Marcello de Cartier Bag

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Left: Blue Petrol Cowhide in medium Right: Pink glazed goat skin in small

It is my job to review bags and I love it; from classic bags, trendy bags, funky bags, weird bags, obnoxious bags, and sometimes downright strange bags- you name it I’ve seen it. So you can imagine how jaded one would get after staring at bags for hours day after day (over 850 days since Bag Snob began!) but not me, a great bag can still excite and delight me like nothing else! I am, however, tired of gimmicky bags with sky high prices that aim to shock. Which is why I am now obsessing over the Marcello de Cartier bag. I was neutral when it was first introduced but am finding myself falling in love with its classic lines and impeccable craftsmanship. I have always been a fan of Cartier watches and jewels but this is the first collection of bags that have captured my attention. For Spring Cartier offers gorgeous shades of blues and pinks that will enchant even the most jaded of Bag Snobs. I am glad I did not get the tobacco color last Fall because the blue petrol is absolutely gorgeous! Available in three sizes (small 14″x7″ $1,000, medium 17″x8″ $1,220, large 21″x9″ $1,800) and very reasonably priced. At Cartier Boutique- 972-726-7670.

19 Comments

  1. EliG
    January 30, 2008 / 12:05 pm

    This looks like my old grandma’s bag.

  2. mette
    January 30, 2008 / 12:23 pm

    I remember the brown one from last fall and remember liking it. I guess it still beats these two,although the bluish would match with jeans. I believe these are sturdy bags and age well.

  3. Anonymous
    January 30, 2008 / 12:33 pm

    Grandma chic is way better than trendy trash 🙂

  4. michelle
    January 30, 2008 / 12:38 pm

    I like the blue one. I prefer a satchel type handbag and this fits the bill. I still can’t believe Cartier does handbags – trippy!

  5. Lady Jane
    January 30, 2008 / 12:48 pm

    I love Marcello de Cartier bags! What I love about Marcello de Cartier is that they offer custom order of “My Marcello” with your choice of hardware, leather (or exotic skins), size and color. Marcello de Cartier is uberchic and unique. Beverly Hills store has the custom order kit if anyone wants to explore and create her own style.

  6. Anne
    January 31, 2008 / 11:31 am

    I saw the pink one and it’s HOT!

  7. wgs
    January 31, 2008 / 3:28 pm

    cartier should keep their day job and stick to jewels…not impressed with the giang logo on the front.

  8. robin
    January 31, 2008 / 6:38 pm

    completely BORING!!!

  9. James
    February 1, 2008 / 2:08 pm

    i love them, especially the blue one!

  10. Renee
    February 14, 2008 / 11:25 pm

    I love this bag! If you think this is boring, take a look at the tiger motif version… absolutely gorgeous and far from boring!

  11. Anonymous
    July 29, 2008 / 11:05 am

    helllllllllll

    ooooooo

  12. zenjewel
    September 26, 2008 / 9:21 am

    I want the bag in pink fuschia ostrich skin!! it’s SOOO pretty!

  13. Vik
    December 16, 2008 / 1:18 pm

    i saw similar bags in black & brown when I went to the Cartier boutique in NYC yesterday…the black one comes with brass rivettes though…they look like unisex bags, so i would certainly like to get one, the brown one!

  14. Nicole Farfan
    August 6, 2010 / 2:35 pm

    I have the small Cartier Marcello in pink for sale here in Las Vegas at my Consignment SHOP A Second Chance and in my Ebay store it will be listed shortly. What a great bag! Rich and Classic

    • MarĂ­a fajatin
      August 26, 2021 / 11:35 pm

      Pic please and how much?

  15. billi
    October 1, 2011 / 6:13 pm

    i have a cartier handbag form the 1960,…it has a silver panther on it and an adjustable strap…would anyone know where i can get any info about it…thank you

  16. claude
    December 5, 2011 / 1:22 am

    the shape and proportion looks really ugly…

  17. March 8, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Don’t kid yourself. This bag is a Cartier. Beautiful. The blue is great. It’s a little heavy but what you would expect for a high end bag. It’s meant to be handed down. A true classic.

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