Well, August has arrived. We only have so much summertime left, but we intend to make the most of it! The month’s birthstone is peridot, so in honor of those celebrating a birthday, we’ve partnered with bespoke ostrich bag designer Bernice Angelique to give away an exotic, light green-hued Doctress.
Right now, I am all about simplifying my life with small pouches. I no longer need to carry baby supplies, so it recently hit me: I myself don’t even understand why I still run around daily with large bags. If there’s a designer who understands the work/kids/leisure balance, it’s Victoria Beckham, so it’s no wonder I’m obsessed with her small zip pouches.
Remember how eagerly we anticipated the premiere of each new season of Sex and the City? The excitement would overtake every woman I knew, whether they lived in a bustling metropolis or not. And it wasn’t just to observe and empathize with Carrie Bradshaw’s love life but to gaze at the shoes and bags worn by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Maggie Copeland founded Brooklyn-based Palethorp with a focus on high-quality leathers and snakeskins (even the signature lining is snake-printed), or more often than not, a juxtaposition of the two. The results are perfect summer fun, and as if the prices weren’t reasonable enough to begin with, the label is offering Snobs an exclusive 40% discount!
I absolutely love this! Never one to complacently go with the ordinary designer grain, mix-master designer (and husband to Isabel Marant) Jérôme Dreyfuss always has a distinct, unmistakable way of shaking up textures and colors. But this three-way combo of denim, suede, and snake is flat-out genius.
When a glamour-obsessed fine jewelry line takes the plunge into clutches, you hope the results are going to be awe-inspiring. When New York-based Bochic (founded in 2004) takes the plunge into minaudierès, the result is a passionate collection worthy of old Hollywood.
There is nothing worse than pulling out your most treasured exotic-skin bag to find it dry, cracked, or peeling – or worse yet, all three. A very wise woman once told me that our designer bags are like fine cars: they need tuning regularly.