If you follow fashion shows, you know that Raf Simons’ Spring 2011 collection for Jil Sander was one of the most well-received and directional runway presentations of the upcoming season. Featuring traditional shapes in eye-poppingly vibrant shocks of color, Simons set the tone for spring and had everyone in the industry dreaming of pinks, oranges and kelly greens. Most of us are still dreaming, in fact.

To get the look without investing in expensive ready-to-wear, look no further than the Jil Sander Market Bags in the same bombastic brights as the line’s clothing. With great leather and a three-figure price tag (not to mention the cache of being from one of the season’s most important collections), I anticipate that these bags will sell rather quickly.

The spare lines of these hobos effortlessly evoke the minimal spirit that made the collection so good, and they allow the colors to pop without obtrusion or obstruction by pockets, zippers, tassels or other various and sundry handbag accoutrements. I can’t take my eyes off of the hot pink colorway, and I’m not even a “pink” girl. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $895.

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  • Shana

    Love. Can’t AFFORD, but love. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    The price is surprisingly low when compared to other designers, but I prefer to stay neutral with my bags. (ipad)

  • Tonya

    love, love, love the pink one! it’s so screaming my name.. (ipad)

  • Mochababe73

    I love the bright colors, but the bag is a little too large for my tastes.
    I didn’t really like the Jil Sander’s clothing. It looked a little cheap. (iPad)

  • Marianna

    The simple shape of the bag allows the intense color to work. I am quite partial to the green one! (ipad)

  • edoardo

    By a conceptual point of view these bags are amazing btu I’m not so sure that they would be so nice on “real women”


  • Kathy

    The colors are divine, the style is fabulous (ipad)

  • quimerula

    Not my cup of tea… (ipad).

  • Simar

    Love the pink one (ipad)

  • Kate

    Too bright!! I think I may be blind! Sorry, just not my cuppa tea! (iPad)

  • Diane

    i love the color and design…(ipad)

  • swati

    i’ll pick the yellow. What a fun bright bag for a dull, uninspiring day (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Too bright! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Looks like it came from F21 or something. (ipad)

  • dalex

    The colors are too bright. (ipad)

  • Marion

    I don’t like the shape at all but the colors are to die for… (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    These are smiley bags. I just love them. (ipad)

  • mga13

    Looove the yellow one!!! (ipad)

  • milwifey

    They look beautiful for about a minute until the brightness starts to hurt your eyes! (ipad)

  • Lorie

    Cute. Love the crazy bright colors, but I wouldn’t spend that much for them.

  • SS

    Love the green and the yellow ones! (ipad)

  • Leng

    i want the pink one!!!! (ipad)

  • Leila

    The color unfortunately makes the bags look a bit cheaper, takes away from the extravagance, IMO (ipad)

  • Leila

    (Not that I don’t want one!) (ipad)

  • Pam

    I like the colors, but it is not my style.(ipad)

  • sosti

    pretty but the colors are a little too bright for me (ipad)

  • cl

    don’t love, don’t want (ipad)

  • windy

    whoa for the bright colors not so with the price. (ipad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    Really too bright for the price-point. They look cheap to me. (ipad)

  • Heidi

    Love the shape, hope they’ll make it in other colors (ipad)

  • Valerie

    Does it come in black? I’d snap it up in a second. (ipad)

  • Vitta

    Love Jil Sander’s fun pieces! A brilliant concept of combining minimalistic shapes with bright colors. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    I love crazy colors! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    The shape reminds me of a plastic bag. (ipad)

  • Emma G

    Love the brights this season but not a huge fan of the bag (ipad)

  • Emma G

    The Jil Sander fluro maxis however, with a simple t , divine (ipad)

  • Stevie Marie

    So bright colours but i love the HOT PINK So beautiful!! (Ipad)

  • helen

    Colors shout – Spring is coming! well in a few months (ipad)

  • Britney Saenz

    Can definitely see these with beige or taupe clothing! Love it! (ipad)

  • MizzJ

    Can’t… help… myself.. I like it!


  • jillybean307

    Great bright summer colors. (ipad)

  • jingga18

    Not for me. If they made it in nylon or canvas then it would make more sense to have them in such bright colours.

