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I’m a big believer that a high quality handbag is always worth the splurge, but you don’t need to shell out thousands for an “it” bag.  I always wait until there’s a sale before I begin the hunt for the perfect purse — and just my luck, CUSP is offering an additional 25% off all sale items!  Check out a few of my favorite investment pieces and let me know what bag you have your eye on.

1. Rachel Morrison Medium Tote Bag — $248.25
2. DVF On the Go Raffia and Leather Colorblock Tote — $173.25
3. Rachel Zoe Lee Large Satchel Bag — $248.25 (smaller version here)
4. Olivia Harris Camera Crossbody Bag — $99
5. Lauren Merkin Mini Marlow Chain Shoulder Bag — $162.75
6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Tilda Saffiano Clutch — $99

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wooden ware.

On my recent trip to LA, I scoped out a few stores that have yet to grace their presence around my parts.  Cusp, a contemporary boutique owned by the Neiman Marcus Group, happened to be one of the stores I stumbled upon at Westfield Century City.

While I usually love me some shiny, pretty things, I was more fascinated by the unexpected way the store showcased all of their baubles and accessories.

I know the use of wood isn’t quite an unconventional design choice.  We see it in hangers, rafters, and floorboards.  But there’s something calming about the literal use of wood in its most earthly form.

These natural fixtures softened the mood of the store and allowed everything else to pop.  It was certainly a welcomed departure from the metal racks and plastic hangers in most shops.

The pièce de résistance for me was this funky structure — part sea urchin, part ring holder, I could not stop gravitating toward it.  In fact, I don’t wear rings very often, but if I had this sitting on my dresser, I may very well invest in some just to put it to good use.

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