Pockets are popping up all over our totes. Not that that’s anything new, but what is fresh is the volume of these little pouches – their pockets have pockets of their own! This Marc
by Marc Jacobs bag is similar to the MM6 x Opening Ceremony detachable-pocket tote, but with a younger, more playful personality, it’s much cuter (although these pockets aren’t going anywhere, so no change-purse bonus).
Setting this family of pockets apart from the pack is the varying texture. The plush faux fur middle sister adds a lush component and breaks up the monotony of natural leather. But the real beauty of a bag like this isn’t in the aesthetics. When you’re carrying a tote this big, you’re constantly fishing around inside for what you need, even if there’s an inside zip pocket. Two compartments on the outside means no more missing small items – that baby pocket will be the home for many things, like coins, parking tickets, coat check tickets, and so on; of course, the larger pouch is for that phone you constantly find yourself grabbing. Revel in the convenience and have fun with this utilitarian tote that is totally not boring. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $458.
Pair with: A shoe that is as easy and versatile as Marc by Marc’s multiple pockets. Diane von Furstenberg’s two-tone wooden wedge is a transitional sandal with colorblocking so subtle it seems organic. Diane von Furstenberg Olivia Wedge Sandals, $295.