With all of the talk about the new Stams being in, I decided that I had to stop by the Marc Jacobs boutique on my way home from work this evening. I saw all three new bags: camel, bronze and cream.
I hated the camel. Absolutely HATED it. Much of the appeal of the Stam to me is in its quirky charm, the slightly offbeat nature of the bag; all of this was lost on the camel. The color is terrible. Like some here had feared, it is very yellow. And it is flat and boring. If the camel Stam was the first Stam I had laid my eyes on, I don't know that I would have even considered giving the style of the bag another chance. I really think MJ missed the boat on this color.
I quite liked the bronze; it was by far my favorite of the three colors. That being said, I'm not sure why they are calling it bronze. It is definitely more like a pewter/darker silver color. If I didn't already have a bag in this color I might consider purchasing the bronze Stam.
The cream is basically the same cream that they have done in the past. I vastly prefer the patent cream, or "chalk" as it would be called from the S/S season. I think the patent chalk is a stand-out, and the regular leather cream/chalk doesn't even come close for me. And I'm not even a big fan of patents; I LOVE the patent chalk though.
All in all, for me it was a fairly disappointing trip. Style, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the bronze. Good luck.