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 […]

Tue 04.02

Top 5 Wristlets: Hand and Fancy Free

When it comes to summer bags, you want sleek simplicity with loads of attitude, which is why a wristlet is the perfect pick for the season. It’s everything we love about a clutch with a bonus strap for convenience. So whether you’re out all day having fun in the sun, or sipping and snacking at […]

Mon 04.01

Marni Leather and Suede Tote: Checkmate

This Marni tote is possibly the best windowpane bag I’ve ever seen! Pristine white leather gets sliced and diced with lush strips of black suede and navy leather to create a dimensional illusion that hypnotizes with the simplest of patterns. And the black suede panels are just as sensuous to touch as they are to […]

Fri 03.22

Best Sightseeing Bags: Trip Advisor

It’s great to see the sights, but it’s even better when your bag is a sight to behold, as well. Ultimately though, when you’re exploring a new place, you need convenience above all else. Fortunately with these styles, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion or function. Their zippers and pouches are key for keeping your […]

Thu 03.14

The Gold Rush: Blindingly Bright

Store your subtle metallics for another season. Summer’s motto is the brighter (and yes, the gaudier), the better. Complementing your sunny glow (whether it’s from the actual sun or a bottle), shiny designs will look their finest. But what else will their glimmer go with? Why a matching gold necklace of course! Bronzed babes never […]

Tue 03.12

Isabel Marant Laura Studded Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag: Girl Crush

Only Isabel Marant knows how to get the balance just right between bohemian and chic. If any other designer had whipped up a mélange of rugged leather and suede, silver studs, and chunky crystals, it would likely look like a mess from the mall, rather than a hot item for easy, breezy Parisians and American […]