Snob Essentials

VBH The Vault Bag: Our Lips Are Sealed


The name says it all: sought after, exclusive, and impossibly kept something of a secret. We can always rely on designer V. Bruce Hoeksema to deliver bags that match the description, but the newest assortment of his iconic The Vault top-handle takes VBH into bold new territory no snob will be able to resist.

Crafted by artisans in the VBH Atelier in Florence, each Vault bag has its name and limited-edition number engraved on an interior plaque, to let you know yours is essentially one of a kind. When designing The Vault (not entirely un-Birkin-like in its definitive design, one that you’ll never tire of), Hoeksema wanted to create something all bag designers aim for and few accomplish: “a timeless classic with a chic modern edge.”

Now, more than ever, I can say his mission has been accomplished. It has now reached a new level of lust-worthiness – think perfectly stitched vitello leather, can’t-keep-your-hands-off-them pythons, high-depth ostrich, and liquid-shine crocodile. And I have to say, no one does cherry-red and navy-blue exotics like VBH. Be still my heart!

To my lucky snobs in New York City on Thursday, November 10th, be sure to be at Bergdorf’sicon between 1-3pm to meet the man himself! V. Bruce Hoeksema will be there to present this very exclusive selection of The Vault.




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  1. VBH bags are exquisite! I recently purchased the origami cross body in the waxed python and it is a sight to behold – just beautiful. Wish I could be at BG to meet Mr. Hoeksema – he is a sight to behold as well – gorgeous man!