Patent Leather
Fri 04.11
Tamara Mellon Attraction Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag

Tamara Mellon Attraction Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag: The Rules of Attraction

You know I love a good pouch. That slim silhouette and slender profile are all I need for my absolute essentials some days, but sometimes you crave a pouch with a little more staying power, so to speak. One that you could technically squeeze a little more into if you needed to, one with a strap. Like Tamara Mellon’s Attraction bag.

Tue 03.04
Valentino Fall 2014 Collection

Valentino Fall 2014 Collection: Rome is Where the Art Is

I say this with confidence: When it comes to mastery of the craft and virtuosity of divine execution, Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo are unparalleled. In a most emotional Fall 2014 show, the pair made their inspiration felt by each and every onlooker: unconventional women deeply rooted in a moment of change.

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 12.23
Louis Vuitton Louise and Vivienne Bags

Louis Vuitton Louise and Vivienne Bags: How Logo Can You Go?

Check out the latest incarnation of the famed and long-lived LV logo. It has evolved from the allover monogram to an unabashed blast of precision-perfect hardware. Look familiar? It reminds me of the YSL logo clasp. The resemblance is actually uncanny, as it’s essentially the same concept. But something about Louis Vuitton’s initialized closure reads just a tad more grown-up.

Tue 12.10
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ZAC Zac Posen Clutch: Little Bow Peep

This isn’t your average bow-shaped bag. This is a bow that has morphed into a cool, futuristic style, ensuring your basic black clutch gets in on the excitement this season. ZAC Zac Posen often has a knack for producing frugal snob-approved finds that are as uniquely feminine as they are affordable, and this easy blend of patent and flat leather is a no-brainer.

Thu 12.05
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Top Perfectly Round Bags: The Circle Game

Spring and Fall, the major seasons of the year, always produce a nice little array of perfect-circle bags that are equal parts mod and modern. Remember Chanel’s round bags in the ’80s? This is a style with staying power. I’m not saying that one of these featured six should be the only bag you carry (no, no, no!), but a couple in your collection ought to round it out quite nicely.

Thu 11.21
Chanel Treasure Trove

Chanel Treasure Trove: Timeless Vintage Investments

Beloved by in-the-know downtown girls and the Olsen twins alike, What Goes Around Comes Around has been a trusted New York City institution for vintage finds for years. When it comes to vintage (from iconic designer pieces to perfectly beat-up old T-shirts), there is no experience quite like going to their Soho location and scoring a rare find.

Mon 11.04
Marni Metallic Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag

Marni Metallic Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag: The Gold Standard

Shiny, gold patent leather can be so damn garish (and usually is), but when it’s impeccably done, it is anything but. Like this Marni shoulder bag.

Tue 08.20
Top Warm and Fuzzy Bags

Top Warm and Fuzzy Bags: Sheared Genius

Just because I don’t like long and fuzzy fur on my bag, that doesn’t mean I’m opposed to the whole concept. I’ve warmed up slightly after seeing the latest crop of shearling bags.