Snob Essentials

Top Entry-Level Exotic Bags: Beauty is Skin Deep

If you know anything about me, it’s that I love a good exotic bag. But I understand the hesitation, as well as the primal fear that can come with the prospect of the purchase…


Jil Sander View Suede and Leather Shoulder Bag: Flash Into View

Sometimes it’s not about what you add to a bag that makes it special, but what you take away. That’s why I’m so in love with this amazingly easy and eye-catching new shoulder style. Especially in chartreuse suede and burgundy leather: the unexpected combo is ideal for transitioning from day to evening, as well as from summer to fall.

Top Pouches with Punch

Top Pouches with Punch: What Your Bag is Missing

If you have not adopted the use of a pouch that can be transferred from bag to bag, you are seriously making your life very difficult. The catch-all essential, for everything from receipts to lip gloss to keys…

Tomas Maier Bicolor Suede Shoulder Bag

Tomas Maier Bicolor Suede Shoulder Bag: In Versatile Style

There aren’t too many designers who are confident enough to say less really is more, and then back that minimalist spirit with and a casual attitude to match. Tomas Maier is one of those uncommon designers. With this latest suede shoulder bag, his eloquent take on quiet luxury is underscored with measured details.

Jérôme Dreyfuss Anatole Bag

Jérôme Dreyfuss Anatole Bag: Get Into Shape

The Anatole marks the arrival of a great new shape from Jérôme Dreyfuss, who seems to just get better each season. Full of unique details without looking overcomplicated and casually versatile with enough intrigue to keep you interested, it’s a day bag you can carry to help shake up the week.

Christopher Raeburn Hare and Polar Bear Shoulder Bags

Christopher Raeburn Hare and Polar Bear Shoulder Bags: Snob or Slob?

Has kitsch gone too far? I think we’ve already established the answer is yes, probably. There is a fine line between animal magnetism (just look at Fendi’s cute yet intelligently abstract Demi Jour Penguin bag and animal madness.