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Jacquemus’ Giant Straw Bag Is DEFINITELY The Biggest Purse You Have Ever Seen

Accessories are becoming supersized in Milan Fashion Week, where bigger most definitely became better. The label Jacquemus made massive purses, introducing a new way to make a fashion statement. The designer behind the new trend, Simon Porte Jacquemus, isn’t new to massive accessories, where he started to tinker with the proportions of fashion a few seasons back, creating huge straw hats that were the size of a kitchen table. If you wanted to hide from the sun on the beach, this hat would definitely do it — it was about the size of a beach umbrella. While it’s a strong statement that not everyone would feel comfortable pulling off, the hats exploded and fashion it-girls wore them everywhere from the beaches of Ibiza to Sri Lankan getaways. It was definitely Instagram worthy.

Since the hats became such a raging success, Jacquemus figured that people might want to rock more macro accessories and whipped together a massive bag that Mary Poppins herself would envy.

Jacquemus is the epitome of resortwear, where he focuses on slinky dresses, sheer materials, and itty bitty short shorts that are perfect for the high-end jetsetter. Since the label centers itself around the adventurous woman that flies to different beaches around the world, it only makes sense that the designer would reinvent the straw bag in a fun, playful way. The models walked down the runway wearing gauzy summer dresses and sleek one piece swimsuits, with the raffia tote slung on their arm and nearly touching the floor.

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“In straw and burnt orange incarnations and complete with fringing, the La Riviera bags could literally hold your entire summer wardrobe, your summer crush, your SPF and still have room for snacks,” Vogue explained. If you think your chapstick and car keys get hopelessly lost in your normal-sized tote, just imagine where they would go in this bag. It would turn into a black hole — but a stylish one.

The inspiration behind the collection was the type of woman that wears the same itty-bitty clothes to the beach that she does to the clubs, her clothing aesthetic being flirty and beachy. “You don’t know if she’s going out or to the beach,” the designer told Vogue after the show.

Hilariously enough, Jacquemus was also the mastermind behind the micro bag trend from a couple of months back, taking a handbag and shrinking it outlandish proportions, to the point where a lipstick could barely fit into it. Would it be practical? Maybe not. But is it fun? Definitely. From top handle purses that look like doll accessories to pouches slung over the neck, they were just the thing to contrast with mega-sized straw hats, throwing off the proportions of the outfit in a tongue-in-cheek way.

Whether you want to wear toy-sized handbags or drag an XL tote after you all day long, Jacquemus has options for you. While it’s a bold look, here’s to hoping this trend takes off, giving us an excuse to carry around our whole lives in one massive bag.

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Outdoor Flea Markets to Frequent This Fall

The changing of seasons means your wardrobe should too. Thankfully, fall is the season of the outdoor flea market, places where you may find one of a kind clothes, accessories and art –– offered up at every price point.

Although it takes some searching, shopping at flea markets can yield amazing results. Dropping by a local flea market is a fun-filled experience best shared with friends. Visiting flea markets presents an exciting adventure as you’ll never know what youill find, whether that be meeting artisans or the perfect addition to your closet.

Chelsea Flea Market

25th Street between 6th and 5th Avenue, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“The cool thing is that you never know who’s gonna show up,” A vendor, Jun, shares. “Andy Warhol and Keith Haring used to come to the Chelsea Flea. Not many people know about it — I’ve even sold something to Anna Sui.”

At the Chelsea Flea Market, among a majority of charismatic clothing vendors, pushing Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Tom Ford, as well as low-profile vintage finds, is a taste of New York of the 1980s.

Jun shares that the Chelsea Flea Market is still a very social environment, “I always walk around the market to see what other vendors are selling, I like hunting and finding cool pieces.”

NoLita Market

Prince Street between Mulberry and Mott Street, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At the Nolita Market artisans sell jewelry, accessories and art. Many of these artisans use unique fabrics and metals that distinguish their products from other vendors. The market is worth going to, to observe the stylish people who attend, the laid-back neighborhood and the one-of-a-kind pieces.

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

408-424 West 39th Street, Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Fall is the best time to shop if you are in the market for furs or coats,” Store With No Walls owner Anthony DeVincenzo said. “My wife was in clothing business, I was always in sales,” He shares, “It was always a viable concept, I like that it’s not a 9-to-5 job. I am only here on Saturdays, the rest of our sales are through wholesale appointments.”

If you are in the market for antiques and one of a kind accessories, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is worth the trek. There is a diverse selection of items and a multitude of vendors, a large majority of which sell vintage or handmade jewelry and some vendors sell old license plates, typewriters and other rarities.

