I complained several days ago about the unexciting design of the Juicy Couture Padlock Grace Tote and how all of the extra seaming and doo-dads made it look like the designers were trying too hard, but it’s always difficult to try and explain things like that in words. Lo and behold, I’ve found a great illustration of exactly what seaming as a design element should look like: the Marc by Marc Jacobs Large Salma Satchel.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Large Salma Satchel

Instead of just adding in a few rows of almost-parallel unnecessary stitches to give a boring design some visual interest, Marc uses seaming to overlap the leather in a way that gives the bag a subtle hint of the origami-inspired trend that has recently emerged in some parts of fashion. The leather is pieced together in an unexpected way to achieve a specific look, and as a result, the design is successful and sleek. The folks at Juicy Couture could learn a thing or two here. Buy through Saks for $398.

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  • Mandy

    Simple but stunning. Love it. MJ rarely fails.

  • Loquita

    KILLER…MJ’s the man.

  • ary

    I just bought my salma satchel. and i paid only USD 199 for it. I took some advise from another girl here ( cant remember her name…) and visited http://www.luxurybagland.com , Really the best thing i have done! now im going for the pink and blue ones

  • Mngo

    ary – you sounded like another lady in the chanel blog.
    She says she’s going for pink and blue ones.
    She also mention she took advise from another girl here.

    Is there pink and blue salma satchel?

  • Mngo

    the same comment about pink and blue in chanel flap blog.
    but detailed comment has been removed from the blog.

    Chanel Classic Flap Bag vs. Reissue 2.55
    Purse Blog Handbags and Purse Reviews Header …… I just got a classic flap (lambskin) medium dark blue for EURO 1890 as a Christmas gift this year. ….. Really the best thing i have done! now im going for the pink and blue ones …
    http://www.purseblog.com/…/chanel-classic-flap-bag-vs-reissue-255.html

  • erika

    not sure what you are talking about, so i visited the webstore. I am amazed by the different styles on Louis vuitton purses! i was crazy for the irene bag in suede, and they have it for just $200 or so. I saw it al LV stores over $3600, so i will give it a try. Let you know later!

  • MarkysWifey

    It’s on sale at Saks for $277.90 and free shipping. A girls dream!!

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