I used to wear nothing but black. Now I dread wearing black! Maybe it’s a phobia of looking like the Grim Reaper. Or maybe I’m just getting more in touch with my need for flash with age. Either way, Vegas is beckoning! In spirit, that is. Balmain’s brilliantly blingy Arielle clutch is calling my name. … Continue reading Balmain Arielle Pochette: Bada-Bling, Bada-Boom!
Spring is the time for things to blossom, and that includes my love of pastels. Now that the most uplifting season is officially here, it’s time to welcome it with pastels galore! Easter is around the corner, and I intend to show the Bunny some love by sporting a chic alternative to a basket full … Continue reading Top 5 Easter Pastels: No Bonnet Required
2011 may be old news, but the fresh bag silhouettes to come out of it are anything but. Out of some of the most prominent fashion houses, new shapes came to the forefront, proving that what makes an “It” bag is not flash and logo-driven panache but innovation of shape and mood. Here, the top … Continue reading Top 5 New Bags of the Year: 2011 Really Took Shape
We all know that a white Chanel bag is a must for the summer, but if you’re a snob on a budget or a young snob-in-training, here’s the perfect option: Rebecca Minkoff‘s swing bag. In white leather with a gold chain strap that can be worn three different ways (singled, doubled, or tucked away) it … Continue reading Frugal Snob – Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag: Pretty Edgy
Everyone has a morning routine. For most people, it involves coffee; for me, it involves fashion. I start each day on the WWW with WWD and WWWD. Say, what? That would be Women’s Wear Daily and Who What Wear Daily, of course – because once you get the latest fashion news, you must find out … Continue reading My Five Essentials Featuring Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power of WWWD
Update: Large black shearling bag is $3,950 and the shearling clutch is $2,750~ We were invited to Ralph Lauren‘s design studio yesterday to preview the entire Fall 2011 collection before it hit the runway today (approved by Mr. Lauren himself, the hugest honor!) and could not contain our excitement over the new bag line! It … Continue reading SNOB EXCLUSIVE! Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 Bags
Let me get my only annoyance about this bag out of way: why is this, and what I presume most, Alexander Wang bag made in China? For $650, and coming from a designer as prolific and fashion-forward as Alex, I must say I was shocked that this pochette carried such a tag. I know China’s … Continue reading Alexander Wang Angela Pochette
Having a back injury is making me very selective when choosing my bags each day. I have to make sure I carry something lightweight yet large enough to hold at least my wallet, keys and cell. As I (painfully) discovered, one should not carry a cross body bag stuffed full of things when one has … Continue reading Alexander Wang Angela Small Pouchette
Congratulations to our winner – Patti S., Schenectady, NY! Enjoy!!! Who better to celebrate Mother’s Day with then devoted mother and grandmother Diane von Furstenberg? We asked DVF to choose her two favorite bags of the season to give to ONE lucky Bag Snob reader for Mother’s day and she came up with a couple … Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Diane von Furstenberg!