One of the great things about Fashion Week, besides the shows, the clothes, and celeb sightings, is the never-ending string of parties. Night after night there are events to attend, free drinks to consume, and gift bags to collect – I should have hired a personal assistant for the week just to keep track of all of the invites!
After a lovely, surprisingly A-list experience at the Academy of Art show, we headed over to the Silhouette Fashion Awards hosted by Nolcha and StyleBakery.com, where we discovered something truly better than the open bar: late night shopping! Among the talented award honorees hawking their wares in the mini boutique in the back of the party — only during Fashion Week — I chose my own winner.
While falling in love with this grey, patent Medium Morgan Tote I met the fun and fantastic designer of Elezar, Julie Lazarus, whose collection of handbags is not only stylish but of unrivaled quality, and best of all, made in New York.
You can check out her entire collection at Elezar.com, but here our other absolute favorites:
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