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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 […]

Tue 12.04

Think Zink: Facebook Giveaway Still Open!

Have you entered to win Zink’s small steamship bag yet? The giveaway ends next Monday, so if you haven’t, time is almost up! This doctor’s bag-style top handle was inspired by the simplicity of travel bags – it’s the perfect size for your daily commute! The retail value is $475. For a chance to win, […]

Mon 11.26

Facebook Giveaway, Zink Steamship: Old World Charm

Congrats to Shalida Ann D. of Cleveland, OH – winner of the Zink Steamship Bag! We are so thrilled to be giving away Zink’s small steamship bag! Founded in 2009, Zink (named after the founder’s grandfather, an award-winning weaver from Nantucket) is a company with strong New England roots and a dedication to the highest […]

Mon 11.19

Best Jacquard Bags: Trendy Texture

The holidays are a sensuous season! Our senses demand rich texture, and jacquard magically answers the call. With intricately woven patterns and elegant craftsmanship, jacquard bags are deliciously unique and sumptuous! Here are some of the boldest and most opulent: Dolce & Gabbana Quilted Jacquard Clutch: Favorite! D&G’s sense of drama reaches its height, and […]

Wed 11.14

Top 5 Military Bags: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

With Veterans Day just this last Sunday, I have the armed forces marching through my brain. They have always known the secret to classic convenient design, and you don’t have to go on a top-secret mission to steal the look! Military style structure and army green define these patriotic bags (we’ll leave the hefty duffels […]

Mon 07.30

Shinola: You Know No Better

This week, I found myself on a mini adventure to Detroit to experience a rebirth. Slightly dramatic? Yes, but equally necessary to describe what I saw. The city of Detroit has a downtrodden reputation that has persisted with its name for as long as I can remember. As we all know, its home of American […]

Wed 06.27

Top 5 New Crushes: Orange and Natural, Naturally

Natural linen, canvas and raffia are the most summery fabrics you’ll find, but add bright orange trim and you’ve suddenly got sunshine on your shoulders. I love this color pairing; my linen pants and shorts always manage to find a bright orange top. It is a natural fit – the burst of hot hue plays […]