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The Look for Less: Marc Jacobs Plaid Shopping Bag

My all-time fave designer Marc Jacobs came out with his own version of the red plaid nylon shopping bag earlier in the year. But did you know he was most probably inspired by the original $2 Chinatown nylon plaid shopping bags? Needless to say, Marc is the one who made it cool to carry one of these puppies to the grocery store, or on your coffee run. But is it really worth paying a fortune for a nylon bag when you can get it for under $5?

To see the look for less,

This Pearl River Nylon Plaid Shopping Bag, $2-$6, is nearly identical to the Marc Jacobs version, except it doesn't come with a brand name. There are various sizes and colors, and considering how cheap it is, you can get one of each. Not only will you look super stylin' when shopping for groceries, you'll also be helping the environment by not relying on disposable plastic bags.


roor roor 10 years
waste of money ... we're told not to buy counterfeits blah blah ... well this is basically a fake right??? isn't this like plagiarism or something ? i mean you can be "inspired" by something but this is just plain copying!!!
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
MoneyPenny MoneyPenny 10 years
This is funny. Well, sort of... You see my Mother-in-law passed away a few months ago. So, we had a lot of stuff to clean out of her house. You know some stuff you keep, some donated...etc. But there were a lot of these bags. In fact they were very useful in cleaning the house out...Maybe I could have donated them to Marc:)
mutley mutley 10 years
I used to see a homeless guy with these bags on the T in Massachusetts. First impressions...
socalcutie socalcutie 10 years
you know, my dad and i carried canvas bags to the store growing up... and everyone looked at me like i was weird. It's good to see it's fashionable now ;-)
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
Haha, I practically grew up seeing people in Chinatown carry these. But I've never really had one. Hmm. The huge ones are used by people when they're moving, mostly.
gibbon345 gibbon345 10 years
his probably lasts longer but is it worth it
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
i love them! i'm a big fan of plaid...i think i'll grab one of those for shopping =]
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
Cute, but not 4 me.
girliceclimber girliceclimber 10 years
Shopdiary--I agree, the pics are underwhelming, but I've heard that it's gorgeous in real life. Maybe they should have included the word "leather" in the name, because I think everyone (including myself) assumed it was overpriced plastic from the pictures. Although I still think it's stupid to carry something that *looks* like overpriced plastic from the other side of the street :-P.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Marc Marc Marc!!! What are you doing here??? You're breaking my heart with these granny totes :cry:
shopdiary shopdiary 10 years
LOL! MJ was inspired. I saw pictures or the LV Street bag from someone who bought it overseas. The bag is made of braided leather (surprise, surprise) and looks quite exquisite considering that I had dismissed it when I saw the runway pics last year.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
Uh, yeah, this crap is used by the poorest of the poor villagers all over Africa. I find it amusing that LV is stealing from village folk.
asco00 asco00 10 years
I just bought one at Target for $5. But I just wanted to stop using plastic bags. Mine is cute though. Target clearance rocks lol.
batsarefab batsarefab 10 years
do designers really think we're that stupid? :(
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
LOL these are used in Africa as shopping bags you can get them for 550c LMAO!!!
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
How much does the Marc bag retail at?
GIOVS GIOVS 10 years
i think is stupid when you spend a lot of money for something that cost to you more less with out the brand, specially when it was inspired by the one which cost less. Like the fakes LV OK, it cost you less but is a copy, but in this occasion the MJ is the ¨copy¨ of the Chinatown one, sorry but i think is stupid
Julie2812 Julie2812 10 years
They're really cute! I already have my bag for the grocery store! No more plastic bags :)
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