What’s a girl have to do in order to thank Marc Jacobs in person for his brilliance? Well, I assume I need to be famous or figure out how to rub elbows with the elite fashion crew out there. While I try to figure out how to make that all happen, I’ll just have to settle for staring at some beyond fabulous handbag creations Mr. Jacobs continues to bring us.

As I sit here and type, part of the house is without air conditioning. It’s in the 80s here in Ft. Lauderdale and stagnant heat is not something I am a fan of unless I am poolside with a frosty beverage in hand. While that is not currently the case, coming across this Marc Jacobs bag has given me yet another reason to get out of the house and trade in the inside heat for the outside heat.


I am dying to frolic outside with this Marc Jacobs Paradise Rio Leather Tote. One word for you – gorgeous. This bag features gold clip detailing, two leather handles (6″ drop) and a signature gold padlock at the front. The small gold studs along the side remind me of the Kate Lock Hobo Megs covered a bit ago. I enjoyed the feminine touch then just like I enjoy them on this bag. I am totally digging the bright color pictured here but the bag comes in black and a pale pink if you want something a little more subtle. More than anything, I am confident this bag will become an instant staple in so many different people’s wardrobes. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $995.

  • Arielle

    *wipes drool* NEED…BAG…!

  • NANCYH

    marc <3
    always great!!

  • Stacy

    It’s a nice enough bag but seems a bit plain.

    • Pookie F. – (Stacy)

      (fb) – forgot to add

  • otter

    LOVE!!!!!

  • MissL

    Gorgeous bag,I love it.

  • sunflower

    I ordered this bag in beige, as I am totally obsessed with neutrals this spring. The leather is so gorgeous with the gold hardware. After a few seasons of so many embellishments on bags, I needed to pull back a little with something more subdued and classic. Now where is the UPS truck?

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

    My mom looooooves this bag. It’s pretty great in person. She’ll be so excited that you wrote about it, Shannon.

  • Sofia Nolan

    starting to love Marc Jacobs more and more, this bag is gorgeouuuus!

  • bluila

    Fa-bu-lous!!!

  • Mama M

    Shannon — Amanda is right. I really love this bag (and most other Marc Jacobs bags, too)! It’s hard to see in pictures, but it has a front and back slip pocket, in addition to a zip top, which totally satisfies all my handbag criteria. Thanks for writing about it!

  • Mai Thao

    I don’t think I can carry it… I still feel too young… haha (fb)

  • Valerie

    Goegeous bag! fb

  • Manda

    That is a gorgeous color. (fb)

  • Valerie

    Love the color (fb)

  • Kate

    I love this bag…well I pretty much love ALL Marc Jacobs bags, but the color of this one is fabulous!!! I would love to carry it around when wearing a cute little white summer dress. :D
    (fb)
    -K

  • Jessica

    omg i love that bag, pretty colour nice size eek (fb)

  • Lizzie

    This bag is gorgeous!! Wow I wish I could afford it :)
    (fb)

  • gacats

    I think this style in black would be a great “go anywhere, do anything” bag. (fb)

  • Jill

    Now this is my kind of handbag! (fb)

  • Leenduh

    I like bags that have a padlock on them, I don’t know why. The color of this bag is too flashy, I would prefer the black one. (fb)

  • Kristin

    I love this bag. The color is great. I wish it was in my pocketbook budget. (FB)

  • cheerie

    Pink and Marc Jacobs… heaven!! I’m in Tampa, u need a dehumidifier… it will change ur life!!! Trust me! (fb) :)

  • Ana Pinheiro

    this baby has my name written all over it! :D (fb)

  • Janice Johnston

    That color is wonderful (FB)

  • jonah

    This is totally in keeping with their look but it is actually hip and updated. i love the color its very perfect here in the Philippines since it’s summer .. SUMMER IS ALL ABOUT COLORS. :)

  • Jenna

    this color is AMAZING! So perfect for summer (fb)

  • Assiya

    Oh, it is gorgeous, but, in my opinion is a bit overpriced (fb)

  • Lydia

    this is the perfect spring bag! Leave it to Marc to know exactly what I need. The colour is also falling into the recent coral-pink trend. (fb)

  • Abbie

    I’m in looovveeee with thiss bagg :)

    (fb) :D x

  • Amy

    It’s gorgeous! (fb)

  • Shamron

    Love, love, love! (fb)

    • AimeeR

      I absolutely love this color as well. And I love this bag!

