Am I just looking at this bag wrong? The middle part looks like your average hobo style, but then on each side there’s this bunch of extra fabric that just flops around. Like they started piecing the bag together then decided to stop. Although I could be wrong and blamed simply on the photography. For me atleast, 80% of the time handbags look much more attractive in person rather than in the stock photo.
Retails for just under $900 over at ZAPPOS.
May 17, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: BrS
Jean Paul Gaultier Satin Marine Clutch
As you ladies have already seen in Deysa’s post on Jean Paul Gaultier’s Camouflage Bag (see it here: Jean Paul Gaultier Camouflage Bag), M. Gaultier has once again brought us another installment of “unusual” bags. Yes, his bags tend to be a little bit… um… “out there” when it comes to design and color choices. Bags that look like clothing? Yep, he’s got those! Bags that have weird stuff printed on them? You bet! What I find most amusing though, is what eluxury has to say about his work:
Quote: The French designer, who has no formal training, expertly mixes interesting hues, intricate detailing, and ethnic influences with a solid respect for fashion history to create his exuberant collections.
Hmm… expertly, huh? Now don’t get me wrong ladies, Jean Paul Gaultier makes some of the most beautiful clothes. But for some strange reason, he’s been having a bit of trouble with his handbag collections lately. And they all just leave me wondering what went wrong!
Now the Satin Marine Clutch I have pictured here seems to be hold truth to the Jean Paul Gaultier style. To avoid being too much of a downer though, I’ll try to list some positive points about this clutch. For one thing, its shape is cute and resembles a little trinket box making it very vintage-like. Also, the exterior is covered in satin. Who doesn’t love the luxurious feeling of satin? Unfortunately, this is where a good stuff ends because printed on the side of the clutch is an orange octopus! Exotic animals can be kinda cool on a handbag… but why is it an octopus? Hmm… I don’t think this one is for me.
The Jean Paul Gaultier Marine Clutch retails for a whopping $1,295. You can find it here at eluxury. Plus don’t forget they are offering free shipping on anything for a limited time only!
May 16, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Deysa
Jean Paul Gaultier Camouflage Bag
When a high-end designer releases a fresh new idea into the fashion world, other designers, whether they’re well known or not, tend to manipulate the original designers idea and make it into their own; that’s if the original idea is influential enough to imitate. For instance, take Marc Jacobs and Takashi Murakami’s creation of Monogramoflauge for the infamous French brand Louis Vuitton. Jean Paul Gaultier is no unsuccessful designer; he is quite popular in the fashion world. Recently, Gaultier took the camo. concept and adapted it onto his latest handbag, meet the Gaultier Camouflage Shoulder Bag.
How do you Bagista’s feel about this handbag? I must say that it really is a one-of-a-kind bag, since I’ve never seen anything like it. Other than that, I definitely dislike every detail of it. There is something about the combination of camouflage and leather fringe that just doesn’t do anything for me, even it’s description sounds freaky enough. Maybe if they had focused more on the camouflage detail and less on the hanging fringes, my opinion towards this bag would have swayed to the positive side. Then again, I am expressing my personal preference. Maybe I’m the only gal who can’t pull this bag off. Whether I stand alone or not, I’m pretty sure some ladies can sport this Gaultier piece, just fine!
Craving Camo? Shop Jean Paul Gaultier at eLUXURY
December 28, 2007
Jean Paul Gaultier Bombers Bag
Jean Paul Gaultier is done transforming his designer handbag creations into Trench coats, for now that is. His latest design was constructed out of nylon in the image of a Bomber jacket. Which you can find carrying a retail price of $1,540
What do you guys think of JPG’s bags that resemble coats and sweaters? Are you going to run to your nearest department store to snag one of them up? Or would you rather wait until it pops up in the sale section? Or is it just a total pass..
November 11, 2007
Designer Purse Deal: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Privè Gabardine Handbag
Designer purse deal of the day is going to this Jean Paul Gaultier Le Privè Gabardine Handbag aka the Trench coat handbag.
The Jean Paul Gaultier is dressed up in woven gabardine and features smooth leather trim in a “Trench” coat style overlay. This bag is designed with two front flaps that’s ornamented with decorative buttons and a wrap around decorative belt that buckle encircles base. Also features a zip top closure with oversized logo-engraved button pull that slides open to show off the fine textile lining with a leather-trimmed zip pocket and leather cell phone pocket. Measurements are 16″ x 8.5″ x 6″.
Only available in the color khaki.
Discover the Jean Paul Gaultier Le Privè Gabardine Designer Handbag
Price: $1,385 $970
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Date Added: December 4, 2006
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Uma Thurman | Jean Paul Gaultier Trench Handbag | View!
The Jean Paul Gaultier is dressed up in soft grained leather in a “Trench” coat style leather overlay and ornamented with decorative buttons and a wrap around decorative belt. Available in the colors Black, Red, or White and retails for $1,295.
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