The marriage of luscious and buttery python and a functional, toss-in-and-go tote makes me swoon. You just can’t go wrong with a bag this easy and dreamy – drawstring ties dress it down and means you can dash around town and believe it or not, you’re likely to end up using this on the regular. I have python this color, and it does not show as much dirt as you would expect.
I’m not going to say Carlos Falchi’s classic tote will take the title as “Most Exciting Bag in the Closet,” but a classic is a classic! Leave your giddiness for trendy bags to the Frugal Snob prices. And if you get bored, just peek inside. The interior is lined in robin’s egg blue suede – so beautiful against soft yellow (and with two giant patch pockets for a phone and iPod – or for me, easy sunglasses storage – luxury equals convenience). Invest in a winner. Lust wears off, but love is forever, and this bag will love you back. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $2,995.
Pair with: Classic doesn’t mean boring. For example, take Michael Kors’ twisted shirtdress, another closet staple you won’t know how you lived without. Michael Kors Twist Front Shirt Dress, $995.