Snob Essentials

Top Travel Companions: Come Fly With Me

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and it welcomes the official start of the travel season. And that means we need the perfect travel companion: the right bags! This time, it’s on the outside that counts.

Loewe Puzzle Large Leather Shoulder Bag

Loewe Puzzle Large Leather Shoulder Bag: Fit In to Stand Out

Loewe’s much-lauded Puzzle bag, the one that’s a favorite of Julianne Moore, is an inspired design that’s about as original as bags come. The pieces are attached in such a way that creates a 3D effect, and the front panel (with the zipper pocket) is like a pyramid.


Loewe Bounce Gathered Lambskin Bag: Well-Rounded

This little bag is so freaking adorable! I’ve already been on a round bag kick to begin with, but this one is special to me. I always love Loewe’s buttery-soft nappa leather and such a shape, lightly scrunched and all mush-able, really relishes the suppleness.


Loewe Triangle Bag: A Love Triangle

The fact that Spanish label Loewe is now being sold at cult-favorite and kooky-collaboration mecca Opening Ceremony says a lot. The lush leather brand has come a long way in the last few years. Now that Stuart Vevers has moved on to Coach and young Brit Jonathan Anderson is in, with his first collection for the house now hitting stores, it represents an even more contemporary era for them.


Loewe Origami Bag: Ebb and Fold

In time for Spring 2014, Loewe is reissuing their brilliant Origami bag. Get ready for four new colors this month (light blue, navy, raspberry, and light sand), and look forward to five more shades hitting shelves in June (red, dusty rose, cognac, bronze, and black).

Loewe Cruz Bag

Loewe Cruz Bag: Cruz Control

Spain’s most quintessential bag brand has come together with two of the country’s most innately glamorous ladies. Loewe’s former Creative Director Stuart Vevers has since moved on to Coach, and this sister-act collaboration with Penélope and Mónica Cruz is the designer’s parting gift.