Metallic
Mon 04.28
Lee Savage Spring 2014 Collection

Lee Savage Spring 2014 Collection: Savage Beauty

Modern art and architecture come together seamlessly with the fluid designs of Lee Savage’s bags. Guided by aesthetic influences of the 1960s Minimalism movement, Savage (who unsurprisingly has past experience in interior design) debuts three clutch styles under her namesake label for Spring 2014. And they are nothing short of enticingly original.

Wed 04.16
Top 5 Summertime Crossbody Bags

Top 5 Summertime Crossbody Bags: Stop, Strap, and Roll

When it comes to the summer, I need two kinds of bags: I either require a really giant tote for travel, the beach, pool, and so on, or I just want a small, easy crossbody bag for strolling, sightseeing, and perusing museums.

Fri 04.04
Proenza Schouler Minaudière Silver-Tone Box Clutch

Proenza Schouler Minaudière Silver-Tone Box Clutch: Closing the Deal

What’s the latest from our beloved Jack and Lazaro? This season, Proenza Schouler takes their signature metal fold-over clasp and appropriates it on a hard-case minaudière. The result is nothing short of magical.

Wed 03.26
Charlotte Olympia Sunny Metallic Patent-Leather and PVC Clutch

Charlotte Olympia Sunny Metallic Patent-Leather and PVC Clutch: Gotcha!

Oh no, she didn’t! Charlotte Olympia struck again, and though the joke’s on me, I’m too excited to care. There I was scrolling through NET-A-PORTER looking for some new sunglasses, when I found the perfect retro pair – only to realize it was a cat-eyed clutch!

Wed 03.26
Maiyet Two Piece Outfit

Classy Cropped Dressing: Made in Maiyet

How does a Snob in her forties tackle the crop-top trend? If your answer is avoid it entirely, you’re dead wrong! It’s just a matter of making sure you looked pulled together and executing a wise way with proportion play. A monochromatic three-piece ensemble is a chic nod to this season’s cropped trend without bordering onto tacky territory.

Tue 03.25
Jil Sander Leather Tote

Jil Sander Mirrored-Leather Tote: Through the Looking Glass

Look who’s back! Mirrored leather, high-shine and unapologetic, has returned to the scene, and I definitely need to get in on the glossy action. Especially when it’s done this right: reflective silver can easily go the way of a disco inferno – be wary of construction when it comes to this fickle leather; one wrong move and you’ve gotten something cheap and tacky that should be left on the retro dance floor.

Tue 02.25
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Top 5 Perfect Polka Dot Bags: Crazy, Spotty, Cool

Right now, it’s all about polka dots on everything from sundresses to stilettos, but you know I have a special place in my heart and closet for bags. A smattering of spots can serve a real purpose. Take a boring, serious bag and add the right kind of dots – whether magnified, hardware-decked, perforated, or perfectly wacky – and bam! Suddenly you’ve got something cheerful and delightful for summer.

Mon 01.27
Web Snob January 31, 2014

Marni Metallic Patent-Leather and Satin Shoulder Bag: Flash of Genius

I love a good, simple shoulder pouch for the spring, so that I can be breezy and effortless like the season. But instead of a boring overly-simplified pouch, this has details that take it so much further. The metallic patent flap in silver gives a flash without getting too blingy for the day. The hardware has the slightest industrial feel for fun so it isn’t so serious.

Mon 01.20
Ferragamo’s Creations

Ferragamo’s Creations: Famous Favorites Reissued

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel – you need to reissue it! At least that’s the case for a historic house like Ferragamo that has a vast collection of iconic pieces and a clientele who longs to get their hands on every last one.