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22 July 2009

Marciano bag!!

Marciano bag!! 2

Behold, the Marciano Satchel.

Someone please buy me this bag.

Never have I resorted to the demeaning, self-deprecating acts of begging and whining, but for this bag I will forget all sense of pride and beg on my knees. Armed with pouty lips and pleading eyes ready to leak a few tears in hopes of evoking emotions of pity in my victim of choice and eventually a sigh in submission in which that lovely person buys this darling bag for me. I reek of desperation, all five spritzes of Victoria’s Secret Heavenly perfume simply screaming it.

For quite some time I’ve been lacking in my posts about bags; nothing has ever caught my eye quite like this Marciano. And so I must have it, for my little heart palpitates fatally fast every time I obsessively revisit the Nordstrom page; I assure you such desperation and urgency in my words signifies a life or death situation at hand. Either my heart will continue beating at such a rate it flies and La Couturier exists no more, or, somehow my fairy godmother/father sends this satchel my way and I live happily ever after.

I exaggerate. But I do like the latter option, as fairy tale endings are ideal in every little girl’s minds.

But why is this bag perfection?

  • I love gray just as much as I love black; it is softer, subtle in its classic sophistication, standing out amongst my sea of black apparel. Gray is also a shade of versatility – wearable for every season. Rest assured, the person who gifts me this satchel will have made a practical investment.
  • Its large size and square-ish silhouette is of greatest practicality; I am a professed, unabashed lover of large bags (satchels in particular) who packs nearly everything in her purse. My purse is my home, my home is my purse. And yes, I have just used chiasmus to reiterate my ratpacking tendencies.
  • I love leather, yes I do.
  • I carry my bag in the crook of my arm or on my shoulder depending on the particular day’s outfit or “look” I wish to go for. Dearest Marciano has incorporated the best of both worlds.
  • I have an obsession with bags with turn-locks.
  • The hardware is unbelievably perfect: silver (my favorite) chains, the turn-lock and the AMAZINGLY unique positioning of studs add just the right amount of detail and trend. Edgy, a bit rock-ish. Swooning over the studs ability to transform this into a statement bag.
  • Pintucks and pleats make for a smart, tailored finish. Love the contrast of the aforementioned with studs and chains.

Mine for $189.90. If you buy it for me.

Le sigh.


La C.

P.S.: Did I mention that I will love whomever buys this for me? And that my undying love and affection is worth more than a mere $189.90?

P.P.S.: La Couturier‘s first birthday is quite soon. And we all know first birthdays are très, très important.

61 Comments leave one →
  1. 22 July 2009 6:32 pm

    aww this post made me giggle 🙂
    that bag is GORGEOUS though! i want one too!

    thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog ❤


  2. 22 July 2009 6:42 pm

    advance happy bday!
    i love that bag!
    it’s so pretty!
    wish that there’s somebody
    who will you buy you that bag.

  3. 22 July 2009 6:44 pm

    I wish I could buy it for you darling, but I’m oh so very poor! If I was rich however! The bag is so lovely, I’m starting to obsess over it too! My home is my purse too, filled with makeup I never use while on the run!

  4. 22 July 2009 6:46 pm

    This is a really nice bag, and the price is really good!
    You might ask your family to give this to you!
    I’d like to see it in person, if it is as nice as it looks on the screen I could make myself a gift!
    Lucy =)

  5. 22 July 2009 7:45 pm

    Wow. I think I need that bag… NOW. I do have some money saved up. But do I have $378 so I can buy us each one? Hm…

    1st birthdays are very important. It sounds like you have something in store. [:

  6. 22 July 2009 8:07 pm

    give me about 5 years… if your nice ill buy it for you lolol love your blog

  7. 22 July 2009 8:39 pm

    Gorgeous bag!

  8. 22 July 2009 9:16 pm

    what a lovely bag! it goes with everything! go ahead and treat yourself since a special occasion is coming up 😉

  9. 22 July 2009 9:49 pm

    It’s only $189? I wonder what the feel of that leather is like.

