If I’m being accurate, this post actually comes to you via my mom. A few days ago, she emailed me a link to the Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Python Shine Messenger with the message, “Doesn’t Marc know that Proenza does this bag better?” And, well, yes. Marc probably knows that! In fact, the Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouchette just debuted in a very similar color of acid yellow. If you’re on a budget, though, I think that the Marc version is a pretty reasonable alternative.

The Marc by Marc Jacobs option, of course, isn’t real python. It’s also a more juvenile design – the edges are rounder, the overall effect a tad cartoonish because of the combination of finish, trim and color. Proenza’s pouchette is sleek, matte and totally grown up, which means that it carries the bold color a bit better by comparison. With a difference in price of over a thousand dollars, though, it’s difficult to find fault with the less expensive option.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Python Shine Satchel, $498 via Saks

Proenza Schouler PS1 Neon Python Pouchette, $1735 via Net-a-Porter

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  • Edoardo

    Proenza’s one is absolutely better but maybe with such a big save the marc jacobs one could be quite nice!


  • Alexandra Davidoff

    I love Marc Jacobs bags, but hate the fact that he is copying someone else’s design. He is too creative a designer (after getting so much praise) to do this!

  • katia

    I like the MJ bag!
    But the Proeza’s is better…
    Like the others i agree, to much copy copy for me

  • Rashida

    I don’t like the Marc Jacobs bag at all.

  • J Umm

    would die for PS

  • Marie Martell