I know that Marc by Marc Jacobs makes some fabulously odd and quirky handbags from time to time, and don’t get me wrong, I like almost all of those. The brand provides a lot of personality for a very fair price, and I think that their purses are some of the best deals out there.

My favorite thing about the brand, however, is still their amazing basics. Luckily for me, they come out with a few new versions of their great totes, hobos and satchels every season, and my latest obsession is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Q 49 Franny Tote.

Ok, so, the black is kind of boring. I don’t disagree. But another great thing about Marc by Marc Jacobs is that the brand always makes their bags in at least a couple different colors, and I don’t doubt that there’s a beautiful, bright shade out there that I will need to add to my wardrobe immediately.

My favorite thing about this bag, and many of MbMJ’s leather bags, is that it’s not trying too hard. It’s merely a functional, simple bag made out of nice leather, and sometimes that’s all you need. Buy through Saks for $498.

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  • swags

    This basic tote is pretty and functional but honestly, I’d head to the Coach outlet for a leather tote and it would be under $200.

  • Stacy

    It’s nice for a basic tote. I like the size (I need a large tote to carry my legal sized papers and laptop around) but I would definately want it in another color. I’m curious to know how heavy it is empty.

  • 19yearslater

    Meh. Too boring for the price, and I’d bet it is heavy.

  • mika

    love it.. even the price!!!

  • Paula_Rose

    Could be cute- that lining is definitely NOT boring. Thank god it’s not the blasted block lettering!!