FAD-ISH: Marc Jacobs Stam bag (sassybella.com)

  1. (source: SASSYBELLA.com * * * * * * * * * the online australian fashion/beauty magazine)
    FAD-ISH: Marc Jacobs Stam bag
    Helen Lee - May 30 2006

    This bag has been flying under the radar a bit for the last year or so. After all it did had some mean competition as an “it bag” from the Chloe Paddington, Chloe Silverado and Fendi Spy bag in the last two years. But it’s time that the Marc Jacobs Stam bag had it’s time to shine.

    The bag named after popular Canadian model, Jessica Stam, have many stylist celebrities toting it around. Nicky Hilton (with her many coloured Stam bags), Hilary Duff, Mary J Blige, Hailey Duff, Lindsay Lohan (with her khaki and petrol blue Stam’s) and Dita von Tesse have been snapped carrying this quilted bag all around the world.

    Spend a few minutes on the Marc Jacobs Stam bag thread at The Fashion Spot, you will discover that many fashionistas all over the world spend their time discussing at length what coloured Stam they should buy.

    So what’s to love about the bag? Well there is the quilted grained leather, detachable chunky antiqued brass shoulder strap and oversized Marc Jacobs-inscribed kiss-lock clasp. The Stam has a urban modern look with a vintage Marc Jacobs twist

    The Stam bag with its vintage vibe and Chanel-esque quilted look comes in more than a small handful of colours. Half of which I don’t think I couldn’t name off the top of my head. The most popular is one that is of course the hardest to come across – the Petrol blue (as seen on Lindsay Lohan). This quirky bag also comes in a large array of colours, with a few new shades released each season. Black is probably the most versatile colour, while some of the many other colours it’s available in are: taupe, khaki, chestnut, bordeaux, patent white, metallic silver, and cashew.

    So when did this trend kick off?
    Since it first landed on the catwalk back at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2005 show. The following season, Eva Longoria and Maria Sharapova were spotted carrying the “Baby Stam”, a smaller clutch sized Stam bag, at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2006 show

    When will it end?
    Designer quilted bags have been experiencing a bit of a revival of late and vintage inspired bags have had grown in popularity with Chanel being one of the biggest beneficiaries. Marc Jacobs keeps the Stam bag fresh with new colours available every season and with his trademark style and impeccable detailing it’s hard to see the appeal of the Stam bag die in the next year, or two, or three.

    Some online stockists:
    - SaksFifthAvenue.com
    - Net-a-Porter.com
    - Bergdorfgoodman.com
    - eLuxury.com
     
  2. Thanks for posting! LOL at the TFS comment. Semi-interesting I guess.

    Out of everyone I've ever seen with a Stam, I love Dita's black 05...what a great match for her.
     
  3. I was wondering were the Stam name came from :biggrin: Dita von teese is totally overrated imo.
     
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  5. Nola, ITA with you on Dita!!! I don't understand all the press coverage she gets, it's annoying.

    Bag.lover, thanks for sharing this :smile: