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Wed 04.15
Top 5 Dramatic Cutouts

Top 5 Dramatic Cutouts: A Cutout Above

Last week, we shared our favorite frugal perforated bags, all coming in at under $200. On the flipside of the cutout camp, their luxuriant counterparts are hard to resist.

Wed 04.15
Balenciaga Frame Leather Clutch

Balenciaga Frame Leather Clutch: Frame-Changer

Leave it to Alexander Wang to rethink and revamp the way a frame bag should look. I love the level of ingenuity and original design at play. The silver bar looks crazy-modern, while Balenciaga’s bicycle-inspired theme continues, with a polished roller chain…

Tue 04.14
Chanel Beige Flap Bag

Designer Vault Giveaway: Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag!

In honor of April showers, we’ve teamed up with e-commerce luxury consignment boutique Designer Vault to shower one Snob Essentials reader with a very special prize: a Chanel jumbo Flap bag!

Tue 04.14
Paddle8

Paddle8: The Midas Touch

I’ve been addicted to auctions ever since I started shopping on eBay in 1999. I love the thrill of the chase, and the stakes just got higher with Paddle8.

Tue 04.14
ProenzaSchouler_Shoulder_Bag

Proenza Schouler U Paneled Leather and Python Shoulder Bag: U Got the Look

There’s a lot going on here. Actually, this bag sports almost every trend of the season, from blocked stripes to combined neutrals to mixed textures to bold piping. Yet Proenza Schouler somehow makes it all work.

Mon 04.13
Marni Python-Flower Pochette

Marni Python-Flower Pochette: Freshly Picked Python

This simple envelope-style bag by Marni piqued my interest when it was plain and unadorned, and now it’s been turned up to another level. With the addition of gorgeous floral python appliqués, it’s beyond and I can’t get enough.

Mon 04.13
Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Studded Leather Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Studded Leather Shoulder Bag: That’s My Jam

Flower crown? Check. Fringed and embellished suede vest? Check. Something crocheted, cropped, or both? Check. So what’s missing?

Mon 04.13
Top Spring Corals

Top Spring Corals: O.K. Coral!

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: coral is the most flattering color for sun-kissed skin! That’s why I’m indulging in all things coral for the season.

Mon 04.13
Top Bubbles and Baubles

Top Bubbles and Baubles: A New Dimension

Snobs, set your scaled-down studs to the side. From Marc Jacobs’ chunky-round cabochons to Tod’s mirrored metallic accents, there’s a new breed of embellishment taking over the season.