Monday, July 7, 2008

The Attack of the Ugly Bags

Top Row, From Left: Jimmy Choo Fringe Hobo, $1,495; Miu Miu Nappa Patch Tote, $1,240
Bottom Row, From Left: Carlos Falchi Buffalo Anaconda Bag, $2,850; Miu Miu Cutout Bowler, $1,460
The plethora of offensively ugly bags has completely mystified me lately. Everywhere you go, another ugly bag sprouts up--much like the extras in "Gone Baby Gone" (if you haven't seen it yet, be prepared to see an exceptionally ugly group of people). In an attempt to be creative, designers have lost sight of the truly elegant in favor of the most complex and tedious creations possible: a rodeo-gone-bad fringe bag, a flaking cow-hide post-it bag, an alien-meets-woolly-mammoth bag, and a furnace outside a bowler bag--and all from reputable designers! Don't forgot that it'll cost you a pretty penny to look hideous. Complete the look by seeking out Britney Spears' stylist, and you're sure to land a spot on the "Fashion Police" section of any celebrity rag out there.


miss cavendish said...

Truth be told, I think almost everything Jimmy Choo makes is u.g.l.y. Tamara Mellon was simply a fantastic promoter.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness; I thought it was just me but bags have been ugly for years. Like a lot of things, it just comes down to money.
A simple, elegant, classic bag which goes with anything will last for years. These horrors have to be replaced every year or so because they are "so last season".

Honestly, I've seen homeless people living on the streets that have more attractive things to carry.

WendyB said...

I kinda like the Miu Miu.