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Trend Alert: Plastic Handbags

Here's the scoop with this one. I have been seeing plastic handbags in every which magazine. But, I think they are tacky most of the time. So, I held off until I found three plastic contenders that I felt were not as tasteless as the rest of 'em. I am proud to present you with a few plastic handbags that are fun and whimsical and maybe just a bit fantastically tacky.

kate spade 'cape cod griffen' tote, $145.


A couple more,


Lambertson Truex Sandy Tote w/Pouch
, $445.


Prada Women's Printed Plastic Tote with Leather Trim, $130.

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JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I think this is a fashion mistake, personally.
jessiedallas jessiedallas 10 years
oh yeah here's the link to them http://store.dooney.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=23504&beginIndex=0
jessiedallas jessiedallas 10 years
i like the Dooney & Bourke ones. you get a good brand name and they're only $30. i expecially like the new madras one, its colorful and not totally clear and really cute for spring :)
nati nati 10 years
only for the beach..
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 10 years
I am so not a fan of this trend. Not only are they ugly, but why on earth would I want to pay $100+ for a bag when I could buy one that looks the same and is of virtually the same quality for $20 at Claire's. If I'm paying extra, I want quality and individuality.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
I use mine when I am going to the beach.
mandyjean mandyjean 10 years
...not so much...
Wicked Wicked 10 years
These are good for taking on a plane.
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
I love the Coach ones (Coach costs like 4x more here in Singapore), and a couple of friends use them, but I wouldn't spend the money.
mom2 mom2 10 years
white is cute - what can you put in them
chancleta chancleta 10 years
I like the white one. Plus side: If something spills it's an easy clean up ;)
JustMe21 JustMe21 10 years
I kinda like the white one...
Zoey13 Zoey13 10 years
Plastic bags are the worst. They show all of your purse contents (which usually aren't very organized and sometimes include tampons) and they feel awful against your skin in the summer. Why do they always try and bring them back? Lame.
brokenbracelet brokenbracelet 10 years
you know, I always see the employees at department stores with these clear purses when they are on break or leaving and I always thought it was odd, now I understand why! I would hate to have everyone know whats in my purse, not a fan of that!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
LoL these remind me of my mom when she was a buyer for nordstroms..the only way they could take a purse was if it was a clear plastic Nordstrom purse LoL no Thanks!
CGW CGW 10 years
The first one is actually kind of fun, but not for that price. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of the plastic bags though...
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
WTF? Why... just... why? Although it might be fun to rock that bag and change your cell phone ringer to "Rock Lobster" by the B-52's. Definitely meet a lot of people that way! "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
Kelly-O Kelly-O 10 years
After my retail experience, I really prefer to not carry my stuff in a see through bag, or anything involving plastic.
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 10 years
Yeah, I was thinking "I like the third one" before I looked at the name and price. Clear bags are fine for the beach, but not for everyone to see the mess that is your purse. Why not wear a clear shirt while you're at it? :-D
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I could see using one as a beach bag but I still don't see myself carrying one.
lilren lilren 10 years
Never, ever, ever.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I had to do the same thing when I worked at the mall a million years ago. I don't like these. I might pick one up for $10 to bring to the beach, but for these prices, no way!
zeldaf zeldaf 10 years
When I worked in retail we had to carry clear plastic purses so management could know we weren't stealing anything. Even the grandmothers had to walk around with their blood pressure meds and hormone replacement therapy pills on full display so that some 22-year old could give a quick inspection of her bag at the end of every shift. I could never, ever carry a bag like that again.
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
Why would you ever pay $445 for a plastic handbag? No way is any plastic piece going to be worth that much (or even half, or even a quarter of that much). I think designers marketing dept are losing their minds sometimes when I see this.
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