Fri 06.14

Saint Laurent Cassandre Small Suede Shoulder Bag: Initial Reaction

What’s in a name? According Hedi Slimane, apparently not much! We all know he caused a major commotion for the epic design house of Yves Saint Laurent when he took over and changed the name to Saint Laurent Paris. But Yves will always have his stamp on his brand – and on his brand’s logo. […]

Tue 05.28

Shhhh! NET-A-PORTER.COM End of Season Sale: Up to 50% Off!

The holiday weekend may be over, but the fun most certainly is not. Hundreds of the season’s most covetable bags just went on sale for up to 50% off on NET-A-PORTER! Try out the perfume bottle bag trend with Charlotte Olympia’s intoxicating Yellow Scent perspex clutch ($777), or for a different kind of whimsy, Lanvin’s […]

Mon 05.27

Comes with Baggage: Wear Your Heart on Your Clutch

This is upcycling at its best! Why let a beautiful clutch sit old and unused when all it needs is a fresh coat of lettering? That’s what Comes with Baggage founder Lori Levine thought – she travels the world looking for gorgeous vintage clutches and then returns to NYC to inscribe them with a variety […]

Mon 05.06

Giuseppe Zanotti + Anja Rubik Suede Clutch: Top Model

It’d be an understatement to say I haven’t really been impressed with Giuseppe Zanotti’s bags. But then I saw this sexy suede clutch, and I am literally eating my words. A collaboration with Polish model Anja Rubik was all it took to put a pep in his well-heeled step. Really, this is from Anja’s collection – […]

Tue 04.30

Les Petits Joeurs Clutches: Lego My Couture!

This season, there’s one big question: to Lego or not to Lego? Colorful Legos are the biggest craze in bags since, well, leather. Remember the Lego Hermès Birkin, circa 2012? One year later, and the Lego reigns supreme, executed by the house of Chanel and indie artists alike. Chanel’s creations (below), as seen in the […]

Mon 04.29

Neil Barrett Spring/Summer Leather Bags

I’ve been a fan of Neil Barrett since the late ‘90s. Neil was instrumental in launching Prada menswear (he also designed at Gucci for years). Brilliant when it comes to crafting leather jackets and suits alike, I was finally was able to get my husband (then boyfriend) into suits I approved of, thanks to him. […]

Tue 04.23

Maison Martin Margiela Suede Clutch and Shoulder Bag: Shades of Gray

Once frequently wacky and off-the-wall, Maison Martin Margiela bags are getting more practical and usable by the minute. Their latest pair of suede incarnations present you with palatable, pared-down design accompanied by fresh details you need to discover on your own – it’s much more fun that way. The super-streamlined shoulder bag (on Ssense for […]

Fri 04.12

Givenchy vs. DVF: Snob Showdown

Laser cut isn’t the same as croc, but considering this Givenchy (at Barneys New York for $2,200) is only croc-stamped leather, you’ll see why these two clutches are actually pretty comparable. The design on the Diane von Furstenberg (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $395) gives us black Jackson Pollock-esque splatterings with unique texture that’s not […]

Wed 04.10

Top 5 Metal Plate Clutches: Shiny New Toys

The latest fashion trend shows that heavy metal is not just a style of music. From shoes to collars to bags, metallic accents are sweeping your closets and accessorizing everything back to life. The sleek style is part futuristic chic, part warrior princess, and totally on trend. In a clutch, the extra weight won’t wear […]