What do you think of the Ralph Lauren Collection Vintage Blanket Hobo Bag?

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I remember the Ralph Lauren Collection Vintage Blanket Hobo Bag strutting down the runway for Spring 2011 and found it interesting. Upon seeing the bag hit NAP, the price also caught my attention – a whopping $2,500.

Why is the price so high you ask? That is the same thing I asked myself and it seems that Ralph Lauren would like to charge that because these bags are one-of-a-kind and crafted from antique fabrics, meaning every single one is totally unique.

The materials used are vintage Navajo wool blankets and leather chaps and the bag is hand-loomed. Other decorations include luggage tags, metal studs, and glass beads. I actually really like the authentic Americana appeal the bag offers, but I can’t imagine spending $2,500 for a bag that is made of old blankets. Buy via Net-A-Porter for $2,495.

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  • Max

    Not only leave it but dont look at it might get a nightmare for that Price and That kinda bag really? foreal? Why?

  • Lucinda

    Are they serious?! It looks like something you’d pick up from a craft market at Glastonbury for £5.

  • Rina Red

    I kinda like the first one on the left..hehehe but if I saw the price tag earlier I would have voted “Leave it”

  • Marianna

    Native American is not my personal style and at that price tag, not something I would be willing to dabble in.

  • Linda

    Love them…..for fall especially…..great look! However, the price tag is seriously ridiculous …………….

  • Diane

    Like it, but the price is way any rational thinking…

  • Jennifer

    It looks like something I’d buy on the side of the road along with some turquoise rings and native american blankets. And even then I wouldn’t pay more than $10 for that. What were they thinking? $2500 for ‘antique’ fabric, whatever.

  • Dani

    I think the bag is absolutely fabulous, however; that price is just pure insanity!! What on earth were they thinking??? I would have to have a ridicules amount of cash surplus to pay that much for that bag. This bag is a perfect candidate for a “get the look for less” comparison!

  • 19yearslater

    I don’t want to like them, but I do a little bit. At least they’re using real Navajo blankets and not some imitation pattern. I wouldn’t buy one for that price or a lot less, probably. However, I do think they’re kinda fun.

  • Isa

    It’s beautiful!
    Wow check out my website, i have something like! And the price fabulous.
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  • Isa

    It’s beautiful!
    Wow check out my website, i have something like! And the price fabulous.
    http://wix.com/isaurad/isabags

  • DJ

    I think you can get similar looks from Pendleton for a lot less.

  • Jen

    Ugh. They look so overwrought – bridle leashes, bone charms, tourquoise decorations, navajo blanket, suede tassles . . . is this bag for retail or part of the costume set in True Grit?

  • rose60610

    Using Navajo blankets is a sacrilege. Buy the blanket(s), not a crazy purse made from them. Then you will have something of great value.

    • suz

      they probably are using rugs that are damaged (I hope).

  • lulugurl2006

    I am with everyone else, I don’t actually mind the bags themselves, I think they are kinda funky….but $2500!!???? Really!!??? WTHeck!

  • suz

    I feel like RL has done this type of thing before…feels trite, contrived and costumy (is there such a word?).

  • i think fashion

    they are nice … i design bags n these kind of fabrics are in trend ! may be in a more better ways it could have been organized !

  • Cathy Fitz

    Leave it – in the back of my closet from my hippie days! Not only is it offensive to add all those Native American elements to be carried by mostly non-NAs, but for that price? Ridiculous.

  • Mochababe73

    I actually like them, but there are too many accessories attached to it as 19yearslater also said.
    Now, this is not my style, but they are okay. As everyone else said, the price is a little ridiculous. What’s going on with Ralph Lauren? They are a well-established design house, but this is bordering on Gucci, LV, Chanel, etc. prices.

  • jusalottasupastar212

    is it the “old” or the “blankets” that bothers u

    I like em. they cool. and they are not sacred objects, nor are they that expensive. nothing is “expensive” if you love it. there are LV and Coach and Fendi bags that cost as much.
    I just don’t buy that idea that only Native people should carry and/or wear tribal designs. If that were true, a lot of art would go unappreciated. People love to put images of Buddha and Hindu gods on items and have Buddha sculpture in their homes and offices…it is not intrinsically disrespectful… Besides, if Native Americans truly did not wish the rest of the world to touch their objects or artifacts, it would be made illegal and the items would be protected from persons of “other races”. Imagine a world where this was true for all tribal groups…illegal for non-Japanese to wear kimono, illegal for non-Africans to wear buibui, illegal for ….etc etc etc!!! Is this what we want?

    • James

      There are Coach bags that sell for $2,500 ??? Now that is frightening!

  • James

    Love the look but he should have left those antique rugs as they were and cut of more affordable versions (that are still being made) instead! I am betting we will find the look for a LOT less before long!

  • Emm

    I like them, the center and bag on the right, but I like the Opening Ceremony collaborative bags with Pendleton better.
    Either way, I’d never spend $2,500 on a casual bag…or any bag at this point.
    It’s one of those items, like distressed jeans, you own because you have money and can afford to look like you don’t. Lol.

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