We’ve always been told, it’s on the inside that counts – and it’s true. Even for bags! While you might be toting the chicest carryall in town, if your belongings in it are a sloppy mess, then you’ve just downgraded the whole bag snob effect. So in honor of what lies within, I’m dedicating this entry to the case within the bag, the oft-neglected cosmetics case.
A polka-dot pattern of studs over distressed leather with Anya Hindmarch‘s trademark bow logo looks more like golden pearls than heavy metal. Anya Hindmarch “Patty” Studded Leather Cosmetics Case. On Net-a-Porter for $206.50 (from $295).
As crinkly-shiny as aluminum foil, let a lightning flash of silver shine from your tote with this frugal snob-approved metallic snake-embossed leather pouch by Rebecca Minkoff. Rebecca Minkoff “Cory” Pouch. On ShopBop for $45 (from $65).
High style comes in the form of minimalist design, thanks to Valextra. Their vitello leather pouchette with pink-gold hardware will elevate any bag to snob-worthy status. Valextra “Babilla” Pouchette. At Barneys New York for $380.
Laminated burlap with pink piping equals summer-perfect preppiness, and the coated finish means you can wipe it free of dirt and grime. Tory Burch Small Cosmetics Case. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $55.
For the girl who doesn’t need more than a lip gloss and her keys. A. Testoni‘s miniature case is a sleek, soft nappa leather pouch that doubles as a key chain, with an oversized zipper pull for ease and flair. Because organization is key! A. Testoni Navy Blue Nappa Leather Pouch. On Forzieri for $110.
A roomy hobo or tote bag allows for a case with some chunk, like Marc Jacobs‘ quilted pouch. Creamy petal pink is pretty and padlock hardware is just funky enough. Marc Jacobs Quilted Key Pouch. At Barneys New York for $225.