Stay Up to Date with Snob Essentials
Beaded/Embellished
Fri 04.24
Top 5 Souvenir-Shopping Straw Totes

Top 5 Souvenir-Shopping Straw Totes: Well Traveled

The summery (and sometimes kitschy) straw bag is not only a sandy staple, it’s ideal for days spent perusing an exotic locale as a tourist. It’s a style that almost begs to be stocked full of newly discovered unique souvenirs.

Thu 04.23
Marchesa_NancyGonzalez_AlexanderMcQueen_SalvatoreFerragamo_ChristianLouboutin_Shoulder_Bag_Tote_Satchel_

Top 5 Semi-Frilly Thrills: Amazing Lace

The inclusion of delicate lace details can change the most banal of bag shapes, from the crisp envelope to the top-handle tote, taking them from ordinary to extraordinarily alluring.

Fri 04.17
Top Pieces of Wearable Art

Top Pieces of Wearable Art: Super-Fine Art

Wearing your art (or your favorite artists) on your sleeve is not a new concept. But never before have art and fashion been more fluidly fused.

Fri 04.17
Scarlett Johansson x Roger Vivier Prismick Mini Beads Clutch

Scarlett Johansson x Roger Vivier Prismick Mini Beads Clutch: Pretty in Prismick

Not only is Roger Vivier running the streets, it’s taking charge of the red carpet too! Scarlett’s intricately-beaded clutch is a work of art in its own right, but what has me reeling is the mix of hues.

Fri 04.17
Dakota Johnson x Roger Vivier Miss Viv Mademoiselle de la Frange

Dakota Johnson x Roger Vivier Miss Viv Mademoiselle de la Frange: Fringe Frange

Dakota Johnson kept her outfit simple while out and about running errands in NYC. Perhaps she knows the golden rule about bags: that a good bag can make even the most mundane of outfits work.

Thu 04.16
Perrin Paris Spring ’15 Bags

Perrin Paris Fall ’15 Bags: Attitude Adjustment

If Perrin Paris looks fresh to you this season, it’s because Michel and Sally Perrin’s über style-savvy, 23-year-old daughter, Chloe, has taken over as the brand’s director, a company that’s a century-old and originally founded upon their meticulous leather driving gloves.

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.

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.

Mon 04.13
Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Studded Leather Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Studded Leather Shoulder Bag: That’s My Jam

Flower crown? Check. Fringed and embellished suede vest? Check. Something crocheted, cropped, or both? Check. So what’s missing?