Full confession here: I am obsessed with purses, and I always have been. You can count on me to have a closet full of purses for any occasion, and I absolutely love shopping for new bags, even if I don’t need one (half of the fun is just looking!). I know a good, classic bag when I see it, though — and when I keep reaching for that bag for a variety of occasions, I know that I’ve hit the jackpot. For me, that bag in my closet, the one that is almost closer to me than my best friend, is the MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic Q Hillier Hobo.
This bag has seen me through a lot: countless job interviews in various cities, formal events where I needed to look polished, winter weather, fall events, and more. I recently carried this bag everywhere with me on trips to San Francisco for job interviews — on my most recent day trip there, this was the only bag I brought! The MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic Q Hillier Hobo is beautifully slouchy, while not coming off as too bohemian: the sturdy workwear-inspired logo and smart pleats makes everyone take this bag — and you! — seriously. With a comfortable rolled handle and a longer shoulder strap, you can carry this bag in a variety of ways, which really helps when you don’t want to wrinkle your interview clothes! The bag is roomy, too: I can easily fit all of my essentials, plus a folio, iPad, and book, in this bag without it being comically stuffed.
My grandmother gave me this bag as a birthday and Christmas present after I’d been drooling over it for two years, and I have to say, it’s been one of my most well-loved gifts ever. I just can’t seem to stop carrying this bag, which is making me want it in other colors — maybe a gorgeous dark brown, for more casual days? I recommend the MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic Q Hillier bag to everyone who is looking for a new work bag, and I imagine I’ll continue doing so for years.