Normally, I’m not much for gimmicky bags nor bags that have any kind of pictures or scenes on them. Jokes usually seem like a cop-out for more sophisticated design work, and I can’t think of a single pictures of anything that I’d want to carry around or coordinate with my outfits. The ideas seem cumbersome and aimed at a very narrow portion of the personalities out there, and my personality does not fall into that group.
Those ideas are what made me reticent to write about the Marc by Marc Jacobs Flights of Fancy Shopper; I’ve been eying it for about a week, wondering what to say. And the more I look at it, the more it become clears to me that, as they say, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. This bag may do a lot of things that I normally don’t like, but it somehow manages to do them all in ways that are utterly charming. The incorporation of different colors and textures to form the patchwork nature scene is well-done, and the colors offer a palette that someone might actually be able to coordinate to an outfit that would allow the bag to shine. I could see the college-student equivalent of someone like Zoey Deschanel wearing this bag: erudite, irreverent, and a bit of a hipster in the style department. On the right person, and only the right person, this could be a total success. Buy through ShopBop for $428.
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