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You can be a walking emoji thanks to personalized bags, jackets and jeans

You can be a walking emoji thanks to personalized bags, jackets and jeans

When it comes to one of the most popular forms of decoration, people are making it personal. Whether with patches on bags, embroidery on jeans or customized art on leather jackets, personalization is moving beyond the dusty monogram and into a smattering of standout symbols that make the wearer look like a walking, talking emoji.

In this increasingly digital age, when a text message or email can be finished with a dollar sign, dancer or hysterical smiley face, it makes perfect sense that people have started personalizing their pieces.

“People ask themselves, ‘How does this translate to online and digital?’” says Eric Rivera, publicist and social media expert at...

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