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The House of Prada was born when Mario Prada began selling leather to the celebrities of Milan in the early part of the twentieth century. When the company was taken over by Prada’s youngest granddaughter, Miuccia Prada, it was influenced by her modern irreverence – in particular, her unusual use of nylon and other synthetics in bags that were otherwise made of leather.

With Miuccia’s shepherding, Prada became the face of modern, catwalk luxury and skyrocketed into the iconic, global powerhouse that it is today. For over a hundred years, Prada has rocked the fashion world and, no doubt, we at Tradesy are fans (so much so, we’re having a week long Gucci and Prada sale). Here is its glorious history in bite-sized pieces.

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Timeless. Classic. Elegant. Founded in 1909, Chanel has changed the fashion landscape by designing innovative silhouettes, gorgeous bags, and creating a luxury shorthand that is world renowned. For our site-wide Chanel sale, we looked to our favorite style blogs for effortless ways to wear various Chanel items. Take a look below to see how this timeless brand can be worn – literally – around the world:

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In the 1950’s, while famous actresses of the day were showing off voluptuous curves, wearing low-cut dresses and letting their skirts fly up over windy grates in New York subway stations, Audrey Hepburn’s quiet allure made people sit up and stare. Especially in Japan.

It may seem strange – especially given the political friction between Japan and the U.S. during those years – but the Japanese fell madly in love with Audrey. Her slender frame, big brown eyes and feminine affect – beauty ideals in Japan – made her an instant icon. To this day, Hepburn is still widely considered as a classic American beauty.  She was one of the first  global superstars!

We can’t advise you on how to become a pop culture legend, but we can break down what made Audrey’s style so very lovely, especially in Japan. Tradesy’s collection of Hepburn classics proves grace and elegance never go out of fashion.

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Are you the sort who never walks under a ladder? Or do you think that kind of thing is hogwash? Whether you’re superstitious or not, it is best not to take any chances. Because on Friday the 13th, everyone could use a little good luck.

For centuries, gemstones have been adored for their beauty and therapeutic qualities:  to protect, to calm and – importantly – to provide good luck.  Here are some of our favorite lucky gems to ward off the horrors of the unluckiest day of the year. Splurge on something pretty, shiny and colorful…who knows, you may even get lucky.

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Hermes’ Birkin Bag. Celine’s Luggage Tote. Yves Saint Laurent’s Sac du Jour. All of these names make our hearts race with wanton desire. Why? Because they are part of the famed and exclusive “It Bag” clique.

But… take a step back. Have we ever wondered what exactly makes these “It Bags”? Why aren’t a million other bags part of the club?

Simply put, the It Bag symbolizes the true essence and spirit of the luxury house that makes it.  They have an iconic status about them that captures the imagination of both the lucky ones carrying them (and the rest of us who wish we were).

To coincide with the final few days of our Dream Bag Sale, here’s Tradesy’s run down of the most classic It Bags ever. Who knows, they may even inspire you to join this exclusive club too…

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We prefer snowflakes to humidity any day. Winter is a magical time, not only because of the serene landscapes, but also because of the fashion. From warm Louis Vuitton coats to Hunter rain boots to stainless steel Michael Kors watches, Tradesy’s site-wide Winter Wonder sale has it all. This sale ends on January 25th, so be sure to stock up on comfy knits and a sleek raincoat to stay warm for the rest of winter. Happy shopping!

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2015 came fast! With a new year comes the promise of new adventures and life-changing events. Keep track of every amazing minute with a new watch.  As a special treat, Tradesy is having an accessories sale this week (including watches, of course). And, as with all good things, you’re going to want more than one, so we broke down our favorite watches for some of the occasions you’ll be a part of this year:

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