Brooklyn Flea Market

Under the Manhattan Bridge on 80 Pearl Street, Sundays from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

If you’re willing to make the journey to this hipster hotspot, a wide array of vintage clothes, accessories and antiques await. This is a great place to find clothing with distinct prints and uncommon fabrics. After you spend time updating your wardrobe, you can find several global food vendors.

Email Gia Araujo at [email protected]

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HomeGoods opening in Vernon Hills

HomeGoods, an off-price home décor store, will open a 20,162 square-foot store in Vernon Hills on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 8 a.m.

The new store is located in Mellody Farms at 901 N. Milwaukee Ave. This will be the 27th HomeGoods in the Chicago market.

From well-known brands and designers to merchandise from all over the world, HomeGoods offers a selection in countless styles for every room of the house.

“Our amazing values, brand names, and vast assortment make HomeGoods an exciting destination for shoppers,” said HomeGoods President John Ricciuti. “With a large variety of special merchandise from around the world, customers will always find something thrilling in our treasure hunt environment at great values. We are happy to provide Vernon Hills with a local HomeGoods.”

HomeGoods merchandise departments include furniture, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, kitchen and dining, bedding, bath, kids’ décor and toys, pet accessories, storage, workspace, outdoor, gourmet, wellness and more.

HomeGoods expects to fill approximately 65 full- and part-time positions.

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A New Day for Bardwil

At the New York Market – Call it an “evolution.”

After more than a century – 115 years, to be exact – in table linens and accessories, Bardwil has earned the right to “evolve.”

A new name and logo, launching this week at market, set the tone.

The company’s revamped showroom presentation spotlighting an expanded product category offering and a new batch of contemporary brand partnerships underscores the message.

Now dubbed “Bardwil Home,” the company has rechristened itself to relay its move to a more total home offering that takes it beyond its traditional table linens and bath roots into more accessories — dec pillows, throws, blankets, quilts and beach towels.

There’s more to come, president Alan Kennedy noted.

“Our foundation has been in table linens, but we are very aggressive about how far and how fast we want to grow to become a comprehensive vendor,” he said. “Table linens are a component of home, and so are many other categories, and we are growing to incorporate those categories to our line.”

Contemporary brands that speak to a younger, fashion-savvy customer set are also driving Bardwil Home’s new image.

Rather than showing its new lines by product segment, the company this market is taking a lifestyle approach – cross-pollinating products by trend and design themes.

Newly inked license partner Rongrong, a fashion illustration brand geared to young professional women, debuts this market with a coordinate line that includes beach towels, shower curtains, dec pillows, throws and indoor/outdoor table linens.

Pop art-like Bouffants Broken Hearts, which launched last year with beach towels, is being anniversaried with an expanded offering that adds dec pillows, throws, indoor/outdoor table linens and kitchen textiles to the program.

“We’ve created eclectic lifestyle settings to showcase these collections in a pop-up shop kind of way,” said Mary Topinko, creative director. “It’s different from how we used to do it. This is a more contemporary approach.”

Amid these feminine-focused brands, Bardwil Home is not forgetting “the modern gentleman” in its quest to court young and hip consumers.

The Mr. Swim beach towel collection launches this market with several new looks inspired by the brand’s fashion-centric swimwear line for men.

But old friends are not forgotten. Bardwil Home is also refreshing its program with longtime license Lenox with a modern take on the brand’s classic styling.

“We collaborated closely with Lenox to create a new collection that is more contemporary, less traditional,” Topinko explained. “What we have new for Lenox bath is very fresh. We took some of their designs and stepped them out of the box, adding more looks to the accessories.”

These include resin, wood, metal, and glass looks.

Closer to home, Bardwil Home is also touting its house line with an enhanced offering of accessories and bedding – including dec pillows, throws, blankets and quilts – spanning 150 skus broken out into seven trend vignettes.

“It’s a very important part of our growth,” noted Amy Zemser, vp of sales and marketing.

Armed with these and other new offerings for market week, Kennedy said Bardwil Home is optimistic about its future.

“When our customers come into our showroom this week, we are hoping they will see how we’ve evolved and view us as a comprehensive, total-home supplier,” he said. “And in the works we have plans to expand further into home with more new products.”

Bardwil’s showroom is located at 1 Bryant Park (6th Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets).