    I only say “only” because today, I fell in love with 2 Be&D bags even more. The Garbo Tote and the Kan-Kan Satchel – I don’t know which I want more, but they’re all $1000+ or something close to that.

    Oh my god….I can’t get over them, along with my KanKan Sandals. Unfortunately, interns only get 25% off of the retail price :[ I’m hitting up a sample sale and hoping to get something in November?

  10. 22 July 2009 9:59 pm

    1) I need to drive down to Seattle immediately to take advantage of Nordstrom’s sale.

    2) I love that the grey has the softest touch of purple in it. Or is that just my screen?

    • 22 July 2009 10:00 pm

      The Anthology: It does have a tint of purple to it – which is why I love it so much!

  11. Clare permalink
    22 July 2009 10:43 pm

    Oh that is a wonderful bag! I hope someone grants your birthday wish a gets it for you!

  12. 22 July 2009 10:43 pm

    That is really a great price for such a lovely bag. I think grey is a fantastic alternative to black as a neutral – I have so much black that it is nice to change it up every once in a while. I also like cream colored bags for that reason. I hope you find funding for the bag!

  13. 22 July 2009 11:10 pm

    I wish someone would buy it for me, as well. Gray is one of my absolute favorite colors – I’m even on the hunt for the perfect gray nail polish; this would look divine paired with it. And those chains…how delicious. Finally, a bag that is droolworthy and (somewhat) affordable. 🙂

  14. 22 July 2009 11:40 pm

    you are too cute! i wish i had the money LOL i’m broker than broke dude — sorry — blame it all on the shoes!!!


  15. 23 July 2009 12:35 am

    OMG! I luv this bag, it’s fashionably divine! There’s a quote by Author Wayne Dyer that I live by, ” Within you is the divine capacity to manifest and attract all that you need or desire.” Sooo on that note, claim this purse as yours and it shall be ! ! !

  16. 23 July 2009 12:53 am

    Your begging is adorable, and if I had the money I would buy you this bag.
    Are you by chance on pain meds for your wisdom teeth? I’m just guessing.

    • 23 July 2009 12:54 am

      diane: Hahahahaha! Sadly, I’m not…. (; I was eating loads of ice cream, though. So sugar high? Perhaps.

  17. 23 July 2009 1:04 am

    super fab bag!

  18. 23 July 2009 1:04 am

    Oh no! Don’t tempt me! That bag is gorgeous! I wish I have some extra cash lying around and I would totally buy it for you! Really! I hope you find something equally as beautiful as that one but not extravagantly priced! xxoxoxoxoox

  19. 23 July 2009 2:37 am

    Too cute…..
    7 reasons to buy your Dreamticket
    and to live happily ever after :)))

    Love the hardware of this bag!

    Happy sunny thursday to you!

  20. 23 July 2009 2:39 am

    lol. you’re so cute. happy birthday to you in advance! hope you receive this dream bag 🙂

  21. 23 July 2009 3:50 am

    Bonjour, ton PETIT cadeau est parti ce matin vers les USA. Hélas, j’ai bien peur que ce ne soit pas ce sac… But if every reader of this blog gives 1$ I think you could get it.

  22. 23 July 2009 6:09 am

    Oh my, that is gorgeous.


  23. 23 July 2009 6:28 am

    What an unbelievably gorgeous bag. I do hope someone will come through for you 😉

  24. Alize Morand permalink
    23 July 2009 6:38 am

    Mmmh. Niiiice. What if we shared?? Half-half? One week each?? hehe 😉 Love the bag, and you of course dear! xxx

  25. 23 July 2009 6:50 am

    Ohh wow! this is such a gorgeous bag! I adore grey aswell its very feminine. Absolutley beautiful! I would beg for this bag too


  26. 23 July 2009 7:24 am

    i’ve been wanting a grey bag for ages, i like this one very much

  27. 23 July 2009 7:36 am

    Speaking as a girl who has a few Prada bags, that really isn’t all that expensive. I think we should all contribute.
    My ex-bf’s daughter used to send him emails with your title. ;o

