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 … Continue reading Balenciaga 1968 Canvas and Leather Bag: Full Circle
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 … Continue reading Narciso Rodriguez Python Clutch: Snakeskinny Silhouette
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, … Continue reading Charlotte Olympia Brazil Shopper: Fashion Detour
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 … Continue reading Gerard Darel Spring 2013: Chunk of Change
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. … Continue reading Who What Wear Insider Picks: Making a List, Checking It Twice
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 … Continue reading 12 Most Popular Bags of 2012: A Bag Snob’s Dozen
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, … Continue reading Think Zink: Facebook Giveaway Still Open!
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 … Continue reading Facebook Giveaway, Zink Steamship: Old World Charm