* Colorful, patchwork pattern in luxuriously soft leather
* Rounded bucket shape with interior pocket
* Carry it as a shoulder bag or cross-body
There’s no easier way to make an outfit go from eh to ah than to add a serious statement accessory. This Marc Jacobs bag is a strong candidate for such a transformation. Crafted from luxuriously soft, smooth leather, Gypsy is a study in artfully clashed colors. Many would hesitate to put ochre, hunter green, red, deep purple and a flash of turquoise together, but in the hands of Marc Jacobs, this eclectic palette just works. Stitched together by Italian craftsmen, it’s punctuated by two oversized grommets and embellished with a heavy gold links.
The chain strap has a drop that’s just right at 9 inches, which lets you wear it across the body or nonchalantly slung on the shoulder. A discreet logo keeps the focus on the beautiful construction: a bucket shape that securely closes shut with the pull of the shoulder strap. An interior pocket saves your smaller items from getting lost in the roomy interior, which is definitely large enough to stash a full-size wallet, phone, even a small makeup bag. Its name, “Gypsy,” takes note of its louche 70s style and uncompromising workmanship.
At 7.5 inches high, it’s just the right size as a day bag, but also compact enough to compliment a sleek little cocktail look. Picture it with tall boots and casual jeans for a brunch date, or as the statement piece to a slinky black dress and heels. Easy transition between starkly contrasting looks isn’t what you’d expect from such a bold bag, but Marc Jacobs is a designer that’s made his name making people rethink fashion. And that’s what makes it so deliciously worth the splurge.
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