By Karli Poliziani

The Margaux: The Row’s It-Bag That Transcends Hype

Forget fleeting trends. The Row's Margaux Bag oozes quiet luxury with clean lines, Italian craftsmanship, and timeless design. But is it worth the splurge?
The Row Margaux Bag
Photo Credit: The Row

Let’s face it, in the ever-churning vortex of “it” bags, staying afloat can feel like clinging to a pool noodle in a Category 5 hurricane. One minute, you’re the envy of brunch with your Dior Saddle Bag, the next, you’re on another man hunt chasing the newest designer talk of the town.

But then there’s the Margaux Bag from The Row, a bag that transcends trends with the quiet confidence of a well-tailored cashmere sweater. It’s the kind of arm candy that whispers, “I know things,” not screams, “Look at me!” — and it’s even being dubbed the new Birkin.

A Bag with History (and a Cult Following)

First appearing in 2018, the Margaux Bag predates the current logo mania by a mile (it’s giving quiet luxury). Its understated elegance stems from the design duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who’ve built a fashion empire on the foundation of understated luxury.

The Margaux Bag, with its clean lines, boxy silhouette, and deceptively spacious interior, is the ultimate “rich mom-on-the-go” bag, and that’s precisely why it’s become a cult favorite among celebrities, stylists, and, well, anyone with discerning taste.

Beyond the Hype: What Makes the Margaux Bag Special?

Sure, part of the Margaux Bag’s allure is its exclusivity. It’s not plastered all over Instagram by influencers (though you might spot it on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s arm). But its magic lies deeper than scarcity. Here’s what makes the Margaux Bag tick:

  • Craftsmanship: Made in Italy from high-quality leathers, including pebbled calfskin and smooth lambskin, and meticulously constructed hardware, the Margaux feels like an heirloom in the making. It’s the kind of bag you pass down to your daughter, along with your most sage life advice.
  • Versatility: The Margaux Bag goes from boardroom to bodega with effortless ease. Its structured shape can handle a laptop and files, while the detachable strap lets you transition to crossbody cool for an evening out.
  • Timeless Design: Unlike its trendier counterparts, the Margaux Bag isn’t about flashy logos or seasonal gimmicks. Its beauty lies in its simplicity, making it a forever piece you’ll never tire of.

Investing in the Margaux Bag: Is It Worth It?

Okay, let’s talk about the not-so-glamorous part: the price tag. The Margaux 10 Bag starts at $3,490, which is, let’s be honest, a big chunk of change. But here’s the thing: when you consider the bag’s impeccable quality, timeless design, and investment-piece status, it starts to feel less like a splurge and more like a savvy sartorial decision. Think of it as buying a piece of fashion history, a bag that will outlast trends and fads, becoming a cherished companion on your sartorial journey.

The Margaux Bag: More Than Just Arm Candy

Owning a Margaux Bag is more than just carrying a designer bag; it’s a statement. It says you appreciate quality over quantity, that you value understated luxury, and that you’re not afraid to invest in pieces that will stand the test of time. It’s a bag for the woman who knows her worth and isn’t afraid to let her bag do the talking (without, you know, actually talking).

So, if you’re looking for an it-bag that’s more than just a fleeting trend, the Margaux Bag from The Row might just be your perfect match. Just be prepared to fall head over heels (and maybe over budget) for its quiet, understated cool. After all, sometimes, the most coveted things are the ones that whisper, not scream.

This story first appeared on GRAZIA US