Oh dear.

We all know how much I love Marc Jacobs, which just makes it all the more sad when I dislike one of his bags. I’ve tried everything that I know how to do in order to convince myself to love the Marc Jacobs Parachute Stam Bag, but I just can’t do it. I won’t do it.

Real talk: the material out of which this thing is made looks like what you’d get if tinfoil and a garbage bag had a baby. It looks like that’s how it might feel, too. I kind of want to touch it, just out of curiosity, but it’s completely synthetic – will it give me a rash?

Ok, so that might be a bit harsh – I doubt that contact with this bag will make me itchy. But still, when compared to all the Stam bags that came before it, this is a disappointment from nearly every angle. The bunchy, shiny material loses the beautiful structure of the bag and the plasticky sheen makes it look like something that would come from Forever 21, not Saks Fifth Avenue.

A bag or two made out of this material were found in the Spring/Summer 2010 runway show, so I figured they’d find their way to stores eventually, but I just can’t get on board. At least Jacobs was conscientious enough to price it less than a regular Stam. Buy through Saks for $995.

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