I really, really WANT to like the Marc by Marc Jacobs Linda Suede Clutch. Why do I want to like it so much? Well, a few reasons. First, I’m generally a big fan of most of the things that the brand does, and I think they really know their customers and do a good job of designing things that are both fashionable and functional for the people who are likely to buy them. Second, I love a good clutch, and I LOVE the size and shape of this one – it’s perfect, not too big, and easy to carry in your hand. Third, I like my small bags to have a lot going on, and this one definitely does.
Yet, I just…can’t. I can’t get on board with this one. I don’t like an entirely suede bag as a warm-weather option, and a suede clutch seems like a particularly bad idea. Think about it – a bag with no strap has to be constantly put down somewhere, and suede is the material most likely to pick up dirt and grime from any surface it encounters. It seems like a poor choice for that type of bag, particularly if you plan to use it with any regularity. And then, there’s the colors. They’re a little too bland, a little too washed out, and a little too hippie-dippy for me. I’m all about brights during warm weather, and this just wouldn’t work with what I like to wear. Maybe it’ll work out for someone, though. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $270.