Every time I’ve walked my way through Bloomingdales’ handbags department, I’ve been consistently impressed by the sophistication and elegance of Marc by MJ’s Fall 2012 Handbags & Accessories collection.
The rich colors, genius color blocking, and mixed-materials seen in Marc by Marc Jacob’s Fall handbags really drew my attention to the collection. I wouldn’t say that I overlook Marc by MJ, but I will admit that I try to steer away from the brand because of how intensely popular it’s become. It seems like everyone and their little sister has either a MJ backpack, tote, cell phone case or other accessory. I can’t say I’m surprised and have to admit that I’m a supporter as well – MJ’s cute colors & designs have basically taken over the chic school bag & tech accessories market. This grown-up, ladylike collection is what’s on my radar at the moment, though.
I love the functionality of these beautiful bags – they’re roomy enough for the girl-on-the-go to hold her notebooks, iPad, and change of shoes while still looking extremely chic. The snakeskin-texture on so many of them is another selling point for me, as it makes them look that much more luxurious with a hint of exotic. Last but not least, the fact that all of these come with a cross-body strap is brilliant, making them even more effortless!