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The Best Chic Rain Gear for Spring Showers This Year

We love April, don’t get us wrong. But we’re not wild about the rain showers that usually come along with it. Is it possible to stay both chic and dry? Actually, it is, dear reader. Whether its stylish raincoats, umbrellas, rain boots or rain hats, there’s a wide array of fashionable rain gear out there right now. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the best chic rain gear for spring showers this year.

The Best Makers of Couture Millinery in the World

It’s hat season! No, not wool fedoras and ski hats and beanies. The season for ornate, whimsical, structured, romantic millinery – for spectacular special occasion hats. A hat for Easter, and spring and summer weddings. Something brilliant for the Kentucky Derby, Ascot, and the Central Park Conservancy Hat Lunch in New York. Plus garden parties, graduations, outdoor concerts and more. But where to find a chic chapeau that will signal confidence and creativity – not kookiness? We’ve rounded up the best makers of couture millinery in the world. Here’s where to find the perfect special occasion hat for you.

The Best Luxury Gifts for Mother’s Day this Year

Ok, kids, it’s time. Yes, time to start shopping and planning for Mother’s Day this year. But what to give Mom, your Grandmom, your Mother-in-law, your Godmother, or that special person who has been like a mother to you? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has come up with a variety of gift ideas and options for Mother’s Day – from micro-luxuries to grand gestures, we’ve got the ultimate gift guide for Mom. These are the best luxury gifts for Mother’s Day this year.

The Best Wicker Straw and Raffia Handbags Right Now

One of the joys of warmer weather is the chance to refresh our wardrobes. Even if it’s just with a new pair of shoes, or a new bag. We’ve shared all of the major spring-summer 2019 trends with you. There’s one in particular that we love and we’ve been scouting out for the past couple of weeks: wicker, raffia and straw handbags. They just feel right for the moment – a touch of whimsy and ease, but with some edge and personality. But can they really be city chic? Why yes, dear reader, they can! Here are our top picks for the best straw (and wicker and raffia) designer handbags this spring and summer 2019.