Real vs. Steal – Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Bag

by Irina on March 14, 2014

Update: This post has been updated on March 14, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I already mentioned I am by no means a handbag expert. I think I own about 10-15 bags and usually have around 2 or 3 in rotation per season which works out totally fine for me. However, from time to time I find myself obsessing over a particular handbag such as the Marc Jacobs “Stam” bag which was named after topmodel Jessica Stam. The satchel has some obvious Chanel references (e.g. the quilted leather or the gold chain), but I’d still consider it unique enough to stand on its own.

Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Satchel in black

Marc Jacobs Stam Quilted Leather Satchel Bagls
($1.395, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Marc Jacobs

Ashley Tisdale, Sophia Bush and Vanessa Minnillo wearing a black Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Bag

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Carlos Santana “Maria” Quilted Frame Satchel Handbag

UPDATE (03/14/2014): Discovered a pretty white Marc Jacobs Stam bag dupe by Carlos Santana at Amazon for $66.

Carlos Santana "Maria" Quilted Frame Satchel Handbag in white (Marc Jacobs Stam knockoff)

Carlos Santana “Maria” Quilted Frame Satchel Handbagamazon
($66, Amazon)

BagInc “The Inescapable It Bag Of The Decade”

UPDATE (05/30/2011): Stupid name but awesome bag for an awesome price. I love that BagInc is so blunt about their bags being “designer inspired” (well, it’s a little bit beyond just the inspiration, isn’t it? ;)). Anyway. $43. Awesome! Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% off your entire order!

BagInc "The Inescapable It Bag Of The Decade" in black (Marc Jacobs Stam knockoff)

BagInc “The Inescapable It Bag Of The Decade”
($43, BagInc)

Handbag Heaven “Sami” Quilted Handbag

Don’t have $1.395 lying around? Handbag Heaven‘s “Sami” quilted satchel is an amazing and budget-friendly MJ “Stam” alternative which comes in either black or orange.

Handbag Heaven Sami Quilted Bag (Marc Jacobs Stam knockoff)

Handbag Heaven “Sami” Quilted Handbagls
($77.95, Handbag Heaven)

Posted in: Ashley Tisdale,Bags,Marc Jacobs,Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Red Carpet,Sophia Bush,Vanessa Minnillo

  • Ha! Yes. I love it. I work at Handbag Heaven, and I carried our Sami this summer (in purple) and loveloveloved it. I actually blogged about it on our blog!

    That bag is seriously wonderful. Thanks for the mention!

    -terryl
    handbag heavennn

    PS I love Ashley Tisdale. She wins, in my heart.

  • Hey Terryl,

    thank you for your comment. The “Sami” is such a nice bag, wish I’d have it, too. LOL. ūüôā

    P.S.: Ashley, really? I think a clutch would’ve been more appropriate on the red carpet, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion ūüėČ

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  • Angelica

    I have the “Sami”. It’s so beautiful! Not only does it look expensive but it has a lot of room inside. Every one of my friends wanted to know where I bought it and how much it was. They all couldn’t believe it was so inexpensive but expensive looking. I even get compliments from people I do not know, so that says something in itself!

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  • tracy

    the bag is superb

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