On the Street: Chloé Marcie Satchel

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BW: I love your Marcie! Have you had your eye on this bag for a long time? 

J: Thanks! I’ve had my eye on the Marcie for about four years – so yeah, it’s taken me some time. It always takes me a while to decide to invest in a luxury piece. I also have an aversion to buying anything at face value even if I love it, which also draws out the purchasing process.

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BW: Where did you finally end up buying it? Do you feel good about the purchase? 

J: I originally bought the bag in a grey color on somewhat of a whim earlier this year on Farfetch. I had been doing a lot of analysis leading up to buying the bag (including an Excel spreadsheet!) and thought I had made a good choice. However, when the bag arrived I didn’t feel excited about it and ultimately returned it back to Farfetch.

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A few weeks later, I started tracking a few Marcies on Poshmark. I’ve never purchased anything from the app (I’ve only sold some stuff) so I was a little apprehensive at first. But they authenticate any item over $500 and there was free shipping so that sold me. When I saw this ivory Marcie come up on the app in excellent condition and at a good price (that I was able to negotiate down!), I knew I needed to get it. When it arrived, I wanted to start wearing it right away so I knew this one was a keeper!

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BW: Since you also bought the grey one, what was it about this ivory one that made you like it more? 

J: When I saw the grey Marcie in person, it was darker than I had hoped. I typically carry a black bag and wanted something lighter that could also span across the seasons. At first I was a little nervous about a white bag getting dirty, but it’s doing great so far.

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BW: Does this fit your everyday essentials? What about for work?

J: This Marcie (I think it’s the medium) fits all my staples – wallet, card case, keys, sunglasses, a hardcover book, snacks, and a stack of Bed Bath and Beyond coupons! It is just a bit too small for my work laptop because of its shape, so I only bring it to work occasionally. I do wear it all weekend long though.

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BW: What do you like most about this bag?

J: This bag has a great story, which I learned about at the Chloé store during my research process. The Marcie was designed to be a “sporty” bag, with the stitching on the front resembling a saddle and the handles made to look like tennis rackets. I appreciate when luxury bags have a clear design story and a focus on details that you don’t really get with mass products.

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I love how the Marcie balances elegance with the ‘everyday’. The leather quality and stitching are very refined, but the structure is a little bit more laid back so it can work for a range of situations. Functionally, I like the exterior pocket under the flap to hold your phone so you don’t have to unzip. The shoulder strap is also a nice addition.

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BW: How about what you like least?

J: The zipper on the bag can open all the way – more like a jacket than a pair of jeans. I understand why Chloé did this – so you can open the bag all the way, but I find it a pain when the zipper unhooks and I have to put it back together.

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BW: One last question! Did you have an overall good experience with Poshmark?

J: Yes! Like I mentioned, this bag was in mint condition and was authenticated by Poshmark. It also came with the dust bag and authenticity card. Buying through Poshmark takes a bit more diligence though, because you have to really examine the condition and decide if you’re going to try to negotiate the price. But Poshmark really does have a good selection, so I would definitely buy another luxury bag through them!

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The Marcie comes in an array of styles, most notably the crossbody and satchel. The satchel comes in three sizes and the crossbody in two. J has the medium Marcie satchel which retails for $1,990 and comes in an array of colors

For pre-loved versions similar to J’s Marcie, shop here (black, $945), here (red, $975), and here (camel, $950).


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