Frugal Snob
Tue 11.05
Top 5 Holiday-Worthy Pouches

Top 5 Holiday-Worthy Pouches: Powerful Pouches

Forget the clutch for now. It’s the pouch that’s the real fashion-editor favorite of the moment. Why, you ask? Pouches are easy to grab, more low-key than their structured counterparts, and instantly make you look like an insider. And don’t think they’re meant to be reserved just for day (while they do make for perfect street-style photographer fodder).

Fri 10.11
Halloween-Inspired Ghoulish Goods

Halloween-Inspired Ghoulish Goods: Trick or Treat?

Halloween gives you the opportunity to dress up as someone (or something) else, but does that right extend into everyday style? Charlotte Olympia certainly thinks so! The Queen of Kitsch leads the pumpkin pack with her love ‘em or hate ‘em holiday accessories. Naturally, her Kitty flats made their way into the collection, updated with red crystal eyes and sharp fangs.

Mon 10.07
Top 5 Tartans

Top 5 Tartans: Raising the Red Flag

Okay, now that we’ve complied our wish lists for Spring 2014, let’s focus on the present – autumn! The hottest look of the season? Red tartan à la Stella and Céline. Just don’t wear multiple pieces together – you’ll look like a Scottish Halloween costume gone wrong.

Fri 09.13
Going Back in Time

Going Back in Time: Iconic Bags of the ‘00s

It was hard to choose the best bags from the ‘00s. Not because there were too few, but because there were so many! Once the term “it bag” was coined in the ‘90s, it was off to the races. There were Mulberrys (the Bayswater and the Alexa), Chloé’s Paraty, Alexander McQueen’s Novak, Prada’s bowling bag, Anya Hindmarch’s “I Am Not a Plastic Bag”…you get the gist.

Mon 09.09
Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: Diane von Furstenberg 440 Envelope Clutch

A truly great Frugal Snob bag is hard to find, and yet here one is staring us right in the face! Named for the address of DVF’s chic NYC HQ, the 440 clutch is sleek through and through from the envelope shape to the tastefully embossed logo to the bold enamel bar closure. Don’t worry about running out of space, though – the bag has more than enough room for nights (or days) when you’re trying to travel light.

Fri 09.06
Favorite New York Fashion Week Designers, Part 1

Favorite New York Fashion Week Designers, Part 1: Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, and Rebecca Minkoff

In honor of New York Fashion Week (I just got off the plane last night and it’s already off with a bang! Let the games begin!), I’m featuring my favorite bags of the season from the New York designers who top my list. Not only can I hardly wait to see what they’ve whipped up for their Spring 2014 runway shows, I’ll be keeping their bags in heavy rotation as I hop planes, rows, and cities in the coming weeks.

Thu 09.05
Menswear-Inspired Fashion

Menswear-Inspired Fashion: Houndstooth or Dare

We know it’s not really a man’s world (it’s a Snob’s world), but the way fashion’s looking this fall, it’s certainly a menswear moment. From prints like trendy houndstooth and checks to tuxedo-inspired pieces, we just can’t seem to get enough. And while it’s always fun to borrow your boyfriend’s sweater, there’s something about getting the look tailored for a woman that’s even better…

Fri 08.30
Top 5 Bags Under $100

Top 5 Bags Under $100: How Low Can You Go?

While it is true that you can’t buy taste, I will be the first to admit that Frugal Snob bags in the $100 category are very hard to come by. I searched high and low (more low) to see if I was able to come up with a list of contenders that are not just good for the price but are actually good enough to be Snob worthy

Thu 08.29
Going Back in Time

Going Back in Time: Iconic Bags of the ‘90s

This was the decade of the it bag. I don’t mean to say that there weren’t iconic bags before – the term “it bag” was coined in the ‘90s! And there were many (yes, Dior is on this list twice – no, I won’t apologize). Which of these styles did you carry?