Wed 10.13

Trend Alert: Paper Baggin’ It

The latest craze in handbags? No, it’s not crocodile or ostrich, it’s…. paper bags! While Bottega Veneta used actual paper for its woven clutch, Proenza Schouler’s version is merely inspired by paper bags.  We were fascinated with Bottega’s innovative use of paper in its bags when we previewed them in Milan last spring.  I mean, […]

Fri 07.30

Clementine Art Supplies

You know how messy arts and crafts can be so you can only imagine where all that paint and glue is ending up, most likely everywhere and in every crevice of your tot. I would feel better if the art supplies my tots are using were non-toxic and environmentally friendly. There are a lot of […]

Tue 06.08

Prada B.Y.O. Bags

Hermes had their Silky Pop bags but hello, a grand for a grocery bag is a bit too ridiculous even for the Bag Snob! There are of course endless options for reusable bags but Prada just came out with ones that are relatively reasonable at $295 (notice I didn’t say “affordable”) with real design behind […]

Wed 05.26

Zid Zid Petit Eco Poofs

I have something similar to this (but not nearly as nice) around my coffee table and it is the perfect thing for my tots to sit on for snacks and what not. Unlike mine, these little ottomans looks great with or without tots sitting on them and they slide under your coffee table when not […]

Fri 04.16

Pediped Cork Styles for Earth Day Giveaway

Super fabulous, comfortable and now eco-chic? What doesn’t Pediped do? These cork styles are amazing, I love them regardless of the earth friendly qualities! Cork is a renewable sustainable resource, biodegradable and has natural anti-molding qualities. To harvest cork, they don’t cut down the cork oak tree, they just strip the bark and it’ll grow […]

Tue 04.13

Matt & Nat, Earth Day Giveaway from Pure Addiction

What will you do to preserve the environment? Can you stop watching your flat screen TV? Give up your car? Eat only sustainable organic food? In honor of Mother Earth, we are giving away a Matt & Nat Tundra bag, worth $208, gorgeous, trendy and socially responsible. No, this will not reverse any damage we […]

Thu 03.25

Nordstrom Slouchy Eco Tote with Pouch

Although there are a huge variety of eco-totes out there, most of the truly stylish ones are not that affordable. This truly Frugal Snob tote from Nordstrom is made from recycled water bottles and the tree print shows how eco-chic you really are. The bag folds up and fits into a zipped pouch, and while […]

Thu 03.18

Bag Snob Five Essentials: Tote/Travel/Treasure/Trend/Clutch

My friend and lifestyle expert, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, suggested I come up with the Five Essentials (The Tote, Travel, Treasure, Trend and Clutch) years ago when I shared my ideas for developing a system for a bag wardrobe. This system of 5 bags is seriously all you need for any and every occasion.  Here are […]

Wed 03.17

Donna Karan: The Bandito

Earthly and sensual, that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw The Bandito bag from Donna Karan.  No cumbersome hardware, just ropes and ribbons made of organic lambskin from North Africa dyed in the most beautiful shade of ash gray (as Donna tells us, colors lifted from the earth!).  I own […]