  • LGirl

    Live it too! (fb)

  • Mary

    Love the color! (fb)

  • Laura

    I kind-of love this purse! Plus I am a huge leather and Marc Jacobs fan. (fb)

  • Naydene (marnay)

    This looks classic! (fb)

  • Rosanna

    Absolutely love this! The color is tdf! (fb)

  • Jasmin

    I completely agree,the bag is gorgeous!!! (fb)

  • Monique

    i need this now if only i werent 795!

  • Tania

    Love this purse! Such a classic bag! (fb)

  • robyn

    This bag is beautiful!!! The color is stunning…..(fb)

  • DEBBIE

    Love the LP handbags. You guys rock! (fb)

  • Dawn

    This is beautiful, love the pink for spring! (fb)

  • joana

    i love this purse!

  • joana

    love this purse! (fb)

  • Yenli

    I love the color, it is so bright :D (fb)

  • Donna C.

    I like this bag but prefer the quilted version better and it comes with a longer strap as well as the handheld (fb)

  • Pattie

    I love the rich pink, it reminds me of an flamingo! It also looks like it can fit a laptop in it, which is always a plus! The lock on the front reminds me of LV! (fb)

  • Zaneta

    This is an absolutely beautiful piece. Very elegant, classy and simple at the same time. The color is perfect for the coming summer. I have to agree with you Shannon Mr. Jacobs always surprises us with his unique pieces. Nice find :)

  • Ame

    I was about to call this the poor girl’s Birkin style bag but then I saw that price!

    Oh well a girl can lust.

    (fb)

  • mochababe73

    This bag is very simple and plain, but the color kicks it up a notch. I love it. (fb)

  • Rachel Tiller

    I have a new MJ love growing (fb)

  • Maria

    so pretty! love the color and style great for spring! (fb)

  • Paulina

    Perfect for summer chillin’ (fb)

  • Mandy

    Love this bag- but I love all classic MJ pieces…they are timeless! (fb)

  • Maple

    Ooh this is nice but I think I’d be tempted to go for the Black version, I do love a versatile bag! (fb)

  • Shine

    thanks Marc Jacobs for this, yo know how much i admire your creations and this one i can imagine myself in skinny jean white shirt and heels this will highlight me outfit, the color really standout and its so simple, (fb)

  • swags

    I really like this bag. I think it would make a nice splash of color with any neutral color. I also like the shape of this bag. (fb)

  • Grace

    This color is fabulous!!! (fb)

  • Cynthia

    I love this bag! And I love that you’re doing giveaways! (fb)

  • Camille

    I adore Marc Jacobs! (fb)

  • Yoonmee

    Love it! What a classy design! I think I’d go for the pale pink instead of the red, though.

    • Yoonmee

      Forgot to add (fb) to my post!

  • covertanjou

    Beautiful! I love the color (fb)

  • Lilly P.

    What a lovely tote. I love the color! (fb)

  • Mukik

    Very interesting color (fb)

  • Audrey H.

    I love this bag, it’s simple and perfect. Love it! (fb)

  • Kathryn

    pretty color, lovin’ it!

