Juliana C Stryker
Bag Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Pretty Nylon Printed 13″ Computer Commuter in Tapioca M
As a new season approaches, I put away last season’s favorites to make way for new fashion delights for my already exploding wardrobe.
And this applies to my trusty Macbook too.
Hey MB, check out your new clothes!
My laptop (MacBook Pro 13″) is my bestest friend. My entire life practically depends on it, from work, to surf and play, to shopping and most importantly to Facebooking! So I make sure I give my best friend the best by giving ‘her’ (yes, it’s a she) the most fashionable protection. Haha!
A few months ago, I was shopping in Harajuku, Tokyo when I spotted a sleek white building with the logo ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ on it. I squealed before dashing into this five year old store of the global fashion brand.
Here’s a brief history of Marc by Marc Jacobs (MBMJ).
Introduced in the spring of 2001, Marc by Marc Jacobs is the diffusion line of Marc Jacobs that produces avant-garde fashion designs that retail at lower pricelines.
And it was there that I spotted this nifty laptop bag at 13,000 Yen (SGD207) from their Spring-Summer 2012 collection.
So I swiftly brought it home!
Please allow me to walk you through its cool features.
The nylon laptop case is stylishly decorated with Marc Jacobs signature quilting and riveted with an exquisite heritage logo plate.
The laptop bag came with a soft and lightweight dust bag as shown below.
Even though its zipper is not the smoothest I’ve tried, its edgy design still wins me over.
There are two ways to wear the bag. You can either hold the fabric handles or use the detachable and adjustable crossbody strap.
The fabric strap drop length is 5”.
The length of the shoulder strap drop is 11″ to 22″.
This is how the bag looks like on my 161cm (approximately 5’3 feet) frame.
Back to the features…
I like that the stylish harness clip does not require a lot of force to put on and take off which made it very nail-friendly.
The bag also came with a foam pad to maintain the shape of the bag.
The interior of the computer case is my most favorite feature. It is lined with faux fur and protective microfiber that is very comfortable to touch. 🙂
The dimensions of the bag are 13″W x 10″H x 2″D so my 13” Macbook fits snugly inside the bag.
Besides the Macbook, I reckon most 13-inch laptops will also fit comfortably.
I found this photo rather hoodwinking as the bag can definitely contain more than a Macbook.
I’d stuffed it with one magazine, one Macbook, one external hard disk and an Apple magic mouse and I could still zip the bag with ease. 🙂
However, to ensure a longer lifespan of the bag, I don’t encourage you to do this often. 😛
The bag provides a convenient exterior velcro pocket for my mouse, gadgets and paraphernalia.
Frankly, this was a rather impulsive buy. Before this purchase, my Macbook was already comfortably dressed in Fabrix, but I couldn’t resist the colorful bright prints and the cool logo plaque of this MBMJ bag.
The sewing and seams were reasonably well-constructed.
Only one loose thread spotted.
The only drawback is the fact that the fabric is prone to dirt. Otherwise, I think it was totally worth purging my Fabrix case for this Marc Jacobs darling.
Psst! I checked out the MBMJ store at Takashimaya recently and a MBMJ sales assistant told me that the bag was sold within a few weeks of launch.
But don’t fret. I spotted other Tapioca Multi cosmetic cases and handbags. MBMJ has also launched more laptop bags for their fall collection, albeit with the same specifications as the Tapioca Multi, they looked edgier and classier. You can check them out here.
To sum it up…
A fashionable computer bag that protects my technology with elegant plush lining and also a stylish and convenient companion for my globetrotting adventures.
4.5 Honeyz crowns!
More Marc Jacobs bags in the future?
Your friend, Juliana
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