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, […]

Mon 12.17

Gerard Darel Spring 2013: Chunk of Change

Gerard Darel has streamlined its Spring 2013 collection, replacing the popular bohemian-flavored bags with elegantly structured pieces defined by clean lines. The new architecture is more formal, but with casual perforated leather and linen, these will be great for the warmer weather months. As much as I like the way the collection looks, I can’t […]

Sun 12.16

Who What Wear Insider Picks: Making a List, Checking It Twice

Who What Wear asked me to share one of my holiday gifts this year, so I told them what I’m giving to Kelly (shhh – maybe she won’t see this!) – Charlotte Olympia’s Pandora Perspex clutch (on Net-a-Porter for $925). I’ve mentioned it before in a heated standoff between the clutch and its Kotur lookalike. […]

Wed 12.12

12 Most Popular Bags of 2012: A Bag Snob’s Dozen

I’ve rounded up the most popular bags of the year based on your Likes, Tweets, and comments. One for each month of the year! Love them or hate them, these incendiary (sometimes literally – I haven’t forgotten what you did to the Birkin, Francesca Eastwood!) bags were on the tips of our lips. Have fun […]