Bag Snob X DKNY Collection

Posted on October 31, 2011

We know you ladies love to talk bags and we two ladies love to talk blogging, so what better subject for us all than one that intersects with both blogging AND accessories, darlings? If you love talking accessories, then you probably already love Bag Snob. And if you don’t know about Bag Snob and love bags, then you might as well resign yourself to the fact that after clicking over to the site, you’re not going to get anything done today.

But first, the fine folks at DKNY have some ‘splaining to do:

“It all started with a tweet back in 2009, or rather a mis-tweet if you will. DKNY PR GIRL noticed a less-than-complimentary post by Bag Snob and was faced with a dilemma: To respond or not to respond? Tapping into her uncanny skill for finding just the right thing to say at just the right moment, DKNY PR GIRL asked, “Haven’t you ever taken a picture of yourself that just doesn’t do you justice?” From there a friendship grew and DKNY PR GIRL soon learned that Bag Snob had actually been a longtime fan of Donna and her collections. Flash-forward to 2011, and this mutual respect has turned into a stylish collaboration: The Bag Snob x DKNY Limited Edition Collection debuting for Resort 2012 and on sale now at select retailers worldwide including of course! The collection features special Bag Snob-approved details, such as pale-gold metal feet, branded Bag Snob x DKNY raspberry jacquard nylon lining, removable shiny pale gold hangtags, and outside pockets for speedy access. Meet “The Tote,” “The Travel,” “The Treasure,” “The Trendy,” and “The Clutch” today!”

Bitchy tweets leading to fabulous collaborations, darlings! What’s not to love? And what’s not to love with this collection of sassy bags?

Bag Snob X DKNY CollectionTrendy Bag


Bag Snob X DKNY CollectionTote


Bag Snob X DKNY CollectionTreasure Bag


Bag Snob X DKNY CollectionClutch


Bag Snob X DKNY CollectionTravel Bag

We love that last travel bag so much that Lorenzo, his childhood dreams of being a Pan Am stewardess recently bubbling back to the surface, declared he MUST have it when he first set eyes on it. In fact, when Tina at Bag Snob asked us to give them our picks for the “Five Essential” bags, we couldn’t NOT include this one, even if it does look like an awful lot of bloggy airkissing when we do it. Tina, bless her, was so excited to hear we were including this one in our picks she nonchalantly e-blurted out, “Do you want one?” HELL YES. And thus, it arrived just today. Lorenzo has declared his intention to curl up and sleep with it tonight. Head on over to the fabulous (and insanely generous) Bag Snob to see what we picked for the other four essentials.

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  • Anonymous

    I would sleep with it too! (I used to do that with my favorite Christmas gift when I was little!)  That bag is totally fabulous.

  • Anonymous

     I like the first and fourth bags best. The last one reminds me of a bowling ball bag! 

  • Anonymous

    Love them all!

  • Anonymous

    I’m not feeling it.  Ick, as far as I am concerned.

  • It’s the only one I like, but not $500 like. Not sure there IS such a thing….

    • Anonymous

      It always astonishes me that someone would pay over $100 for a handbag. I think the most I’ve ever paid is $60.

  • I like the Travel Bag but the whole collection is a little underwhelming.  

  • Hmm. Bag Snob appears to be down. 

    • TLo, did you crash Bag Snob?

    • Anonymous

      Down again!  Behold the Power of TLo!!!!!

      I love the travel/bowling ball bag.  That thing is shooting off retro sparks at a frenzied rate!

      I want one too. 

  • Ehh, they aren’t my style, but I like the shape of the last bag.

  • So let’s see…you get free bags for saying you like said bags….kinda not feeling that. Gauche comes to mind. Tacky too.

    • “Do you want one?”

      “No I’d much rather pay $500 retail”


      • Really if you take blogging seriously or want to be taken seriously. Because that’s how it works doesn’t make it any less tacky.

        • Integrity is much more expensive than a DKNY bag.

          • Anonymous

            However, they picked the bag as a favorite before it was offered. To my way of thinking that has zero negative effect on integrity.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, get over yourself. They said right up front that they got a free bag, and if you think that makes their review suspect, well go right ahead.  But a blogger’s entire livelihood depends on their reputation, so I’m inclined to think it went down exactly as described.

        • You mean like the entire fashion world?  The one in which if you want any publication to say anything flattering you better be prepared for freebies?

          And btw, according to my ethics professors, and my journalism classes in college, accepting things is fine, as long as you’re clear about it — it’s not a conflict of interest if it is freely disclosed to readers so that they can decide if it represents an influence on your opinion and how much it should be taken into account.  That pesky free will again.

