As a consumer, I always get stuck between wanting to buy a bag that satisfies a trend that I like and a bag that will outlast trends and be useful for a long time. Which is what has stopped me from buying clutch-sized crossbody bag so far – it’s a trend I find interesting, but also one that will look outdated eventually and not my favorite shape to begin with.
Well, I think that Marc by Marc Jacobs may have solved my problem with the Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Percy Bag. What they’ve done here is take one of their large wristlets and given it a long crossbody strap so it can be worn as part of the current trend. The genius, though, is that the strap is completely removable, so when you get over the whole tiny crossbody thing, just take it off and use it as a cosmetics case or hand-carried clutch. The perfect solution to a trendy problem. Buy through Saks for $198.