2 posts tagged with Jas MB

Oh, now isn’t this just darling. The Jas MB Rucksack Flap Messenger Bag is the most adorable backpack that we’ve ever seen – that can actually be used as a backpack that is. Which begs the question – why do they call this a messenger bag? It doesn’t appear to have any messenger strap, but it does have two very permanent backpack straps.

Jas MB Rucksack Flap Messenger Bag

No matter why they call it what they do, I much prefer it how it is. I could absolutely see some hipster college student wearing something like this. You know the type – a girl with skinny jeans and straight bangs and Wayfarers in a fun color. This would be the perfect school bag for a girl like that, and there are so very many girls like out there that you’ve got to wonder why more designers don’t target them. In a perfect world, I’d love to see what a brand like Marc by Marc Jacobs would do with a similar style. Buy through Barneys for $565.

Jas MB Medium Curve Handle Bag

So, let’s start with the obvious: when I saw the Jas MB Medium Curve Handle Bag, my first thought was, “Woah, Foley + Corinna have changed up their City Tote a bit!” This is obviously not true – their city tote is still as it always has been, and Jas MB just seem to be very ardent admirers of it. So much so that they’ve made an homage to it (and that’s putting it lightly). Yeah, so, it’s kind of a ripoff – it has a long strap to make a fold-over shoulder bag and everything. But I can’t help but think that I actually might like it better than the F+C original, despite the fact that it’s basically the same bag. I really feel like the curved handles give it something – a bit of an architectural element that’s not present in the City Tote, perhaps. A counterpoint to the predictable slouchiness. I don’t want to like it because it seems so similar, but yet, part of me does. Buy through Barney’s for $425.