          Not to mention the fact that the guys are… well, guys.  While the travel bag is unisex, the collection is aimed at women.  So it would be fairly ridiculous to try and buy a good review by offering them a free bag.  All reason suggest the chain of events is exactly as posed — they liked the bag, they said so, it was offered by an acquaintance, they accepted.  End of story with no ethical breach.

          • MilaXX

            Or the ginormous swag bags that celebs get during awards season?

        • Anonymous

          That is some rarified air you must be breathing. Average people buying items on Amazon get offered free merch for writing a glowing review quite frequently. It is disclosed and life goes on as usual. I was once offered a free item, like T Lo, AFTER I wrote a glowing review about a seller I was extremely happy with, but posted it to the wrong section. The seller asked me, through Amazon, if I wouldn’t mind reposting in correct section and offered me a free item. Amazon notified me of their disclosure policy and I happily reposted my review. I did decline the free object, not because I am holier-than-T Lo, but because the item was for an infant and given how quickly they grow it was impractical to give the baby two of that item.  Everyone is doing it because it is not improper. There are stated rules of conduct and one must agree to follow them. Whether something is tacky is a judgment, not a moral digression. Given how many people accept free items or services, you’ve got a LOT of judging ahead of you.

    • Anonymous

      This would be problematic:

      “Hey TLo want a ‘free bag?’ All you have to do is write a ‘fair and balanced’ post about it” ::nudge, nudge::

      “Of course, we will do anything for swag! Here are our souls and a contract for the souls of all our bitter kittens!”

      “Excellent” ::cue maniacally devilish laughter::

      This is not what happened.

      They said they liked a bag and were offered it and OPENLY TOLD US ABOUT IT. They didn’t have to mention receiving the bag at all.

      I think you are looking for something to offend you.

      • Not looking for anything to offend me at all. However, I don’t like even the appearance of impropriety. I don’t distrust that it went down the way it was reported, BUT…will I ever trust what they have to say about DKNY (and probably anything else?) Not so much.

        • MilaXX

          Is this the only blog you read?  As mentioned this is pretty much the way of the world now. In fact legit bloggers state their disclaimers upfront. With more and more people making their living with social media and blogging, it’s the way of life now.

        • i guess i don’t quite understand what is to “trust” about their blog posts…? they put up pretty pictures of bags and clothes and give their opinion on them and people comment whether they agree or not. it’s not like they’re doctors prescribing one brand of meds because they receive kickbacks from that pharmaceutical company.

          i would be more concerned if TLo actively ignored certain designers/brands/accessories due to some unknown bias. lol just an example

          • ITA.  The tagline on this blog is “Fabulous and OPINIONATED”!  It’s an opinion-based site — I don’t get it.

        • Well, then I would suggest that you never read or watch anything — who knows what the reporter may have done or said or heard or received that they didn’t tell you!   They might be actually human and they may have opinions that aren’t the result of a robotic analysis! 

    • MilaXX

      Why not? celebs do it all the time. It’s part of the social media game now. People take bloggers quite seriously and realize the power of their reach. That’s why most companies how not only have a website they also have a twitter, a facebook and a tumblr.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the travel bag above and the yellow clutch you guys picked for Bag Snob. And your photo!

  • Anonymous

    yep, the Travel Bag is the best of the bunch. The Trendy Bag and the Treasure Bag are close seconds.

    Congrats to Lorenzo on his new love!

  • Anonymous

    i think the site cannot handle all the minions going to check it out all at once…. because it’s already unavailable! 🙁 

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Whoops – I think the minions broke Bag Snob.  Love the travel bag too.

  • Anonymous

    I have to say, your twitter picture of your bag is more flattering than the PR picture.


  • Cautiously Pessimistic

    Aaaaand now I must have the travel bag.  Just retro enough for my taste.

  • Kate Pearce

    I’m not sure how I didn’t know about Bag Snob, because-duh that’s so me LOL I love all the bags, particularly the first one. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Love the pic of you cutie patooties on the site! Looking ferosh!

  • I love the Treasure bag muchly.

  • Joyce VG

    Weeee! Love it you got the bag you coveted! 

  • Anonymous

    Almost like the Tote, love the Travel, everything else is ugly.

  • BerlinerNYC

    I wish there were a bag that were more suited to daily life in the city (i.e., the briefcase substitute you take with you on the subway). The tote doesn’t really cut it, and the travel bag does indeed scream Travel. That said, I find the Treasure bag compelling, even though I have absolutely zero use for it.

  • you guys have made bag snob so popular that the site is unreachable right now.

    • elvira maricic

      Even though they’ve labeled you as Tim_Lorenzo in the photo ID. Tell them you want a another bag for their lack of proofreadingness.

  • Anonymous

    Especially bored with Tote. The last one is OK only.
    There’s nothing new or exciting here.

