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Mon 05.16
5 Signs You Need a New Bag

5 Signs You Need a New Bag

We’ve all been in a bag rut before. When you end up using the same few bags over and over again, no matter the outfit or occasion. Your bag has become nothing but an afterthought – and where’s the fun in that? Here are five ways to tell it’s time for an update…

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5 Signs You Need a New Bag
5 Signs You Need a New Bag
5 Signs You Need a New Bag
Fri 05.06
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Mother’s Day Madness

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and either you’re a proud mama who’s about to be appreciated just a little more than you usually are or you’re probably scrambling around to make suitable brunch plans and find a mom-approved gift – or you’re both! We can’t book a mimosa-topped brunch for you, but we can tell you what just about every mother wants, including both presents that we on the Snob staff hope to be giving and receiving this weekend, as well as a few extra ideas for good measure. The best part? Every pick is under $150.

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Frugal Friday
Frugal Friday
Frugal Friday
Tue 05.03
25% Off at Neiman Marcus

25% Off at Neiman Marcus: Sale into Summer

A sale on summer essentials before spring is even over? That’s a rare and special event – and one going on today at Neiman Marcus! Now through Thursday, shop thousands of select items, all discounted at a lovely 25% off…

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Mon 05.02
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The Best Bags for Moms with Kids of Different Ages

In honor of Mother’s Day this upcoming Sunday, I’ve pulled together a list of gift options (bags, natch) that will not only delight her sartorial sense, but will give her the function she needs as a parent – of a child of any age. Take Elle Macpherson’s Hermès Jypsiere. She carried this when her kids were toddlers, and thanks to the timelessness and high-quality nature of Hermès pieces, it remains a go-to for her even now that they’re older.

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Fri 04.29
7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone

7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone

Maybe it’s delirium from the heat, but summertime is when I like to get experimental and wear things I never thought I would. Going for something that surprises even yourself is a move guaranteed to make for some fun vacation photos of the “What was I thinking?” variety, but hey, playing it safe only ensures boredom in life. Get out of your shell and throw caution to the wind!

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7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone
7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone
7 Bags That Are out of Your Comfort Zone
Wed 04.27
The Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades: An Interview with Kate Valentine

Back in January of 1993, a company launched that would go on to become one of America’s leading handbag brands. That company was Kate Spade. Founders Kate and husband Andy Spade left the über-successful business in 2007 and have now gone on with two former Kate Spade colleagues to launch Frances Valentine, a design house with an eye for playful, feminine style. She is so committed to it that she’s even changed her last name from Spade to Valentine (though it’s worth noting that the latter is a family name; her grandfather’s middle name, to be exact)! That’s some dedication. I once saw the two of them speak at an Amex forum and was very impressed with their story, so it was lovely to talk with her personally about what to expect from the new NYC-based studio. If you saw my post on the best beach totes, you know I’m already a fan!

Mon 04.25
Stella Loves Dallas

Stella McCartney Pop Falabella: Tasting the Rainbow

You know when you daydream your favorite designer is also your BFF and you get to hang out all day together? A champagne lunch followed by a great party for your kids? That kind of fantasy gets even better when your imaginary BFF, aka Stella McCartneyicon, turns out to be the warmest, friendliest, and most fun girl (not to mention the one with the best clothes) you can imagine. Yeah, that happened!

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Fri 04.22
Top 9 Purple Accessories

A Tribute to Prince: Purple Party

I couldn’t even begin to count the number of memories I made in junior high in the ’80s listening to Prince’s music. Not many know this, but aside from his own songs, he also wrote hits for the likes of Chaka Khan (“I Feel for You”), The Bangles (“Manic Monday” – Yup! That was him), and Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares 2 You” – a personal favorite). Prince was one of the best musicians of our time, and his personal life was just as inspiring; he credits childhood bullies as the reason he turned to music (If they weren’t so mean to him, I would thank them!). So, yes, this is a sappy tribute to one of my all-time favorite artists, a man we lost much, much too soon.

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Fri 04.22
The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend

The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend

It might sound crazy, but you can go on a long weekend trip with everything comfortably packed in a small 22” carryon and still look perfectly cute every day – with only 10 things. Packing smart is different from packing light. You can pack light by wearing the same things every day and looking like you badly need a shower as a result. But packing smart means looking amazing at every single moment and making it seem like you have your entire wardrobe with you.

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The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend
The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend
The 10 Essential Pieces for a Long Weekend