I’m too young to remember when MCM was a big deal the first time around, but I have been assured that it was and I have no reason not to believe it. I’ve seen those bags, though, and I have a hard time imagining them being widely popular, but, you know, the 80s were a weird time.

I’m thankful that their logo bags haven’t returned in the 80s nostalgia wave (a wave that I’m ok with, in general – I just bought another pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers, after all), but if they keep making bags like the MCM North/South Leather Hobo, I wouldn’t mind at all if the brand became a trend all over again.

Since this bag is completely empty and not hanging on a shoulder, I think that the uber-slouchy, uber-soft leather would look a bit more tailored when worn. If it does, the bag would be nearly perfect for people that like a casual, easy sensibility to their personal style (or really, just about anyone that like wonderful leather in a neutral shade).

The knotting, tassel, and minimal use of hardware are enough to vary the texture and visual appeal of the bag. If tassels aren’t your thing, then it’s removable, but I’d recommend leaving it on – it lends a nice vertical line, not to mention a little bit of motion, to this beautiful, modern bag. There’s not a note of 80s tiredness anywhere near this one. Buy through Saks for $995.

  • StyleRevolution.net

    Love the hobo bag!

  • speaking of…

    NO! Looks like a black diaper bag with filling included..eww

  • Jane

    When I was looking at the bag close up I see the extra metal loops. What are they for? Is it for the tassel? Other than that I would love to see it on an arm to enjoy the full effect of the hobo style because right now its too slouchy for me to visualize the bag.

  • Elyse

    this bag seems kinda meh. I would have to see it in person and feel the leather to make a judgement call (fb)

  • Joy

    really starting to love mcm
    creative and nice, yet not so expensive!
    (fb)
    thanks for the great post purseblog!