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Lanvin Jeannie Verni

admin | Lanvin | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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Once again Alber Albaz comes through for me. I was just thinking the other day I’d like to travel with a bag that can also double as a clutch for evening so I don’t have to pack as much as I usually do and here it is, my wish fulfilled! The Lanvin Jeannie Verni has a removable strap that instantly tranforms it to a clutch. Fab right? And if you’re not sick of us going on about blue yet, this will make you want to get a blue bag immediately. Look at that delectable shade of blue, it’s so yummy and fresh! The patent brown is an unusual shade and gives this basic color a kick. $1,160 at Barneys, email Christy or call her at 469-221-4725.

Lanvin Ontario Messenger

admin | Lanvin | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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Dear Bag Snob,

I am a young University Professor, I am looking for a bag that will carry all of my books and papers while still looking fierce. I don’t want to look too young with a backpack, or too aged with a briefcase. What do you recommend? Thanks!

Shawna

Dear Shawna,

Now that everyone is gearing up to go back to school, we have been getting a lot of questions about the perfect bag for students, as well as professors like yourself. You are absolutely right, who in their right mind would show up post high school with a backpack? And unless you are wearing a tweed coat with leather elbow patches, you should not even own a briefcase!! We of course have the perfect bag for you and it’s from one of our favorite designers, Lanvin. This suede messenger is super functional and is as fierce as they come without being overly frivolous and fussy for campus life. The flap closure makes your life easier and the short strap keeps you from looking like an actual messenger. In fact, the length of the strap is what makes this bag for me. The obvious thing to do would be to make this into a over the shoulder bag, but you lose the chic, on-the-go style. The size is great for books and papers at 15″ x 19″, not so big that it would topple you but adequate for most books (at least the ones that I read =) You can get it at Barneys for $1380.

Love,
The Bag Snob

Get Happy with Lanvin! Lanvin Happy Partage Bag

admin | Lanvin | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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lanvinhappypatage.jpgIt was the Chinese Moon Festival this weekend, a time to celebrate the abundance of mother nature and life. The beginning of Fall is always a happy time for me; my son’s birthday is coming up and I have so much to celebrate in my life! What more could a person want? Except maybe a nice Happy Partage bag from Lanvin, how happy will I be with this on my arm? Made of black embossed goat skin with velvet ribbon chain link straps and “Vintage” gold toned hardware, it is a vision of femininity. Zippered pocket at back of bag to hold cell or keys and flap over closure with turnlock cylinder in black finish off the look. Generously sized at 28cm and lined in sexy black satin.

But since I am on a major bag diet, I will just be happy looking and admiring it from afar. If you are looking for a bag to give you major bag mileage, look no further. This is a timeless look and the embossed goat skin gives it a modern touch. $1,495 at MyTheresa.com.

Jimmy Choo’s Shiny Suede

admin | Jimmy Choo | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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I vaguely remember bashing Jimmy Choo bags a while back, probably Nicole Richie’s fault but I have to say, this is not a bad looking bag. I love the color and the mix of suede and shiny calf leather – it strikes some kind of perfect balance of exuberance for me. Although, I can do without the bottom exterior zipper, it throws things off a bit and from a practical standpoint, what are you going to put in there? A pencil? Tampon? Eh, I can do without it.
Saks for $1895.

Anya Hindmarch – Janie Straw Clutch

admin | Jimmy Choo | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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Looking at this bag makes me want to jump on the plane and head to one of the Maldives Islands. Every summer I am tempted by the straw bag because it is quintessentially summer and equates to warm fun days. Well, what can be more fun that this clutch with chunky turquoise embellishment that will be showing up everywhere this summer (yeah, I know, as in all summers but trust me turquoise is really really in this year). The quality of natural straw gives the rich texture and color variance on this dainty frame clutch so you can leave the beach and head to a she-she-fru-fru luncheon without feeling like I do when I show up in flip flps and everyone else is in Jimmy Choos. At Vivre for $275. Get free shipping with coupon code: BSBVIV.

Saks Fall Sale Rocks!!

admin | Jimmy Choo | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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dior_pythonpumps.pngAre you having as much fun as we are with all these sales? With sluggish sales figures reported so far for this year, retailers are starting sales early and it looks like it’s all the good stuff, too! These are the bags we have been salivating over but couldn’t justify so now that it’s on sale, no need to justify! The Zac Posen Antonia Patent Shoulder Bag in my favorite color, purple, has to be the best buy of the sale season. It is now $840 down from $1200. And trust me, the purple trend will continue. We are seeing big colors for Spring so you’re totally safe with this here.

