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Tue 08.14

Proenza Schouler Kiri Tote: Life in the Fast Lane

There was a time (not too long ago) when mixing navy and black was frowned upon. But it’s the year 2012, when the first rule of fashion is: break all the rules. Proenza Schouler have always been a duo to enjoy pushing a boundary or three, without pushing the limits of what our eyes crave […]

Mon 08.13

Top 5 Over-the-Top Clutches: Paint the Town Red-Hot

Hear it here first: You absolutely must arm your closet with red this fall, and there’s no need to be shy about it. When it comes to red, go big or stay home. It’s a “look at me” color, so invite the stares! Here are some fun choices that bring real heat: 1. Charlotte Olympia […]

Thu 07.12

Thomas Blakk The Box Squared Leather Clutch: Take the Edge On

It seems that bondage-inspired weaponry and it-bags are inextricably linked. I took issue with Christian Louboutin’s Artemis shoulder style, likely to puncture your throat whether you like it or not, and now Florence-based Thomas Blakk’s little rebel has caught my attention. He calls his designs, “technical, punk, and futuristic.” Check, check, and check. And cites […]

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 […]