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You would have to be living under a rock if you were unaware of the statement bag trend, and in particular the statement crossbody bag is having a moment. It seems every self respecting influencer has been spotted sporting this eye catching trend. And one can hardly blame them, it’s fun, who doesn’t want to own a unique, look at me piece? We all do right? But as most of us also know they are not cheap. With the tiniest of Gucci crossbody bags going for $1200, and with the Dior crossbody saddle bag and Chanel‘s crossbodies going for thousands of dollars, it can be daunting to say the least. Hey if your budget allows you to splurge on these luxurious to die for bags I say go for it! No shame.

With on trend varieties such as the logo emblazoned strap, to neon, camouflage and metallics which ever strap you choose you will certainly make a statement

But if you can’t afford to pluck down that kind of money, or you don’t want to spend your entire tax return on a bag, do you have options? I didn’t use to think so.But my mind was quickly changed  when I went Christmas shopping this past December and discovered the Marc Jacobs Snapshot Collection. I was shopping in Lord & Taylor when I spied these bags and I was smitten at first sight. There are a plethora of colors to choose from. From neons, to pastels, and neutrals to deep jewel tones all with contrasting panels. But the highlight of the snapshot bag is hands down the straps. With on trend varieties such as the logo emblazoned strap, to stars, camouflage, metallics, and even the playboy bunny—which ever strap you choose you will certainly make a statement.

The bags retail for $295 and while not super cheap, they are an affordable option. I did not pick up one that day as I was Christmas shopping and not shopping for myself. However I do have a birthday coming up this month and this is going to be the bag I gift myself. You can also pick them up at Neiman Marcus Bloomingdales and FarFetch.


  1. What cute bags Allie! I hope you have an amazing birthday and birthday month!

  2. Ohhh I love all of these bags! Thanks for sharing!

    -Emily | http://www.TheEmilyEdition.com

  3. I love a good crossbody and this is such a cool and fun range. I agree that the best part is the straps. I hope that they are interchangeable. That would really add to the versatility and fun. You’ll have to show us which one you gift yourself 🙂

  4. Love the post not only for the topic but also for your clean layout and beautiful graphics. Do you believe I do not have a bag like this? I thought I had every sort of bag imaginable! I do have a embellished strap somewhere, and I should look for it. Thank you for reminding me, I think I will do that. Please tell me when your birthday is. I hope to see you soon !

  5. You’re right! They are affordable compared to $1200! Lol. They’re super cute though! I hope the new year is treating you well! ♥

    PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

  6. Wow these are all very cute bags that i would love to cap for myself. Happy new year dear.

    Glowyshoe’s blog

  7. Oh my gosh this bag is sooooo gorgeous; and in every colour combination! Having said that, my favourite version would be the white and black bag – gorgeous!

    aglassofice.com x

  8. Omg, this bag! So many brights to choose from!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. This bag is absoluetly gorgeous, I would not be able to choose just one color, it looks amazing in all colors.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  10. I’m obsessed with this bag!! Especially that lime green color! So simple and chic! 🙂

  11. Happy New Year Allie, Wow loving these bags and the color choices thanks for sharing with us.

  12. I love designer clothing Marc Jacobs brand.
    I thing is one of the best designers of the world.
    Great post.

    Best regards.

  13. I love a cross body bag, as they’re so easy to carry round! These ones all look so pretty too. It’s been my dream ever since I was little to own a Chanel one though, those ones are so dreamy xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  14. Those are cool looking bags
    and functional too.
    Love them ♥


  15. Ok that bag is fab. In fact, my sister just purchased it at the Marc Jacobs store on Madison Ave. It’s perfect going out and/or weekend bag. I have my eye on the pink one!! If you haven’t checked out the store, yet you should. It’s super cool with a little cafe inside.

  16. Really? You can have that amazing bag for that price? This Marc Jacobs snapshot bag is truly a statement bag and now I want even to own it. You show here definitely the very best proof that a crossbody statement bag not necessarily must be expensive. Thanks a lot and enjoy the rest of the week.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  17. There are super cute !
    I love theses colors.

  18. These are super cute! And yay to cheaper and more affordable options from Marc Jacobs!

  19. The bag is beautiful and definitely a great option for the price. I love that it comes in beautiful colors. Happy early birthday

  20. Yes! I have been eyeing these up on Shopbop for the past month, ha ha! They’re so vibrant and bright! Also, happy early birthday!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  21. It is always nice being able to make a fashion statement with affordable accessories. I can’t believe how expensive bags can get! It is good that there are some nice alternatives without spending an arm and a leg. Thanks for sharing the alternatives!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  22. Yes, these colourful bags are lovely and what a great affordable option and you’re right, quite inexpensive, considering. I would wear one of these in a heartbeat, especially on my weekend shopping excursions. haha.

  23. Those bags are SO adorable! I love that it’s a more affordable option to the Dior and Chanel options I adore so much. Thank you for sharing!

  24. I am obsessed with these bags! I have the exact one picked out that I want and sometimes when I walk through Nordstrom, I “try it on” for the thousandth time to make sure it fits, until it’s on sale! Great pick

    Angela | http://www.lenorth.com

  25. These bags are fabulous dear. Can’t go wrong with any of these.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  26. I agree. Love this bag too and think of actually getting it. Not because of practical moments, I just happen to like it a lot

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