These $700 lifelike cat handbags are the latest fashion craze in Japan

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For the cat lovers in your life this Christmas: cat handbags… And no, they are not made from actual cats. The handbags made to realistically resemble cats by Japanese artist Pico are handmade from plastic, fake fur and spray paint, according to InStyle.

Getting one will cost you, however. The bags, which first gained the adoring attention of Twitter users, are only available through Yahoo Auctions Japan, where they can go for $700 or more.

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Head Porter (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer “SILVER JET” Series

Head Porter 2015 Spring/Summer "SILVER JET" Series

Head Porter looks to build upon the success of this season’s “MASTER NAVY” and camo-emblazoned“JUNGLE” collections — as well as the release of its SHATI” tennis bags — with the “SILVER JET” series for Spring/Summer 2015. Offering a futuristic metallic silver finish, the range boasts flameproof PVC construction and inner bonded liners to create a durable and lightweight range that includes a total of seven pieces in all.

The “SILVER JET” series is due out this Saturday, February 7 at Head Porter locations and the brand’s own web shop.

Audrey Magazine: Holiday gift ideas inspired by Asian street fashion trends- Statement pieces

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If you are running around doing last minute holiday shopping or finding yourself online all day trying to find unique gifts, we’ve got you covered. We were inspired by Asian street fashion trends and we’ve rounded up a few gift ideas we think you’ll love.

Throughout 2014 we’ve seen some great statement pieces and accessories to help make outfits pop.  Below are a couple favorite street style shots and interesting products that could make a perfect gift for the most daring fashionista you know.

 


 

1. A Cool Handbag

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Spongebob’s sequined eyes on this cross body handbag immediately caught our attention, so we searched out another adventurous piece: Moschino’s Spongebob shoulder bag available here on sale for $298.

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2. A Colorful Watch

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A great watch can be an accessory lover’s best friend.  Though fashion has given us multitudes to choose from, the practical purposes of a watch makes it relatable to anyone and an easy gift to give.  This bright green band caught our eye and we found a similar style, but with a unique natural wood face—a perfect conversation starter and at a budget friendly price of $56 available here.

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3. All-Over Prints

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For the urban wear fan, Joyrich can be seen all over the Asian street fashion blogs.  Their flamboyant prints and sayings are a huge favorite for both men and women. With stores in both the United States and Asia, it’s easy to get inspired and find the designs here stateside.  If you know someone that adores bold prints, we found the tee version of this sweatshirt.  You can find Joyrich’s Cuddle Currency Shirt here for $40.

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4. A Childhood Throwback

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From Mickey Mouse to Iron Man to Looney Tunes, we’ve seen a lot of childhood favorites pop up every month on the Asian style blogs.  Check out this Tweety Bird hoodie available here for $23.

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 5. A Pop Of Color

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Winter usually means breaking out everything that is black and gray, but we loved how this stylish woman added in a touch of cobalt blue with her cropped sweatshirt and matching booties.  If anyone in your friends and family is a fanatic for all things blue, we found a great ribbed knit cropped sweater from Forever21 available here for $20.

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Alexander Wang’s Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer collection goes heavy on sneaker inspiration

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Last weekend, Alexander Wang presented his upcoming 2015 spring/summer womenswear collection. Your eyes were not deceiving you if you caught on to the physical similarities between the collection’s pieces, and iconic sneakers created by the likes of Nike, adidas and New Balance. Alexander Wang has turned to none other than footwear’s heavyweights for inspiration in producing his latest collection. Pieces such as the sleeved elephant print top, green collared stark white button-down shirt and interweaving, multicolored heels pays homage to the Air Jordan 3 Cement, adidas Stan Smith and Nike Air Woven respectively.

In some aspect, whether subtle or obvious, Wang’s latest effort remains heavily rooted in footwear. Let us know what you think of Wang’s high fashion interpretation of sneaker design and subsequent apparel in the comments below.

 

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

 Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

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SOPHNET. (Japan) 2014 Spring/Summer Stripe Clutch Bag

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For its in-house line, Japanese clothier SOPHNET. releases a dandy Stripe Clutch Bag in six colorful iterations. Each featuring three separate stripe combos, patrons are presented with two different construction options – a white cotton canvas and a camouflaged herringbone.
With a flap closure and calf leather details, the Stripe Clutch Bag will be available this Saturday, February 8.
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Liu Wen returns as the face of Coach for Spring 2014 campaign

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Liu Wen returns as the face of Coach for the Spring 2014 campaign, photographed by Craig McDean. She also appeared in the label’s Fall 2013 campaign, which was billed as a rebranding:

Expect to see a refined, modern look across all of our collections as Coach continues its transformation into a premier lifestyle brand,” the American luxury house announced in a press release.

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Liu Wen returns as the face of Coach for Spring 2014 campaign