  • Adrienne Challinor

    Marc Jacobs rocks! fb
    chichijunk at cs dot com

  • Kathryn

    absolutely divine! forgot to include this: (fb)

  • bananabeash

    crazy about the color <3 (fb)

  • Connie

    Cannot go wrong with the classic satchel style! The color is also gorgeous. (fb)

  • danielle szikszai

    That may be the most perfect summer tote EVER…. (facebook)

  • Deb

    The leather on this is gorgeous. I like that it is not a heavy bag! (fb)

  • Nikki

    What can I say Marc Jacobs never dispoint I love his bags he always does spmethign different and the pop of red so nice I can see this being on Gossip Girl Blair of course would wear it. Marc Jacobs is one of the best designers of today (fb)

  • Lyra

    LOVE this bag <3 (fb)

  • Roxanna

    AH! I love this! I need it! (fb)

  • Tracie Reid

    Would love to win this one…..it’s soooo out of my budget. =-/ (fb)

  • Joy

    cute and perfect for the summer!
    <3
    (fb)

  • Pat

    Lovely color, elegant shape, and seems really easy to wear. A new favorite! (fb)

  • Jing Wang

    Even though this is not my favorite style, I love Marc Jacobs purse leather so much!!
    Hopefully I will see someone carry it on the street.

    (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    Wow this color caught my eye! Pretty shape also (fb)

  • JJ

    I know that this is a very popular style this season but I dunno . . I’m having a hard time getting all excited about it. The leather is wonderful and the studs are a nice touch, but the bag itself . . Eh. I tried it on at the MJ store and thought it looked too much like a briefcase. Maybe if it had an detachable shoulder strap or if the handles were longer to fit comfortably on the shoulder (w/o being an “armipit” bag), perhaps I’d like it a little better. I much prefer the Kate or the Evelyn (from this same line) over the Rio. The color though I absolutely LOVE!! (fb)

  • Lisa

    So beautiful, love the shape and the color! (fb)

  • NamNam

    w/ its color and its classy design, i’m lovin’ it!!(fb)

  • Jocelyn

    I like the shape and the color! (fb)

  • Jun

    Oh, it’s a gorgeous bag! Love the color and the style! (fb)

  • faith24

    my favorite color for summer (fb)

  • Gelynn

    Great color!! (fb)

  • ceejay

    glorious (fb)

  • chris

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  • Jenny

    I love this!! but not in pink.. (fb)

  • Beth

    That’s one beautiful colour, like an intense coral. Love it. (fb)

  • ginny

    nice colour but the shape of the bag isn’t that appealing (fb)

  • L

    SO gorgeous,the shape,the color…I need this bag in my life lol!!!

  • Choy

    A very classy bag yet with a modern twist. This could easily be my MJ iconic bag over the Stam. I do love it. (fb)

  • starqueen_78

    Love!!!! But then, i love everything MJ! (fb)

  • CarolineLondon

    Like so many of the Mark Jacobs bags, I have a problem with the placing of the padlock.
    They often end up looking rather tiny and lonely in the context of some of the bigger bags. This one is better as it’s quite close to the top, but still looks like a bit of an afterthought.
    It’s a shame as otherwise it’s lovely…

  • amsyahreza

    It a great everyday bag and its classy with an edge to it..Loving it! (fb)

  • kellie wilson

    I really like this bag! It is a new look for MJ and I appreciate that. I love the color..how great would that look with a white sundress?? (fb)

  • maria

    love the colour,love the fabric and of course love the design…its absolutely awesome! (fb)

  • Meg

    I love the color and general shape of the bag, but the lock does seem to be kind of floating in outer space. (fb)

  • Kate

    OMG – coral is my fave. colour os the season!
    I am not one to love simple bag – but the shape & color make this bag out of this world~

    (fb)

  • May

    This bag is gorgeous! Can they make a MbMJ version? (fb)

  • Emily

    hello,lover…I need this (fb)

  • angela

    it is tres cute! perfect color for the spring (fb)

  • Lydia M

    Loving it. Beautiful! (fb)

  • Hanna

    LOVE this color.

