Shoulder Bag
Wed 09.03
Nina Ricci Lutece Medium Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag

Nina Ricci Lutece Medium Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag: The Sound of Music

I love it when all parts on a bag are in perfect harmony, varied elements synthesized into one seamless entity. Designing a bag is not unlike conducting a symphony: an overly heavy-handed cellist will overshadow the violinist, and similarly an overly heavy chunky zipper will overtake a streamlined silhouette.

Thu 08.28
Zero + Maria Cornejo Ima Bag

Zero + Maria Cornejo Ima Bag: Zero the Hero

I am in love with this brand for the subtle genius in their effortlessly cool and unpretentiously modern designs. Zero + Maria Cornejo’s ready-to-wear is inventive, flattering, and special – and it has been for 15 years.

Wed 08.27
Prada Leather Fringe Shoulder Bag

Prada Leather Fringe Shoulder Bag: Fringe Day

Ahhh, Wednesdays! AKA “Hump Day,” or as some like to call it, “WTF Day.” Instead, I prefer to sidetrack myself from the weekly grind (and the rut that comes with it) and think of Wednesday as my favorite day of the week to indulge in a new favorite bag.

Fri 08.15
Marc Jacobs Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart to Heart Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag: Crossbody My Heart

This is a prime example of everything a Frugal Snob bag should be: flirty, fun, noncommittal, and lighthearted (no pun intended). If something like this cheekily romantic bag happened to veer off into the quadruple-digit price range, you would surely hear me exclaim that such a novelty purchase isn’t worth a big investment. But that’s not the case!

Thu 08.14
Tod’s Military Mini Leather Shoulder Bag

Tod’s Military Mini Leather Shoulder Bag: Sense and Sensuality

Tod’s got a great new outlook, and a great new bag out to prove it. It’s pieces like this that make me think Alessandra Facchinetti’s transition into the house (after succeeding Derek Lam in February 2013) is complete. Like she has settled in and figured out what the longstanding Italian brand is really about.

Tue 08.12
M2Malletier Amor Fati Calf Hair & Leather Shoulder Bag

M2Malletier Amor Fati Calf Hair & Leather Shoulder Bag: Armed & Ready

Only two years out of the gate, and already, M2Malletier has become a street style staple thanks to its signature “needle” hardware (inspired by medieval armor and medical instruments!) and distinctly structured silhouettes.

Tue 08.12
Roland Mouret Palais Royale Clutch and Montsouris Shoulder Bag

Roland Mouret Palais Royale Clutch and Montsouris Shoulder Bag: Into the Fold

Thanks to the brilliant Roland Mouret’s arguably long-overdue foray into bags, my favorite dresses now have perfect companions. On his Fall ’14 runway, the French designer, he of the body-transforming dresses and sensuous, geometric genius, unleashed a first line of bags with his typically top-notch collection.

Mon 08.11
Carven Malher Black Small Grained Leather Shoulder Bag

Carven Malher Black Small Grained Leather Shoulder Bag: Carvening Out a Niche

Disclaimer: I love Carven everything. Regardless, their bags have always lagged rather far behind the killer ready-to-wear and even the shoes for me. Until now. The Malher has piqued my interest, particularly in part to its great price point.

Tue 08.05
BOYY Slash Envelope Bag

BOYY Slash Envelope Bag: BOYY, Oh BOYY!

We see a lot of envelope clutches, but envelope shoulder bags? Well, BOYY, you have my attention!