No, they didn’t, but they somehow managed to make it look like that’s exactly what happened.

Haircalf and animal print are big this season, but I don’t find myself as skeeved out by the average leopard print bag as I am by the Hinge Animal Print Calf Hair Hobo. At first I wasn’t sure why, but then it occurred to me – animals like the one from whence this pattern (which seems to fall somewhere in the realm of “generalized livestock”) came are exactly the animals used to manufacture bags. Just like most of us have probably never plucked a chicken before, it’s a bit unsettling to be confronted by what appears to be an untreated, untouched hide. No one’s making bags out of actual leopard, so those bags don’t give me the same feeling of unease.

For all of you out there wondering if that isn’t a tad hypocritical, I’ll admit that it absolutely is. Bags are made out of the sorts of animals that have this particular pattern, and it doesn’t stop me from buying them or loving them. I even love exotic bags, which often look almost exactly the same on a bag as they do on their animal of origin. Something about the fur combined with the pattern still manages to throw me off where few other bags do. Animal issues aside, this bag is still a bit “cowgirl” for my tastes and personal aesthetic, so I don’t have to worry about debating whether or not my initial reaction will keep it from my closet – it won’t be up for consideration to begin with. Buy through Nordstrom for $358.

Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • Leah

    It definitely seems like the purse world has taken on a rodeo/cowgirl theme this season. I’m not digging it.

  • pradahandbags

    i like this style,

  • mochababe73

    I love the fur, but I don’t like the shape of the bag. Makes that beautiful pattern look cheap.

  • 19yearslater

    It’s too Western for me but I think that it’s pretty anyway.

  • Nat

    i understand what you said totally, and its because everybody thinks the same that we still buy bags of calfskin and poney hair, and use furs that clubbed babys to death.
    we want to “forget” where all those beautiful materials came from so that we can buy them.
    but isn’t it easier/better to not forget and yes, make everything in a new way, using new materials and finally be normal?

    • mochababe73

      As someone who grew up in the country and has seen pigs and chicken slaughtered, I guess that it’s no big deal to me. Trust me, there’s nothing humane about hearing a pig squealing if it’s not shot in the right place. Ringing a chicken’s neck is not pretty either. Don’t even get me started on the fact that my father hunted, and we ate what he killed. I also went with my family and picked out what skinned rabbits that we wanted to eat. They were hanging from clotheslines. I could just go on and on. I still eat chicken, pork chops, and rabbit.
      I said all of that to say that everyone’s definition is normal. I am sure that alot of readers would cringe where I wouldn’t blink an eye. It’s not that I have forgotten. For me, seeing animals slaughtered was “normal”. I have the information. I have seen alot first hand. I have made an educated decision. I don’t want to be “clubbed “over the head with insults and more information that I already have.

  • Noelle Maroon

    where do I find this BAG!!! I love it!!! I know it’s old but I love it!!!

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