There’s surely plenty to be said about the women’s handbags that graced the runway at Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 (hello, dear-printed shoulder bags), but the more I look over the collection, the more I find myself wanting to talk about the men’s bags. Marc by Marc Jacobs has been a unisex presentation for some time now, and this year more than any in the past, I’m feeling a little envious of what the male models got to carry.

With the exception of a few beautiful garnet bags and one orange suede clutch, the women’s offerings felt like a fairly straightforward rehash of 70s shapes and ideas. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, naturally, but I was hoping for something a bit more. The men’s begs, on the other hand, felt almost uniformly luxurious, interesting and functional. I bet I could wear the snake-embossed crossbody satchel every day and no one would think twice about the gender for which it was originally intended. Come fall, I might do just that.

Photos via Vogue.com.

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  • chloehandbags

    Gorgeous! Really like a lot of them. :)

  • 19yearslater

    As is most often the case, I love these MBMJ. I won’t be purchasing a deer bag for myself, but it’s not the first time MJ has worked with animals (i.e. Petal to the Metal birds), maybe he’ll be successful again.

  • Mochababe73

    I love these bags alot better than the Marc Jacobs bags. Some of those looked like repurposed bath towels.
    Numbers 11 and 25 are my favorites along with the drawstring bags.

  • Sil

    i agree with you. the men’s bags were much more interesting and appealing to me.
    i didn’t like any of the printed women’s bags though. And the rest were fine, but not too exciting.

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