  • Elizabeth

    The colours are hot but a bit much! And the design is so simple, I don’t think I’d pay nearly $1K. (ipad)

  • Stylista

    Oh yes! Now this is spring fashion! LOVE!


  • Karin bag4bag

    These are hot ! Being practical, for a large hobo I hope they have a zippered closure rather than a snap closure as I am always scared that I will lose everything out of my snap closure bags ! (ipad)

  • nini

    It’s a bit too bright for me. (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Love, love, love (ipad)

  • joycee

    love the neon colors! so bright and cute (ipad)

  • Jennifer

    Waaayyyy too bright (ipad)

  • Thanh

    highlighters (ipad)

  • Graciella

    If I hadn’t spend too much on bags already I’d buy the yellow one in a heartbeat – love it!

  • nick

    Great colors. Fun, fun, fun! (ipad)

  • Miriam

    allergic to these colors (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    dont think i can pull off the neon colors (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    oh this is fun indeed!
    but where’s the blue shade?? (ipad)

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    Cute bags, but I’d quickly get tired of the intense jelly bean colors. Perhaps if I lived in Miami? (ipad)

  • Sherry

    such beautiful colors (ipad)

  • Sherry

    i think i would wear the pink one all summer (ipad)

  • Sherry

    :) (ipad)

  • Sherry

    love it (ipad)

  • Sherry

    yellow would be my second choice (ipad)

  • Sherry

    and then the turq :) (ipad)

  • Sue E

    I’m not to sure about them but I like the turquiose (ipad)

  • ellen

    too bright! (ipad)

  • mango

    i must. have. one. (ipad)

  • Jen

    Love the yellow!! (ipad)

  • Joyce

    Love the saturated colors .. but I’d have to see the design in person

  • Justine

    love the color of the bag!!! (ipad)

  • Kayt

    what pops of color! (ipad)

  • PurseAdict

    Love the bight colors I ‘d go for the green or the pink (ipad)

  • sneezz

    Fugly IMO.. (iPad)

  • Danae

    they look fun, but too expensive for something so plain yet flashy at once. (ipad)

  • Melissa

    I adore the colors from this season. Just imagine carrying on the of pyramid bags inside this lucious hobo. Too cute. (ipad)

  • Jsays

    fun colors but not a fan of the shape(ipad)

  • Joanna

    Nice but for that price point, I would rather have a Goyard St Louis in a fun color (ipad).

  • Desaria

    scary colors (ipad)

  • belle

    Such summery colours. (ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    im a pink girl and i love this ! (ipad)

  • Andrea

    Eye catching colours but too expensive for me. (ipad)

  • Emma Smith

    How cool are these bags, I would absolutely love the pink one (ipad).

  • beanyce126

    very cute bag for the summer. (ipad)

  • wendy

    Holy bright bags! (ipad)

  • isabel

    i love the bright colours ipad

  • Jann

    Oh my gosh I j’adore these bags! They’re elegant, but so…effortless-looking! The colors are to die for; I’m not a huge fan of green, but the pink and yellow are delicious! Too pricey for me, but I will dream about them! [ipad]

  • Beth

    They are as bright as a school bus. (ipad)

  • Diane Bassette

    Yellow is awesome!! (ipad)

  • dana h.

    I think if neon is a trend this spring you will be able to find this bag a lot cheaper at places like target. (ipad)

  • Candace

    I would like these colours if they were less neon-y because they would be more wearable. I love the design tho – simple yet beautiful. (ipad)

  • agarg

    adore the colors(ipad)

  • Jenn

    i love love love the colors (ipad)

  • Jenn

    the pink one however is my favorite (ipad)

  • Jenn

    but i could totally use the green one for st. patricks (ipad)

  • Limey

    looooove the colours! would totally buy a pink one (ipad)

  • Jenn

    and sport the yellow one during spring (ipad)

  • Christine

    love those colors (ipad)

  • Maria

    too bright for me…(ipad)

  • Lianne

    The colours are just… obnoxious. (ipad)

  • LDJ

    Im all for bright colors, but this is a major fail to me. (ipad)