Mary-Kate’s Marni handbag: Snob or Slob?

marykate marni.jpgI’m on the fence about Marni. I’ve always thought everything from their clothes to their bags was “eh.” Yes for the most part most of the pieces are perfectly nice, but every time I see something from Marni I think I must be able to find something just a tiny bit better  (especially at Bergdorf where McCartney, McQueen, The Row, and Balmain are all located on the same floor!). On the left Mary-Kate Olsen is pictured in a bag that screams Marni — ie it has a print and it’s colorful, yet there’s something under-stated and restrained about it. I like the design — it’s almost a bit Pucci-esque and the brown leather is a nice contrast though I don’t like that round handle (doesn’t it look uncomfortable? I wonder if that’s why MK is carrying it over her sweater!). This does seem like a bag that could transcend generations —  I could totally see this as being a bag that a mother buys to wear with a solid black dress and her daughter borrows to wear with a Missoni-esque dress like MK!), but overall because of the handles and the shapes, I have to vote slob.

What do you think about Mary-Kate’s Marni? Snob or Slob?


  1. August 26, 2009 / 8:14 am

    Slob….no doubt about it.

  2. Anonymous
    August 30, 2009 / 6:19 pm

    I couldn’t pull it off but i think it works for her – maybe with a dramatic printed dress.

  3. Michelle
    August 30, 2009 / 6:50 pm

    Isn’t that bag from Matthew Williamson collection for H&M? I thought she wore that to a party or something for it….

  4. Sharon
    August 31, 2009 / 3:49 am

    She did wear it to that event as well, but it’s Marni not H&M unfortunately! (she wore a M Williamson for H&M belt to that event…)

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