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Bag Lady

Chic Garment and Shoe Bags by JenDarling

It’s a common scenario: You extract a favorite dress from your closet to find the plastic garment bag ripped and your dress wrinkled. Pass on the plastic (and unsightly folds and lines) and help your bridesmaids schelp their dresses in style with JenDarling’s eco-friendly garment bags.

Crafted from sturdy cotton canvas, the reusable garment bags are stylish to sport on a weekend jaunt and can sustain the wear and tear of travel. Available in stripes or damask, each bag fits up to five garments and includes a matching shoe bag, inside pocket and a button for bi-fold closure (no more dragging!) JenDarling is currently offering bridesmaid packages–four garment bags or shoe bags for a discounted price.

Practical makes perfect.

Visit shopjendarlingbags.com.

Pal Around

Silk Friendship Bracelets by Ariel Gordon

Old friends are the best: Lend a pink pen, pass a note or share a lanyard, and you’re BFFs for life.

Relive afternoons on the playground and give your bridesmaids Ariel Gordon’s sophisticated silk friendship bracelets. A modern take on a childhood classic, the hand-braided silk bracelets are interwoven with a gold-filled chain to create a modern twisting helix. Choose among cheery hues like watermelon, sage, chocolate and lavender, and gift each girl with her own special color combo. Even better, you’ll save a visit to the craft store.

2-cute 2-be 4-gotten.

Visit arielgordonjewelry.com.

Pieces of Flair

Shopbop’s New Online Wedding Boutique

You’ve picked up a “something borrowed” from your best friend and a “something old” from your favorite thrift shop, but you’d like “something new” in the form of a few fabulous wedding-day accessories.

Shopbop.com just launched its wedding boutique, featuring dresses by the designers you’d love to be on your guest list. Try walking down the aisle in a beaded maxi strapless dress by Shoshanna or a one-shoulder column gown by Notte by Marchesa, with bridesmaids in silk satin sarongs by Halston Heritage. But for those who’d rather find their couture in the real world, the point-and-click shopping doesn’t stop with frocks. You can also stock up for the honeymoon with a D&G bikini, Tory Burch beach tote, Alexis Bittar gold cuff, Eberjay chemise or Eugenia Kim fedora. Rather than searching high and low for the perfect bridal accessories, the site has all the must-haves in one place: If the tiaras and beaded purses at the bridal salon scared you, check out the bohemian-chic crystal headbands by Deepa Gurnani and Lauren Merkin snake clutches.

Not that you’re into labels.

Visit shopbop.com.

The New Romantic

Anthropologie Launches BHLDN Bridal Collection

Your wedding day is no time to be a demure wallflower. BHLDN plays up to the fashionably fearless with bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses that infuse color, daring silhouettes and inventive embellishments.

Inspired by the Dutch word “to keep,” BHLDN (pronounced beholden), offers all the romance, whimsy and subtle boho touches that Anthropologie is known for. Ranging from a flirty silk dupioni tea dress to a flowing pleated gown in a whisper grey, no two gowns are alike and feature unique details like crocheted lace bits, embroidered fronds and fluttering appliqued butterflies. Adding a modern touch, BHLDN infuses color into its bridal collection with rich palettes of buttercream, taupe and florals with hints of coral. Brides-to-be can shop BHLDN’s treasure trove of jewelry, hair accessories, lingerie, shoes and cover-ups. For guests or bridesmaids, the collection offers a variety of colorful frocks to fit any nuptial from black tie to beach. Currently, the collection is only available online.

Dare to be different.

Visit bhldn.com.

Something Borrowed

Rent the Runway’s Bridesmaid Dress Collection

Let’s face it: No matter how fabulous the frock, a bridesmaid dress’ post-wedding life is pretty bleak. Save your ladies some money (and closet space) by using Rent the Runway’s new bridesmaid service.

To rent the perfect outfit, enter your wedding date to gain access to hundreds of dresses from the likes of Rebecca Taylor and Tracy Reese. Designers Catherine Malandrino, Badgley Mishka, Nicole Miller, Robert Rodriguez and Shoshanna have also created exclusive dresses in a variety of styles and hues so bridesmaids have options in finding a flattering frock. Ranging from $50 to $150 for a rental, the collection is searchable by size, color, length and designer. Rent the Runway guarantees timely delivery, and dresses can be rented for up to eight days — to prevent any last-minute disasters, a back-up size can also be ordered for free (a stylist is even available for personal consultations). After the wedding, simply return it in a pre-paid envelope (they’ll handle the dry cleaning).

Say yes to the dress.

Visit renttherunway.com.