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The Pioneer Woman Has Released Her Own Instant Pot

It’s officially fall, which means, at least in my house, that it’s also officially soup season. Or, let’s be honest, “throw a bunch of stuff in a Crockpot and hope it’s edible” season. While the Crockpot has long proved to be a useful tool, I’ve been dreaming about owning an Instant Pot for the last year. But I talk myself out of it because I don’t have the storage space and I don’t need yet another bulky cooking device sitting on my counter.

Now, however, thanks to Ree Drummond, also known as the Pioneer Woman, my Instant Pot woes are over. The Food Network star is expanding her collection of cookware to include two gorgeous Instant Pots that you won’t even want to hide when guests come over. Take a look:

Walmart

Amazing, right?! I’m pretty sure I can never cook again without the one in teal.

The Pioneer Women Instant Pot is available exclusively at Walmart stores and on Walmart.com and comes in two vintage floral prints. It retails for $99 and features a 6-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sautee function, steamer and warmer. It also has a delayed start button so you can put your meal together but cook it at a different time, and an automatic keep warm feature. Also included is a booklet of Drummond’s favorite Instant Pot recipes, including hard boiled eggs, spicy Dr. Pepper pork and chocolate lava cakes.

Walmart

If you’re more into old-fashioned Crockpots, Drummond has you covered there, too. Her crockpots are also available at Walmart and come in four different designs. And if you’re heading to Walmart to do some shopping, also be sure to check out her new 2018 Christmas items, also now in stores!

Will you be picking up a new Pioneer Woman Instant Pot?

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LLBean is having a big sale on rain jackets and waterproof boots — and more of today’s best deals from around the web

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

Since you don’t have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place.


L.L.Bean

1. Save 20% on rainwear and boots at L.L.Bean

L.L.Bean is helping you prepare for the rainy fall season with a two-day sale on rainwear and boots. Now through September 26, you can save 20% on jackets, Bean Boots, and other boot styles by using the promo code “RAIN20” at checkout. Boots tend to sell out before the end of the fall season, so now is a great time to pick them up at a discounted price.

Shop the L.L.Bean Lightning sale now.


Bonobos

2. Save an extra 40% on sale styles at Bonobos

Any guy looking to add a few new pieces to his summer wardrobe should head over to Bonobos. For a limited time, you can save an extra 40% on sale styles by using the promo code “STEAL” at checkout. With everything from summer shirts, shorts, and swimwear to jeans and chinos, you’ll find a lot of stylish pieces on sale.

Shop the Bonobos sale now.


Macy’s

3. Save an extra 30% at Macy’s

Macy’s is having a huge sale with sitewide discounts. Right now, you can save an extra 30% on a huge selection of items in categories like apparel, accessories, home, and bath using the promo code “VIP” at checkout. The sale was supposed to end yesterday, but it’s been extended through today at least.

Shop the Macy’s VIP sale now.


Amazon

4. Save $56 on a 12-Volt Bosch Drill/Driver Kit and Drill Bit Set

Using quality tools for your DIY projects will always make the job easier and a good drill/driver kit is a must. Bosch makes some of the best performing power tools and they’re on sale today. As an Amazon Deal of the Day, you can save $56 on the Bosch 12-Volt Drill/Driver Kit and Drill Bit Set.

Bosch PS31-2A 12V Drill/Driver Kit and Drill Bit Set, $99.99 (Originally $156.33) [You save $56.34]


Foot Locker

5. Save 20% on orders $99 or more at Foot Locker

Foot Locker is the best place to find footwear and apparel from all your favorite sportswear brands. Now through September 27, you can save 20% on orders of $99 or more at Foot Locker. Simply use the promo code “FALLSAVE” at checkout to take advantage of the offer. Gear from Air Jordan, Adidas, Nike, Timberland, ASICS, Under Armour, and New Balance are part of the sale.

Shop sneakers and apparel at Foot Locker now.


Club Monaco

6. Save up to 60% on sale styles at Club Monaco

Club Monaco is having its mid-season sale on clothing for men and women. Now through October 2, you can save an extra 30% on sale styles automatically. Since the items are already discounted, the sale brings savings up to 60%. With a great selection of jackets, sweaters, dresses, and pants, there are plenty of stylish pieces you’ll want to wear this fall.

Shop the Club Monaco sale now.


Bear

7. Save up $200 on Bear Mattresses

Bear revolutionized the way we sleep by creating a mattress that supports every body type and sleeping style. The startup’s newest mattresses, the Bear Hybrid Mattress, is an even more luxurious take on the traditional mattress that combines foam and coil technologies. Now through September 27, you can save more when you spend more. You can save $200 when you spend $1,400 or more using the promo code “FALL200,” $125 when you spend $950-1,399 using “FALL125,” and $50 when you spend $500-$949 using “FALL50” at checkout.

