We all know the old saying, two heads are always better than one. But when it comes to handbags, are two handle options always better than one? Take the Marc Jacobs Stam Embossed Snakeskin Bag for example. I am going to go on the record and say that I don’t have a handbag with two handle options because for the most part, unless the shoulder strap is removable (like in the case of this bag) I feel like the extra handle might just get in the way. For this bag in particular, I think I would rather use the rolled leather handles than the shoulder strap, but that’s just me. Now as for the bag itself, I think I kinda like it. The orange snakeskin-embossed leather is eye popping. This is definitely the kind of bag that would grab almost anyone’s attention. I really like the contrast between the different shades of orange. Sometimes, a bold color like orange is one of those colors that can make a handbag look cheap if a designer is sloppy or on the flip side, if done correctly, the bag looks elegant and down right stunning. The zipped pocket on the front of the bag with a leather pull is a great way to break up the bag a little bit while the gathered pleats add what I like to call, loose structure. So what do you think, should a designer make up their mind and have a bag either be a shoulder bag or a hand bag OR do you like the options? Forget about that for a minute, and let’s say you simply want to add the bag to your collection; buy through eLuxury for $1,450.

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  • Sandy

    Love the bright color! this look is so in this season. Check out this Linea Pelle tote http://www.shopgoldyn.com/product.details-pid-1101-productname-Linea%20Pelle a bit more affordable, but still amazing. Its all about catching someones eye!

  • mette

    You are so right,this bag really caught atleast my eye. Horrible. The color,shape,everything. Typical MJ to me. What a waste of good leather.

  • Eponine03

    I love it!!! Wow! Gorgeous bag. I’ll have to put it on my Christmas list!

  • tadpolenyc

    personally, i like the two handle option. when the bags gets too cumbersome to hand or shoulder carry, i can just throw it over my shoulder. also, with the classic stams, i view the chain strap as an accessory to the bag itself. i find it really adds to overall edge factor.

  • Anilu Magloire

    I don’t like this at all. It’s all over the place.

  • Merve

    My mum owns stam bags and to be honest guys the damn thing is so heavy no wonder MJ stuck another handle on it. so 2 people can share the load. I really never liked this bag.

  • Jane H.

    kinda weird-looking

  • lesliejsweeney

    you can buy this bag at http://www.inthebagprovidence.com I love it!!!

  • Kim Nguyen

    I’m a new Marc fan. Love the shoulder strap on my new black quilted stam. The shoulder strap is just long enough not to get in the way. I like the versatility that two handles offer. And I like the fact that I didn’t have to buy the shoulder strap separately. I thought it was a good idea when my bought the shoulder strap for my LV Ellipse, but it was too long and just got in the way. The Stam is well designed from that perspective.

  • Kendra

    This would be great if the leather wasn’t so…so shiny. But it has a nice feel to it that I dig. (fb)