I’m a see-through plastic bag

What’s the deal with see-through plastic handbags? Lagerfeld did them at Chanel, so did Oscar de la Renta, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana. And they’re a firm favourite with magazines – “I know, let’s do a shoot with a see-through bag and all the bits and pieces inside it – it’ll look so great on the page!” The deal seems to be they’re aimed at the ultimate exhibitionist. What’s the upside of see-through bags? You can see all your stuff. What’s the downside? Er, you can see all your (messy, ugly, so-not-this-season) stuff. Doh! Even if you’re a rich label-whore whose bag-clutter is a roll-call of premium brands – Smythson notebook, Chloe organizer, Vertu phone, Luella sunglasses, yada, yada, yada, surely you’d rather keep your stuff low key and under wraps? Or maybe there’s something ironically chic about saying “I’m carrying expensive shit! Mug me!”

Image: www.vogue.co.uk

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10 Responses to I’m a see-through plastic bag

  1. Emma says:

    “Or maybe there’s something ironically chic about saying “I’m carrying expensive shit! Mug me!””
    Heh. You’re right. I sometimes feel like rich people do the funny thing and pretend to be poor- i.e. dressing in cheap tops, yet with million-dollar shoes de rigeur, as a way of thumbing their noses at the regular people.
    Or maybe they’re just silly crazy-ass rich people. Who’s to say for sure.

  2. molly says:

    ahhh not a fan
    i definitely dont want people to see everything im carrying
    what if im carrying something illegal?

  3. man bag says:

    It wouldn’t be so bad if the price wasn’t silly.

  4. Mrs Fashion says:

    Urgh, not keen. So sticky in this heat.
    And think of all the fun therapists would have with the clear bag thing? What does it mean?
    Mrs F x

  5. Fabi says:

    heh. I’d have to watch myself before carrying one of those around, unless it was empty. I can get killed here for a $60 celphone. so no, thankyou. your blog is awesome…Im gonna check out a pair of shoes I saw in another one of your posts. =)

  6. discothequechic says:

    haha, I know “Mug Me!” ae exactly the words that spring to mind everytime I come across yet another see-through bag feature in Vogue et all.

    Yawwwwn. I love the idea, but I’m not sure walking through my ghetto hood with my ipod on display is a good idea.


    I’d love to see what the Victims have stashed in these when they totter around with them.

    Cue scanning of sartorialist!

    S xx

    swap links?

  7. Mash says:

    I don’t like much plastic handbag , I don’t want other people could watch what is inside my bag , I think it’s personal but it’s also could be an exterior sign of richness to watch “hey you see I ve got a prada phone and gucci sunglasses!”

  8. Hill says:

    couldn’t have said it better myself. def not a fan of the bags.

  9. coco says:

    i say a lady should never reveal what is in her handbag so this look is a miss

  10. muze1990 says:

    You will never ever spot me with a see through bag :P!

    And about the denim jacket, you are right. It looks so not fashionable if you wear them with jeans or anything else denim :P.

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