Marc Jacobs sure has come a long way since his grunge days. Now, not only is he the head designer at Louis Vuitton, but he has two eponymous lines of his own. Not only that, but his style has evolved into an elegant, ladylike sensibility that defines American design. This Julie tote is a beautifully low key everyday bag with just enough bells and whistles to make it interesting.
Taupe is not one of my favorite colors, but this particular taupe is so smooth and nutty that I just love it. It has a creamy color and texture that just screams upscale. The bag is delightfully free of embellishment, which allows the great quality of the workmanship to shine through in the design.
The standard shape of this tote is almost perfect. It's simple, classic, and effortless. The large size makes it great for an everyday bag, even if the skinny, pretty chain strap isn't the epitome of practicality. I really like the way the gold chain has been threaded with darker brown leather to contrast with the bag. The multicolored silken tassel gives just the right amount of color and asymmetry to make the Julie far from boring.
$1,250 seems to be about the going rate for everyday bags these days. I think it's a little high, given the recession, but I might be willing to make an exception for a timeless design like this one.
More Features Of The Marc Jacobs Julie Large Leather Shoulder Bag
- 16" x 13" x 6" size
- 10" strap drop
- Fully lined in pink polka dot twill
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