5 Minutes With Bag Snob’s Tina Craig During NYFW

Who knows luxury bags better than the self-proclaimed Bag Snob, Tina Craig? Really, no one. Since the founding of the Bag Snob blog in 2005, Craig and her partner Kelly Cook have turned their luxury accessories obsession into a fashion empire. Multiple brand partnerships later, including a bag line with HSN, the duo maintain their post as authorities on essential luxury. During the NYFW madness, Craig made her regular stop in to our SoHo flagship location, and generously gave us a few minutes of her time.

Image via snobessentials.com

Image via snobessentials.com

Whose NYFW collection did you enjoy the most? 

Altuzarra! Anachronistic and all over the map (literally), it featured equally strong elements from the best of old-world eclecticism and modern street style. Just how I like to dress.

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD/Altuzarra show, Runway, FW16, NYFW

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD/Altuzarra show, Runway, FW16, NYFW

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (5586584ad) Model on the catwalk Altuzarra show, Runway, Fall Winter 2016, New York Fashion Week, America - 13 Feb 2016

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD/Altuzarra show, Runway, FW16, NYFW

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD/Altuzarra show, Runway, FW16, NYFW

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD/Altuzarra show, Runway, FW16, NYFW

Whose collection are you sad to be missing overseas?

GUCCI!

We know you travel in style – what’s your favorite bag you took with you to fashion week?

Surprisingly, it was the mini Chanel backpack from What Goes Around Comes Around.

If you had to pick, what are your top two favorite bags in our SoHo store?

The Hermès Micro Mini Kelly that fits nothing but is so cute you’re willing to carry your iPhone in your pocket and risk radiation. And the double Chanel twin packs, again, really just a lipstick holster.

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What’s your ‘bag of 2016’?

Gucci’s Sylvie Grosgrain-Striped Shoulder Bag! It’s prim and proper yet not at all proper nor prim: Gucci is getting it so right, I can hardly take it.

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What bag do you wish would GO AWAY?

Celine luggage tote. Enough of the maniacal looking clown face bag.