Thursday, July 31, 2008

Help Me Decide: Cork Purses, Hot or Not?

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I'm not sure how I did, but I found this cork and gold-flecked purse on eBay and I'm really torn over whether or not I should bid. Part of me thinks what a unique and unexpected accessory and the other part of me thinks is this some 5th grade craft project gone horribly wrong?

Help me decide, is this cork bag hot or not?!

11 comments:

fashion herald said...

I understand your hesitation, but I find the gold flecks give it a really interesting texture and look.

Skye said...

I've seen these in the past and felt the same tug of war. I think if I was in a sort of extra modern mood (architectural/sculptural) this is the right accessory to bring it back down to earth. That's just me though!

WendyB said...

I got a cork clutch last year and I love it. It's a nice summery neutral.

Alice said...

In Sardegna, where i'm born and my family lives, cork bags are traditional kind of handicraft, so i think those look folksy and rough. The bag you proposed looks particular and unespected, but not my taste.

wegrynisgross said...

Yes.

If only because then you'd clearly be in with the whole chic "Green" thing that's happening.

But also you should get it because it's adorable.

Fashion Tidbits said...

not! i'd be worried about what would happen to it if it ever got wet

enc said...

I'd bid; it's cool, and nobody else will have one.

Sharon Rose said...

It is very unusual, I can't really make my mind up about it!!

Anna Pope said...

It's not my taste, but I could see it working.

Claudia said...

The first time I saw it, I was like: God, definately not. But the longer I look at it, the nicer it gets.. With the right outfit it could be lovely, it also depends on how much it costs. I won't buy it if it costs more then 5$.

shoppingsmycardio said...

i am such a traditionalist when it comes to bags...i'm pretty much canvas, leather, or nothing. so i'm going to say "not"...but without prejudice :)