Mon 06.30
Nancy Gonzalez Small Framed Mink Fur Clutch Bag

Nancy Gonzalez Small Framed Mink Fur Clutch Bag: A Fur Foray

Nancy’s foray in to new exotics is as exciting as the bags themselves. When the queen of crocodile takes on a new (and arguably equally decadent) material, you take notice…

Fri 05.30
3.1 Phillip Lim Small Ryder Satchel

3.1 Phillip Lim Small Ryder Satchel: Wild Thing

This bag is kind of ridiculous…in a good way. You know what I mean. It is so over-the-top and crazy that it crosses the line and eases into “awesome” territory.

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.

Thu 05.01
Zagliani Deva and Gatsby Totes

Zagliani Deva and Gatsby Totes: Two’s Company

It’s been a little while since we’ve covered a Zagliani bag, and I can confidently say their new Fall 2014 collection is most definitely making me sit up and take notice once again. Recently appointed Creative Director Giorgia Scarpa (formerly of Prada and Dior), now on her third collection for the Italian luxury house, is hitting her stride. As they say, third time’s a charm.

Fri 03.21
Jason Wu Fall 2014 Collection

Jason Wu Fall 2014 Collection: The Lap of Luxury

Metallics? Hello, liquid luster! Black patent leather? Think shinier than your lip gloss. Astrakhan lamb fur? So sumptuous! And crocodile? This is as divine as exotic skin gets. Jason Wu is keeping his girls classy for Fall ’14 with an insanely gorgeous bag collection set strictly in neutral tones.

Tue 03.18
Tiny Bag Street Style Trend

Trend Alert: Street Style Bags

These street style bags are creating trends! We’ve got tiny bags, novelty designs, and furry creations.

Fri 03.14
Milli Millu Helsinki Bag

Milli Millu Helsinki Bag: Pony Up

I’m so in love! Navy pony hair layered over blocks of gray and white isn’t just unexpected, it’s striking and deeply chic. We see more than our fair share of pony on a regular basis, so I’ve got to hand it to Milli Millu for coming up with such a unique incarnation. Navy blue looks as glossy as satin and exotic as anything I’ve seen.

Mon 02.24

The Row Ostrich and Alpaca-Fur Wrap Clutch: Are You Fur Real?

I love The Row, but I’m sorry: this clutch is ridiculous. While it’s not hard to embrace the bohemian tassel-accented hobos and fringe-trimmed clutches of their current Spring ’14 collection, this time, they’ve taken their embellishments too far.

Fri 02.14
J. Mendel Fall 2014 Collection

J. Mendel Fall 2014 Collection: Decked Out in Decadence

Inspired by the geometric color-play of the Ballet Ruses, the J. Mendel Fall 2014 collection came forth, from start to finish, with uncommon creations that ooze luxury and desirability in the truest sense of the words.