I am really happy to see Bloomingdale’s expand their online handbag inventory. It’s something they’ve been working on and now that their inventory keeps growing we are seeing more and more great bags. And not just any handbags, but designer and highly coveted designer brands – like Marc Jacobs. So, on this dreary South Florida Friday it’s nice to look at a bag with just a hint of color and pizazz.


You know as well as I do that certain Marc Jacobs bags are completely over the top but still really nice. Then there are others that seem a bit bland and boring. Then there are others, like this Marc Jacobs The Firebird Rio Studded Leather Satchel that combine the previously mentioned elements perfectly.

The taupe leather satchel has a hint of shine and shimmer to it which really complements the studs wonderfully. While so many people are over studs, when the design and layout of the studs are different, like that on this bag, it’s hard not to give the bag a chance. The double handles (6″ drop) are adorned with gold-tone hardware which also looks really nice with the studding. Personally, I’d let the shoulder strap hang off of the bag and carry the bag primarily with the double handles. All in all this is a nice bag from Marc Jacobs with just enough sparkle to catch my eye. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $1395.

  • Linda

    I like it BUT… I always prefer a longer handle, another inch and a half would have been better to give the option to wear on the shoulder. The price, however, is too steep! Would rather own a Gucci or BV for the price.

  • l

    I kind of like it but that is not his best bag.

  • AA

    Lovely bag!

  • Claire

    Ugh…don’t like.

  • ….@

    I like it.

  • Chi

    At first glance .. I hated it ..
    but after examining MJs choices on placement .. I kinda digg it.

    (fb)

  • Issy

    mmmm Marc Jacobs you will always be my favourite! (fb)

  • Kendra

    The style is ok, but I love the little detail (fb)

  • JJ

    I have the stam from this line (in this color) and the leather is TDF!! It’s so soft and smooshy and the bag itself is lightweight. The larger studs are actually crystals and the way they reflect the light is gorgeous. The Taupe color has rosy undertones to it. It looks much better in person than it photographs (haven’t seen the Rio yet, but I want to) (fb)

  • Elyse

    the studding is just the right amount – very tasteful while still being funky (fb)

  • Marie

    I’m all over studs and dusty pink! Also, the longer handle makes it more practical for when you don’t feel like toting the bag around. I would’ve liked one tone studs, as I’m not one to mix metallics, but it’s still pretty. Very wearable. (fb)

  • Eric

    i like bags that are rounded, pletted and complicated (“,) this bag would be great for working women with to much enlopes and folders to keep tidy.. would i buy it yes if i am working in coporate office, of legal management.. as a gift i certainly appreciate it..-(fb)

  • Eric

    my idol Marc Jacobs love his creations – (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    It’s unique.

    Tag for Linea Pelle (fb)

  • Shelly

    i love this bag! its so stylish but i think one can still wear it to the office
    love it (fb)

  • Joy

    love marc jacobs!
    always a fan of all their stuff
    (Fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    What a pretty bag! Love It! Send me one!! I’ll show it off for you!!! (fb)

  • abitnerdy

    I am liking thi… i love the curve detail. (fb)

  • Nicole

    Eww hew hew!!!!! I loooove this bag! The wavy striped (zipper?!) and the studs are just the right POP on this otherwise basic satchel!!!

    Omg, I want to makeout w it like a 16 yo!

    (ipad)