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Velvet Goldmine

Posted November 1, 2005
Velvet blazers are expensive, and by next fall, they’ll be history. Ditto the lush velvet handbags out there, like the gorgeous Comme Des Garçons hobo that costs roughly my rent. Fortunately, there’s a glimmer of fashion hope from American Eagle, the teenage playland usually reserved for polos and tanks. Its velvet satchel comes in three colors (brick red, teal, and olive), has more than enough room to stash daytime essentials (cell phone, Blackberry, and makeup case), and breathes new life into your weekday default outfit (blazer, jeans, and heels). It’s also under $20, meaning you can get your fall trend fix without your usual fall credit card bill. Nice, huh?

$19.95 at American Eagle Outfitters, multiple locations,

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