The Marc by Marc Jacobs Clearly Crossbody has had me intrigued ever since it appeared on the MbMJ Spring 2013 runway. This is far from the first high-end clear bag to hit stores, but many of the others were novelty items meant for a relatively small number of consumers. On the other hand, Nordstrom is carrying this bag in two colors, both online and in stores, and it’s at a price point that lends itself to a far larger consumer base than, say, a clear Chanel Classic Flap. (It’s less than $250, folks.)
The bag looked adorable on the runway, of course, because it was filled with coordinating MbMJ wallets, keychains and other small accessories, all of which were unmarred by use. I’m looking at my own keychain right now, and although my Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Coach keychains were all once pretty nice looking, they’re all a tad worse for wear at this point. I’m also not sure I necessarily want people to see my coming-apart-at-the-seams sunglasses case or my wallet, which is covered with color-transfer from bags with dark linings. (Buying a light wallet was probably a functional miscalculation on my part, admittedly.) A bag like this one would be a pretty good reason to pick up some new small accessories to go in it, though. (For the brand, that might be part of the point.)
So what say you, PurseBlog readers? Do you want a window on your handbag world? You can pick up this bag in red or black for $228 via Nordstrom.