Exotics
Wed 06.18
Okapi Bags

Okapi Bags: Lucky in Luxury

Back in 2008, painter Hanneli Rupert launched what is now seen as one of Africa’s first luxury bag brands – Okapi.

Wed 06.18
Bottega Veneta Olimpia Intrecciato Ayers Shoulder Bag

Bottega Veneta Olimpia Intrecciato Ayers Shoulder Bag: You Have to Weave It to Believe It

Count on Bottega Veneta to constantly devise different and exciting ways to inject energy into their quintessential trademarks. This time, a classic Bottega style is renewed with the application of taupe-gray ayers in their signature intrecciato.

Mon 06.16
Zagliani Ada Bucket Bag

Zagliani Ada Bucket Bag: Love, Italian Style

While Zagliani doesn’t always create the biggest stir with their impeccable, handmade creations, their exotic skins are supreme and the house is about as Italian as a centuries-old piazza. So I’m not entirely surprised they’ve managed to finesse the ever-tricky bucket bag.

Mon 06.09
Lupita Nyong’o Wears Jill Haber

Lupita Nyong’o Wears Jill Haber: Summer Lovin’

Attending the Maui Film Festival, Lupita Nyong’o reminded us once again why she’s an emerging style icon…

Mon 06.09
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Battle of the Bags: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with Givenchy vs. Hilary Duff with Chanel

It’s the age-old question: does the bag make the woman or the woman make the bag? Personally, I think it’s a bit of both, but two disparate looks from two different women pose the query all over again.

Wed 05.21
Alexander McQueen Heroine Mini Watersnake, Calf-Hair and Leather Tote

Alexander McQueen Heroine Mini Watersnake, Calf-Hair and Leather Tote: Crave and You Shall Receive

You know those moments when you find yourself craving something like a banana split with a cherry on top?! (Yes, my cravings are very specific. Sometimes it’s a pair of 6″ sparkly pink heels, but that’s a hankering for another entry.) And then a bag, not a delicious dairy dessert, shows up on your doorstep, and you realize it’s what you really needed?

Tue 05.20
Viktor and Rolf Structured Tote

Viktor and Rolf Structured Tote: The Avant Guard

I’m so excited to see this off-the-runway power piece hit the shelves. Viktor & Rolf’s edgy tote is one of those rare finds where the level of function is equal to the high level of fashion.

Mon 05.19
Tod’s Mini & Micro D-Cube Bags

Tod’s Mini & Micro D-Cube Bags: It’s a Small World

Is there anything more adorable (besides my boy, of course) than Tod’s mini and micro D-Cube bags? Readers have been requesting them in every color since I first posted a photo of my periwinkle blue version, and it seems that Katie Holmes is equally enamored!

Wed 05.07
Ferragamo Fiamma

Ferragamo Fiamma: A Legacy of Luxury

Ferragamo is ready for Mother’s Day! Today, the house launched a bag collection and campaign to celebrate women, most notably Salvatore’s late daughter Fiamma. She not only designed the iconic Vara pump, but was also responsible for Ferragamo’s first bag collection, making her a pretty important lady over here on Snob Essentials.