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OMG, shoes! (And bags, duh!)

Well, there goes your savings account. We team up with Bloomie's to give you the best of shoes & bags for fall.

In case you've somehow been eschewing all forms of calendars, we'd like to point out (for the umpteenth time) that fall, and more importantly, Fashion Month, is upon us. And while it pains us to shelve our paper-thin tanks, tees and strappy leather sandals; there's a certain something about investing in some serious new pieces each autumn. And whether you're planning on stepping foot outside the Lincoln Centre, or, you know, just in a pile of leaves; may we suggest you do so in a pair of jaunty little ankle boots, and a brand new handbag from Bloomingdale's sitting pretty in the crook of your elbow?

Irregardless of whether or not you'll actually worry about being snapped by Phil Oh or finding yourself under the watchful eye of Tommy Ton à la Anna Dello Russo; it's really all about the shoes and bags come autumn. After all, we kind of strictly adhere to the rule of investing in accessories and improvising, "the rest with meagre means," as instated by one Leandra Medine. And we mean, have you seen that girl's shoe (and bag) collection?

When it comes to your autumn accoutrements, we find that it's all comes down to super-luxe finishes and intricate detailing—after all, it's the little things, you know? Judging from our browse through Bloomie's latest lookbook, from lacey little ankle boots by Brian Atwood, to more daring thigh-highs by Giuseppe Zanotti and Chloé; a zippy boot is kind of a major must this autumn. And did you really think we'd forget about the bags? This season our credit cards are quivering at the sight of Salvatore Ferragamo's monochrome croc tote; or the sleek bejewelled chain-strap number with vintage-inspired detailing by MCM. So? Say goodbye to that savings account (do you really need to put money towards your imaginary children's future, any way?) and remember, all together now—it's an investment.

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