Milan Fashion Week: What the Editors Will Be Carrying


Last week, as New York Fashion Week kicked off, we checked in with four seasoned editors to find out what they’d be wearing to get through a week in front of the street style bloggers’ lenses. With Milan Fashion Week kicking off today, Leah Chernikoff, a regular contributor to The Inside Source, eBay’s digital style magazine, chats with more of the fashion circuit’s A-list to learn what they’ll have dangling from their arms as they hit the tents. Because while the outfit is important, any style acolyte worth her salt knows it’s the accessories that really matter. And during Fashion Week, the bag you carry has to hold it all—iPad, camera, smartphone, makeup, you name it… including those bulky invites.

Sally Lyndley, Editor at Large, LOVE Magazine

“I’m going to be taking my Louis Vuitton pouchette, which is actually a menswear bag, to the shows. It’s an easy little clutch, but it doesn’t look like it’s for evening; it looks like it’s for day. And I have them in all the different colors because it goes with my weird pencil skirt and t-shirt look that I’m doing.”

“I’m also doing a bag from Opening Ceremony from their Pendleton collection because I’m Native American. If I’m doing flats and my pajama look, I’ll carry that one with a big fox tail hanging off of it.”

“And then I also have a Celine black bag that I love—it’s just a bigger sized, more structured bag.”

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Francesca (Fran) Burns, Fashion Editor, British Vogue

“I’ll be carrying my little Christopher Kane jelly bag. I only like this one at the moment. I’m a bit of a one-bag girl. It’s entertaining when you’re waiting for a show to start; you can just look at it and create shapes, and you don’t even need to get your ticket out to go in because you can see it through the bag.”

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Stephanie La Cava, Fashion Writer and Stylist

“I’ll be taking my Mark Cross bag because it’s big and can hold everything and it’s discreet.” (La Cava adds that she’s into the story behind the recently revived American heritage brand—the company’s leather bags and luggage are still made at its original factories. )

“I’ll also be carrying some Organic by John Patrick pouches. He did bags for the first time this season, and I styled his show. There’s a tote that can fold into a clutch in vintage fabric.”

“I’m also going to this vintage eel skin envelope that was my grandmother’s. It’s perfect for carrying my iPad. It wasn’t intended to carry an iPad—so I guess it’s sacrilege that that’s what I’m using it for!”

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Tamu McPherson, Photographer, All the Pretty Birds, Grazia Italia

“Whatever I’m carrying it has to have a long cross body strap and be compact so I can sling it across my body to take photos. I’ll probably switch between my two Celine cross bodies in this deep wine color and in orange. But I also have my eye on this Olympia Le-Tan Victoire bag (she makes those in-demand book clutches)—it can hold a lot of stuff.”

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Meredith Barnett is the Editorial Director for The Inside Source, a digital style magazine presented by eBay. The Inside Source writer Leah Chernikoff authored this article in its original form. Click here to read it in full and to see how to find these styles on eBay. (Image of Sally Lyndley provided by Lyndley.)