MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Pretty Nylon - Little Tate' Tote
I purchased this tote last year in the store in a bright purple color. The size of the bag is perfect for daytime. It holds all of my daily essentials w/ out feeling weighed down or bulky, and is not so large that it looks like a travel tote. It has several interior pockets (i use one for my phone and one for my ipod) and also has a large pocket w/ a zipper. I have carried the bag for several months over the last year, and even let a friend borrow it for a few weeks and it has stayed in good condition. I hope they continue this bag for fall season, I may buy another one depending on the colors that come out.
I first saw this tote online. I was about to order the medium and then decided to go to into Nordstrom to see it. My main attraction to the bag were the pockets, but when I saw it - I loved everything. The fabric, the inside pockets, the outside pockets, the fun lining, the softness, and how light-weight it was. And the color!!! I wanted the plum, but the store only had the medium in an aqua color which was gorgeous - but BIG!!!! You could probably use it for a "weekender!"
They had the smaller bag in the plum. I thought I would take a chance - I was planning on using it for my commute to work in addition to my leather handbag. I was pleasantly surprised at how roomy the "small" bag is. I've packed my Kindle, MP3 player, umbrella, a make-up bag, and lunch - all fit comfortably. I could probably stick a pair of shoes in if it were necessary.
I believe someone mentioned the straps could be longer and I agree. However, I would not not give 5 stars to this purchase because of that. The handles on the bag are more than comfortable to carry when "loaded."
I love the size of the tote, finally something not so huge. Not everyone likes to carry luggage everywhere they go. And even still this is a little on the big side, but at least it looks smaller since it's fabric. I love all the pockets and the color. It's going to be great for summer and spring, plus the "marc by marc" stitching is barely noticeable which I love as I really don't like to be a walking advertisement for brands.
The bummer part is I'm having to go exchange mine at another nordstrom since I noticed that the one I bought has the Plaque on my tote crooked. For the money I should have perfection. ANother one I saw at the store which isn't the one I bought had stitching coming out already and it was brand new on the floor.
The guy who's holding another one for me to come exchange mine with said the plaque is crooked too but might be less noticeable. So if it is then I'll buy it, if not then no tote for me which will be really sad, as I love the concept just not the execution.
I would ONLY recommend this product if they can find one without stitchng problems or plaque problems. Otherwise I definitely would not recommend.
I think Im really loving this bag!!! I ah-dore the print! I love hearts, leopard, and just pink in general!!!! Perfect Key West, fl bag!