Yea or Nay: Marchesa Fall 2014 Bags

Posted on July 17, 2014

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  • RussellH88

    Besides the bags that look like muppet scrotums, they’re kinda boring and standard.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Have an upvote for “muppet scrotums”.

      • conniemd

        Russell is now up to 93 upvotes. I couldn’t get past the muppet scrotum in the thumbnail – I’m like WHAT IS THIS???? Handbag wasn’t my first guess. I’d vote nay just because of the muppet scrotums being too over the top and just plan UGLY.

    • Loren S

      The muppet scrotum bags aren’t so bad if you imagine David Bowie circa Labyrinth carrying them.

      • RussellH88

        I’m pretty sure David Bowie has that effect on anything.

        • Lucía Gavello

          Yep, he could carry an actual muppet’s severed scrotum and make it look cool.

          • FierceFierceFierce

            That’s because he has actual talent and FACE

    • demidaemon

      True. But at least they aren’t muppet scrotums, which are definite NAYS.

    • Monkey Toe

      You say muppet scrotum, I say vajazzled merkin.

    • kimmeister

      I got “RIP Snuffaluffagus.”

    • evave2

      Muppet scrota is LIKED but my first thought was mold. (Yesterday I opened a dessert from a market AND it had blue mold growing on it. Of course looked like muppet scrota is pretty damn apt. The rest look ok, but I was so weirded out by the mold I probably don’t “like” them as much as I should. I will look again tomorrow.

    • MoHub

      My reaction as well. They are either too-far-out-there ugly or kind of ordinary. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground.

    • FierceFierceFierce

      You took the words out of my mouth

    • Tracy_Flick

      I was thinking more like Kleenex box cover from Graceland.

  • gilded

    Nothing is ever simple with Marchesa.

    • GSMSF

      Well at least her hideous bags match her clothing.

  • marlie

    The furry ones are hiddy, as are the two with the shoelaces all over them. The rest range from “meh” to “pretty.” Nothing really knocks my socks off, though.

  • Julie Chase

    They killed Wembley from Fraggle Rock and made a clutch! DAMN YOU GEORGINA CHAPMAN!!

    • sugarkane105

      Wembley! He was my favorite.

  • Jennifer McGuire

    Blinged-out tribbles. NO.

    • Taurwen

      Tribbles was my first thought as well

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I’m on board with most of these: should I see my doctor?

    • mjude

      poor thing, let us bitter kittens help you get there.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      No, just stop drinking on your lunch hour. :)

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        But I don’wanna!

    • understateddiva

      Yeah I think the whole over-embellished thing works on a bag.

  • MilaXX

    Mostly Nay. I like the bejeweled pink toned one & the black one beneath it, but the rest looks like art projects made with a hot glue gun. Nothing seems worthy of the price tag they probably are asking

    • cheekypinky


  • FibonacciSequins

    For the most part, the bags and their hardware are mismatched. I like most of the hardware; the bags range from boring to over-designed to, in the case of the fur bags, ugly.

    • Sarah

      Yeah, it’s weird to have a natural crystal as the clasp ornament on an otherwise fussy, non-nature inspired design.

      • decormaven

        The crystal is the coolest part.

  • gingerella

    The mustard-colored ones look like really frightening mold.

  • hellkell

    Shit glued to other shit glued to even more shit. Typical Marchesa. NAY.

  • butterflysunita

    The yellow one makes me queasy–looks like it has a fungus.

  • Rebecca Bledsoe

    My reaction to these bags ranges from “boring pocketbooks,” to, “oh good god no.”

  • Josephine Koster

    As god is my witness, I thought the first one was from an antihistamine commercial.

    • conniemd

      Kinda like the critters representing mucous in your nose? I tend to agree with you and find the furry bags to be more hideous than fuzzy and cute like tribbles.

    • Lower L

      Okay, that put me into a laughing fit.

  • random_poster

    I saw the thumbnail in the cover and thought “It says bags. Did they link the wrong picture?” If I saw Marchesa first, I would have answered my own question.

  • Sarah

    I was thinking “no to the fur, but if you like boring and fussy, the rest are aight.” Now I’ve been looking at them for a minute, and screw that: I HATE THEM.

  • Lori

    The first one looks like it’s a vector for disease. The rest of the collection would have to be amazing to save it from earning a Nay just for that. The rest of the collection is not amazing, pedestrian or ridiculous. So Nay it is.

    • tuffy77

      A vector for disease! Haw! Or even the disease itself, hideously magnified. Like a protozoa or something.

  • Jen Freeman

    Nay to the muppet skins, yay to the rest. The non-furry ones are actually really pretty, and some are really sleek looking for Marchesa.

    But the gems on #5 are not symmetrically aligned, and that’s driving me up a wall.

    • Anna

      Ugh, I had to go back and look at #5, and now I want to gouge my eyes out. I can’t help but think of those awful faux rococo mirrors that every grandma owns. Those damn things are not symmetrical – on purpose! Only a true monster would do that. IMHO.

  • Heather

    It’s hard to tell size, but I sense that these are really small. So what’s the point? What do you put in such a purse – a chapstick and an OB tampon?

  • Sarah Thomas


  • Danielle

    I kind of like the ones with the quartz clasps.

  • rhône

    yea. love all of them (even the kooky muppet-y ones).

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    #11 looks like a carmel apple rolled in glitter.

    • alyce1213

      Is that bad? I think it’s my favorite one.

  • Miss Ruth

    5, 8, and 10, please. Mmmmsparkly.

