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Spotted Palomino Clutch by Primecut for Of a Kind

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Couple Up: Madonna and Sean Penn

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Oof, were these two trouble. Their nickname was S&M, for chrissake, and during their time married in the mid-eighties, his rap sheet was possibly as long as his list of IMDB credits. I mean, they look like they’re up to no good, right? Course that was also their appeal. —erica

Madonna: A blacker-than-black Wendy Nichol bag, a lace-up shirt c/o The Kooples, and striped shorts from Thakoon Addition. 

Sean Penn: A slim Todd Snyder polo, a leather jacket by Nudie Jeans, and charcoal Rag & Bone pants.

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Couple Up: Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet

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These two never met a pattern they didn’t like. I mean, to get inside their closets…oh, wait: That’s exactly what it’s like to be Zoe Kravitz, that beautiful creature. Damn her. —erica

Lenny Kravitz: A loud Yarnz scarf, a leather jacket from Billy Reid, and striped pants by Neil Barrett.

Lisa Bonet: A colorful Growing Jewelry necklace, a floral patchwork shirt from Markus Lupfer, and Saturdays sunglasses.

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Vela Bag by IMAGO-A for Of a Kind

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In Character: Sloane Peterson

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Epitome of cool girlfriend, this one. And you know what else? She was working a man repeller look long before we even had a name for that—like, a whole 25 years before. Here’s a Sloane get-up appropriate for a day skippin’ school with Ferris and Cameron. —erica 

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Classic-as-they-come Alexander Wang x Linda Farrow sunglasses that look best in a 1961 Ferrari convertible.

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A white leather jacket by Acne that looks just right exploring the Art Institute.

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Long, loose 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts that would fly with Mr. Rooney’s dress-code policy, no prob.

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In Character: Shawn Hunter

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Ok, gang: The Boy Meets World spinoff premieres in July. Are you ready? Do you know how to find the Disney Channel on your teevee? While you figure all that out, let’s revisit the original and Shawn’s just-bad-boy, TGIF-approp look. —erica

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A Scotch & Soda leather jacket that really sells the rebellious-best-friend thing.

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A Kris Van Assche necklace Mr. Feeny probably thinks is silly.

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A Shipley & Halmos flannel that, along with that hair, draws in all the girls at John Adams High.

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A printed dress and jacket combo typically feels so…bridal luncheon. But not with the help of Veda and some LEATHER. —erica

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Rugby Clutch by Fleabags for Of a Kind

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So Fresh and So Clean: All the Tips and Tricks You Need to Take Care of Your Leather

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When you invest in a nice bag or a killer pair of shoes, you wanna protect it—you know, the world can be a harsh place! So we asked designers who have some skin in the game to share their best tactics for safeguarding against—and dealing with—the nonsense that’s bound to strike, from downpours to ballpoint-pen explosions. —erica

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Marbled leather? Handmade in Vancouver? Whaaa? GET IT.

CLEANING AND PROTECTING

+ “We recommend using a natural leather oil (we swear by Obenauf’s!) to protect against water damage and get rid of any dust or grime on the bag.” —Jennie Engelhardt & Emily Harrison of Hare+Hart

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The bottom of this sucker unzips and expands, allowing you to basically double the bag’s size. GET IT.

ATTACKING STAINS

+ “I have successfully removed blue pen ink form the outside of a light brown leather bag three or four times by using a damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.” —Stacy Herzog Berk of frieda&nellie

+ “Mix a small portion of mild shampoo—such as baby shampoo or leather shampoo—with water in a bottle, soak a clean rag, and dab the spot. This is only for spot-cleaning. If your bag gets dirty without major stains, try using a damp cloth first. Depending on how the leather was treated or finished, you might just get the dirt off with a little bit of water. Just don’t soak the leather by applying too much water!” —Yegang Yoo of IMAGO-A

+ “It’s all about saddle soap!” —Tere Artigas of Gabriela Artigas

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If you don’t have a casual clutch in your arsenal, you’re definitely missing out. GET IT.

REMEDYING SCRATCHES

+ “Small scratches can be removed by rubbing them gently with your finger—the natural oils on your hands will work nicely into the leather. For larger scratches and marks, apply a tiny amount of leather oil to the mark, let it soak for a few minutes, and wipe away the excess with a clean, soft cloth.” —Yegang Yoo of IMAGO-A

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Don’t let the color scare you: Denim-y blue is absolutely a neutral. GET IT.

AVOIDING WATER DAMAGE

+ “Whether you are an extreme adventurer or just happen to be accident-prone like us, waterproofing is a great way to extend the longevity of a leather item. We recommend using a natural leather oil to seal in the natural oils found in the leather and then adding a waterproofing agent to really protect from the elements.” —Jennie Engelhardt & Emily Harrison of Hare+Hart

+ “If a leather bag or shoes gets soaked, do not dry it quickly—with hairdryer, for instance—as it will get stiff and crinkled. Let it slowly dry at room temperature. Make sure to keep it in the shape you want it to end up in while drying.” —Yegang Yoo of IMAGO-A

Note! With all of this stuff, spot-test first! Different finishes can react differently, and you don’t want to go making matters worse.

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Track Star: Katy B

The Vibe: Katy B is one of the most important voices in British pop music right now—yah, that’s right. Her new album, Little Red, is a mix of all her mediums—dubstep, ballad, pop, and grunge. She loves a good romper and some bright colors—not that anything can hold a candle to her fiery hair.

The One-Song Intro: “Crying For No Reason”

The Look, Recreated: This psychedelic shift dress from Kristinit, this tie-dye caftan by Mary Meyer, and this 3.1 Phillip Lim fringe leather jacket. maitri mehta

Listen up: There’s a whole lot more “Track Star” to be had.

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