Snob Essentials

Snob Travel Essentials

Travel trends may come and go, but necessities are necessities. You don’t just want to look good at the airport, you want to be prepared and comfortable for a no-fuss flying experience. Check out these Snob Essentials for your next jet-set!


Katie Holmes Travels Light with Coach’s Madison Gathered Twist Clutch

Correction: Katie is carrying Coach‘s Madison Gathered Twist clutch from the Fall 2013 collection. Katie Holmes (seen here with pal Naomi Watts) recently attended Coach’s High Line Party in NYC looking summer chic in a white, one shoulder number by Chloe, Alaia shoes and carrying a sweet Miu Miu Matelasse wallet. This is the perfect accessory … Continue reading “Katie Holmes Travels Light with Coach’s Madison Gathered Twist Clutch”


Lanvin Large JL Wallet: Clutch Control

Technically this Lanvin is a wristlet wallet but I see it as a sleek clutch, a summer staple. It is not a traditional wallet, there is major organization – a zip pocket to keep contents safe, as well as slip pockets on the back and beneath the flap for when you need easier access. I’ll … Continue reading “Lanvin Large JL Wallet: Clutch Control”

Proenza Schouler Continental and Large Iguana Wallets

Proenza Schouler PS1 Iguana Wallets: Ready for Reptile

Snobs who leave no bag unturned surely demand a wallet that matches the rest of their wardrobe, right? In the midst of bag frenzies, the wallet is an oft-neglected accessory that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Count on the boys of Proenza Schouler to change that. When your wallet is extra-spacious and comes with … Continue reading “Proenza Schouler PS1 Iguana Wallets: Ready for Reptile”


Christian Louboutin Syd Studded Leather Shopper Bag: The Sex Pistols

I wish my husband could pull off more high-fashion looks (isn’t the dream of any woman to be married a straight guy with gay aesthetics?), but I’m not sure any straight guy can pull off a studded tote. Odd because studs are not inherently feminine – think back to the original punk-rock era – but … Continue reading “Christian Louboutin Syd Studded Leather Shopper Bag: The Sex Pistols”


Top 5 Small Essentials: All the Small Things

They say you shouldn’t sweat the small stuff, and that’s particularly easy when you’ve come prepared. A roomy bag is only as good as the stuff you’ve got in it…Well, maybe that’s not entirely true, but the quality of your life is greatly improved when all the little things are in place. Here, five super-functional … Continue reading “Top 5 Small Essentials: All the Small Things”


McQ Alexander McQueen’s Kingsland Shopper and Collar Stud Wallet: Gold Rush

Mirrored vinyl may sound like something frighteningly tacky, but bags speak louder than words. McQ Alexander McQueen, a brand you can always count on for a lighthearted take on gritty edge, has produced sleek and shiny decadence that is anything but vulgar, and now I’m saying, “Let it shine.” Sometimes high-octane gleam looks too much … Continue reading “McQ Alexander McQueen’s Kingsland Shopper and Collar Stud Wallet: Gold Rush”


Shinola: You Know No Better

This week, I found myself on a mini adventure to Detroit to experience a rebirth. Slightly dramatic? Yes, but equally necessary to describe what I saw. The city of Detroit has a downtrodden reputation that has persisted with its name for as long as I can remember. As we all know, its home of American … Continue reading “Shinola: You Know No Better”


Top 5 Men’s Wallets: Perfect Portefeuille

Imagine this bit of horror: you’re at dinner at one of the chicest restaurants in town, and the check comes. You pull out your wallet, and your guests mouthes drop in shock of seeing what you’re carrying. You just had the most epic of epic fails: the ugly wallet. Luckily, I’m here to help prevent … Continue reading “Top 5 Men’s Wallets: Perfect Portefeuille”