Social Question

MagsRags's avatar

$2000 Louis Vuitton trashbag purses: What's your reaction?

Asked by MagsRags (5759points) February 10th, 2010

Louis Vuitton, a french company known for their line of luxury leather goods, has come out with a new line of canvas bags that look like garbage bags with leather straps. They are retailing for $1960.

I have an interest in fashion, although am not particularly drawn to bags and purses. I can’t decide whether to laugh or be deeply angry. If you’ve ever seen the movie Zoolander, it’s like the Derelicte campaign with a straight face and for real money. Isn’t this a fabulous recruiting tool for building third world resentment? Not even to mention that the would-be fashionistas who carry them will look like pretentious idiots.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

30 Answers

Steve_A's avatar

My reaction is if they sell any, I am going to make one. Sell it for half price, man I will be banking lol :D

ucme's avatar

Sounds like they would suit those other famous trashbags who will no doubt be carrying one around anytime soon.I’m thinking Victoria Beckham,Paris Hilton et al.

TheJoker's avatar

Life immitating art….. crapola!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Ah,The Emperor’s New Bag-I can’t stand it.I also dislike their logo pattern bags.Fugly.

Laughing is the best option.

lilikoi's avatar

zzzzzzzzzzzz

erichw1504's avatar

I don’t know, but if I hear that new Jennifer Lopez song again, somebody will be hurt.

trailsillustrated's avatar

ewwwwww I have a sporty that Ive haad for a long time,it’s been washed in the machine and run over, it still looks good

Shae's avatar

Always thought Louis Vuitton looked like trash to begin with.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

I wouldn’t buy a $2000 purse from anyone, no matter who made it or what it looked like. What a waste of money!

marinelife's avatar

Another fad, another folly.

CMaz's avatar

I would be happy with a regular new car.

lunabean's avatar

It’s cool in terms of risk taking but I don’t want one.

LunaChick's avatar

I never understood the whole “designer” concept. Every consumer product is designed by somebody. I really don’t care who designed the purse I carry. It cost less than $20, I like the way it looks and it holds what I need it to hold. To the unknown designer of my purse, I salute you.

I find very pretentious to carry a bag that costs hundreds (or thousands) of dollars. Anyone who actually buys this bag is a sad excuse for a person. To me, it seems as if this product is making fun of the homeless “bag-lady” image.

MagsRags's avatar

I’ve also never gotten the cachet of carrying an expensive designer bag that is covered with the designer logos. Who wants to look like a walking advertisement except as a way of showing off how much $$ you have to waste?

Sarcasm's avatar

I’m a guy so I don’t understand the need to carry around a purse in the first place. All I’ve got fits into my pockets. If it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t come with me.

But wow, this is ridiculous. I can’t imagine seeing anyone justify $2,000 for any purse, no matter how glamorous and beautiful it was. Unless it had properties like the TARDIS, you know, bigger on the inside.
For this bag? A bag that looks like a Hefty bag with handles and a nicer drawstring? I can’t imagine anyone paying more than $5.

I hate fashion so much.

andrew's avatar

It’s high fashion. It’s expensive art.

I actually like them. They’re bold, they’re whimsical. I wouldn’t buy them, but I like them.

Most of haute couture is just a platform for trying out new ideas—which then trickle down to the Gap, etc. I hated the LV logos before, so I think this is a real step in the right direction.

bellusfemina's avatar

Hey, the homeless people will look like they are in fashion! Carrying around their toothbrush and sleeping bag in their trash bag….....

Steve_A's avatar

Am I the only one who sees you could make some quick cash here, if indeed this becomes a big fad?

Even if a short period of time, just bail out when the fad dies and walk away a little richer or is not that simple :D?

Who wants to be my business partner haha! :)

Cupcake's avatar

Trashy. Really trashy.

Axemusica's avatar

I’m gonna start wearing my underwear on the outside of my pants! It’s the same concept in my eyes.

ucme's avatar

@Axemusica It works for superman so why the hell not.

Axemusica's avatar

@ucme hey now! I didn’t say I could stop bullets, lol. ;P

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

I like them. I’d never get one, $2000 is much too high a price, but I think they’re cool looking.

YARNLADY's avatar

It just about makes me sick. I am a designer and artist, and I can’t bear to charge for my work. It just seems wrong. I design to entertain myself, and I make things because I enjoy doing it, and then to turn around and charge for it? I just can’t. I do ask people to pay for the materials, so I can make more stuff, but that’s all.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

@YARNLADY What do you do for work?

YARNLADY's avatar

@toomuchcoffee911 My ‘profession’ is homemaker. My art work is a variety of mediums, such as needlepoint, quilts, tote bags, miniature needlework houses, coasters, wall hangings, and much more. I used to design and make costumes, but mostly I just do random designs now.

Finley's avatar

ha… ha.. ha.. fashion faux pas!

Sophief's avatar

I love the Louis Vuitton canvas bags, but not that one, it’s disgusting, but someone that wants to be different will buy it.

DominicX's avatar

At first I thought this was going to be an article from The Onion or something; I can’t believe that’s real, but whatever. I can’t imagine people actually liking that; it has to be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen.

It does remind me of Derelicte…lol…that movie is so awesome. :)

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther