The PurseBlog team will be taking tomorrow off to spend Thanksgiving with our families, so barring any purse-related breaking news, y’all are on your own Turkey Day. It seems to me, though, that our separate celebrations shouldn’t mean that we can’t share with each other about the things that make us thankful.

I’m talking, of course, about handbag things. Most of us probably have to come up with a serious list before we’re rationed our part of the turkey, but since I don’t have any giant roasted poultry to give out, feel free to give me a slightly more fashionable version of that list. For instance, mine starts with Marc Jacobs.

Marc Jacobs St. Marks Stam Satchel

Oh, Marc. How I love thee, let me count the…oh, nevermind, the ways are innumerable. I may not love every bag that the man creates, but I certainly respect his insistence on doing weird, unexpected, and interesting things, despite how they might be received.

If no one in fashion ever took a chance and made an ill-advised bag, then we might not have come across some of the best trends of the past few years. Studs? Marc was doing them seasons ago. Lots of black leather? He was all over that too. The things he does may not be fashionable or widely accepted while he does them, but as they say in politics, he’s been on the right side of history again and again. Keep making weird and fantastic things, Marc.

The Marc Jacobs St. Marks Stam Satchel is available via Bergdorf Goodman for $2395.

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