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Marc by Marc Jacobs’ runway bags tend not to reveal a great deal about what the entire accessories line will look like when it comes out. For his diffusion line, Jacobs generally only reveals one or two shapes or ideas in the hands of his models; as you all well know by now, the eventual retail line will contain dozens of shapes, sizes and colors in a litany of different sub-lines. Some will be familiar, others will be entirely new, but at least a few of them will throw me into a tizzy, all at a price point that stays under $600.
Most of those bags don’t find their way onto the runway, and Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 marks yet another season in which we’ll have to wait to see the best of Marc’s handbags. What was showed on the runway was fine, but not inspiring; the geometric shape is one that’s easily locatable from inexpensive brands, and the iteration covered in bulbous studding seemed a bit late on the trend. The hobos with front pockets and tonal contrasting materials were the easy bright spot.