Have a Nice Day? Not with This Ridiculous $4,000 Tote
This new designer tote costs over $4k. Photo by Anya Hindmarch
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Hindmarch's "Happy Shopper" bag is made of python skin, lined in suede, and featured a hand-painted design. It debuted at London Fashion Week back in September, and was just released as part of the designer's spring collection. The brand's official website says, "Inspired by our passion for finding the beauty in the banal, our Happy Shopper tote is our luxurious take on the classic shopping bag."
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Another similar smiley face tote bag. Photo by Cast of Vices
Reappropriating common household items into high-priced commodities appears to be an ongoing fashion trend. For starters, every basic clothing item from sweatpants to baseball hats have gone the upscale designer route. And specifically, in 2012 Jil Sander launched a $290 brown paper lunch bag purse that quickly sold out. In 2011 Jimmy Choo made $165 leather coffee cup sleeve you could use en lieu of the disposable Starbucks versions. A label called Cast of Vices launched its $198 "Corner Store" leather totes with the same "have a nice day" image stamped into a leather tote. And Jeremy Scott's new collection for Moschino is riddled with McDonald's logos. As for Hindmarch, her upcoming fall handbag collection uses iconography from our favorite childhood cereal boxes like Tony the Tiger and the Corn Flakes rooster.
Anya Hindmarch will release cereal box clutches in the fall. Photo by Getty Images
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