Okay, yeah, whatever: I have a shopping problem. BUT to my defense I used my Shopbop affiliate codes for this one so I didn’t really come out of pocket, y’know? (excuses, excuses) Just before the Shopbop sale, I snapped up this Marc Jacobs Snapshot Camera Bag since I’ve been trying to carry smaller bags instead of my usual Mary Poppins handbags.
I first saw this bag on the Marc Jacobs Beauty Instagram and even entered a CONTEST to try to win it. The Marc Jacobs Beauty team was playing games and never announced a winner. At $295 this bag was on the relatively cheaper end of things (“cheap” being used loosely here since in the world of designer this is pretty affordable), and I just loved everything from the size to the gold detail on the front to the large camera straps. I became a woman obsessed so when I saw Shopbop started carrying it, I did a little jig and added to cart.
I’m glad I did since it swiftly sold out during the sale!
I danced between getting the purple color or the Sand but being the queen of impracticality I bought the color that made me happiest. The Marc Jacobs’ ‘Snapshot’ camera bag is paneled with textured-leather so it won’t scratch or scuff easily, making it perfect for me. I’m not too precious with my bags and I firmly believe that they need to be lived in.
It’s divided by two polished gold zips leaving two separate compartments to stash your items. Each color way comes with a detachable Americana-inspired guitar strap so you can carry it as a clutch or cross body. While it is a pretty petite bag, it’s deceivingly spacious for its size (I can easily fit my wallet, keys, compact mirror, lipstick, lipgloss, and my iPhone 6). I love the gold hardware double “J” detailing on front because it doesn’t scream LOGO but adds a nice touch.
As an added plus, they sell straps separately so you can always with up the look of the bag. I adore the stars and stripes strap (partially the reason I purchased it), I do have my eye on a few others though I can’t justify the $85 price tag. Paying $85 for a strap should be illegal but, hey, some brands have the nerve to charge $495 so I shouldn’t complain.