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The Marc Jacobs Tote Bag | Style Guide

One of the most humble but iconic handbags of all time is the trusty tote bag. Understated and practical, there is always a space in our wardrobe for a tote bag. But, Marc Jacobs undoubtedly has upped the fashion status of this classic style and revolutionised what was deemed possibly a sensible option to an ultra-luxury must-have bag. 

Whether it’s the beige XL style seen on our favourite influencers for their holiday bag or the mini tote that has become essential for hybrid working – they are the IT bag! Stepping into the Marc Jacobs tote world, here is everything you need to know about fabrication options, sizes and the new styles for this season. 

Marc Jacobs Tote Bag

About Marc Jacobs 

Marc Jacobs is the eclectic, New York fashion designer that launched his brand in 1984 with what became an iconic grunge collection. In 1997 Marc Jacobs was appointed the creative director of Louis Vuitton, where he collaborated with icons such as Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, and Takashi Murakami. 

There have been many memorable launches from the Marc Jacobs fashion house such as Daisy in 2007 but non have quite exceeded expectations the way the Marc Jacobs Tote Bag did. Launching in 2019, it sold 100k in the first year and has been a firm favourite in the fashion world since. 

The Tote Bag Family

There are six sizes in the Marc Jacobs Tote Family. Starting with the smallest Marc Jacobs Tote size to the biggest,  

The Camera Bag 

  • 9 inches L x 3 inches D x 5 inches H
  • 23 cm L x 7.5 cm D x 12cm H
  • Strap Length: 135cm (Fully extended)

The Mini Tote

  • 10.2 inches L x 5 inches D x 8.2 inches H 
  • 26cm L x 12.5 D x 21 cm H 
  • Strap Drop 27 inches (69cm) 
  • Handle Drop 4 inches (11cm)  

The Small Tote

  • 12 inches L x 6 inches D x 16 inches H
  • 30cm L x 14cm D x 42cm H
  • Strap Drop 27 inches (69cm)
  • Handle Drop 5 inches (12cm)

The Large Tote 

  • 17 inches L x 6 inches D x 13inches H
  • 42cm L x 16cm D x 34cm H
  • Handle Drop 9 inches (25cm)

The XL Tote 

  • 21.5 inches L x 7.8 inches D x 16.7 inches H
  • 55 cm L x 20cm D x 42.5ch H
  • Handle Drop 9.8inches (25cm)

The Functional Tote 

  • 13 inches L x 6.5 inches D x 14.5 inches H
  • 33cm L x 17cm D x 36cm H
  • Strap Length: 144 cm (Fully extended)
  • This has a water bottle slot on both sides and can hold a laptop case (can hold 13″ laptop)

Fabrications 

The Marc Jacobs tote comes in a variety of fabrications,

  • Canvas (Cotton) 
  • Canvas (Cotton) with leather binding 
  • Leather 
  • Nylon 
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The Splattered Collection 

This season’s inspiration came from a pair of jeans, splattered in paint. Taking cues from Jackson Pollock, known for his allover painting, the inspiration came from artists such as Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Anish Kapoor. The result is a colourful and bold creative where the art and design of the collection can inspire your whole look. 

There are 3 colourways –

  • Black Mutli – A  black bag with white and grey splatters.
  • Brown Rice Multi – A cream bag covered with light blue and white splatters with a sparse few darker splatters to contrast.
  • Eclipse Mutli– A dark blue, denim colour tote which orange and green splatters and an orange logo on the front.

This season you will see the leather tote bag coming in 4 new colours, 3 bright options and cement. The logo is more contrasted and the inside lining has an alternative colour to give it a colour pop inside.

The Terry Collection

The new range of Marc Jacobs Terry Tote bags comes in a range of sizes and a new pouch style, perfect for the vacation season. The tote bag is made from a new plush towelling effect fabric, which is soft to touch and ultra-feminine. The range includes black and white combinations and also some bright colours perfect for summer, the baby pink and sunshine yellow are team favourites.

If you like the Marc Jacobs Tote bags why not take a look at the Marc Jacobs Snapshot, the cross-body sister bag that is perfect for day-to-night dressing. Here’s everything you need to know in our blog

Marc Jacobs Tote

How to Clean a Marc Jacobs tote bag? 

If you are wanting to maintain your tote bag aesthetic, caring for it and keeping it clean is key. 

If you have one of the canvas Marc Jacobs totes, you’ll want a small bristle brush and either some fabric detergent or fairy up liquid. Mixing it with water, make a soapy solution. Use the brunch to work in a circular motion and lift out unwanted dirt or dark marks. 

If your tote is leather, it is generally an easier fabric to clean so, you can wipe it down with a cloth or baby wipe to keep it fresh. 

What can you fit in the Marc Jacobs Tote bag?

Looking at the different sizes of the Marc Jacobs totes, what you will be using them for plays a big part in the decision-making. So, we packed each tote bag up for different days out for summer. Starting with the Large Marc Jacobs Tote bag, which we packed up for a day at the beach, here’s what we comfortably fit inside,

  • Cap
  • Reading book
  • Purse
  • Waterbottle
  • Towel
  • Phone
  • Airpods

In the Small Marc Jacobs Tote bag, we packed everything we needed for a day at the office,

  • Waterbottle
  • Laptop
  • Notepad
  • Purse
  • Airpods
  • Phone
  • Handcream
  • Snacks

In the Mini Marc Jacobs Tote bag, we packed everything we needed for a day of shopping,

  • Sunglasses
  • Phone
  • Make up
  • Handcream
  • Purse
  • Airpods
  • Car Keys

Please note these bags were not overfilled and there was still plenty of room for more essentials. Check out our YouTube channel to get more a feel for the size differences.

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