Let’s be honest: It’s been a while since Marc Jacobs had a huge hit handbag. The brand continues to put on the show of New York Fashion Week, and Jacobs’ influence the course of trends and the fashion industry as a whole cannot be understated, but when it comes to Jacobs-helmed brands, both Louis Vuitton and Marc by Marc Jacobs have done a better job of making handbags fly off the shelves over the past few years. Will Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 change that?
Maybe. The entire show was more restrained and focused than most people are probably used to seeing from Jacobs, and the handbags followed the stark, striped 60s mod feel of the dresses and suits. Most of the runway bags had handles too short to be carried in the crook of the arm, which is a detail that’s commensurate with the collection’s referenced era but also likely hurdle to retail success. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were lengthened at retail, though, and if that happened, there are some stripe-y numbers that I’d definitely consider carrying myself. If you’re looking for an evening bag, the clutches in particular were quite strong. Check out the full runway collection after the jump.
[Images via The Cut]