Style on Trial: Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Party Girl’ fringed bag

Marc_jocobs_party_girlWe think “fun” was probably the word Marc Jacobs had in mind when he created this ‘Party Girl’ fringed shoulder bag. Unfortunately, “made by a child” are the words running through our minds when we look at it, because it’s the kind of thing we’d have brought home from school as a craft project when we were about eight years old.

Who’s right, though? Is Marc Jacobs correct in thinking that this is a fun, colourful handbag, such as a “party girl” might wear, or do you agree with The Fashion Police? This bag is On Trial, readers: will you convict or acquit?

17 Comments

  • December 2, 2008

    Kruggie

    Since my name isn’t Marc Jacobs, I wouldn’t sport a bag with that name written on it!

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  • December 2, 2008

    Kruggie

    Since my name isn’t Marc Jacobs, I wouldn’t sport a bag with that name written on it!

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  • December 2, 2008

    sarah

    Book ’em, Dan-o

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  • December 2, 2008

    Natasha

    Meh, it’s not vomit-inducing, but I can’t see anyone out of high school wearing it.

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  • December 2, 2008

    Moni

    It’s fun only halfway. The shoulder strap and the lock don’t go with the theme, and the s**t brown colour doesn’t make me think of “fun”, either. If it was a different (brighter) colour and a braided strap for example, I’d consider it worth a second look.

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  • December 2, 2008

    marian

    there is nothing i like about it. nothing. so out of character! but yes… that is a fashion crime.

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  • December 2, 2008

    Am

    Yeah convict it. Actually can you just do a round-up of all “designer” items with the “designer’s” name sprawled all over it? And everything with fringes? Stuff with both? just don’t question the fugliness of it. It just is!

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  • December 2, 2008

    Susan

    “Chipewa” kids in a summer camp or something made these?

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  • December 2, 2008

    gokarm

    personally, I’d think it’d be more fun sans the fringe. I’m not a fan of fringe to begin with and the color block letters are fun enough.

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  • December 2, 2008

    Evelyn

    Put it in a very dark hole…

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  • December 2, 2008

    JC

    I don’t know what parties Marc Jacobs has been attending recently but I’m glad I wasnt there!
    Nasty in all senses of the word
    Also it might just be the fact that I only had one contact in when I first saw this but through my somewhat blurred vision the logo-thing seemed to hold a strange resemblence to the Starbucks one…is that just me?!

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  • December 2, 2008

    lorrwill

    Yep – burnin’ is too good for this billboard of poor taste.

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  • December 3, 2008

    Mousy

    Not a big fan of the ‘fun’ fringes. I don’t like any fringes. But I especially don’t like them when they’re ‘fun’.

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  • December 3, 2008

    Misty

    As I first started to scroll down, I thought, “oh, this isn’t so bad.” But that was only seeing the M and the top flap… beyond that, it’s a bit of a nightmare. Especially the fringe.
    Fringe = usually a bad idea.
    Multi-coloured fringe = definitely a bad idea.

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  • December 4, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I’d say convict it, and stick it in the wing proposed by Am, for objects with the designer’s name (or initials) scrawled all over them in large lettering.

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  • February 20, 2009

    Vesi

    NO WAY!

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  • July 11, 2009

    sue

    i quite like it

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