Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Tweed Bag

I kind of love the Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Tweed Bag, although I kind of wish I didn’t.

What exactly do I find so charming about it? What is there to find charming about a tweed bag with some random, oddly colored gemstones stuck to it? I’m not sure, but as usual, I’m buying whatever it is that Marc Jacobs is selling.

I’m not sure what place wit has in fashion, but I can’t help find this bag (along with the birdcage bag that Shannon wrote about last week) incredibly witty and irreverent. They both made me smile immediately when I saw them, and the more I think about it, the more I think that Marc Jacobs is probably smiling too.

Fashion doesn’t always need to be so serious, and often it’s so much more fun when it’s not, which is one of the reasons for my all-consuming love of Lady Gaga. I think she gets it, she infuriates people that don’t, and it’s not a coincidence that she’s also a public fan of Mr. Jacobs. This bag might not be his most practical or classic, but the fact that it exists says good things about the fashion industry. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $995.

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  • Nicola Mo

    Although this isn´t the sort of bag that I would buy for myself it´s great that fashion can still maintain a fun, “wackiness”. Marc Jacobs is never boring.

  • BLynnT

    As much as I want to hate this bag (mostly because of the dirty looking gemstones – not a fan of the “gold-stained” look), I can’t. I really like the shape and the lock detail. Don’t get me wrong; there’s no way I would work this one into my wardrobe, but like you have said in this and other posts, I love to see designers really pushing the envelope and throwing ideas out there (even if they aren’t quite ready for the everyday woman).

    • AA

      I completely agree! For some reason it is making me smile like Amanda said and it this bag has made my day! :D Thanks MJ for your genius creativitity

  • poodle

    ewwwwwww….eww even for an 8 year old

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  • Chris

    No way!!! Certainly not for approx 1000 Dollars.
    It looks like an arts & craft project for 8 year olds.

  • Michael St. James

    What the Fug?!?

  • Mochababe73

    I really like Marc Jacobs. He’s a fashion genius, but I am NOT feeling this bag. I would use it if a)someone shelled out the money for me to have it and b) if they took off those huge gems.

  • 19yearslater

    I love, love, love this bag. It’s classic like Chanel without the “I need this and this and this” snootiness of high fashion. This bag is fun. If bags had feelings this one would love life and not take itself too seriously.

  • Amanda, I ADORE this bag in a very very odd way. Actually, almost enough to consider buying it, which is fairly weird for me even! I agree, you are spot on :)

    • abbi

      my god i want this bag! but i think i want a new louis vuitton bag more…
      i have a question for you megs as ive come to admire your taste in bags i wouldnt mind an opinion from you: im considering getting a LV speedy 25 bag. now i love the look of the multi-coloured but i do like the classic monogram look as well as the damier azur one. now i can either get the multi-coloured one or get the monogram or the azur and get another bag but i worried it might look fake or cheap :(
      so after this long message what do you think?

  • Donna Melas

    Call me crazy…but I’m not really liking this bag.

  • ARU

    Would not go anywhere near it.

  • Bex


  • Sher77

    I wouldn’t buy this bag, but it has some elements I like. I have two Stams, which I love. I especially love by black safety pin Stam with pinky, beige trim. This style will be a classic.

  • Celeste

    I’ll have to say I kinda like it :)

  • Amy84023

    This bag is ugly. Period.

  • hiptownrose

    Oh, no, no, no. It is just a mess.

  • Jane

    At first glance I thought I hate this bag, the weird gemstones licked by a gold paintbrush, but then it can grow on you. I would only wear it with some offbeat outfit and place. I can’t see spending all that money for just a bag you would use just once. So, I say no thanks

  • Mishelle

    well we at are not a fan of this and we really love Marc Jacobs, but this bag is not cute in the least bit it almost looks like somebody put it together in art class or camp.

  • Alexa

    So I do like the shape of this bag, nice size and i like the hardware. But I must say this is def a bag I love to hate and hate to love :)

  • Jessica Jean Benson

    Normall, I love MJ, but I think this bag is a miss. It really looks like it came from the eighties, or like a little girls play purse, maybe that’s the point… but not for that price point!

  • MizzJ

    I hate it, but I love the bravado and creative spirit behind the one who dares to make it!

  • Merve

    Its sooo bad that its kinda good. I would never buy it however even if it was $100 because even though I applaud the courage, i still admire and covet the understated.

  • miss Wang

    I love it, my next purchase that for sure

  • buruburu

    very cute! that can bright up some old black outfits!! but not worth that much money though

  • atrophia

    What. Sorry but just no. This almost could have worked for me if it was anything but tweed. Even something else patterned, like plaid, would have given it a sort of punkish DIY craft project vibe, but the tweed kills it for me. Hated the bird cage bag, too.

    That said, I at least appreciate the little bits of colored fabric strands amidst the tweed–I almost see what he was trying to do, but I don’t think he succeeded.

  • Miamia

    Definite buy if I had the money…don’t know, it’s classy but not boring, but the shoulder strap should have come in patent as well =P

  • MurielPritchett

    I think you could get a much more interesting, more creative, and more individual purse from a local artist. That bag looks like Fake Art Student to me. Get two bags from a real art student instead.

  • Rachel

    I am screamingly falling head over heels with Marc Jacobs!!!!

  • WANIE1

    Looks like an old Chanel that some hated and stuck Bubble Gum all over it.

  • Tiffany

    This is a very cute bag! Although I don’t think I would pay that amount! After all it is Tweed..

  • HandbagReport

    I actually love it too and I’m sure it’s 100x cuter in person!

  • Kendra

    Maybe it’s good for a young person in high school, but to carry this other places people will wonder why you spent so much money on this when you could have bought a bag that looks a bit nicer. (fb)

  • Elyse

    Megs, do you like this bag now that you own it? (fb)

  • Nicole

    Gawd, the candy gems aren’t even my style… but then somehow they are… Idk what brings back the nostalgia for me w these, but it’s there and I want this bag like a soft blanky. Or maybe a studded blanky…