Marc Jacobs isn’t as widely revered for his handbags as he used to be (although it’s a different story with his work for Louis Vuitton), but the accessories that liberally dot his runway show every season are still just as influential within the industry as everything else the models are wearing. Marc Jacobs is the king of New York, and his reign doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon, even if his handbags aren’t at the top of as many shopping lists as they were in the heyday of the Stam bag.
For Fall 2013, the message was clear – simply shaped, chain-handled shoulder bags with serious texture. Whether it was black leather lattice layered over one of the collection’s omnipresent shimmering, muted jewel tones like a handbag fishnet stocking, python on its own or sequins added to python like super-glam mottling, these are bags that make you want to reach out and touch them. Especially the lone ivory fur option, which may just be the thing that makes me a believer in fur bags after all.
[Images via Vogue]