There’s one thing I really like and one thing I really don’t like about the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic M Gathered Hobo. Let’s start with the negative – I’m having that sort of day over here. The attribute that’s making me scrunch up my nose at this bag is the color. It’s somewhere in an odd no-man’s-land between beige and tan, and I think the color could be best described as “oatmeal.” And I appreciate the need for neutrals in life, and I even appreciate the need for beige, although I don’t think I could ever convince myself to invest in it. What I do not appreciate the need for is this particular color. It’s sort of sallow and noncommital, and I’ve come to expect a bit more personality from Marc by Marc Jacobs
What I do like, however, is the combination of the leather and the structure. It looks like a soft, easy-to-carry, functional bag that still has a bit of style to it. The only way to achieve this sort of look is with thick, soft, supple leather, and when you zoom in on this bag, you find that that’s exactly what you get. I’ve long said that MbMJ uses some of the best leather that I’ve seen at this price point, and I don’t think you could look at this bag and disagree. This is the only color I’ve seen the bag in so far, but if it comes in others, I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. Buy through ShopBop for $438.