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Up Your Nostalgic Fashion Game With Gold-Plated LEGO Bags

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Inventive accessory store Agabag is known for their bags, pins, and other fashion objects made with real LEGO bricks. Their ultra-trendy collection already looks pretty sleek, but their latest series plates the bricks in real gold, bringing the accessories to a whole new level. 

As Design Milk reports, the process of glitz-ing up the already pretty luxurious bags turned out to be a tricky process. Covering real LEGO bricks in gold is a little more complicated than just pouring it on. LEGO bricks need to be a very specific size and shape to properly connect together, and a layer of gold can get in the way of the bag closing properly. 

Agabag found the perfect balance with a layer of 24k gold that's thin enough not to interfere with the bag closing, but thick enough to not wear off with use. The complex procedure required work at three different facilities. 

The bags are all lined with satin, and are flexible despite their LEGO exterior. Besides clutches and purses, the company also makes earrings, cufflinks, and bracelets. Check out their Etsy page for more fancy and nostalgic accessories.

[h/t Design Milk]

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Want Priority Boarding On Your Alaska Airlines Flight This Holiday Season? Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater
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Between steep fares and crowded terminals, flying during the holidays isn’t fun. But on Friday, December 15, a special Alaska Airlines promotion will ease boarding stress and transform packed planes into mile-high ugly sweater parties, in honor of National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the airline will offer free early boarding to travelers willing to don their holiday worst at the airport.

The promotion is good for all Alaska Airlines flights in the airline’s 115-city network, and for flights offered by Virgin America and Horizon Air (both of which are operated by Alaska Airlines). In addition to escaping the waiting crowds, passengers who share the most festive knitted looks will be featured on Alaska Air's social media pages if they tag their photos and videos using the hashtags #UglySweaterDay and #MostWestCoast. And since no plane aisle-turned-catwalk is complete without a soundtrack, “festive holiday-themed boarding music will play all month long to help get guests into the holiday spirit,” according to a press release.

Worried you’ll be the only person on the plane wearing a sequined Rudolph cardigan? Even if other passengers don’t get the memo, airline crew will also be wearing ugly sweaters—so feel free to unleash your inner Chevy Chase from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Custom-Design the Ugly Christmas Sweater of Your Dreams (or Nightmares)
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For those of you aspiring to be the worst dressed person at your family's holiday dinner, UglyChristmasSweater.com sells—you guessed it—ugly Christmas sweaters to seasonal revelers possessing a sense of irony. But the Michigan-based online retailer has elevated kitsch to new heights by offering a create-your-own-sweater tool on its website.

Simply visit the site's homepage, and click on the Sweater Customizer link. There, you'll be provided with a basic sweater template, which you can decorate with festive snowflakes, reindeer, and other designs in five different colors. If you're feeling really creative, you can even upload photos, logos, hand-drawn pictures, and/or text. After you approve and purchase a mock-up of the final design, you can purchase the final result (prices start at under $70). But you'd better act quickly: due to high demand, orders will take about two weeks plus shipping time to arrive.

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