I am a huge fan of Isabel Marant’s aesthetic – I just love her effortless and whimsical elegance, with a French boho edge.
When I think of the brand, I often think of shoes, boots, cool tops and jackets. I don’t usually think of bags.
However, this one got me good!
I’m thrilled to have added this Isabel Marant Nessah Crossbody Bag to my wardrobe this season.
The bag comes from her Spring Summer 2019 bag collection, which features lots of studs, fringes, patchwork leather, contrast stitching, snakeskin prints, suede details and a bohemian “Western” feel.
The bag is a crossbody style, in a great size.
It is 25cm x 18cm, a bit bigger than an A5 sheet of paper. It fits all the usual suspects, wallet, keys, phone, lipstick, sunglasses, pack of tissues.
It is really a large clutch with a thick, removable (and adjustable) shoulder strap, which I feel, takes a nod at the recent utility/bumbag trend.
Trend-driven or not, the thick strap is fresh and different look, which I am in desperate need of! I just love the kind of effortless, “throw together” casual vibe it brings to my outfits.
Its simple and minimal style makes it versatile and easy to wear with everything.
There is also a white option and a blue option.
It is made from textured cowhide, with a lining. The texture reminds me of the Balenciaga Classic City Bag.
The leather is so lovely and so easy to maintain.
Scuffs and scratches don’t show up. Bumps or pressure points don’t show up. Water spills, greasy finger prints, condensation drips from my takeaway coffee (omg this one gets me all the time!) — nothing shows up. I just wipe it off with a soft cloth and it still looks perfect.
I try not to overfill it, because I don’t want the leather to stretch out of shape. So far so good.
The bag doesn’t seem to have much structure. So if I just carry my phone and keys in it, the bag kind of flops around and “bends” around my body, and it just feels a bit flappy and light.
Very versatile style. I can use it as a crossbody bag or a clutch. I could swap the strap, put on a gold chain strap to give it a different look.
Easy to clean leather. Doesn’t show any scuffs.
Excellent size for the small handbag category.
A bit expensive for a simple casual bag.
Strap can look a bit too casual.
The leather doesn’t have much structure.
Despite the cons, I still adore the bag, given it’s easy leather, great size and gorgeously simple style! If you are considering to buy an Isabel Marant Bag, I hope this helps in some way.