Sonia Rykiel is chic

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Help us out here because we’re really beginning to think we’re losing it. We’re confused because of Intermix (a store we actually like in New York and frequent on occasion) online store’s description of these hideous bags by Sonia Rykiel (yes, she’s the scary vampire lady who’s about a hundred years old) “Sonia Rykiel’s signature domino handbags are the very definition of chic.” WTF? This looks like it was made by a colorblind ten year old with the bedazzler. If this is the very definition of chic, the Bag Snob girls must be gaudy and tacky. Should you be as chic as Sonia, and chic does not come cheap, these bags are $1340 – $2375 at Intermix online.


  1. June 12, 2006 / 2:42 pm

    I can safely say that is one of the ugliest damn things I’ve ever seen. And I have seen some UGLY in my day.

  2. Elise
    June 12, 2006 / 4:37 pm

    Too right, Bag Snob. This is the ugliest thing I’ve seen since that fringed LV Speedy (which at least took the lunatic-bag to a whole new level).

  3. Melanie
    June 12, 2006 / 8:01 pm

    My daughter turned 10 last year and for her party, I bought plain bags in Bangkok, and lots of glue on stones etc. I have to say, I’d carry one of those bags any day over this one. A fool and her money…

  4. J
    June 12, 2006 / 11:16 pm

    It’s even uglier than the Prada grommet bags.

  5. fashion neophyte
    June 13, 2006 / 10:01 am

    When this first pulled up, all I could see was the headline and the bag and I thought you had LOST YOUR MIND!! That is awful. 🙂 So glad to see that your wits are still about you!

  6. Amanda
    June 13, 2006 / 11:18 pm

    What a waste of money! I like classics, you can’t go wrong with Chanel or Hermes.

  7. Fashionist76
    August 20, 2006 / 6:49 pm

    I think you are all too harsh on Sonia, girls… Remember that she was the first one to make inside out seams cool on sweaters and even launched the velour suit as a desirable designer suit. (Juicy anyone???) I actually own of her studded brown purses and the quality is amazing! She only uses the best hides and the bags are truly luxurious. More space for independents please!!!

  8. The Bag Snob
    August 22, 2006 / 3:03 pm

    Hi Fashionist 76, We saw these Sonia Rykiel bags on sale for 80% off at Intermix, great deal since you are a fan!

    The Bag Snob

  9. absolutanne
    November 23, 2006 / 2:34 pm

    FUGLY FUGLY FUGLY. Bagsnob, did you happen to check the Bracher Emden “breast bag” for $1475 on the same site you referred to.

    My jaw just dropped. I suppose our bags are supposed to match a 63 yr old lady’s sagging breasts? Or hang it around our neck to conceal our very breasts? What the FFFF!

  10. hmm
    January 2, 2007 / 5:51 am

    Actually this bag is quite chic – in black and with silver metal studs…

  11. Anonymous
    July 13, 2007 / 7:24 am

    I can’t believe all of these comments. I think this one and others I’ve seen (especially the black studded) are amazing. I adore them. If only I could afford one. There is one in the House of Fraser store near my work on sale at ÂŁ600 and I want it so much.

  12. LOVE sonia
    August 28, 2008 / 11:42 pm

    anonymous i agree with you! maybe not this 1 in particular as im really not a fan BUT the black and white plan leather hobos with with silver studs are hot! lucky for me im going to pick myself up the blk tomorrow on sale for $500AU yes its out of date but still fab…carrie bradshaw even thinks so she wears one in white on SATC.

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