Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bad Bag Tuesday

I know I'm going to get myself in trouble with this one...

I'm sure it's no secret to anyone who reads this blog that I am not a fashionista. Not just because I am a size 10 (times two) but because I simply don't get it. I love fabric. I love reading about fashion. I have read Vogue since I was 16! But.. when it comes to buying clothing I just can't figure out what makes one wool skirt worth $78


and another worth $850.

Knowing that I am somehow fashion impaired, I usually keep my mouth shut and just admire those who do understand... and wonder how in the world they can afford it. So, I really debated about this week's bad bag.

There is no denying that plenty of women are willing to pay to carry a bag by this designer. Even I have made the pilgrimage to worship at the Fendi counter in Nordstrom... but after careful consideration I had no choice.

Today's bad bag is the Fendi Paint-Your-Own Baguette. This little bag is a classic Fendi Baguette but instead of embossed leather it's made of coated canvas and comes with ten markers so that you can personalize it. Sort of like a Doodle Bear for grown-ups!

Now my complaint about this bag isn't just that you have to be an artist to create a handbag that you won't be ashamed to leave lying on your chair while you peruse the Sunday buffet brunch at the yacht club. Rather, I am astounded that a "regular" Fendi Baguette, made of leather and available in a multitude of colors, will cost you a mere $995, while the do-it-yourself canvas model costs $1300.

Curious, isn't it? I suppose it's something akin to paying for billboard space. The Fendi bag adds value to your artwork rather than your artwork decorating the Fendi bag? Perhaps it's better that I don't understand fashion...



5 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

Ridiculous. I'd like to think even if I had that kind of money, I would spend it more wisely. Canvas???

Ginaagain said...

I think my entire wardrobe for the last couple of years cost less.

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

SNORT! Oh my God!

Hey. That gives me an idea, though. bet I can find a cheap canvas bag somewhere. What could I marker on it? Wow. The possibilities

dkuroiwa said...

Picture me...sitting here at my computer...just shaking my head..and wondering "why?".
I'm sure that if I were to tell some of my students about this "make it yourself" bag...they would ask me to order one or two or three...because it's a Fendi.
and i'm having a hard time putting gas in my car...~sigh~

Karen MEG said...

That is outrageous, but I suppose it's the name, so people (crazy people, who have too much money and too little brains to do something better with it) will come...