A Hermes Birkin bag at Vestiaire Collective’s offices in Paris. Vestiaire certifies authenticity of luxury products before offering them for resale.

The latest hot investment? High-end handbags

For some folks, purses aren't so much part of a wardrobe as part of an investment portfolio.

Scene+Heard: Supersized fun at Ronald McDonald House gala

November 9
Jenny Kisner (Rikki), Jessica & Aaron Raatz (Roku & Roo)

Getting married? Designers make case for 'unusual and beautiful' Minnesota-grown flowers

September 28
Flowers from Twin Cities Flower Exchange.
Thanks to colorful and surprising choices, using locally grown flowers doesn't mean you're limited to daisies in a jar.
Variety
November 12

Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

Wynn Resorts wants a Nevada judge to dismiss an ex-beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago.
Movies
November 12

HBO doc peers into Ralph Lauren's rose-tinted American Dream

Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly describes the appeal of the Lauren empire.
Music
November 11

He said, she said: Will female acts win big at CMA Awards?

The lack of women on country radio is as tired as a bad country song cliche, but the Country Music Association Awards is trying to set the stage for them to reign, both as the hosts, as performers and perhaps the night's biggest winners.
Music
November 11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 17-23

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 17-23:Nov. 17: Guitarist Gerry McGee of The Ventures is 82. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 81. Singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio…
Music
November 7

Kanye West vows to move Yeezy manufacturing to the Americas

A few fun facts about Kanye West: He's running for president in 2024, he recited color psychology to wife Kim Kardashian West as she sat in a morning bath Thursday, and he was fired at 16 for shoplifting at the Gap where he worked.
Movies
November 7

Streep, Miranda and Stone are named as Met Gala co-chairs

Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event.
TV & Media
November 6

Fans say farewell to legendary Puerto Rico astrologer

Walter Mercado lay in his coffin Wednesday wearing a velvet suit that ranged in color from his favorite violet to dark blue as a teary woman stood nearby, transfixed by a screen that showed pictures of the legendary Puerto Rican astrologer surrounded by friends, family and his dog, Runo.
National
November 5

Sunshine State considers banning sunscreen bans

Florida tourist haven Key West wants to protect coral reefs that attract divers, so it's banning sunscreens that contain chemicals that could harm them. But Florida lawmakers who think it's more important to protect humans are moving toward outlawing the Key West's sunscreen ban and making sure no other local governments impose similar ordinances.
Celebrities
November 5
Spanx founder Sara Blakely.

Spanx founder buys Olivia Newton-John's 'Grease' pants

The founder of Spanx was revealed to be the successful bidder for the skintight satin pants that Olivia Newton-John wore in the movie "Grease."
National
November 3

San Francisco: Mayor has easy reelection; vaping on ballot

After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco's mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday's ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city's homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall that have put the politically liberal city in the national spotlight.
Variety
November 3

Group: Illinois restaurant tried to reseat over skin color

A group of mostly African-American people celebrating a birthday party at a Buffalo Wild Wings in suburban Chicago allege they were asked to change tables because of their skin color.
Celebrities
November 2

Zac Posen, red carpet favorite, shuts down fashion label

Designer Zac Posen is shutting down his namesake label.
Celebrities
November 1
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, leave federal court in Boston, Aug. 27, 2019.

Lori Loughlin, husband fight new charges in admissions case

"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting the latest charges against them in the college admissions scandal.
Nation
October 30

Online thrift stores give deal-hunters new ways to score

It's not just eBay anymore. A slew of websites and apps act as virtual thrift stores for vintage devotees, deal hunters and those just looking to unload stuff they don't want anymore.
Movies
October 29

Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw dazzles with sheer variety of jobs

Sometimes it seems like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is playing some crazy version of showbiz Bingo.
Variety
October 27

Nebraska prisons seek crackdown on out-of-control contraband

Authorities have declared war on contraband in Nebraska's largest prisons, repeatedly combing cells in the hunt for cellphones, drugs and weapons, but one top administrator admits the sweeps probably miss dangerous items and characterizes the cleanup as a near-impossible task.
Variety
October 25

Rabbit-eared tortoise pleases at Key West Fantasy Fest

The often-decadent Fantasy Fest is in full flair this weekend in Key West.
Variety
October 22

Scene + Heard: Cathedral Festival of Lights Gala

The Cathedral Festival of Lights Gala, held at the Cathedral of St. Paul, celebrated the restoration of the stained-glass windows that light the Shrine of the Nations. Sponsored by the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit historic preservation organization dedicated to restoring and enhancing the cathedral, the evening included tours, a live auction and choir music.
October 21
Macy's will stop selling products with real fur.

Macy's to stop selling real fur by end of fiscal year 2020

Macy's Inc. says it will stop selling real fur by the end of its fiscal year 2020 at its namesake stores, Bloomingdale's, as well as at its discount outlets.
October 18

Clothing co. gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City's Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear.