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Wed 04.27
The Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades: An Interview with Kate Valentine

Back in January of 1993, a company launched that would go on to become one of America’s leading handbag brands. That company was Kate Spade. Founders Kate and husband Andy Spade left the über-successful business in 2007 and have now gone on with two former Kate Spade colleagues to launch Frances Valentine, a design house with an eye for playful, feminine style. She is so committed to it that she’s even changed her last name from Spade to Valentine (though it’s worth noting that the latter is a family name; her grandfather’s middle name, to be exact)! That’s some dedication. I once saw the two of them speak at an Amex forum and was very impressed with their story, so it was lovely to talk with her personally about what to expect from the new NYC-based studio. If you saw my post on the best beach totes, you know I’m already a fan!

Fri 03.18
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: 9 Bags That Won’t Break the Bank

I’ve combed the Internet far and wide to find you the best frugal bags the web has to offer. Guess what? There’s so much to pick from! I managed to narrow them down to a hefty nine favorites, each with something different to offer. I found them; now you go get them. And speaking of shopping smartly, Tibi’s sample sale kicks off on Monday, so be sure to strike their site for deep discounts on Pre-Fall, Fall, Holiday, and some Resort pieces, all at up to 70% off.

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Frugal Friday
Frugal Friday
Frugal Friday
Frugal Friday
Fri 02.12
The Biggest Trend in Bags Today

The Biggest Trend in Bags Today

Right now, the overarching trend in bags is everything optimistic and fun. It’s not the shape that makes a bag a must-have anymore. Instead of specific silhouettes, it’s all about the vivacious and expressive. Think details that catch the eye for bags that are personality-driven and tell a story – so you can tell your own story with your bag. What’s not to love about that?!

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The Biggest Trend in Bags Today
The Biggest Trend in Bags Today
The Biggest Trend in Bags Today
The Biggest Trend in Bags Today
Thu 02.04
All About My Black

All About My Black: Style and Substance

Rose quartz may be my favorite on-trend color that’s always tempting me, especially as of late, but like a pretty appetizer instead of a robust meal, I still easily tire of lightweight colors of little substance. That’s why black is my mainstay entrée.

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All About My Black
All About My Black
Thu 07.23
ProenzaSchouler_Moschino_NancyGonzalez_DolceandGabbana_Prada_Chanel_Chain_Wallet_Bag

Top Fanciful Wallets-on-Chains: Chains of Lust

Lately, I’ve been carrying around my wallets-on-chains more than any other bags, especially while traveling. It’s so liberating to know you require nothing more on your shoulder than your cell, ID, a bit of cash, and a credit card or two.

Fri 07.17
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Top 11 Bags of Texture: Reach Out and Touch Me

Texture is a word that comes up a lot when talking bags. Smooth, grainy, rough, pebbled, furry, plush, soft, rugged…there are endless varieties and almost as many ways to describe them. But some bags out-texture the rest, so to speak.

Mon 11.17
Forzieri.com Fall/Winter Sale

Forzieri.com Fall/Winter Sale: 30% Off Exclusively for Snobs!

Nothing combats a mean case of the Monday blues like some surprise sale action, so to kick off the week right, Forzieri.com is holding a five-day exclusive Snob special. From today through Friday, November 21st, enter the Snob code “SNOB30” to receive 30% your order of at least $500 on all Fall/Winter collection bags and shoes.

Mon 09.08
Mark Cross Grace Studded Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag

Mark Cross Grace Studded Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag: Making Your Mark

Seasons and decades can pass, but Mark Cross’ classic Grace box never gets old. Then again, that’s not to say that some fresh embellishments won’t make the eternal style suddenly feel like a must-have of the moment…

Wed 05.07
Azzedine Alaïa Patent Crocodile Structured Tote Bag

Azzedine Alaïa Patent Crocodile Structured Tote Bag: Emerald City

Behold: the decadent of the decadent. What could be more luxurious than a tote deeply understated in shape, set in polished crocodile? One that’s deep emerald green crocodile. While everyone knows that Azzedine Alaïa knows his way around a mean laser-cut perforation, I believe sumptuous skin combined with a subtle silhouette is where he really shines.