Donna Karan Drawstring Shoulder BagI drank a freakin’ gallon of sangria yesterday and I’m trying to stop my head from exploding all over my couch, so we’re going to get right to the point on this one: the Donna Karan Drawstring Shoulder Bag? It has a face. A FROG FACE. You see it, right?

The holes at the top corners are the eyes, and the top flap is the same shape as a frog’s upper lip, with one of the bag’s folds forming the lower lip. If it was green, it would be Kermit. And perhaps it would be better if it was, because it’s not doing a very good job of being a handbag. I can’t recall another bag that has left me so utterly confused as to what the designer was trying to accomplish. The body of the bag has a set of drawstrings running down each side and little loops hanging out the bottom, although I can’t see any way to hold the drawstrings in place if you wanted to scrunch up the bag. And why would you? That would just make it awkward to carry and give the inside of the bag lots of folds inside which your stuff could hide, never to be seen again. Plus, it looks like an amphibian. I’ll pass. Buy through Saks for $1595.

  • fuchsiafury

    I also had sangria (sorbet) yesterday, but you certainly don’t need alcohol to see the frog face staring back at you! I am a big fan of Donna Karan, and her iconic status in the fashion world is indisputable. But this bag – from its ungainly drawstrings that dominate the bag to the utter lack of functionality – does not do the Donna Karan name any favors. Quel dommage!

  • Dee

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post. I was a little bit ticked off this morning but I got that issue right out of my head. And now I want to see a green version of this bag.

  • Cherie L.

    Maison Donna Karan has never successfully designed a decent looking bag. Someone needs to be fired.

  • Amanda R

    The drawstrings at the bottom look like the frog’s feet!!

  • Davina

    LOL, OMG, it totally does have a frog face!

  • Jane

    Hahaha… or is it ribbit ribbit? This bag is a bit embarrassing for DK.

  • Merve

    Kermit indeed. And 1500? is she nuts? I think i’ll go get a regular free frog.

  • chirpy_gal

    Nice one ! :)

  • LDJ

    “the Donna Karan Drawstring Shoulder Bag? It has a face. A FROG FACE. You see it, right? The holes at the top corners are the eyes, and the top flap is the same shape as a frog’s upper lip, with one of the bag’s folds forming the lower lip. If it was green, it would be Kerm.”

    LOL, I was liking the bag until you said that.

  • Lois

    Thanks — you saved me from buying this bag and I also had a good laugh!