Canvas/Linen
Mon 05.06
Kickstarter Campaigns

Kickstarter Campaigns: One Language Label

Consumers are driving the market in a more direct way than ever with artists relying on their donations to make everything from films to clothes to you guessed it – bags! The fashion industry is a tough one to crack. I was perusing Kickstarter for up and coming talent when I came across One Language […]

Mon 04.29

Stella McCartney Plexiglass Printed-Canvas Round Clutch: Spotty Behavior

Every summer I allow myself one item that’s totally fun, letting me throw caution to the wind. This year, my good-time piece is destined to be Stella McCartney’s plexiglass clutch. Round, diminutive, and perfectly quirky, it has the novel appeal of an oversized, old-school-glam compact (without going kitsch). Stella’s circular clutch isn’t totally dysfunctional, though; […]

Tue 04.23

Olympia Le-Tan Jane Eyre Embroidered Clutch: Book Bag

Cigar boxes came back into fashion years ago, and since then, literary Snobs have been coveting Olympia Le-Tan’s book clutches like they were rare editions themselves. The classics have been on heavy rotation in street style photos, but the prices are just ridiculous. Playing on our sentimentality to get us to pay top dollar is […]

Tue 04.09

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Floral-Print Trapeze Bag: Dark Paradise

The 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli is the Birkin for younger Snobs – structured, chic, and timeless. For girls on the go, the zips on the front can expand the bag’s size during long days at work and just as easily slim the silhouette down for an evening out. While there are already countless color/material combos, […]

Mon 04.08

Perrin Paris 1893: Avant-Garden of Delights

Perrin Paris 1893 may have opened their flagship store in Beverly Hills just a few years ago, but the iconic family business has been around for 120 years. Naturally, the craftsmanship is incredible, but even more incredible are the innovative designs. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection brings us the Menotte Pochette ($850 – $2,150), a clutch […]

Wed 04.03

Balenciaga 1968 Canvas and Leather Bag: Full Circle

What goes around comes around: Balenciaga’s iconic reissue comes just in time for the new season. Cristobal designed this mod-perfect tote in 1968, a part of his final collection for his namesake house, after five decades at its helm. It came as no surprise the designer, who made only a few bags in that lengthy […]

Mon 02.18

Fendi Giano x DVF Sutra: Two-Faced Clutches

Sometimes all it takes is a fashion quick change to keep your spirits high throughout the workday. These clutches are perfect for those split personality moments. Just a flick of the wrist and you’re carrying a different bag. It’s like magic – you’ll be a woman of mystery and intrigue. First there’s Fendi’s Giano (on […]

Wed 01.23

Narciso Rodriguez Python Clutch: Snakeskinny Silhouette

What began as curiosity has turned into obsession. Linen and exotics are an unusual combination, but I ultimately feel that it was really smart to use python on the flap of this thin Narciso Rodriguez ($1,700). You get the sense of a true exotic without the high price, and the matte black texture is absolutely […]

Thu 12.27

Charlotte Olympia Brazil Shopper: Fashion Detour

Charlotte Olympia is continuing down her road of tacky expensive kitsch…this time to Brazil (my sympathies to your country). Yes, this is exactly what is missing from my bag wardrobe – an $800 canvas bag with a map of Brazil printed on it. Nope, not even embroidered or painted on – printed on. Thank you, […]