Normally when Marc Jacobs makes bags for his eponymous line, they’re a little bit more streamlined and subdued than his efforts on behalf of Louis Vuitton, but the bags that we’ve seen from him recently have been anything but simple. We’ve seen fur, sequins, metallics and exotic leather, all combined in various ways for maximum handbag impact.

Some people may tire of the complication, but I love it when designers mix materials. That also means that I love the Marc Jacobs 2010 Rockstar Clutch – it has all of the necessary elements to be a great statement bag that everyone will notice. Plus, this bag is a little bit more subdued than some of the fur-and-sequins bags we’ve seen from Jacobs lately, so it’s a good way to buy in to the look without committing to something slightly ridiculous.

Not only did Jacobs manage to mix a bunch of materials, colors and textures in this bag, but he managed to do it in a way that’s really visually appealing. The sapphire blue haircalf would have been beautiful on its own, but its juxtaposition with the grey and gold houndstooth leather only makes it more appealing. All three colors work together seamlessly, which is something that rarely happens when a bag mixes several shades and textures. Marc’s still got it, without a doubt. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $850.

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  • Merve

    Im not feeling it.

  • Rachael

    Its Beautiful!!!!!!!!! <3

  • mochababe73

    The bag should have been all black, and I am not a fan of black handbags. The gold houndstooth is just odd.

  • Valentina

    How is this appealing? The gold part of the houndstooth looks like is going to suddenly peel off. I’ve never consider Marc Jacobs a great bag designer nor the master of originality.

  • Jane

    I don’t understand how it works, but it does. It is a fantastic bag, I want to wear it in summer, fall, winter and spring. I love the outfit that net-a-porter paired with the bag. He has still got it for sure.

  • Sofia Nolan

    lose the strap and it`s gorgeous

  • Haightster

    I’m sorry, maybe it’s just me but I think this bag is fug. The strap is tacky, the gold houndstooth is just ugly. Fug, Fug, Fug!!!

  • 19yearslater

    LOVE! This bag is so gorgeous. It stands out and manages to bring schoolgirl style into a sexy evening bag.

  • panda

    I’d wear it if the fabric weren’t so shiny! I do like bags that mix more than one kind of materials though. A site I’ve recently found that does this well is I have their hemp + vegan leather ‘Hipster Satchel’ –

  • Karin bag4bag

    I like the look of the dark blue and the strap. But I have never liked houndstooth, and I am over padlocks on bags. So that’s a No from me !

  • Jo

    it must be something i’d like to touch every now and then! i love that it has gold on it! fab fab fab!

  • Cara Gray

    Forget the texture I love Marc Jacobs, lol

  • Naggy

    Nothing particularly stands out about this one. (ipad)