Marc Jacobs sticks Bags on Bags. Because he can.

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When we first looked at the image on the right of this picture, like The Bag Lady, we thought it was just a tote bag with a picture of an evening bag on the front – you know, some kind of self-referential "in joke" for handbag lovers. And we were OK with that. Sure, it wasn’t the best looking tote bag we’d ever seen, but we’ve seen worse, and so we were just about to move on when we noticed the second picture, and realised that this is no "tote bag with a photo of an evening back on the front". No, this is a tote back with an ACTUAL evening bag on the front. In other words: they’re attached to each other. And so we have to ask: why?

The thing is, you see, if you need an evening bag, you’re generally looking for something small and pretty, which will hold your evening essentials. Having a whopping great tote bag attached to it kind of defeats the purpose there, doesn’t it? And if you need a tote bag… well, you get the picture.

Saks informs us that the Mesh Lace Robert Bag On Bags gives us "two looks in one". We say, "Yes, but why would we want that unless you could detach them and use them separately?"

So, there are two ways of looking at this. Either:

a) Two designer handbags for the price of one! Yipee!

or

b) Marc Jacobs is crazy.

Which is it?

8 Comments

  • February 8, 2008

    Sophia

    Marc Jacobs is Crazy. I think whatever diet he went into to slim down has caused his brain severe damage.

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  • February 8, 2008

    Miss Britt

    CuRAZy.

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  • February 8, 2008

    gokarm

    I think your first reaction was correct. This is a self-referencial joke, he just took it a step further and made the joke functional. I mean really, the “bag” is nothing more than an additional pocket. I don’t think you’re actually meant to carry this bag to a formal event as if anyone’s not going to notice there’s a tote bag attached to the evening bag.

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  • February 8, 2008

    Danielle

    Crazy!

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  • February 9, 2008

    Rina

    Mimco did this first. Their signature Button bag has been around for years:
    http://www.mimco.com.au/index.php?section=Shop

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  • February 9, 2008

    jakjak

    That is so awful I can’t help but think that Jacobs is testing his loyal followers to see how far he can push them

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  • February 10, 2008

    Kerry

    Marc Jacobs is crazy. If they were separate, they would be a lovely tote bag and a very pretty evening bag. But the sum of the two is definately less than the parts.

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  • September 4, 2009

    Diandra

    When I first saw it I thought it was a bag-printed bag, which is nice!
    But two bags stuck together? definitely crazy!

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