  • Alyssa

    Nay to the bags, but I like the addition of the numbers! Makes it easier to reference the bag you’re referring to! :)

  • Alicia

    The first one is so bad the others can’t redeem the collection, although I quite like the teal python envelope flap and the quartz gubbins.

    • JauntyJohn

      I know!
      A purse made from FUNGUS is really not my bag.

  • SewingSiren

    I only really like the ones with tribbles.

  • ChelseaNH

    Not what I was expecting after the lead image. Mostly they’re acceptably pretty.

  • Trickytrisha

    Nay to the max.

  • Gaby

    I don’t know when y’all started numbering these posts, but thank you! It makes discussion so much easier.

    • kimmeister

      That’s my favorite thing about this whole post!

      • Gaby

        Yeah the purses are very underwhelming, aren’t they? The first one looks like something a cat puked up.

  • Fanny_Trollope

    Bag No. 1 is stirring up my allergies.

  • Judy_J

    They look like glorified wallets or eyeglass cases.

  • suzq

    My cat gives bag #1 Two Paws Up.

  • StarburstLady

    I like the ones with chunks of crystals on them, but I’d worry people were thinking I was trying to balance my chakras with them.

  • tuffy77

    9 is funny because the whole thing is perfectly tidy and nice but then it sprouted FUZZ TUMORS

  • Nicole

    Why does marchesa always look like a copy of someone else’s work with one extra ‘original’ detail that ruins everything? Why can’t they just not add the detail, or make a whole look out of the detail and stop copying? Ahem. Nay.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I’ll take number 8, you can have the rest, especially the one that Big Bird coughed up.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    They really took their space fungus inspiration to the bleeding edge.

  • FunButNutz

    Crafting with Tribbles!

  • gitchygitchymama

    ZsaZsa your bags have come in!

  • BlairBear

    Either basic or bad the Marchessa story . Also now I know what happened to big bird

  • Kate4queen

    I’m a serious handbag ho but I wouldn’t buy any of these… too ‘fussy’ and over embellished.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    That first bag is fug, and I can’t help but think that unless it had its own handler it could become an even bigger mess if anything were spilled on it. The rest of the collection looks like standard designer bags.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      that reminds me of the time i dropped my white beaded and sequined evening bag in a muddy oil slick. on new year’s eve. happy new year (not)…

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Not a happy memory, and one ruined bag.

  • lalahartma


  • J.W.

    My cat would like Number One.

  • SuzyQuzey

    I can’t with that yellow poodle on top. Some of the others are nice.

  • KT


  • Sophie

    The first one is the worst, IMO. It looks like fungus. And the rest isn’t much better.

  • KayEmWhy

    I can’t with the furball purses. The rest I love.

  • E. D.

    I like all of the envelopes. The rest is not for me. It’s for Nicki Minaj.

  • kerryev

    It’s a lot of futz but I do love the stone clasps.

  • mutemia

    NAY Was she trying to make accessories for “allfur”?

  • Paula Pertile

    I like #6. You can have the rest.

  • Shannon

    I’ll take every one but the first one, which made my daughter ask, “why did they make ‘The Lorax’ a purse?”

  • doodley

    The first one triggered an allergy attack on sight.

  • forcingasmile

    The first one look like the “Monster Book of Monsters”

  • PastryGoddess

    Of Course

  • Qitkat

    I thought the furry gribble was the only one with a face, but #10 has an owl face. An OWL! wearing its best floral Sunday go-to-meeting hat.

  • quiltrx

    See, this…this right here? This is the REAL trouble with Tribbles.
    The more structured, simple ones I actually like. #6, if it’s not hairy-textured (hard to tell), is welcome to come live at my house and be loved.

  • save_the_hobbit

    Kind of love…even the furry ones.

  • Gatto Nero

    Overall, nay. Most are too embellished, and some look cheaply made. The furball ones are hideous. The textural effect on #6 is pretty, though.

  • Mona_Visa

    The peacock blue one is lovely. That first one gives me hayfever just looking at it though. I guess if we have to boil it down to yay or nay, I’ll say yay.

  • formerlyAnon

    I like # 1 and #9 for the Jimi Hendrix/Janis Joplin tribute ensembles. Overall, though – NAY. The rest are either dull, or not particularly attractive.

  • AndieJay

    That first bag looks like Swarovski threw up on a 1970s shag rug and no one found it until now.

  • Big Bear

    You know when someone throws up but no one finds it for a while so it gets all hairy with mould? So they turned that into the first bag.

  • judybrowni

    A definite Nay to the skinned Mupppet bags.

    • MandyM

      I just said the same thing! Teach me to post before reading comments. :)

  • RedRaven617

    I lov them. Like pieces of jewelry.

  • Terry

    #1 looks like a bedazzled tribble.

  • MandyM

    Jewels, yes. Dead Muppets, no.

  • poggi

    #1 is a bedazzled sea sponge. But I really like 5 and 8.

  • IngerMereteH

    Nay. Bad flaying and too heavy embellishing all around. And I will never forgive them for what they did to Paddington the Bear.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      bad flaying? what does that mean?

  • cheekypinky

    Is that quartz-rock-thing an icon or something for them? I think it’s on their perfume bottle as well.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      i love the use of natural crystals like that. i think i have a rock fetish.

  • FierceFierceFierce

    Boring! And those furry ones look like a Muppet massacre!

  • Columbinia

    All the things with fur are a big, silly NO.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    aren’t you supposed to get a larger picture when you click on the small ones? not working for me. i’d like a better look at some.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    did they skin a skunk for number twelve?

  • JynxTheCat

    most of these look like versions of Harry Potters Magical Creatures text book except that first jobbie – that looks like chicken McNuggets gone bad.