Top 14 Christina Binkley Quotes

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“Every Hermes scarf has a tale.”

― Christina Binkley

“Diamonds may be forever, but emeralds are for 2013.”

― Christina Binkley

“Any woman who has attempted to slip a credit card into an inch-deep trouser pocket knows about the annoying puzzle of women’s clothing: Pockets rarely work.”

― Christina Binkley

“A man’s tailored jacket is like a compartmentalized storage unit with sleeves. Women eye those pockets with envy while searching for a ticket stub lost in a handbag.”

― Christina Binkley

“Pockets have long been a male/female divide.”

― Christina Binkley

“The Hermes scarf is a coveted, much-collected symbol of success that defines the Paris-based luxury company. But it has no single designer. Rather, the scarves are designed by a far-flung array of freelance artists.”

― Christina Binkley

“Hermes scarf designers can be found in places from Poland to Japan, not to mention the U.S. post-office sorting room in Waco, Texas. Kermit Oliver, a longtime postal employee, has designed more than a dozen Hermes scarves.”

― Christina Binkley

“Our social mores no longer conform to a world where nice girls wear skirts that don’t cling.”

― Christina Binkley

“The power suit is over.”

― Christina Binkley

“For more than a century, New York City has been home to a constellation of department stores whose openings, closings, and transformations have charted the fortunes and foibles of the city itself.”

― Christina Binkley

“When I dine with CEOs at Michael’s in New York or Spago in L.A., we score the best tables. On my own, I wind up seated near the kitchen doors.”

― Christina Binkley

“What is it about the cut of certain clothes that signals ‘VIP?’ Men’s Brioni suits and Charvet shirts are famous for it.”

― Christina Binkley

“Comfortably middle-class, I had shopped for years at the likes of Saks outlet Off Fifth, Banana Republic, and Zara. My mom raised me to believe clothes should be comfortable and practical, not frivolous.”

― Christina Binkley

“Clothes are particularly hard to value. While cars and high-tech gadgets – Maseratis, Audemars Piguet watches, and first-generation iPhones – offer not only performance but the cachet of a visibly rich item, clothing does less to convey what you spent on it. Clothes get stained and snagged, and they go out of style quickly.”

― Christina Binkley
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