Shop the Bear Hybrid Mattress in queen, king, and California king sizes now.


AHAlife

8. Save 25% sitewide and get free shipping at AHAlife

Unlike traditional department stores, AHAlife is home to products from some of the most unique designers and artisans. From home, kitchen, and fashion accessories, the site features a wide array of beautiful items that’ll have your friends asking where you’ve been shopping. Use the promo code “AUTUMN” at checkout to save 25% sitewide and to receive free shipping.

Shop all items at AHALife now.

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LLBean is having a big sale on rain jackets and waterproof boots — and more of today’s best deals from around the web

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

Since you don’t have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place.


L.L.Bean

1. Save 20% on rainwear and boots at L.L.Bean

L.L.Bean is helping you prepare for the rainy fall season with a two-day sale on rainwear and boots. Now through September 26, you can save 20% on jackets, Bean Boots, and other boot styles by using the promo code “RAIN20” at checkout. Boots tend to sell out before the end of the fall season, so now is a great time to pick them up at a discounted price.

Shop the L.L.Bean Lightning sale now.


Bonobos

2. Save an extra 40% on sale styles at Bonobos

Any guy looking to add a few new pieces to his summer wardrobe should head over to Bonobos. For a limited time, you can save an extra 40% on sale styles by using the promo code “STEAL” at checkout. With everything from summer shirts, shorts, and swimwear to jeans and chinos, you’ll find a lot of stylish pieces on sale.

Shop the Bonobos sale now.


Macy’s

3. Save an extra 30% at Macy’s

Macy’s is having a huge sale with sitewide discounts. Right now, you can save an extra 30% on a huge selection of items in categories like apparel, accessories, home, and bath using the promo code “VIP” at checkout. The sale was supposed to end yesterday, but it’s been extended through today at least.

Shop the Macy’s VIP sale now.


Amazon

4. Save $56 on a 12-Volt Bosch Drill/Driver Kit and Drill Bit Set

Using quality tools for your DIY projects will always make the job easier and a good drill/driver kit is a must. Bosch makes some of the best performing power tools and they’re on sale today. As an Amazon Deal of the Day, you can save $56 on the Bosch 12-Volt Drill/Driver Kit and Drill Bit Set.

Bosch PS31-2A 12V Drill/Driver Kit and Drill Bit Set, $99.99 (Originally $156.33) [You save $56.34]


Foot Locker

5. Save 20% on orders $99 or more at Foot Locker

Foot Locker is the best place to find footwear and apparel from all your favorite sportswear brands. Now through September 27, you can save 20% on orders of $99 or more at Foot Locker. Simply use the promo code “FALLSAVE” at checkout to take advantage of the offer. Gear from Air Jordan, Adidas, Nike, Timberland, ASICS, Under Armour, and New Balance are part of the sale.

Shop sneakers and apparel at Foot Locker now.


Club Monaco

6. Save up to 60% on sale styles at Club Monaco

Club Monaco is having its mid-season sale on clothing for men and women. Now through October 2, you can save an extra 30% on sale styles automatically. Since the items are already discounted, the sale brings savings up to 60%. With a great selection of jackets, sweaters, dresses, and pants, there are plenty of stylish pieces you’ll want to wear this fall.

Shop the Club Monaco sale now.


Bear

7. Save up $200 on Bear Mattresses

Bear revolutionized the way we sleep by creating a mattress that supports every body type and sleeping style. The startup’s newest mattresses, the Bear Hybrid Mattress, is an even more luxurious take on the traditional mattress that combines foam and coil technologies. Now through September 27, you can save more when you spend more. You can save $200 when you spend $1,400 or more using the promo code “FALL200,” $125 when you spend $950-1,399 using “FALL125,” and $50 when you spend $500-$949 using “FALL50” at checkout.

Shop the Bear Hybrid Mattress in queen, king, and California king sizes now.


AHAlife

8. Save 25% sitewide and get free shipping at AHAlife

Unlike traditional department stores, AHAlife is home to products from some of the most unique designers and artisans. From home, kitchen, and fashion accessories, the site features a wide array of beautiful items that’ll have your friends asking where you’ve been shopping. Use the promo code “AUTUMN” at checkout to save 25% sitewide and to receive free shipping.

Shop all items at AHALife now.

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