With much of the fashion world still reeling from the loss of talented designer Alexander McQueen, there’s a lot out there taking subtle cues from his signatures. This Alexander McQueen Skull Print Canvas Shopper recalls of what may be McQueen’s most commercial success, the skull print scarf. Worn by fashion plates from Nicole Richie to the Olsen twins to Kate Moss, it was hailed for the unique mixture of dark subject matter and amazingly light chiffon.


The iconic skull has been reincarnated a multitude of times, on tank tops and rings, sandals and the fierce skull clutches, a favorite here at PurseBlog. The canvas shopper reminds of the skull motif in the best, most simple way possible. The design is similar to that of the famed scarf, but in light of the designer’s death there’s an ominous feel.

Yet, the golden hardware and luxe chain handle provide the perfect juxtaposition to the toughness of the canvas. It’s a good tote, but simple. So what do you think of this tote? Is it too simple or too ominous, or just right? Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $650.

  • scorpio

    i like this, plus i dont think the price is too bad : )

  • LaToya

    I still can’t believe he’s gone. But I love the tote.

  • Graciella

    Well I was sort of expecting the skull motive to be pushed as ‘the’ McQueen design in order to enhance sales now that he’s gone…too bad really, I love my scarf but hate to see the exploitation of the design.

    • ShoeQueen1961

      I agree Graciella… I’m a skull fanatic! But knowing that Mr. McQueen is no longer w/ us–sort of bothers me about the exploitation–

  • HandbagReport

    Love it!! If I had $650 to blow, I’d buy it right now!

  • Barb

    I’m not at all in the skull thing but this one is so good! Love the chain strap and how the skulls are used as both print and border!! Now if I win the lottery tonight…Oh wait I don’t buy lotto tickets LOL

  • Tiffany

    I love the skulls but I would not pay $650 for it..

  • mochababe73

    I love skulls. But this bag is not working for me. Even if it were $20, I don’t think that I would purchase it. I hate the straps.
    I must reiterate this: that’s too much money for a canvas bag!

  • Nancy

    Yuck! The skull thing is so 2 years ago and I never got it then.

  • atrophia

    It’s awesome. I don’t even care for tote bags, and I would want to own this. A black and silver version would be nicer, but this is good, too.

  • CarolineLondon

    I love the skulls on the scarf where they are softer, and sometimes you don’t notice what the pattern is until you get up close. The subtlety was what sold it to me I think.
    But I don’t like this – it’s a bit harsh. The skulls look kind of cheap without the softness of a scarf to counterbalance them, sorry.

    Still want a scarf though!

  • Gina

    Yuk. Too much for canvas. And skulls creep me out. I looked at in on the McQueen website and there is no depth to this bag at all. It can’t even stand up because there is no bottom. It’s a flat tote. What a waste.

  • Angie

    I am not a fan of the skull trend. It’s so Ed Hardy. :/ (fb)

    • NANCYH

      i love alexander mcqueen’s skulls
      but i agree with you hating ed hardy soooo much
      di you know fashionindie.com? and know what happened?

      LEE MCQUEEN FOREVER IN MY HEART
      So sad hes dead :( favourite designer EVER

      (fb)

    • FashionFanboy

      How dare you! (nah just kidding, but not really)

      Ed hardy is… bluah and to compare those skulls with those over rhinestoned skulls of terror is just horrible!

      Alexander Mcqueen’s style is sophisticated and classy, something which Ed Hardy’s style is not (talkin’ about the brands obviously).
      The skulls on Alexander Mcqueens scarves represent sophistication, as well as the torture and tormented soul which he possessed. It’s an emotion caught on print.

      sorry if I offended anyone, but it’s my opinions

  • Chi

    The skull print is kind of funky rockabilly status ..

    (fb)

  • Rosanna

    I really like the gold accents on this, but there are too many skulls on the bag for my liking. (fb)

  • Gelynn

    Skulls on bags rock! I wouldn’t pay that much for it though. (fb)

  • Lynda

    I think it looks really cool…I would totally rock it! (fb)

  • kellie wilson

    aww that is super cute but not worth the 650 imo. OF course, it is Alexander McQueen so I don’t think anyone was expecting it to be a great deal! fb

  • Kendra

    the skulls are a nice detail (fb)

  • Elyse

    the skull print is fantastic – but I just can’t imagine paying over $600 for it. (fb)

  • Jose

    Love, Love, Love! The skulls are timeless. (fb)

  • Eric

    its a cute bag, it will be a collectors item-(fb)

  • Jocelyn

    Too many skulls!

    Tag for Linea Pelle (fb)

  • Adrienne Challinor

    cool tote, i would use it! FB fb FB fb FB fb FB fb FB fb FB fb

  • Adrienne zedella

    i’m still young enough to use this! my kids would think it’s the coolest for sure! fb

  • Joy

    not a fan of skulls :/ (fb)
    I really like the bag itself though

  • Adrienne Zedella

    my kids would think i’m cool (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    I’m not big on skulls but it is a nice color. (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    pick me! (fb)

  • Amy M

    Super cool and very overpriced.

  • Tracey G

    interesting tote..(ipad)

  • Tracey G

    fun design on the tote! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    cuute bag but overpriced! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    fun design but not loving the handles (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    great shape for holding book etc (ipad)