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Wed 01.29
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Gucci Denim Tote and Alexander McQueen Skull Box Clutch: Snob or Slob?

So how do we feel about denim bags? I love a great pair of jeans or a tailored denim shirt, but my appreciation for America’s most quintessential item of clothing has never successfully translated to bags.

Wed 01.22
Nancy Gonzalez Customization Program

Nancy Gonzalez Customization Program: The Grand Custom of Croc

Did you ever think you would have the chance to imagine your own Nancy Gonzalez bag, and see that concept come to fruition? While I’m sadly not talking about the opportunity to work with crocodile’s legendary mistress one-on-one, the dream of personalizing your own Gonzalez original just became a reality.

Mon 01.20
Nina Ricci Ballet Cabas Leather and Canvas Shoulder Bag

Nina Ricci Ballet Cabas Leather and Canvas Shoulder Bag: Hello, Lover

I’m so in love! I’m no ballerina, not even close, but this update of Nina Ricci’s delicately impactful Ballet bag is making me want to dance. Or at least do a little twirl with it on my arm. While the original has a wide, east-west silhouette, this newly elongated iteration really speaks to me.

Thu 01.16
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Céline Spring/Summer 2014 Collection: Crayola by Céline

I’m a sucker for a primary color. While pastels suggest a fear of commitment and neons are best reserved for attention whores, bold primary colors are for big personalities (with the exception of one sad clown-face luggage tote). They speak of confidence, too neutral to feel brazenly feminine and too strong to be quietly neutral.

Wed 01.15
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Prada Spring 2014 Vintage and Embroidered Bags: Spring Awakening

Everything is coming up Prada for Spring 2014! This post comes with a disclaimer: I know I just wrote about Prada on Monday, and I have a rule about not doing back-to-back reviews on one designer lest I seem biased. But let’s be honest, if there was no Prada, there would be no Bag Snob. With that, I unapologetically give you their latest release of bags.

Fri 01.10
Miu Miu Biker Bags

Miu Miu Biker Bags: Snob and Slob Face-Off

The concept of “less is more” has never been more obvious than in Miu Miu’s new biker-inspired collection. When it comes to quilting, padding, and topstitching, just a little is Snob…and a lot is a whole big mess of Slob.

Wed 01.08
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Proenza Schouler PS Backpack: PS I Love You

Ladies, we have a winner. This is the most sophisticated backpack I’ve seen yet. Just a few weeks ago, I was captivated by The Row’s pairing of canvas and ostrich skin, but their luxurious creation just got trumped. By a simple concoction of all-black leather, no less.

Tue 01.07
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Woven Bag

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Woven Bag: The Order of Things

The first month of 2014 welcomes a new style from Bottega Veneta, the likes of which we’ve never seen from the house. While their iconic weave remains neatly in tact, the unusual shape is as fresh as it gets.

Fri 01.03
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Top 5 Hot Hobos: Hit the Sack

If you haven’t noticed, I am not a hobo bag kind of girl. Giant, shapeless sacks just don’t really appeal to me, and it’s hard to find anything in them. But the new hobos have a bit of structure and a lot of functionality.