    • the Tote looks like something you could buy at Target for $29.99

  • Love the Travel, Love the Treasure, the rest aren’t particularly me.

  • Anonymous

    I totally love the travel bag.  It’s a cool nostalgic shape and the colors are to die.  And I’m not an accessories person!

  •  These bags are sooooooooooo amazing, it’s beyond. I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about some bags. Incredible. Wish I could afford one.

  • Anonymous

    I REALLY dislike these.  The colours are ugly and they just look clunky, cheap and pleathery  (although I’m sure they’re not).  The travel bag is the best of  a bad bunch.   Still, it’s put me off going to Bag Snob as their taste is clearly not mine..

  • Geno Boggiatto

    The travel bag is okay, the rest of it is a little sad looking. Like something you buy for your aunt for Christmas at Ross as a last minute gift because you have NO IDEA what to get her.

  • Some of your readers are guys, who are luggage whores.  How’s about a “men’s leather accessories” series?  And no, not the leather accessories that you see at Halstead or Dore.

  • Anonymous

    Love the little yellow clutch you picked, and the travel bag too!  I had to smile at the image captions of “Trendy Bag” etc. since I have official names for about half of my bags at home.  Most of them are no more clever or exciting than “Green Purse” or “Grommet Bag” but when I say them, I see them in my mind as title-case captions just like these.  Yes, I am goofy and I’m not even that into bags.  Shoes are another matter entirely.

    The next time I get a bag that really blows my skirt up I think I will name it “Treasure Bag.”

  • MilaXX

    I follow her on twitter and obsessively enter her contests. Love the travel bag, the tote & the treasure bag. So DKNY  collabed with a blogger, MAC cosmetics created a line based on bloggers recs. Tell me dear T and Lo who or what designer  would you guys love to collab with?

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take the Treasure, should anyone consult the minions about my Christmas gift list.s

  • Anonymous

    It is now 5:30 and I have spent the last 4 hours at bag snob. 

    Cakes can wait…

  • While the shapes are great, don’t really like the look of the material. Sorry DKNY, this looks cheap, like the nth hand bags sold on the roadside in India.

  • Finally, we get a photo of TLo, and on somebody else’s blog! Which one is T and which is Lo?

  • M M

    The bags are nice. The Treasure Bag is my fav of the bunch. I like the bright orange accent of color and the contrasting croc leather. The Clutch, I like least. 

    I cant’ help find it adorable how a full grown man could get so emotionally attached to a piece of luggage. Good work boys!

  • i like yr article better than any or all of these handbags-plus combined.
    happy they gave you the one you like, however.

  • I only like the travel bag, sorry everybody.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm. The Treasure is the only one I’m really drawn to.

  • Anonymous

    Meh.  If any were given to me, I’d probably gift them.  I do love the Travel bag but I wouldn’t use it without straps long enough to hoist it up on a shoulder.

  • Anonymous

    Awww…you guys are such a cute couple.  I’ve never seen you in a photo before!  I guess T is in purple and Lo is in red?  Personally, I’m not a bag person, but the camera bag gets me.  I’m a photog and I have a collection of cameras, and this is divine.  Maybe I’ll just carry my little camera case like that around?  Lord knows I can’t afford the Schouler..I’m not even going to try to find out the price. 

    Completely off topic, you gents still watching ‘Homeland’?  I’m getting very suspicious of Saul…just sayin…

  • I love the tote, and the travel bag is really cool. The others I can take of leave. And even if I had hundreds of dollars to spend on a bag, I’m not sure I’d do it. Boots, on the other hand……

  • Anonymous

    I love love love the travel bag too! The clutch looks (oddly) cheap and poorly designed. The others are meh.

  • It’s like a full circle moment. Bag Snob blog,blogs bag, bag pr tweets back,befriends blogger, blogger and bag pr make bags,blogging duo blogs about them, receives their own bag, and they live happily ever after. 

  • Anonymous

    Not in love with these bags, but I do like that they are practical without being boring – one of the reasons I’m a DK fan.

  • Love the “Treasure”

  • I would lay down and die for just one day with almost all of these bags.

  • Wrenaria

    I like the Treasure bag and the Travel bag quite a bit, but otherwise meh.

  • Disappointing…They look

  • Disappointing…They look

  • Disappointing. They look generic and dull.

  • Disappointing. They look generic and dull.

  • That Treasure Bag will be mine!! Totally affordable too!

  • Anonymous

    Oooh… luck you!! I love the Bag Snob blog. It’s mind boggling how much money those ladies have to drop on bags. I kind of shop vicariously through them.

  • Anonymous

    I want every single one except the trendy bag!

  • Anonymous

    I would like a combination of the Trendy and the Tote Don’t like the others at all.