Now that I’ve seen the Marc by Marc Jacobs Quilty Q line, I’m somewhat surprised that it didn’t come about earlier. Parent brand Marc Jacobs has been using quilted details heavily for half a decade, and often things trickle down from one line to another.

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Quilty Q Classic Leola Hobo is my favorite bag from the line thus far. I may like this hobo just fine, the Quilty Q bags as a whole are a bit disappointing – mostly, they’re just quilted versions of bags that we’ve already seen, and I’m not sure exactly what (if anything) the extra stitching adds to the familiar designs. I love MbMJ as much as the next girl (and quite possibly more), but this isn’t hitting the creative mark that I’m used to from the brand.

And then there’s that pesky little deflated-soccer-ball problem. I first noticed this in an MBMJ bag a week or two ago (that one wasn’t quilted, but it was pleated similarly), but it seems like a lot of the brand’s bags look a bit like they were recycled into purses after they sprung a leak on the soccer field. This hexagonal quilting creates a similar effect, and I find it to be a little more distracting than I’d like.

That being said, it’s a perfectly serviceable hobo that comes in neutral shades that will likely fit in to a lot of wardrobes. I’m sure the bag will sell well and that a lot of women will be very happy with it. For my money, however, I’ll take a pass and wait for something more interesting to come along. Buy through Nordstrom for $528.

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  • 19yearslater

    This one reminds me of a bee hive.

  • rebecca

    Although it does remind me of a soccer ball like you mentioned I still really like it. (fb)

  • Handbag Lover

    Nah, not my cup of tea. No thanks!

  • jessica

    nope, don’t like the honeycomb/soccer ball pattern… i like the bag shape though (fb)

  • Karen

    LOVE the honeycomb pattern quilting!!! I would buy this without even blinking if they played it up more with some kind of metal bee detail somewhere though… (fb)

  • marian t

    like it (fb)

  • liz

    like the style but the leather looks a bit cheap imo (fb)

  • Jyilliam

    I love Mark Jacob but I don’t like this bag at all: (

  • ela

    this is cute, and since it kind of looks like a soccer ball (hehe) it would be nice to pair it up with some sporty outfits (fb)

  • Cate

    not for me, and I usual love MJ (fB)

  • Paula_Rose

    I got to see this in person over the weekend @ Nordies- Love love love the honeycomb stitching, but this particular bag is Ginormous!!! It could also really use a pocket on the back side so you’re not fishing for your keys or phone (fb)

  • Shine

    I love Marc Jacobs and I love this bag, its huge and i love big bags, the craftmanship on the sides for the handle is really nice and i love that kind of thing in a bag. I dont mind the stiches on the leather.The inside lining is very cute, make me want to look into my bag more often.(fb)

  • Moudane

    I completely agree with your description a deflated foot ball !

  • Moudane

    sorry forgot the (fb)

  • Michelle

    Yup, soccer ball…maybe it looks better IRL(fb)

  • Cerise

    I love MbMJ and this is no exception. I will take one in every color please :) Oh, and someone said it was huge?!? Perfect! The bigger that better! I wonder how it measures up to the Huge Hillier?? (fb)

  • Shelly

    love this bag! (fb)

  • Lianne

    Actually, I rather like the look of it. (fb)

  • courtney

    I like it. Not so much on the color, but the bag itself is nice, (FB)

  • mika

    good for an everyday bag (fb)

  • Shannon

    do not like this at all! (FB)

  • gacats

    I like this! I really like the different look of the material, this is something I don’t see every day. (fb)

  • Leticia

    It doesn’t look very chic, does it? (fb)

  • Debbie

    No thanks! (FB)

  • hoofbeats95

    The bag is attractive and the quilting is fine. . . if you are a soccer mom! If the quilt pattern was different I’d probably like it quite a bit more.

  • Lydia M

    I still like it (fb)

  • justa9url

    I usually love quilting but I’m not liking this hexagonal quilting… It does look like a deflated soccer ball and a honeycomb. (fb)

  • Kate

    It’s not terrible, but give me a Hillier Hobo in Green over this bad boy any day (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    Eeek. No thanks (fb)

  • Lauren

    I’d be interested to see it not stamped, it’s not horrible but there are other things I’d like to spend my money on (fb)

  • sheri d

    it could be okay without the quilting (fb)