Up for grabs this season is the Color block tote by the Marc Jacobs Collection. Everything about the color block trend is stimulating, especially when the hue choices are bold and complimentary. You have to deliver cleverness if you want a piece to magnify an attractive palette, and us bagista’s know that if someone delivers this concept finely, it is no other than Mr. Jacobs himself. To our surprise, this retro-inspired tote is a little short on the charm and arrives quite dull.
There’s no doubt that this tote would make a great 70’s era-inspired piece, that’s if you can’t find an inexpensive alternate at your local thrift store. Realistically speaking, the four-digit price tag of $1,795 is quite steep for an oversized tote sporting unattractive colors of washed-out green, ivory and black. Sure it consists of buttery soft lambskin leather, but it all comes down to the appeal and craft, and this certainly isn’t Marc Jacobs at his best. We’re definitely missing the chain-links, puffy leathers and the classic Jacobs approach; not so much the bizarre and boring. If you feel like you can pull this trend off with casual jeans and oversized sweaters this season, you can find the oversized Colorblock Tote via: Marc Jacobs Boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue