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Bag Lady Carie Avery of Michigan has joined the ranks of Judith Leiber, Kathrine Baumann, and Vivian Alexander as a designer “bag lady.” Avery’s one-of-a-kind bags are handcrafted from infertile ostrich eggs and trimmed with solid gold and genuine gemstones. This bag, titled “Vineyard Serpent,” has grape vines, stems, and leaves of 22k yellow gold, six marquise diamonds, 168 faceted amethysts set in 14k yellow gold, and serpents of 14k yellow gold. The hinged ring, hearts, stand, and chain are 14k yellow gold. The interior is black velvet with a 14k gold chain, and a 3-in. mirror. Bag dimensions are 6 in. by 5 in. Suggested retail, $62,500. Carie Avery, 6312 Demerly Rd., P.O. Box 486, Benzonia, MI 49616; (231) 882-5500. Trends to Watch Here are the trends to watch during the next few months, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Eveningwear will be the best-selling categor

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