Wednesday, January 25, 2012
the return of silver spurs
Marc Jacobs bags started way out in the day...2002...with silver hardware bags...well nickle, but whatever. The original soft calf bags...venetia, satchel, stella, sophia, etc were dont in the silver toned nickle....He did do a line of buckle bags with the antique brass hardware that they later re-issued as a limited edition anniversary bag.. but those were the exception.
About 2005 he brought bag the antiqued brass hardware on the first season of the stam bags. from there it went from gorgeous and rustic, to a blingy gold hardware from 2006 onward. He did do a sunburst stam line and a 'downtown leather' line that varied with the nickle hardware and the downtown having the gun-metal...but the deveations from blingy gold were few and far between.
looks like it's back though...and if this is going to be a more longterm change, potentially reflecting the less ostentatious luxury market, I am one happy camper!! although I would still kill for this vintage bag....