Not only do I dislike real fur, but I really dislike fur bags. Faux fur can be styled to look modern and interesting, but handbags generally do not have the scale or structure necessary to accomodate such a dense material in an attractive way.

Instead, almost all fur bags tends to come out looking like the giant fuzzy blob that is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Cheeky Nico Fur Bag. At the very least, the designers chose to use the fur of an animal (lamb) that is also used for meat and leather, which probably minimizes ethical issues for some shoppers.

No matter your ethical stance on fur, though, this just isn’t an attractive bag by any measure. When worn cross-body, I could imagine it looking like a giant dust bunny had attached itself to the wearer’s hip. It may be fairly inexpensive for a fur bag, but more stylish, less ethically dubious options abound. Buy through Saks for $498.

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  • 19yearslater

    This bag really is ugly. It just looks like the faux fur Wal*Mart bags that roll out every year and some women insist upon wearing even in the summer months. It looks like a blob with a strap.

  • Leticia

    It kinda looks like one of those microphones they use in movie productions.

    • Amanda Mull

      HA! A boom mic! It totally does.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Just awful…And what is with the striped strap ?

  • CarolineLondon

    It looks like a Tribble with a little gold plaque.
    Star Trek would be proud ;)

  • mochababe73

    Why is Marc Jacobs doing to me? He is one of my favorite designers. And, I LOVE fur! The best fur handbags have a shape that you can see.

    Why, oh why, did he make a bag that looks like a really furry rat.

  • Purse Pixie

    It looks like a coonskin cap with a weird striped tail. Not sure where Marc Jacobs was trying to go with this one.

  • Bagolicious

    Road kill!