New year, new Special Items. Before I go any further, just a quick clarification. These items are not available in Singapore at any of the Marc by Marc Jacobs stores; they are only available at their stores in the States, and at some stores in London and Hong Kong, for example.
Enterprising Singaporeans (and those around the region) can chose to either turn to friends heading to those countries or turn to eBay, whichever is more convenient.
So what’s coming up in 2011? For starters, check out the Marc by Marc Jacobs Ski Bag, an absolutely huge nylon tote that retails for just USD35. I owned the earlier version myself, which had a beach-themed motif, so I can attest to the amount of stuff it can hold.
Another tote that’s worth a second look is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Laminated Cotton Tote, which should fare better than the previous ones that was just regular canvas. The design is nice, the colour is subtle and the price is right (USD35). What more can you ask for?
Other items in the new collection include these plastic keyloops, similar to the metallic or leopard-print ones they had before, but at a much higher price of USD9 a piece.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Flag Patch Key Ring is also nice. Made of rubber, this patriotic little number retails for a mere USD4.
If it is a new wallet you’re looking for, look no further than the Marc by Marc Jacobs Rubz Zip Billfold, which is somehow giving off a Rick Owens vibe. Retailing for USD29, it also comes in the longer Zippy Wallet shape (think Louis Vuitton and you’ll know what I mean) for USD38.
I could go on and on, but I shan’t. Just head over to the Marc Jacobs site online and have a look yourself. Now that’s what I call cheap and chic. Literally.
Images: Marc by Marc Jacobs