Once upon a time, in the 1980s, MCM was, like, a thing. Or at least that’s what I gather – I was still wearing diapers for much of that time period. They seemed to be fond of making logo-covered fabric bags, which were so obviously recognizable that they became easily dated when they went out of style.

Well, MCM is back with a new look, and it has nothing to do with their 80s logo’d messes. They’re collaborating with new designers to update their image, and the MCM Giornio Tote, designed by Marc Jacobs alum and Gryson owner Joy Gryson, is a strong statement of modernity.

MCM Giorno Tote

After seeing this bag, it didn’t surprise me at all that Gryson had had a hand in designing it. It has a lot of the same elements that her signature line does – thick leather, functional pockets, convertible straps. It’s tailored but still has a bit of slouch, and the hardware isn’t overpowering. In essence, it looks like classic Gryson to me.

And that’s not a bad thing – she designs bags that a lot of different women can incorporate into their lives in realistic and useful ways. I wish it had a bit more personality to it, but there’s definitely a market out there for “safe” bag choices, and this looks like it will fit nicely into that. If the materials are as good in person as they look online, I wouldn’t blame anyone for adding it to her collection. Buy through Saks for $1495.

P.S. Please consider supporting our small, bag-loving team by clicking our links before shopping or checking out at your favorite online retailers like Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or any of the listed partners on our shop page. We truly appreciate your support!

Share Your Thoughts With Us

Trending

Featured Articles

PurseBlog Asks
PurseBlog Asks: How Do You Decide When to Part Ways With Your Bags?
Guides
The Incredible Variety of Hermès Wallets
Buzz Worthy
Sunday in Brooklyn with the Linjer Linen Tote

Join The List.

Get the latest on designer handbags and join 135,000+ and sign up for our newsletter.