Invasion of the Giant bags

camila staerk oversize.jpgceline oversize croc.jpgchanel patent oversize.jpgchloe oversize.jpg(Clockwise from top left- Magenta tote from Camille Staerk, Celine oversize Croc bag, Chloe oversize tote, Chanel patent leather tote)

We don’t care what Vogue, W, or say, bigger is not better this season, even if you are from Texas. There is never, EVER, a need to carry a bag that can fit you and all of your ex-boyfriends. We are disappointed that editors of our fave magazines would promote these monstrously proportioned bags. And the anorexic models chosen to carry them down the runway, do they not look like they’re about to topple over? Why would anyone think carrying a big potato sack around looks good?

Danish designer Camille Staerk said she was inspired by the oversize bags her father used to transport glass dishes and that carrying this huge magenta bag makes her feel safe cuz she can keep the necessities in life with her at all times, like her shoes. Is she a giant? How big are her feet?

The brown crocodile from Celine is a total joke, what are we supposed to do with that? I guess if we get tired from carrying this 100 pound bag we can always crawl in it and take a nap. No big surprise that Celine is owned by LVMH.

As for the patent leather tote from Chanel that is practically scraping the floor… Et tu Chanel? The House of Chanel used to be synonymous with class and beauty but recently images of Lindsay Lohan and her scabby knees come to mind and now this? Stick to Coco’s vision Karl! Stay the course! Super-sizing belongs at McDonalds and Roseanne Barr’s house! Not on the runway! Worlds are colliding and The Bag Snob is getting upset!


  1. May 30, 2006 / 9:37 am

    you are way too funny!

    i agree, if you carry a bag bigger than your house – might as well live in it! yikes!

  2. K
    May 30, 2006 / 11:22 am

    You must be mistaken, I think the models are elves.

  3. May 30, 2006 / 11:48 am

    It would be great if those bags were styled to be used as overnight bags or slouchy suitcases and such. But they are for use as handbags??? So wrong and vulgar. Coco hated vulgarity. It would be great if she were a ghost so she could haunt Chanel back into reality a bit.

  4. May 30, 2006 / 12:41 pm

    What frightens me about these oversized bags is how much stuff do they think a woman needs in her handbag? You could put a desktop computer plus printer in some of these monstrosities. It’s supposed to be a HANDbag not an “I need a forklift to carry it” bag.

  5. Alana
    May 31, 2006 / 7:41 pm

    Hilarious posting!

    Camille Staerk tote: How many models can you fit into a bag…

    Celine: This used to be my pet crocodile…

    Chanel: Honey will you take out the trash…

  6. June 9, 2006 / 3:09 am

    I kind of like the look, but the weight of those bags frighten me a bit because if I know my self they would be everything but empty.

  7. Amanda
    June 13, 2006 / 11:27 pm

    Dear Bagsnob, you are so funny and witty! I love your site. this is my first time and I will be back daily. These bags so big and so strange. Are they moving their house in it?

  8. absolutanne
    November 22, 2006 / 11:07 am

    Absolutely genius review! THANK GOD I’m not the only one thinking that bags that look like trash bags are HIDEOUS and REPULSIVE. I am soo saddened by editors of fashion literature giants “APPROVING” this monstrosity. What’s worse, the general public submits to it! And buys these vinyl insanities, though some have admit the very bags they’ve just bought looking like trash bags – but it’s ok VOGUE says it’s cool, or Lindsay Hohan wears it. PEOPLE have no common fashion sense anymore!

  9. Steven L. Kidder
    December 26, 2009 / 2:09 pm

    I for one love a HUGE BAG!!!! I completely understand your hate for them, because they are bad on so many levels for oneself overall, but I still love them!!!! Though I am not completely in love with these bags, because they have no structure, which I think is a necessity a huge bag, so that it doesn’t like it carries dishes or the trash!!

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