On the Auction Block: Jeff Koons Birkin Bag Art

Pop art sculpture. The desirable Hermès Birkin bag. What happens when these two icons unite? One hot-ticket auction item comes up for grabs. Image via Style.com Artist Jeff Koons customized Birkins and worked them into one-of-a-kind sculptures, which will sell to the highest bidders over the weekend in New York City. But these aren’t your average Birkins (as if such a thing […]

Just Sold: The Second Most Expensive Birkin Ever

Some people spend $185,000 on a house. But one ambitious bidder shelled out the same amount for an Hermès Birkin. Sold through Heritage Auction in Los Angeles, this particular bag puts ordinary $7,000 Birkins to shame. Made of matte Himalayan Nilo Crocodile – meant to evoke images of the Himalayan mountains – the bag features 18-karat white gold hardware and 245 diamonds (a whopping 9.84 […]

The Secrets of Hermès: 3 Need-to-Know Facts for the Fanatic

The Kelly. The Birkin. Those coveted silk scarves. They can only mean one thing: Hermès. Read up for three need-to-know facts on the French label’s iconic pieces. Our From the Reserve: Accessories by Hermès Boutique opens Saturday, October 26, at 11AM ET. By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? You’ll love Rue La […]

Icon Status: Breaking Down What Makes the Birkin So Beloved

What is it that makes the Birkin so lusted-after? Well, part of it certainly has to do with its careful craftsmanship. But there’s more to it, too. It’s Hollywood’s fashion darling. The celeb world has taken a serious shine to the Birkin. It’s said that Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice) has a collection that’s worth […]

Anatomy of an It Bag: What Makes a Birkin a Birkin

The bag’s iconic status is undebatable. But what makes a Birkin a Birkin? Here, the parts that set this lusted-after carryall apart from all others. By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer Enter our Bag a Birkin Giveaway today through March 30, 2013, for the chance to win your dream bag. Not a Member and like The (Style) Guide? […]

Look Who Won a Birkin

The excitement’s contagious. Here at Rue, we’re all buzzing about Laura, our first Birkin winner, and how adorably glowing she is with her new bag (ahem, Birkin!) in hand. The best news for you? If you haven’t entered yet, there’s still time. We have two more Birkins to give away, so get on it. Only […]

Highlights from Our Chat with Author and Birkin Guru, Michael Tonello

We all know the power of a Birkin, but no one knows it better than Michael Tonello, author of Bringing Home the Birkin. He’s beloved in the luxuries market – particularly for his work with the iconic Hermès bag. Here, some highlights from our chat with him. Read the full interview here. What’s the craziest thing you had to […]

Bring Home the It Bag: Our Bag a Birkin Giveaway

The Birkin. It’s the object of endless fashion fantasies. And now? We’re making dreams of toting that perfectly luxe structured Hermès beauty a reality. Here’s how: Starting today through March 30, 2013, we’re giving away a pre-loved Birkin every week. Simply invite five friends to enter the giveaway with you, and that’s it – you (and […]

The Fab Four: Roberto Szerer of LUXEDH Talks Designer Handbags

Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Balenciaga, Hermès – consider these names the fab four of handbag designers. From their sought-after silhouettes to the have-to-have-them labels, Roberto Szerer of LUXEDH talks details. Having trouble seeing your life without one? Snap them up in our From the Reserve: Handbags by Louis Vuitton & More Boutique. Rue La La: You’ve seen your fair share […]

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Styling Director

Ten years ago, I launched a personal shopping business. It was my gateway to styling, from editorial shoots to film sets and, finally, e-commerce. I’m a tomboy at heart, so naturally I have a soft spot for the perfect grey fitted sweatshirt and a great pair of flats.

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Amy Breckenridge

Style Blogger

By day, I’m an executive assistant at Rue. And by night, you’ll find me posting to my personal style blog, Cupcakes & Couture. I’m a lover of all things feminine and whimsical, I’m a collector of vintage designer handbags, and I’m constantly striving to achieve that effortless Parisian-chic look.

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Bari Schorr

Beauty Director

As a born-and-bred New Yorker, I’ve been immersed in style my whole life. I learned the trade at Bloomingdale’s, then moved on to Saks Fifth Avenue, Burberry, and Ralph Lauren. Now, after more than 20 years in luxury retail, I head up Rue’s constantly growing beauty and shoe department.

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Caroline Mauro

Senior Stylist

My first foray into styling was a stint in the wardrobe department on the show What Not to Wear. I often find inspiration in street style, with my personal look skewing on the sportswear and androgynous side. Head-to-toe black? I’m all about it. If you see me with a bright lip, be concerned.

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Elizabeth Burns

Fashion Editor

My career started in personal shopping, where I worked with a global set of well-heeled clients to furnish their wardrobes and homes. That led me to the world of fashion editorial, first at Lucky and now at Rue. I’m a storyteller at heart, whether it’s curating an icon’s style or capturing trends. Outside the office, you’ll find me wandering the halls of the Met.

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Stylist

When it comes to my style aesthetic, I’m constantly inspired by things other than fashion (think old movies, the book I’m currently reading, and architecture). I dress for my mood, so it’s not unusual to see me in leather and Dr. Martens one day, and penny loafers and a cardigan the next.

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Joanna Berliner

Editor-in-Chief

For nearly a decade, I’ve worked in e-commerce telling style stories. The ones that stand out most? They go deeper than just trends. Think the history behind a Turkish rug or the craft that goes into a pair of Italian boots. That said – you won’t find me taking my own personal style too seriously. If it surprises and delights me, I’ll wear it.

John Camilleri

Creative Director

With more than 20 years in the fashion industry, I’ve worked on everything from mass-market brands to high-end advertising agencies. My kind of men’s style is all about refined simplicity – easy, accessible, and not overthought. Right now, I’m super excited about the all-American look and the iconic labels and personalities that bring it to life.

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Kasey Rowe

Fashion Editor

I’ve spent the past few years translating street style, high fashion, and pop culture into shoppable experiences on Rue. At my core, I am a visual storyteller with a knack for finding low-ticket items that look expensive. In my free time, I obsess over all things home. My dream Saturday? Antiquing in the morning and trying a new recipe at night.

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Kim Watson

Lauren Shimmel

Lauryn Paiva

Lindsay Lambert

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Loredana Buonopane

Fashion Director

I’ve been a fashion editor for fifteen years, freelancing for publications including WWD, Teen Vogue, W, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Lucky. My love for the business extends into styling, too. I especially love vintage shopping and going to flea markets. Fun fact: I once ran a vintage booth on the weekends just for fun.

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Matt Fischer

Michael DiLorenzo

Mimi the Cat

Guest Curator

Meet Mimi, our fluffiest new curator. Her style icon? Karl Lagerfeld’s kitty Choupette, of course. When she’s not keeping up on catwalk trends, you’ll find Mimi tackling her impressive grooming regimen.

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Susie Kostaras

Managing Editor

For more than five years, I’ve bounced between content and e-commerce roles – and I’m most excited when combining the two. I have a passion for uncovering stories, from the humble roots of iconic labels to the ever-growing clean beauty movement. Not surprisingly, I’m a sucker for stylish coffee table books.

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