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"Just thinking about what would happen if I lost this watch makes me want to cry. [It's] my dad's from the early '80s/late '70s; a vintage, classic two-tone Rolex. It has sentimental value to me first because it's my dad's and secondly, [because] my mom has a matching one. It was one of his first big gifts to her. So whenever I wear this watch I think about my mother and father, and how long they've been together—they're celebrating their 40th anniversary this year! [This] immense sentimental value [is] compounded by the fact that my dad is the most punctual man alive. Everything I look at [this watch], it reminds me to be on time!" - Eva Chen, Editor-in-Chief

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"I looove my Andrew Kayla monk strap flats. They are so classic and go with absolutely everything—whenever I don't know which shoes to wear, these flats are my saving grace. I can walk for miles, too!  Since they are patent leather, I can even wear them in the rain." - Mariko Suzuki, Contributing Assistant Accessories Editor

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"My heart would break if anything happened to my Alviero Martini bag. I have it safely stored in my closet anxiously waiting to break it out for fall. I love how it's a neutral color with an interesting print. Every bag has its own unique map on it!" - Amanda Letchko, Fashion Assistant

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"I searched for the perfect chambray shirt for years until I got this one from American Eagle Outfitters as a gift. I tried out tons of fancy denim brands, but honestly, this one is the best. It's the softest material in the world, the perfect faded color and is the perfect mix of slouchy tomboy/sexy cowgirl that I strive for. Now that I think about it, I probably wear it four nights a week to dinner or parties, and at the very least once a week to work. I hate being without it, so I really don't like sending it to the laundry-mat, but at the same time I wear it so much that there's usually guacamole or melted Popsicle or something on it somewhere. Luckily, it's currently on sale for $25, so I'm stocking up." - Laurel Pantin, Market Editor

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"I have two things. First is an old Martin & Osa army jacket that I have had in rotation for about 12 years. It never has crossed my mind to get rid of it in my many closet purges, and I still wear it all the time—it just gets better with age. It's also the perfect travel jacket because of the many pockets which it makes it even more sentimental. It's been on basically every trip I've taken for the last 12 years. And most the sentimental (and newest) accessory is a signet ring with my baby son and husband's initials (they're both HK). It's from Ariel Gordon." - Julia Kalachnikoff, Accessories Director

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"I LOVE my Andrew Kayla hologram monk strap shoes. I commute in them almost everyday, carrying my heels in a tote bag telling myself I'll change once I get to the office. They are so comfortable and fun that most days I'm still in them by 6 o'clock." - Noelle Sciacca, Associate Market Editor

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"My vintage Levi's cutoffs are my favorites ever. I bought them in high school at a Los Angeles thrift store, and they have been my go-to for summer weekends, beach days, casual fridays and warm-weather vacations ever since. They're high-waisted, the perfect medium wash, expertly frayed and the most comfortable. And—knock wood—they're kinda indestructible." - Jenna Gottlieb, Senior Fashion Writer

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"This looks just like a navy short sleeve sweater, but is my favorite item of all time. And if our fashion department can find even a vague imitation, I will pay any price! It is a prime example of that buy-one-expensive-thing-and-your-cheap-items-look-pricey rule. It's from Nina Ricci and the navy and the non-tightness give it an ingenue-ishness that deeply appeals to me, and then the odd bits of tattered ribbon whisper 'I am pricey and a little bit avant garde.' It make every skirt, pair of pants and dress I own look about 1,000 times more fabulous." - Jean Godfrey-June, Executive Beauty Director

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"I absolutely cannot live without my Clare Vivier bag. I'm not a huge fan of hardware-heavy handbags, so its simplicity is what initially made me want it. But it also holds all my stuff perfectly, works in every season and still gets me at least a few compliments a week. If anything were to happen to it, I'm pretty sure I'd need to take a personal day to mourn." - Jayna Maleri, Senior Fashion Writer

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"I can't live without is my black Hermes Medor watch. It is part bracelet, part watch and somehow always makes me feel better about every outfit." - Anne Keane, Fashion Director

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"For my 21st birthday, my very amazing parents agreed to treat me to a vintage Chanel bag—provided I could find one for a not-TOO-outrageous price—and it took a full nine months to find this oversized flap-front beauty. After fruitlessly scouring countless consignment stores, vintage shops and eBay listings, I finally found a black, quilted 2.55 on Craigslist, of all places. I told the buyer I wouldn't agree to a sale until I'd checked out the bag in person to verify its authenticity—and sure enough, this one was not only legit, but it fell just under my price limit. The rest is history, and the tale of how I acquired the bag makes me almost as happy as carrying it does." - Elana Fishman, Senior Digital Editor

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"I graduated college in 2005 and with my first job (and first real, salaried paycheck!), I decided to take myself shopping and buy something special. At some store in Nolita (the name and location are lost somewhere in the recesses of my mind), I stumbled across this black cashmere instarsia hoodie. The label said "Alexander Wang".* The price tag said something in the $400 range. My heart said I was in love. I panicked, sent a couple pictures to my sister, and we quickly agreed: it was worth it. Eight years later, Alexander Wang is the creative director at Balenciaga, his namesake brand has redefined downtown street style, and this sweater is still one of my favorite purchases.

*Fun Fact: The sweater, as it turns out, was from Alexander Wang's very first collection, a series of four sweaters he dropped out of Parsons to design. Check out a pic of Wang himself, wearing the Angela Lindvall version in an NYT party write-up from 2004 " - Verena von Pfetten, Executive Digital Editor

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