Who knew that “summer fur” would ever be a Thing? Is fashion running out of trends and the only thing that’s left to do is wear things that are wildly inappropriate for the weather? Possibly. And, well I’m sort of ok with that. As Paris Vogue editrix Carine Roitfeld recently said on Twitter, fashion isn’t to make you look attractive, it’s to make you look different.

And, rest assured, wearing something like the Marc Jacobs Gilda Fur & Sequins Flap Bag will definitely accomplish the goal of making a woman look different than most people in society. Then again, if it’s made by one of the biggest designers on the planet and sold by a huge, multinational retailer, is it really that different? Should we all be moving on to the next “different” thing already? Lofty questions, these, but most importantly – is it a bag worth buying?

As always with fur bags, that questions probably depends primarily on whether or not you buy fur. I don’t and I generally don’t like fur as a handbag material on an aesthetic level, but for some reason I think that I sort of like this bag in particular. I’m not 100% sure why that is, but I think it largely depends on the fact that mixing two materials as lush and glamorous as fur and sequins is a sure way to tug on any vintage lover’s heartstrings.

I happen to be one of those vintage lovers, and the combination of textures on this bag makes me think of something that an old movie star, unbeset by ethical or moral concerns over the animals from whence the bag came. It was a simpler time back then, when all rich people wore fur and everyone thought that smoking was great for your health. It’s possible that my fondness for this bag is misplaced nostalgia, but I think it’s just an appreciation for Jacobs’s demonstrated ability to evoke the past. Buy through Saks for $1995.

  • Valentina

    Reminds me of the crazy eyebrows in Topshop fall collection. Not into fur.

  • JenG

    This handbag reminds me of Dina (RHONJ) cat!

  • JJ

    Isn’t this a F/W bag? It’s a pre-order and isn’t scheduled to ship until October. While I love Marc, I’m not feeling the furry, fuzzy bags this season

  • tadpolenyc

    i love this bag. i want it. it’s both luxe and whimsical. i can’t wait until it comes out!

  • Sofia Nolan

    iLike it though I`m not such a big fan of furry stuff, generally, this has a very original design

  • gacats

    Boy, I reeeeeally don’t care for this one. (fb)

  • louch

    Although I don’t buy fur and usually despise them – this looks awesome! Something about the combination with the gorgeous material really works.

  • Tiffany

    umm no summer fur bags for me! seems too hot to wear in Texas!

  • Karin bag4bag

    It does have that vintage look to it so I like it. Something about fur on high heeled shoes or glitzy bags is very 1960s. I could see Marilyn Monroe carrying this to a premiere in her prime (great style) but I sure couldn’t pull off this look!!

  • Stacy

    not feeling the fur aspect of this bag. maybe if it were done with ostrich feathers it might flow with the bag better.

  • Stacy

    speaking of Marc Jacobs – have you seen his Castoro Beaver Fur Shoulder Bag? eeww…tacky and pricey.

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  • Nicole

    Fur-rizzle?! This seems like a crazy idea… a fuzztastic summer bag?! I’d be afraid of sweating on it, lol.

    (ipad)