Dior reminds us why leather bags are a bad idea

For one thing, leather bags are often egregious, not to mention dubiously ethical. On the other hand, they’ve certainly given me a lot of post fodder and given you guys a lot to talk about (or, more accurately, to talk about), so maybe they’re notallbad.

TheDior Libertine Fur HoboIt is, however, pretty awful. Not only is she pink, but she needs a good conditioning treatment and a somewhat fierce blowout. Like the Lanvin pumps I recently posted about on TalkShoes, I feel like you shouldn’t have to pay such an exorbitant amount of money for a bag that needs a salon appointment.

Not that the bag would have been more attractive with a different type of skin, it probably wouldn’t have been. Leather, as we’ve discussed before, is inherently a difficult material to create form or structure in, which really misses the entire purpose of bag design to begin with. Almost every leather bag I’ve seen has been a furry, messy, expensive blob, which doesn’t even begin to touch on the ethical issues that go into making such egregious bags. If you love fur, stay away from bags and wear coats or vests. Better yet, invest in some fun faux pieces, at least they won’t break the bank as much as this puffy pink bag profanity will. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $4,600.