Top 7 Ugly, Kitschy Bags: Holiday Horrors

Top 7 Ugly Kitschy Bags

For all the whimsy and bedazzlement the holidays bring, there’s a flip side to the festivities. We want our stockings to be stuffed with glamorous goodies and sophisticated little somethings, but for every item that’s easy on the eyes, there’s a bag that makes for a mild attack on the senses. Here, my pick of the bags you ought to watch out for in case you’ve been very bad this past year:

Top 7 Ugly, Kitschy Bags

1. Judith Leiber Cherry Candy Mianudière: If this coated brass bonbon doesn’t catalyze a cavity, then it will surely put you off sweets for the season. Maybe it’s a good diet trick. At Bergdorf Goodman for $1,995.

Top 7 Ugly, Kitschy Bags

2. Kate Spade New York Gift Box Clutch: Carry this not so gifted bag and make your presents known – and not in a good way. Things will get awkward when your party host thinks you’ve brought a gift for her and you have to explain, “Nope! It’s just my purse.” On Shopbop for $398.

Top 7 Ugly, Kitschy Bags

3. Charlotte Olympia Perspex Pandora Clutch with Leather Wrap: It’s not the fact that this otherwise cool tinted clutch is the same color of the Grinch that bothers me. It’s that it’s wearing a tacky ’80s-era leather belt. On Moda Operandi for $895.

Top 7 Ugly, Kitschy Bags

4. Patricia Chang Cat Crossbody Bag: Pastel kittens aren’t exactly holiday-themed, but this crossbody bag is so kitschy, I couldn’t help but put it on the “naughty list.” Like coal in your stocking, only sparkly. On Shopbop for $325.

Top 7 Ugly, Kitschy Bags

5. Kate Spade New York Champagne Bottle Clutch: Nothing kills a party’s buzz like a bottle of champagne that’s past its prime. This desperate festive container of bubbly is fully corked. On Shopbop for $378.

Top 7 Ugly, Kitschy Bags

6. Topshop Novelty Christmas Clutch (at Topshop for $38)

Top 7 Ugly, Kitschy Bags

7. Judith Leiber Soap Dish Crystal Clutch Bag (at Bergdorf Goodman for $3,695)

1 Comment

  1. December 7, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    Love the Patricia Chang cat crossbody.

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