Mary-Kate Olsen recently carried a staggering $80k(ish) worth of assets in plain sight through LAX…in the form of two alligator bags from her own designer label, The Row. Here she is, about to be engulfed by the paps, carrying both the $34,000 The Row Alligator Backpack and The Row Alligator Carry All Tote. We couldn’t find an exact price for the Carry All, but based on the pricing of similar bags by the brand, we would guesstimate that its price sits somewhere in the $35-$40,000 range. You can get Mary-Kate’s exact backpack for $34,000 via Barneys, while the leather version of her tote is $2,850 at Neiman Marcus.
Ponying up $34k for an alligator bag is one thing, but ponying up the start-up cash to create a label that shills $34K alligator bags, which you then carry indiscriminately through the airport while looking like the fashion world’s interpretation of a boho backpacker? That means you WIN luxury, in my book. I love the Olsens – they’re quirky, they do what they want, they frequently leave the house with damp hair (I find that incredibly relatable) and they almost completely avoid pandering to the press at red carpet events and charity galas. You can peruse Mary-Kate and Ashley’s combined bag stash in “The Many Bags of The Olsen Twins”. It’s quite impressive.