Has anyone seen the New MBMJ Natasha?

Jun 9, 2007
318
0
I have only seen this bag on the Shopbop site and they just have black. I was wondering if anyone has seen it and how it compares to the original?
 

Attachments

Last edited:
Sep 12, 2013
38
0
Seattle, WA
I saw one at Nordstroms today. It's kinda of weird to me. The straps are a bit wider and the inside of the bag is black. I think I would rather stick to the older style.
 

WeDoNotSow

Member
Oct 8, 2014
13
0
Looks a little strange.. I have no idea what mines called tbh, but its dark a brown reg Natasha. The hardware on this didn't click...:tdown:
 

SillyShopper

Member
May 10, 2014
106
0
Thank goodness I already have the original version, because I don't care for this one at all. I don't like the wider strap and I hate that extra comfort thingy on top...makes it look like luggage and not a purse, IMHO anyway. Guess MJ just saved me some $$$$:smile:
 

Winthrop44

Member
May 3, 2012
215
0
Seriously? I was hoping the leather might be nicer as on the bags I've ordered recently the leather has been disappointing.
 

AnnaFreud

Member
Dec 28, 2013
1,878
234
Looks like the strap is also detachable. Which is weird and unnecessary because it's not like you could carry the Natasha comfortably as a clutch. The nameplate in front also looks smaller, more rectangular. Lastly the gold in the gold hardware looks really copper/yellow-orange. This is similar to the hardware on my MbMJ zippy wallet that I bought during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I'm not crazy about it. Wish it had the brighter lighter tone gold hardware.
 

Honeylicious

Bags & Sushi
Aug 5, 2009
2,155
15
KL
The detachable strap is a good touch but the rest? NO~ :tdown:
They took away the pleats? The leather puller? This one just look plain boring
 

Silkpearl

Member
Nov 27, 2013
460
63
I saw one at Nordstroms today. It's kinda of weird to me. The straps are a bit wider and the inside of the bag is black. I think I would rather stick to the older style.
Agree! I don't find the proportions of the new bag as pleasing as the original. I think they must have been listening to feedback complaining about the thin strap - unfortunately, the designer was originally right that a thicker strap, while probably more comfortable, is definitely not as visually attractive....the lack of pleats makes it look quite bland too. This is my favourite bag for travelling.
 

pickle

♾♥️ differently wired ♥️♾
O.G.
Apr 15, 2008
777
0
I saw it at Nordies. As others have mentioned, it looks weird, plain and too utilitarian. More like a camera bag... Leather was not up to it's price point at all. I hope the previous style isn't going away.
 

SillyShopper

Member
May 10, 2014
106
0
I have yet to see it in person (I'm on a ban and avoiding all purse sections in the stores), but looking at the picture, it reminds me of the Michael Kors version of the Natasha because his is smooth too.
 

SillyShopper

Member
May 10, 2014
106
0
I have yet to see it in person (I'm on a ban and avoiding all purse sections in the stores), but looking at the picture, it reminds me of the Michael Kors version of the Natasha because his is smooth too. MK also has a detachable strap, but he does have a shorter strap that can be used instead.
 

melpomeni

a.k.a. Mandy!
May 5, 2012
263
3
USA
I've seen this version as well as a black quilted type that is now available. I am not impressed, especially since they changed AND shortened the strap! Wearing this bag crossbody if you're too tall or busty is now a pain (21" is not long enough!). Get the old style while you can :/ I am so disappointed.