London on 54th St. last night. I can not remember his name but do remember he is a Columbia B-school grad, his mother is really smart and was a recent guest on Bill O'Reilly) was so enthusiastic about the designer that I decided to do a little further sleuthing. I must admit I only started listening to him when he told me the designer, Kristin Holstein, is also a graduate of USC. Kelly and I are both Alums of SoCal and we support our own whenever possible. After browsing through the site and checking out the goods, I am happy to report Kage bags are not only snob worthy, they are very affordable! I am loving the Stormy tote in metallic Pewter, it looks effortless and easy and something I'd use daily. The distressed leather lends a vintage vibe to the bag as do the pleating details. At $550 you should pick up the dark green Surrey color as well! The Jackson clutches are just as yummy, I like the Poppy red and the Pewter, $360. Call Kristin to purchase 917-822-8028 or check her website!
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