  • Anika

    My friend and I were arguing about this colour yesterday while we were shopping. I really love it. It looks so fresh and summery. The bag itself looks a bit boring, though. (fb)

  • Crystal

    LOVE the color!! What a great color for spring! (fb)

  • hoofbeats95

    LOVE the colr! (FB)

  • Ashley Allen

    This color is fun! Perfect for summer. (fb)

  • CC

    Lovely colour, but the shape is boring (fb)

  • Andrea

    oh Marc, you make such lovely bags. I just wish they didn’t cost half my rent. (fb)

  • Cadence

    I was just gawking at Marc Jacobs bags while at Nordstrom yesterday. They are so luscious and well-designed. I think any one of Mr. Jacobs’ bags would be a wonderful addition to my wardrobe! (fb)

  • Karen

    Marc is a genius! It’s such a simple bag but it’s so distinctly him! Love it. (fb)

  • phyllis

    lovely bag! (fb)

  • Kelly

    Simple, cute, summery… oh I Love Marc… (fb)

  • Andjaidy

    Love this…nice red :)

  • Tamee

    This color would pop so nicely against a black outfit! (fb)

  • JennMSU

    Love the bright color! It’s raining here today. Makes me think about a warm summer! (fb)

  • Melissa

    really pretty color. i love it!

  • Melissa

    really pretty color. i love it!

    (fb)

    • Kris

      I love this bag. I want this bag. I need this bag!! (fb)

  • Kate

    Definitely a great summer bag!!

    (fb)

  • Katrina Bowers

    This bag would truly set off the right summer outfit. I need t his one! (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Love the shape of the bag. Reminds me of YSL muse. (fb)

  • Jessica

    Love the color and shape (fb)

  • Jenn

    I want to love this bag. I really do. But mine eyes have seen this IRL and it’s too… something. restricting? rigid? childlike? I prefer the Jen to this style. (fb)

  • Kayla

    I usually am a classic color type girl but theres something about this bag that I really like. It’s interesting (FB)

  • Ann

    Love the design and shape of the bag, not so much the color (fb)

  • abitnerdy

    Marc Jacob you can do no wrong in my eyes, shape, design, color everything. I want everything. (fb)

  • Debbie

    Love the simplicity of the design. The color is exactly my cup of tea but would add a nice splash of color to a spring/summer outfit. (fb)

  • Barms

    I love to Love Marc Jacobs. This bag further solidifies his awesomeness (fb)

  • Joy

    beautiful colour
    but not something i would buy
    wouldnt fit all my casual stuff
    will maybe for the summer, it would be nice
    (fb)

  • LynnDenise

    This is a pretty bag! Nice and simple but very pretty. (fb)

  • Lianne

    Who needs subtle? I don’t generally do shades of pink, but that is gorgeous. (fb)

  • Carol

    This is a really nice bag. Love the color! (fb)

  • justa9url

    I love the colour! It just looks for simplistic, maybe too simplistic for MJ. (fb)

  • Melody

    gorgeous! definitely see myself using this (fb)

  • Shine

    lovely, i really like this one from Marc Jacobs(fb)

  • Helena

    Nice color-nice structure-nice Mr.Marc (fb)

  • ad

    the bag looks a bit chubby ey? but kinda cute. its maybe for me only if the piece will go on sale (fb)

  • lalala

    Gorgeous!!nice colour and yummy leather.I like the shape too. Well done Marc.(fb)

  • Ruth

    This has such a nice look! (fb)

  • kemi

    This bag is beautiful and elegant. (fb)

  • Nikki

    I really love the color on this one! (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    Not the color for me, but love the simple classic design. (fb)

  • Kate

    I really love the color of this bag!

  • Adrienne Zedella

    Nice bag – the color pops! (fb)

  • RJD

    Get a life, these are over-priced status symbols, “conspicuous consumption”
    at its’ worse…

  • marian T

    i am drooling on this one, love the color, wish i can own one (fb)

  • Joyce

    Like te bag. Not the color.
    (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Beautiful color. Great for spring! (fb)

  • BPea

    I love this!

  • Nicole

    GAWD. This is just reDONkulously Hawt. I want to caress this bag!

    (ipad)

  • ch

    I love this bag! Saw it in a taupe color at Nordstroms. The best color ever! Looking for it on ebay, can’t find it. Ebay does have a black and a purple one, though. I want TAUPE!