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Wed 05.22

New Sale Items on Shopbop: Memorial Day Must-Haves

To prepare you for this weekend’s Memorial Day celebrations, Shopbop has discounted hundreds of new items up to 40% off. From small pouches like 3.1 Phillip Lim’s snakeskin 31 Second ($280) to Botkier’s full-size satchel ($276.50), there’s a summer bag for every occasion. Shop the sale here!

Fri 04.19

Top 5 New Quilts: I’m In Stitches

Coco Chanel’s quilted flap bags were inspired by tile floors in the nunnery where she was raised (it’s also where she learned to sew). Since the original, the quilted handbag hasn’t just become a classic: it’s one of the most iconic, statement-making bags of all time. This season, quilting stays strong, while receiving a modern […]

Tue 03.19

Chanel Spring 2013 Boy Bags: That’s My Boy

Been fighting the urge to get a Chanel Boy bag? The latest crop will only have you crushing harder, so here’s my advice: give in now! Karl’s super structured pieces are better than ever. They’re the perfect alternative to the classic flap bags for the younger set – with toned-down quilting (when there’s any at […]

Wed 02.27

Best Beige Clutches: Caught Blushing

There are few things more charming than catching someone blush, and finding the pale color grace bags is equally enchanting. Like the blush that rushes into your cheeks when you’re excited, this color is quite a tease – there’s just the tiniest hint of pink. For the most part, the shade is really nude or […]

Wed 01.23

Diane Kruger Wears Chanel: Bon Chance!

If for some reason you didn’t have faith in Diane Kruger’s brazen sense of personal style – and her ability to make almost any look successful – here is a true testament of her joie de vivre when it comes to getting dressed. Leaving the Chanel Spring 2013 Haute-Couture show at Grand Palais in Paris […]

Thu 11.29

The Best Bags for the Best Girls: Holiday Gifting Done Right

With the holidays upon us, nothing is scarier than the concept of giving the right bags to the right people. Gifting is a strategy sport that requires more cunning and direction than one of the team variety (I like to affectionately refer to it as the fashion playoffs). As a guy in fashion, there’s a […]

Mon 11.19

Best Jacquard Bags: Trendy Texture

The holidays are a sensuous season! Our senses demand rich texture, and jacquard magically answers the call. With intricately woven patterns and elegant craftsmanship, jacquard bags are deliciously unique and sumptuous! Here are some of the boldest and most opulent: Dolce & Gabbana Quilted Jacquard Clutch: Favorite! D&G’s sense of drama reaches its height, and […]

Thu 10.18

Black Velvet Bags: Into the Deep

Black velvet is one of the most seductive and richest fabrics, and this season, it is more magnetic ever. In a literal sense, sure! (You can’t help but want to reach out and touch velvet, over and over again.) Thanks to new blends and innovations, black velvet is also an addiction for the eyes – […]

Fri 09.14

Chanel Pre-Spring 2013 Collection: Spring Into Action

A rainbow of pastels, a splash of tomboy-punk attitude, and the spirit of Rococo celebration made up the cocktail that is Chanel’s Pre-Srping 2013 collection (an exclusive treat for bag snob readers!). At least if you’re talking about the runway show. The bags are anything but frivolous and fancy-free! If you ask me, Pre-Spring ought […]