It could be. And while it’s a cute bag, I have a tiny problem with it. The Marc Jacobs Parachute Cammie Crossbody Bag looks, to me, like it was made out of greenish golden tin foil. Someone just bunched that stuff up and stuck it under the zipper.

But there’s a general problem with this. First of all, it’s called the Parachute, so the designer must know that it looks like it was made out of flimsy parachute material (which pretty much looks like tin foil to my inexperienced eye – when it comes to adventurous air travel). The other problem is that I’m disappointed with the stock photo.


Because the bag is plopped on the set counter, we can’t see what it looks like when it’s full and being worn on the body. My guess it that once items are put inside and you carry it, it’ll look much, much better – not bunchy at all. If anyone has seen the bag in person, please enlighten me. For now, I’m giving Marc Jacobs the benefit of the doubt. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $495.

  • tadpolenyc

    i hate this line. marc is capable of so much better than this.

  • Marianna

    I find that you really have to be on your game when designing metallic handbags. It’s just not a forgiving medium. When I look at some of them I think “Jiffy Pop!” LOL

  • Mochababe73

    It’s cute, but I sometimes like quirky. This reminds me of when Chanel made those puffy tote bags. My son said that those looked like parachutes as well. I liked those, and I like this MJ.

  • 19yearslater

    I really don’t like the parachute line. This is not half as bad as the parachute Stam, though.

  • Beth S.

    I saw it yesterday at Nordstrom’s in Pittsburgh and was incredibly disappointed. Cute style — terrible material! It looked and felt really cheap. Just to make a comparison, I own a Tod’s Sacca Media — another bag made of something-other-than-leather — but the Tod’s looks and feels like something of quality. This is a real MJ misstep.

  • merve

    wow seriously fugly

  • Jenn

    I own the parachute Stam in metallic (and I love it) but I’d need to see the crossbody in person before passing judgment. Olive green is one of my fav colors, but I can’t tell whether it works here. (The black parachute Stam looks like a Hefty bag, but the metallic colored one is fabulous.) You just never know.

  • Nicole

    Maybe it’s a fab design, but the almost $500 price-tag for a non-leatha bag busts my buffers. I’d rather go w something small and cute from the MBMJ line if it meant I got an all-leather bag.

    • Nicole

      ooops, I meant to finish my comment w this.

      (ipad)