Marni Patent Balloon Bag


Marni Balloon Bag $1,317, available in three sizes

If the balloon bag from Marni does not bring out the frisky youthful side of you I don’t know what will. What a fun and fresh take on the hobo bag! I like the detachable long shoulder strap so you can adjust to your bag mood accordingly. The interior is lined in canvas which you can access without any zippers getting in your way. There are many colors available but I am digging the gray patent leather, not as flashy as silver but still shiny and glam. Consuela Castiglioni has developed a cult following in the 12 years since she launched Marni under the Castigioni family business, Giwi Furs (which explains all the fabulous fur boleros she does for Marni!) but is poised for mainstream success after showing stellar collections season after season. Marni has always been an easy line to wear, you throw on a Marni dress and wrap a Marni bag around your wrist and instantly feel hip and cool. The launch of its online boutique last year means you can score hard to find Marni goodies and feed your Marni addiction 24/7!

Marni Dress $1,101

marnidress307.jpgIf you live in Dallas and want instant gratification, you can find a large collection of Marni at 4510, the ultimate boutique for the fashionable set. I was there yesterday and bought a half dozen pieces from Marni, Dries, and other fabulous designers that I can actually wear during the day while running around with my toddler or dress up for date nights with my husband. Brian Bolke of 4510 understands it’s every women’s desire to look stylish without having to put too much thought into it so he stocks the store with effortlessly chic pieces for women of all shapes and tastes. He also has an amazing selection of the Marni patent balloon bag, dresses and shoes! Go check it out for yourself- 4510 McKinney Ave. or call 214-559-4510 and ask for Heather Hayler, my new fave S/A there, just don’t hate her for being so skinny and cute 🙂


  1. Julie
    March 29, 2007 / 4:25 pm

    Looooooooooove it! Saw it the other day, want it!

  2. lulu
    March 29, 2007 / 7:56 pm

    Is this a large bag? 🙂

  3. March 30, 2007 / 1:54 am

    I have the mini size in red. I love it! I have some pictures modeling it on my blog if you’re interested. I’ve seen all three sizes. The biggest is just too big, the medium is pretty awesome, and so is the mini. Red’s my favorite, but the grey is nice, as is the mustard yellow. Marni’s site has some bubblegum pink ones stocked right now, too. They’re made with varnished fabric rather than leather so they’re cheaper too.

  4. March 30, 2007 / 4:56 am

    Been seeing this for quite awhile.. Really lovely!! Very understated.. Not the typical designer-designer kinda bag.

  5. krista
    March 30, 2007 / 6:26 am

    I love Marni! and this bag is roomy and hip…. LOVE IT!!!!!

  6. Bag Snob Tina
    March 30, 2007 / 8:33 am

    Shopping Nerd, just checked out your photos, LOVE the red! I have not seen that yet!!!

    I love the bubble pink too, there is also an awesome pale yellow one at 4510… and I agree, the mini is best, it’s actually not even that mini. The medium is great if you’re tall but the large, I tried that and I looked like I was carrying a VW.


  7. Runghi
    March 30, 2007 / 12:17 pm

    I love the balloon bag, especially in red! I bought one in

    and you? do you have one?

    good luck and enjoy the marni bags

  8. Catherine
    April 1, 2007 / 7:22 am

    And I’m digging that little shift dress, so perfect for this humid South!

  9. April 3, 2007 / 8:03 pm

    yeah, i saw a woman sporting this on the satorialist and it was half the size of her.. it’s pretty big. and cool. i like the biege one the most!

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