October 8th, 2014
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This Is (Perhaps) The One

Marni My search for a structured bag continues and this one by Marni is the front-runner. I had the smaller version in blue for a bit, but it was too small.  However, the triple gusset makes it roomier than I expected. TBC


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  • It’s beautiful, and a bit under the radar, which I love. I’m kind of hankering over the St. Laurent bucket bag in Bordeaux, but was wondering if you think it’s too “of the moment?”

    KathyOctober 8th, 2014  9:56 AM

  • I bought the small after I saw it on your blog. I love it, but understand wanting more room.

    MargoOctober 8th, 2014  10:55 AM

  • The Saint Laurent bucket in Bordeaux is a forever bag in my book and I still LOVE the Marni bag in blue, just wish it was bigger.

    PrestonOctober 8th, 2014  11:04 AM

  • Have you given Celine Box a try?

    ameeOctober 8th, 2014  11:36 AM

  • Who makes the coat on the left pls?

    SheilaOctober 8th, 2014  12:46 PM

  • What do you do with your no-lomger-in-rotation bags? Like the too small Marni you mentioned. I have a too heavy Bottega Veneta that is giving me health problems. . .

    ToriOctober 8th, 2014  7:24 PM

  • I give them away to my daughters, friends, school and garden club auctions, housekeeper… I did not keep the blue Marni, I returned it. I have a navy Céline triple clutch that I rarely carry so I toss it into a big hobo and grab it when I run out to lunch etc. I try to repurpose bags.

    PrestonOctober 9th, 2014  5:12 AM

  • I just saw the gray version of this bag on NAP – so gorgeous.

    KathyOctober 9th, 2014  9:27 AM

  • I just bought the Chloe Shelby, a structured tote, now retired, on an online consignment site and am hoping it is not too heavy. But I need a new work bag that fits my laptop and love that the structured trend has staying power.

    I consign my no-longer-in-rotation clothes and bags. If high-end, I use the online consignment shop. I currently have a Dolce and Gabanna dress that is too big, and a beautiful Gucci hobo with a strap too short to manage which are both going in. If lower end, I use a local consignment shop. And I love shopping at both!

    JaciOctober 9th, 2014  9:30 AM

  • I love this bag, it us the perfect structured bag. I always find myself drawn to Marni jewelry, and now it looks like I’ll have to add handbags.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kristin BungartOctober 9th, 2014  10:15 AM

  • Save everything!
    My best bags are the oldest ones!
    Being a former fashion apparel company owner , love the oldies, they r the best!
    Go Chanel! Can’t beat quality and style!
    And Hermes is great everyday!
    All the rest are boardy and boxy
    And go out of style and get
    Markdown before u know it…

    Melanie RothenbergOctober 9th, 2014  10:43 AM

  • The older I get, the more difficult it is to carry heavy leather bags, especially on my arm. I have gone to cross body, smaller, structured bags. For every day, in and out of car, I just run into places with my wallet, which is a Smythson, monogramed, simple. That being said . . . other than hand off a beloved bag to my daughter, once she is old enough to appreciate it and ready to accept the burden of owning expensive stuff, I rotate some bags around my home. A little boxy Ferragamo sits on a front hall French leg table and I grab it when I have a destination. A gorgeous Bottega ‘re-embroidered leather’ tote with scallop edge and woven handle in an amazing shade of warm, earthy red sits on a pretty wool rug in my living room, tucked next to a slipper chair covered in a hand block flora chintz. It has become a pretty, soft, quiet leather accessory in the room, and I actually store some things in it (a small diary, some favorite letters, a small cosmetic case which is handy on the main floor). I stuff some of the interior with tissue to keep its shape, hiding it so it doesn’t show. I can’t carry this bag for any length of time, but it is such a fine example of Italian craftsmanship, I would never part with it. And, of course, there are the memories of carrying it . . .

    PaulaOctober 10th, 2014  12:25 AM

  • Yes! What is the coat on the left?

    AlexandraOctober 10th, 2014  2:29 PM

  • These images are from Pinterest, I don’t know who made the coat.

    PrestonOctober 11th, 2014  11:09 AM

  • I know this post is super old. But I had to comment. I have been debating over whether to purchase this bag since I saw it on your blog. I finally bought it last week and it has been the best purchase I have made all year. The bag looks sleek and small, but can actually carry a lot (I got the medium size, I can fit a wallet, sunglasses, small make up bag, and my keys). The strap lets me carry it cross body when I am with the kids and when I go out by myself I use it as a shoulder bag. It is very light and stays on the shoulder. The compartments help keep everything organized. All in all so very happy with it and wanted to thank you for featuring it!

    MegOctober 27th, 2015  9:05 PM


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