The Ferragamo Laser Cut Patent Tote isn’t something that I would consider full priced but $875 from $1250 sure changes the tune. They have done an amazing job making the bags younger and I’m telling you, I see cute young girls with Ferragamo all the time now!! It is an iconic brand so there is not much risk in being seen with one. This giant tote, 22″ X 13″, is great for those who need to haul the world around with you (I am guilty of this now that I have 2 kids). I love this green, it is totally luscious and in the distressed patent it is neutral yet bold. I also love the thick braided handles. For all that, I can even deal with the laser cut logo. I was in love with this Jimmy Choo Kaaren Clutch from the start. Perfect timing now that it’s on sale with the holiday parties you’ll be attending. But you’ll be using this beyond the cocktails and finger food, this is a keeper! Was $995, now only $696.50.

Ohhh, Tina is not going to like seeing these Dior Python pumps go on sale because I know she bought this at full price. She is all about instant gratification so I guess she pays for being able to have it. These are the ultimate in lux shoes, like a museum piece!! On sale for $840, was $1200.

Free Rush shipping with code: RUSHNOW. Make sure you select “Rush” as your method of shipping for the code to work.

Jimmy Choo Kaaren Clutch

admin | Jimmy Choo | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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This reminds me of Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in Scarface with her heroin chic appeal (it was cocaine actually which makes it so much more 80’s). This clutch would be perfect with everything she wore in that movie – the glistening metallic suede, gold michellepfeiffer.jpghardware, even a wrist strap so she can properly seduce men on the dance floor. First you get the money, then you get the power and THEN you get the bags!! But you certainly don’t need to resort to drug dealing for this bag, it is only $995 (petty theft maybe but nothing major like organized crime). Seeing that this bag is able to bridge the gap between the 70’s, 80’s and today (this bag’s personality is too clear and collected to be 90’s), it is a safe bet that it will let you get along for quite a few years more with it. And who says this has to be strictly an evening affair? I would love to run around during the day with my girlfriends being carefree and chic without my giant tote with laptop weighing it down like a ton of bricks. I wish I had used clutches more before I had kids and a job, because now I feel like it is such a luxury when I do get to use a cute little feather light clutch (even giant clutches are light to me, anything less than 10 pounds is considered light). But I guess it just makes me love it and appreciate it so much more when I get a chance to use them. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $995. Free shipping with code HOLIDAY7.

Lanvin London

admin | Lanvin | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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We are totally in love with Lanvin lately. Alber Elbaz has created another gem with this London bag. The simple and tasteful structure is given a twist with cushiony leather and plexi chains, making it edgy yet maintaining its classic appeal. It is Steve McQueen cool and will be a well used bag in your collection. This snob worthy bag is a smart buy at $1195, available at Barney’s New York.

Jimmy Choo Keeya Tote

admin | Jimmy Choo | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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I find this Jimmy Choo Keeya tote very appealing, the subtle metallic color is absolutely gorgeous and the leather detail is funky and interesting on a simply designed tote. It kind of resembles woven leather but upon closer inspection, it’s slashed in a very punk rock and fun way, not a crazy way that we’ve come to associate with Jimmy Choo bags. Actually, you would never guess it was from Jimmy Choo until you see the engraved metal hardware. Two side pockets and three divided interior compartments also make it easy to stay organized while looking impossibly chic. A great summer travel bag for trips to Portofino or St. Tropez. At Net-A-Porter for $1,395

(Bag Snob would like to correct a statement made in an earlier article about Sandra Choi being the designer behind Jimmy Choo bags. She is only responsible for the fabulous shoe collection, which you all know we adore.)

Things that make you go hmmm- Weinstein buys Halston

admin | Jimmy Choo | Sunday, 08 March 2009
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Thanks to Michelle, our helpful intern, for bringing this New York Times article to our attention. Harvey Weinstein (boyfriend to Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman and one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood) has just purchased Halston, the legendary fashion brand that dressed the likes of Lauren Hutton and Bianca Jagger in Studio 54 heyday of the ’70s. Touted as the best American designer in like, ever, Halston was responsible for many of the styles we still embrace today. Tamara Mellon, of Jimmy Choo fame, brought the deal to Weinstein and will provide creative direction (is there anything this chick doesn’t do? I’d like her to help us brand Bag Snob, someone have her people call my people please) So how does this translate into your life and why should you care? Because Hollywood actresses will be jumping to be seen in Halston on the red carpet which means you’ll be coveting it as well. I mean if your boss buys Prada wouldn’t you be wearing it 24/7 too? And we heard from a very reliable source that LVMH has major stakes in Weinstein’s company… hmmmmmmmmm

UPDATE:Rachel Zoe(Nicole and Lindsay former stylist) has just been tapped to join Tamara Mellon on the Halston board to lead creative direction. Another major hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Can’t wait to see what they come up with, we are always in need of fodder for our site :)