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Tue 09.29

Top 5 Current Striped Bags: The Bottom Line

From the looks of the Spring 2016 runways in Milan, striped bags are continuing to reign on for seasons to come. Prada went so far as to showcase an ample variety of variations on the stripe, including thick blocks, metallic exotics, and shots of bold color.

Fri 09.25

Top 7 Celebrity Bags You Must Have Now: The Lucky Seven

As much as I resist trying to be tempted, whenever a see a celebrity carrying a cute bag, I get serious FOMO and start searching for it online immediately. These are the ones that had me scrambling this week…

Mon 09.21

Altuzarra Spring 2016 Collection Bags: Easy Does It

The bag business is not as easy as it seems. That’s because for most women (and a few men), our bags are an extension of ourselves. Selecting a new bag is always an emotional purchase for me. I don’t care about logos; I don’t feel the need to announce my label of choice to the world.

Fri 09.18
Fendi Peekaboo Large Leather-Trimmed Patchwork Calf-Hair Tote and Super Karlito Fox Fur Purse Charm

Fendi Peekaboo Large Leather-Trimmed Patchwork Calf-Hair Tote and Super Karlito Fox Fur Purse Charm: Take Your Chances

As I go through the thousands of looks from New York Fashion Week and choose my favorites, I can’t help but think how safe most of the Spring ’16 collections were revealed to be (with the exception of a few bold geniuses like Marc Jacobs, Alex Wang, and Riccardo Tisci).

Thu 09.10

Top 5 Boldly Graphic Bags: Brave New World

Maybe it’s the annual sense of sobriety we feel each fall, as summer’s laidback mood fades, but there’s a new severity at play on some of my favorite bags. Think strong geometric lines and clean, bold designs.

Thu 09.10
Top 5 Metallic Mirror Bags

Top 5 Metallic Mirror Bags: True Reflections

The festive mood is upon us and when you say party, I automatically think glitter! But actual glitter is impossibly messy, and sequins can get old fast…

Thu 09.03

Top 7 Animal-Inspired Bags: Multi-Species Chic

Why should little kids have all the fun when it comes to toting their stuffed animals around? It’s time to bring the zoo with you, thanks to a new bunch of bags that are more suited to hang on a snob’s arm than they are on the shelves at FAO Schwarz (I can’t believe they’re closing!), if barely so.

Wed 09.02

Top 5 Squared-Off Bags: Boxed In

If you feel like you’re being boxed in, you may be right. The current feel of bags is definitely going the way of a perfectly cubed shape. A boxy design, especially in the form of a shoulder bag, is great because it’s not an actual hard box, so it’s way more versatile for everyday.

Tue 09.01
Nicky Hilton x Linea Pelle Capsule Collection

Nicky Hilton x Linea Pelle Capsule Collection: Collection Perfection

Nicky Hilton Rothschild has had quite the year! First, she had one of the most-talked-about weddings in recent months and now, a bag line. A longtime bag snob in her own right, Nicky has created a playful and stylish collection with Linea Pelle. The capsule line, released in time for Fall ’15, was designed with practical classics in mind, but each bag has Nicky’s unique, topnotch sensibility in tact.