The Marc Jacobs show is always the biggest event of New York Fashion Week, and the designer closed out the season on Thursday with a memorable show full of, among other things, a brand new flap shoulder bag in a zillion different embellishments, from beautiful to beautifully irreverent.


Things have changed dramatically for Marc Jacobs over the past two years. In 2014, Jacobs ended his decade-plus tenure at the helm of the world’s most valuable luxury brand, Louis Vuitton, and earlier this year, the company announced it would be folding its lucrative, lower-priced offshoot, Marc by Marc Jacobs, into the regular collection.


Bag: Marc Jacobs Python and Sequin Trouble Bag

Price: $5,500 via Net-a-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Marc Jacobs left Louis Vuitton to focus on reviving and expanding his eponymous label, and this bag is a step in the right direction.

Marc Jacobs Surplus Plus Alligator Bags

Runway shows are only half the story; you don’t get the full picture of what a designer has planned for a season until the lookbooks and price lists come out, and thanks to Moda Operandi, a lot more of that information is now made public in a timely manner than ever before.

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Marc Jacobs is not a man of opaque themes; he’s preternaturally talented when it comes to a lot of things, and among them is letting his spectators, fans and clients know what he’s thinking during his seasonal shows.

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If it felt to you as though Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags had become a bit stale over the past few years, you weren’t alone; Marc Jacobs felt the same way. In advance of his company’s much-rumored future IPO, Jacobs brought in Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley to breathe new life into the once-powerful contemporary brand, and we now know more about the duo’s first line of bags for the brand.

Marc Jacobs Medium Incognito Bag

While Marc Jacobs was practically printing money at Louis Vuitton, things at his own line, especially his handbag line, got a little bit…stale. After the brand enjoyed huge success with its hit Stam Bag in the mid-2000s, little in the way of a true hit materialized to take the brand into the post-It Bag era.

Marc Jacobs Leather Duffel

When Marc Jacobs stepped down for his spot atop Louis Vuitton in October 2013, it confirmed rumors that had been swirling for months; not only was Jacobs’ 16-year reign at the top of the world’s biggest luxury leather goods brand over, but it was ending so that Jacobs could expand his eponymous brand, perhaps in advance of an IPO.

Christina Ricci Marc Jacobs The 1984 Satchel

Christina Ricci recently greeted fans outside the Jimmy Kimmel Live studios while carrying a sleek, black Marc Jacobs The 1984 Satchel. Christina is a huge friend/fan of Marc, and seems to carry his bags almost exclusively.

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Now that Marc Jacobs has said goodbye to his sixteen year career at Louis Vuitton in order to focus on his eponymous line, it’s exciting to see just what Marc Jacobs has up his creative sleeve for his own brand.