MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Classic Q - Francesca' Leather Shopper
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BAG!!
I love the Marc Jacobs Francesca bag so much that today I purchased my 2nd one so that I would have it in another color (cement). I bought the first one in black last fall. I wanted a classy, timeless black handbag and I looked for months before finally deciding on this one. I have enjoyed it so much and have received so many compliments on it. It is such a versatile bag, you can dress it up or down. I wanted a beige bag for the summer and I looked and looked and finally came back to the MJ Francesca. The cement color is just gorgeous; the pictures online really don't do it justice. I purchased it in the store, and it is just beautiful. While I agree that it is certainly not cheap, for the quality I think it is very reasonably priced.
Like other reviewers have said, I went back on forth on buying this bag because of the price. In the end I was so happy that I broke down and bought it! This is my third MBMJ bag. The quality of this bag is just amazing! I love the soft, thick leather and gold hardware. I ended up going with the gray color called "Gunmetal." It is more of a dark gray in person. This bag is on the larger side, but I think that is what makes it so awesome. I love the slouchy look! I usually carry it as a shoulder bag, but it can also be carried by the long crossbody strap. If you are on the fence about buying this bag I suggest you do! You will NOT regret it! :)
I wasn't looking for a bag, and would have completely ignored this had I not seen it in person. It is beautiful. Although I bought the gray, the black is absolutely gorgeous too (and has a luminescence that the gray does not#. It's a big statement bag. While it could use another pocket or two, I keep organized by having my things in zippered pouches themselves #cosmetics, wallet and miscellaneous), The only thing that would have made this bag better is maybe one outer pocket in th back or front. There is a smaller option for those who don't want such a big purse. Buy this purse. You will love it. Now if only it came in royal blue, orange or kelly green....
I have been looking at this bag for almost a month. I took my time to think this purchase through because of the PRICE..lol! I looked at all the reviews, searched the internet for different pictures of the bag....and then I just took the plung and I am SO glad I did. I absolutely LOVE this bag! It's worth every penny! This is an excellent every day bag for me. It looks great dressed up or down. It's PLENTY of room to carry almost anything you need to carry. I was nervous that I would not be able to carry it on my shoulders, but thankfully I can! The leather is like BUTTER!!! And it smells so good! You can just TELL this is a great expensive, well made handbag. I will be carrying this bag for years to come because the style is classic and will never go out of style. Now my ONE and ONLY critique is that like some of have said in their reviews, there are not enough pockets on the inside. A bag this size could definately use more pockets inside, but HEY...that's my ONLY complaint, and I will certainly work around this minor flaw. If you are on the fence about this handbag, like I was, I say go for it! If you have the money to invest in it, and your looking for a great every day classic hand bag....you found it!