After a week of what seemed to be perfect spring weather in most of the country, this week is looking a little colder and wetter for most of the East Coast. We’ll all be bringing out our umbrellas once again, but what exactly are we supposed to do when we reach our destinations? By then, umbrellas are just giant, soggy inconveniences with no obvious destination or resting spot.

Amazingly, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Rain Tote with Umbrella solves not only the problem of what bag to carry on a grey day, but also where to put your umbrella. You’ll never have to consider stuffing one of those soggy things into your nice handbag again.

This tote might make more sense if it had a zip closure instead of a single magnet, but if you have your handbag over above it, I guess that wouldn’t make that much of a difference. As it is, the weather-resistant exterior is cute and on-trend (Dots: Huge for Fall 2011) and the tube for the matching umbrella is kind of ingenious. Having it open at the end allows water to evaporate from inside so that you don’t get a nasty mildew smell after a few uses, and the design fills such an obvious need that you’ll probably get lots of compliments on your clever choice of handbag. Buy through Matches UK for $320.

Note: Marc by Marc Jacobs is often more expensive overseas than in the US. You may save some money by waiting for this tote to debut stateside.

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  • shueaddict

    how very very cute !!!! this bag has a very “singing in the rain” feel about it

  • Lulugurl

    So cute and functional! I love it. Definatly am going to be looking for this state side!

  • Shannon

    So cute, can’t wait for it to be sold here!

  • Kat

    That is genius! The print is perfect too and reminds me of a rain boot. I hope the entire bag isn’t too heavy, though.

  • 19yearslater

    Adorable! The tube rather than pocket style makes the bag, and the yellow corners are just the right touch.

  • Staci

    Amanda, this is such a cute bag for those rainy days! Hopefully, it will come in more colors.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Good idea and I like the happy spotted design and colors !

  • Kelly

    Hello ~ I just purchased a Marc Jacobs bag, and am hoping it’s authentic. The only markings on the bag is MJ tag on the front of bag, and Italy on the zipper pull. It’s basket weave bag. Any suggestions would be so helpful.

    Thanks for your time,

  • justa9url

    I absolutely love the concept of this bag. And it actually looks cute and usable, too bad there’s no zipper though.

  • Millie

    I live in the wet, wet, wet northwest and yes to this bag. It’s coming home with me as soon as it’s released over here.

  • Stephanie

    I’m getting this immediately when it debuts in the U.S.