As my fellow blogger Viva pointed out in a recent post, compact and portable designs are not new to the world of accessories. Although it doesn’t seem to be as common when it comes to tote bags, I have been seeing different versions of the collapsible tote popping up here and there. Well it seems now that good ol’ Marc has joined in on the act. Introducing the Marc by Marc Jacobs Locket Pocket Big Tote. It’s a large canvas tote that you could use for just about anything really. Personally, I think it would be great for a trip to the beach or a day of shopping at a farmers’ market. The bag has a sturdy leather bottom and a curious-looking leather tab on the side. At first I wasn’t quite sure what the tab was for. It has a turnlock closure on it, but it’s not a pocket. Interestingly enough, it turns out that the tab can be used to secure the collapsed tote into a neat little package. This tote is probably a bit too casual for most people to use as a regular handbag. But I think it would make a great “emergency” tote that you could keep handy, just in case you find yourself in need of a tote bag to carry stuff in. And, of course, it would make a really cute beach bag!
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Locket Pocket Big Tote is available in a Multi Print or Lush Teal. Unfolded, it is very spacious, measuring 21″ x 15″ x 4.5″. It retails for $168. Find it at ShopBop
The Chat: Marc by Marc Jacobs Locket Tote