While I confess to being a little bit underwhelmed by the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013 collection, I admit that there are a few great handbags in the mix. That’s what I love about our favorite accessory – it can often be the saving grace on a runway full of disasters. That’s not to say that Marc by MJ was a total flop for me – I love the bold graphic stripes and a few of the sporty looks shown on the runway – but ultimately it was the bags that appealed most.
The Goodbye Columbus Tote is precisely what I mean by “saving grace.” Clean, elegant and quite simple for a Jacobs design, it’s the kind of grab-and-go bag that harried professionals appreciate on frantic mornings. Complete with a sleek gold logo plate and possibly the most streamlined silhouette ever to come from the Marc line, Goodbye Columbus is quietly stunning – and also a complete classic.
I loved the gradated effect that the Embo Lizzie Spotless X-Body shows off so gracefully. What could have been a total mess ends up being surprisingly sophisticated, thanks to a quiet fade that moves from off-white to dark gray. A great alternative to the usual neutrals, this light and dark bag may end up being your go-to during resort season.
The Nude Amaze Dots Party Box looked right at home on the runway with sassily striped tees and shorts, but this is exactly the kind of thing I’d personally pair with a dress. The “nude” has a peachiness to it that almost borders on pink, and the playful dot imprint adds a girlish touch to an otherwise polished design.
All images courtesy Moda Operandi.