I’m always suspicious of anything that bills itself as “reversible,” especially when it comes to high-dollar bags. Most reversible items have one side that you and everyone else knows is the real side that you’re supposed to see, and then a lining that can be flipped out in a pinch, like if someone spills coffee on you. Normally, buying a reversible item, whether it’s a raincoat, T-shirt or bag, is something that sounds like a good idea at the time and then it’s a feature you promptly forget about. Much to my surprise and delight, that’s absolutely not the case with the Marc by Marc Jacobs Two-Pock Biggie Reversible Tote. (And, I mean, THAT NAME.)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Two-Pock Biggie Reversible Tote 2

Naturally, the most impressive thing about this bag is that it looks the same – expensive, slightly rustic, pleasantly neutral – no matter which side is facing out. The side that’s mostly dark leather is probably meant to be the default exterior, but the olive canvas option looks just as reasonable when flipped out. Both sides are finished with a large zipper pocket in the contrasting material, which means that there’s always plenty of storage. Somehow, the roomy welt pockets don’t have an inside-turned-out look to them – no matter which way you carry this bag, it looks like it was meant to be that way, which is no small feat for such a sizable bag with so much leather on it.

For $548 via Bloomingdale’s, this bag’s a pretty good deal. The black leather side is a little more businesslike, the olive canvas, a little more casual. At the very least, what we’ve got here is just about as close as it gets to a true “two bags in one” situation. Naturally, the boys get to have all the fun.

Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $548.

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  • Dominic Leto

    I can’t say for certain if I have ever been impressed by a Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, but this tote takes the cake! I know that he is working on gutting the brand’s previous image in order to revamp the label for something less pedestrian. This is a step in the right direction!

  • MichaelAron2

    Marc Jacobs wants to control the entire fashion world. He cruelly tortures a talented young woman called Angel Barta. He stole her ideas and harassed her. Read the details on: styleangelique blogspot

  • Matt

    I saw this in Bloomingdale’s in Miami and I loved it! My partner considered buying it too – it was on sale but we passed. We haven’t seen one since :[