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Tue 04.21
Charlotte Olympia Feline Leather Shoulder Bag

Charlotte Olympia Feline Leather Shoulder Bag: The Cat’s Out of the Bag

Although the immediate response to this piece is, “Cute but juvenile,” as it is with many things Charlotte Olympia, this actually works. On a big, serious bag, Charlotte’s now-trademark kitty cat mug wouldn’t feel right. But a mini bag, meant for fun times? I say why not.

Mon 04.20
Alexander McQueen Legend Medium Leather Tote

Alexander McQueen Legend Medium Leather Tote: Legends of the Summer (and Spring and Fall…)

There’s a reason this Alexander McQueen style is named the Legend. A tote like this is in it for the long haul. We’ve already loved in it graphic floral-printed form, as well as a more structured and shapely incarnation, but it’s this newest edition that has me staring.

Mon 04.20
Chanel Beige Flap Bag

Designer Vault Giveaway: Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag!

Have you entered to win our latest giveaway? In honor of April showers, we’ve teamed up with e-commerce luxury consignment boutique Designer Vault to shower one Snob Essentials reader with a very special prize: a Chanel jumbo Flap bag!

Fri 04.17
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Mara Hoffman Misun Bag

Yes, it is finally time to get ready for summer! So start getting your gear in order. First up on the list is, of course, the big, beachy tote. This frugal-minded vinyl tote by Mara Hoffman is easy on the old budget, but it’s definitely not short on mega-watt personality.

Thu 04.16
Stella McCartney Ciel Buckle Faux-Leather Crossbody Bag

Stella McCartney Ciel Buckle Faux-Leather Crossbody Bag: Buckle Love

Sometimes an unhesitant way with proportion play is enough to make a relatively simple crossbody bag feel extraordinary. Stella McCartney’s alarmingly oversized buckle may seem like a bit much at first, but trust me: it will grow on you. And in time, you’ll be seeing it on everyone.

Wed 04.15
Balenciaga Frame Leather Clutch

Balenciaga Frame Leather Clutch: Frame-Changer

Leave it to Alexander Wang to rethink and revamp the way a frame bag should look. I love the level of ingenuity and original design at play. The silver bar looks crazy-modern, while Balenciaga’s bicycle-inspired theme continues, with a polished roller chain…

Tue 04.14
Chanel Beige Flap Bag

Designer Vault Giveaway: Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag!

In honor of April showers, we’ve teamed up with e-commerce luxury consignment boutique Designer Vault to shower one Snob Essentials reader with a very special prize: a Chanel jumbo Flap bag!

Mon 04.13
Marni Python-Flower Pochette

Marni Python-Flower Pochette: Freshly Picked Python

This simple envelope-style bag by Marni piqued my interest when it was plain and unadorned, and now it’s been turned up to another level. With the addition of gorgeous floral python appliqués, it’s beyond and I can’t get enough.

Fri 04.10
Marni Woven Faux Leather & Leather Clutch

Marni Woven Faux Leather & Leather Clutch: Master of the Mix

This season, Marni is wisely offering the look of woven rattan for summer, without any of the prickly maintenance that comes with it.