In 2005, American designer Marc Jacobs released a quilted leather, kiss lock bag that quickly found its way into the hearts of bag lovers and on the arms of some of the biggest celebs. Named after model Jessica Stam, the Stam Bag is one of Marc Jacobs' most popular and iconic bags to this day, despite its retirement in 2013. While the photos below are an ode to its incredible popularity, Marc Jacobs was beloved for more than just his Stam bag. The designer was (and is) an influential force in the American fashion industry.
Jacobs' diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs (though also no longer in production), was a favorite amongst stars too. Jacobs was known for his buttery soft (often quilted) leathers in stunning colors, and his bold use of hardware detailing. Anyone who loved bags in the 2000s remembers the Marc Jacobs aesthetic in its heyday, and while trends have changed just as drastically as the new MJ has, it's fun to reminisce. Check out our finds below. Do you miss the old MJ?