Post # 1
Looking for a good quality versatile black leather handbag for my sister….
Which handbag do you like better?
Kate Spade New York – Lainey Large Satchel (note: bag is actually a bit blacker in person)
Marc by Marc Jacobs – Classic Q Fran Tote Bag
Both are similar in price and size. The Kate Spade bag is more classic but still casual enough to use on a daily basis while the other bag is a bit more casual in general. I’ve never owned either brand so I’m not sure which one is more reputable for longevity/quality. I can’t decide which handbag to get my sister for Xmas!
Post # 3
i like them both but the marc jacobs speaks to me more then the kate spade- the spade kindof blends in while the jacobs makes a statement 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
Based on looks alone, I like the Marc Jacobs a lot better. It look more modern and fun to me. I personally think that Kate Spade bag looks a little boring, but that’s just my opinion.
And you’re a very generous sister!
Post # 5
I own bags by both. I always use my Marc Jacobs bags a lot more. I think out of these two the Marc also looks a littl more young.
Post # 7
The Marc jacobs is my favorite looking one
Post # 8
Depends on her style. The shape of the Marc Jacobs is more interesting to me but if she’s really preppy/classic she’d probably prefer the Kate Spade.
Post # 9
I think Kate Spade is always a bit more classic so I’d go with that. In terms of name brands though, Marc Jacobs is better In My Humble Opinion.
Post # 10
i’d decide based on age and needs. if she’s a professional and you’d like to get her something she can take to work i’d get the KS, if you want her to have a great everyday bag i’d get MbMJ
Post # 11
I like the Marc Jacobs because I prefer a slouchier bag and I like the gold hardware better than the silver.
However, I am a big kate spade fan. I know that they have a 1 year warranty on their bags, but I am not sure about M by MJ.
Post # 12
I like the Marc Jacobs bag better.
Post # 13
I love the Marc Jacobs bag. The gold hardware against the rich black is lovely and I think it would be even more stunning with silk leopard print scarf tied on it! I like the Kate Spade one too, but mainly just the shape of it. The colors of both the hardware and the leather feel lacklusterin comparison.
Post # 14
I’m a HUGE Marc Jacobs fan, but even if I wasn’t I’d still prefer the styling of the MJ vs the Kate.
Post # 15
That Marc bag is to die for!
Post # 16
I guess I’m in the less-popular camp on this one, but I love the Kate Spade!