Patent Leather
Mon 07.09

Resort 2013 Collections: Sleek is the Word

Resort ’13 is anything but predictable. From sleek and chic to kaleidoscope-induced patterns, you can take it from one extreme to the next with a quick switch of clutch. What’s your poison? Givenchy indulges in another round of wild prints, this time with gypsy-luxe scarf patterns and wildly ornate embellishments taking over. Transfixing, yes, and […]

Thu 06.28

Reed Krakoff Standard Mini Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag: Reed Comes to Light

It seems like someone at Reed Krakoff is hearing the complaints of their overly cumbersome bags. I was recently musing over the Uniform Satchel for being a huge improvement in the way of convenience. Now the Standard Mini sets a new standard on the brand’s once-intimidating size. With that cool foldover-tab closure, this petite shoulder […]

Thu 06.21

Jil Sander Madame Shoulder Bag: Summer Loving’

Jil Sander Madame Shoulder Bag At Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,200

Wed 06.13

The New Doctor Bags: What’s Up, Doc?

Feign amnesia when it comes to your old vision of the hard and stern doctor bag. The new generation is sleek and modern, not of the old-fashioned variety carried by grumpy, old men making house calls to Scarlett O’Hara every time she fainted. The greatest latest are made for stiletto-wearing women who can attend to […]

Wed 05.30

Top Best Blacks: Embrace Your Dark Side

Summer-season goodies just went on sale, but I’m already planning my Fall 2012 wardrobe (snobs always have to stay a step ahead). At the top of my list: a LBB, as in little black bag. But basic black is boring, you say? Far from it! The darkest shade in the spectruym allows texture, detailing, and […]

Tue 05.22

Snob Exclusive! 30% off Monika Chiang:

Monika Chiang has become our go to for simple chic basics with a rock and roll twist- (I do not travel without her knit woven tees!) Bag Snob readers will be the first to receive 30% discount on all spring bags (including already discounted sale bags, which means they are practically free)! Choose from the […]

Tue 05.08

Best of the Retro Revival: Top 5 Lady-Luck Clutches

There’s no bag that makes you feel like a woman quite like a clutch. With new shapes and textures that refer to their vintage ancestors, the latest are unabashedly feminine. Grab one for instant polish, and you’ll have a hard time putting it down as you gracefully sip your dirty martini. 1. Marni Archivio Storico […]

Thu 04.19

Top 5 Mint Mini-Bags: Shrink to Fit

Is it just me, or are bags shrinking? I’ve been enjoying an ongoing love affair with mini-bags that started seasons ago, but “mini” doesn’t even seem to cut it anymore. More like miniscule! I’m not talking about minaudieres and evening clutches – those are expected to be particularly small-scaled – but youthful chain-strapped bags that […]

Fri 04.13

Emm Kuo Spring 2012 Collection: Beyond the Status Kuo

I just love it when a line we have already struck an immediate affinity for goes and ups the ante. So is the case with Emmaline Ranzman’s relatively new line, Emm Kuo. The label is not even two years old yet, and already it’s showing major growth. For their Spring 2012 collection, the sort of […]