  28. 23 July 2009 8:25 am

    Oh my effing god ?! ( imagine Blair saying it xD )
    I completely understand you !
    Actually I feel kind of stupid because I covet the STAM for my next birthday or whatever… so you DESERVE to get this !!
    If you’re vicious enough and have facebook, you can make a ‘boxedup’ wishlist and put it on facebook….. then maybe pray ?!
    Otherwise … good luck ! ;D

    • 23 July 2009 8:26 am

      MaryD: Hehe, thank you (;

      rossovelvet: Hahaha I can imagine Blair saying it!! Oo, perhaps! (:

  29. 23 July 2009 9:23 am

    Early Happy Birthday! If I had the money, I would gladly buy this for you for your birthday. I hope you get this.

  30. 23 July 2009 9:34 am

    awwww ! i wish i could buy it for you 😥

  31. 23 July 2009 9:55 am

    add me on the list too, this bag is amazing!!

  32. 23 July 2009 10:12 am

    Consider it done, just as soon as I win the lottery, La C!


  33. 23 July 2009 10:28 am

    XDD me too me too

  34. 23 July 2009 11:56 am

    that gray color is spectacular!
    if someone bought this for you I would steal it from you! haha

  35. 23 July 2009 12:01 pm

    Hi 🙂 I love this bag too! [I think the same about grey as you do]

  36. 23 July 2009 1:31 pm

    If I had the money I’d buy us both one!

  37. 23 July 2009 1:59 pm

    Oh my. I love this bag, I do. I picked it up the other day at Nordstrom and instantly fell in love with it. You really do deserve this bag! I wish I could buy one for you 😦 I’m sure someone will!

    – laur @ neonmango

  38. 23 July 2009 2:00 pm

    you’re so funny, nicely put. if i had the money i would definitely cave in and purchase this bag for you. your begging is well deserving of material objects, especially one of such beauty! good luck.

    • 23 July 2009 2:01 pm

      Laur: Ah, you should have gotten it for yourself darling! (:

      mandi: Haha, oh, I try (;

  39. 23 July 2009 2:06 pm

    Ahhhh, can someone buy this for me too!

  40. 23 July 2009 3:03 pm

    I hope you’ll find a person for that!
    It’s beautiful, the color and the studs… yeah!

  41. 23 July 2009 3:10 pm

    I must thank you for bringing this fabulous bag to my atention. Your description of it had me salivating haha
    Now, if I could only find a way to get my hands on it…

  42. 23 July 2009 4:15 pm

    It’s so perfect! It’s go just the right amount of studding, and the folding(?) at the front is gorgeous!


  43. 23 July 2009 4:20 pm

    Very very pretty! I’m becoming a bit of a bag lady too, something gorgeous will take the simplest outfit to the next level. x

  44. 23 July 2009 5:40 pm

    That IS a nice bag, gray is such a good alternative to black!

  45. 23 July 2009 6:03 pm

    oh my, it is lovely!

  46. jessica permalink
    23 July 2009 6:11 pm

    Did I say fabulous bag yet? Do you own it?


  47. 23 July 2009 8:34 pm

    Very nice!

  48. thebaglady permalink
    23 July 2009 8:42 pm

    Too bad I’m on a shopping ban myself or else I would’ve sent that over your way ASAP! (:

    Truly a stunning bag, LOVE the studs!

  49. 23 July 2009 9:41 pm

    NO! YOUUUU buy it for me!

  50. 24 July 2009 4:19 am

    OMG! So fantastic! Great choice!


  51. 24 July 2009 1:38 pm

    its really amazzzzzing. i love it too.. hope you do get your hands on one! i wish for outfit posts of you- is it possible- you give such great advices-couldnt we see what you wear in your daily life? xx

    • 24 July 2009 1:38 pm

      ediot: Isn’t it breathtaking? Aw, thank you! Perhaps one day I’ll post outfit photos – I never have my camera with me (and I’m in dire need of a good one!)

  52. 31 July 2009 4:47 am

    Fabulous outfit! That dress is so so so sexy. Great post!

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