I actually took a class on review writing in college. Yep, they teach you that in journalism school. If you’re lucky, anyway – it was pretty hard to get in to. We reviewed all kinds of things, from restaurants to plays, and did lots of exercises to make us better reviewers – things like reviewing oranges and writing TV show reviews the length of a Twitter message. And the one big takeaway I got from that class was this: reviews of things you like are hard to write. Reviews of things that suck? They write themselves.

Gucci Original Backpack

Which is why I feel like I’m cheating by writing about the Gucci Original Backpack. Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. I mean, look at this thing, y’all. It’s been out for a while, I’ve seen it in personal multiple times…and I just don’t think it’s cute. At all. It’s oddly shaped and confusing to look at and I haven’t wanted a backpack as a purse since mini-backpacks were in style when I was approximately nine years old. I had a pleather one, and I wore it to school very excitedly. But that was 1994, and this is 2009, and I feel like we should have progressed since then. Gucci is trying to hold you back – don’t let them! But if you must, Buy through Saks for $2590

  • renee

    Looks like a 2600.00 diaper bag. I can just picture whipping a pacifier out of one of those front pockets. It would keep your hands free.

  • Dee

    So now we know that a time machine costs about $2590 + tax.

  • the_bagaholic

    Tsk, tsk,tsk… What a shame! It seems that Gucci has been experiencing a bit of a “designer’s block” lately… I hope they snap out of it soon!

  • Otter

    oh so bad. will be seen worn by Kanye West soon enough.

  • Free

    I’m with Renee, This totally could be a diaper bag. You have to admit though, this would be a big step up for those finally choosing to retire their fanny packs…

    http://www.lapoebags.info

  • ameliamasniari

    ugly.. and definitely too expensive esp for USD 2590

  • fuchsiafury

    It’s a bag that can’t decide whether it’s a backpack or a hobo, feminine or rugged, and it’s precisely this bipolar nature of the bag that turns me off. And 2600 for a bag that is mainly monogrammed canvas – no thanks!

  • Ingerid Prebensen

    Ugly, fussy, and USD 2590 for this backpack – no thank you!

  • 19yearslater

    Truly hideous, unclear shape, it looks more like the “Coach” bags Target sells than a nice designer item.

  • Cherie L.

    you know kanye has better taste than this. he’ll be out with vuitton, and a custom made one at that. not this overtly decorated and zipped up “backpack”.

  • TH

    I stared at it, almost turned my computer up side down to see how you could wear it. Still haven’t figured it out.

  • Amanda

    I don’t know who would pay that much $ for that.

  • urooj

    I’m with otte can’t wait to see that ha. This bag just doesn’t make me feel good when I look at it, its actually kind of frustrating to look at. I think gucci should come out with e fresh new twist on their logo but never, on any bag shaped like this. Yuck
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    This bag just, doesnt

  • Merve

    I have to say that for the first time in my life im stumped. Which way is it supposed to go and what is it?

  • “IT GIRL NYC”

    Not fond of the whole backpack look. So 1990s and way over priced.

  • Brianna

    I thought it was the ugliest thing on earth until I seen someone actually wearing it. I found some images online with Rhianna and other models with it on. Here are the links:

    The backpack on RHIANNA:
    http://trenddoll.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/rihannamain.png

    MODELS:
    http://www.guccispace.com/gucci-backpack-218494-or-gucci-hobo-bag-
    218494/

    http://gucci-review.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/gucci-spring-2009-handbag-collection-reviews-4.jpg

  • Terryl

    Amanda, I love you. “Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.” HILARIOUS. My boyfriend’s a pilot, and he says that all the time. Never gets old.

    Anyway, you’re spot-on; this bag is UGLY. I can’t stand those teeny logos, and having it emblazoned all across one’s back is a bad, bad way to go. Ick.

  • Fashionputitallonme

    Im sorry this bag is patheticaly disgusting. My god who in their right mind would buy gucci. I mean do you not see anyone buy gucci anymore The last time I saw someone with gucci was back in 1989 Thats when Chaka Khan, Aretha, were rocking the gucci duffels. I mean im sorry this lable has not really produced anything in with buying I mean their fragrances Smell nice They can keep with that. Its just like Emilio Pucci Some lables should just maybe stick to one thing and not produce handbags.

  • pbdb

    I don’t like the one pictured because its a mish-mash of material. But I do own the all black version of this gucci backpack and I must say I love it because the leather is so beautiful and the gold hardware perfect for this.
    I personally do not want to buy any bag thats has logos/labels all over so the all black one is just perfect.
    I actually love this backpack because it’s an elegant travel bag instead of a handbag so that is exactly how I will use this one.

  • beanyce126

    doesnt look like a backpack at all. (ipad)