As you might imagine, after six years of writing about handbags every day, it’s not often that I see a bag from a major brand and think, Huh, that’s completely different than anything I’ve ever seen. That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Snakeskin backpack, though, and I’m a little bit obsessed with it.
I follow someone on Twitter who cracked a bunch of jokes about wanting to see someone wear a formal backpack during awards season, and every time she said it, I found myself unable to picture what that would look like. Something with dainty chain straps like those on the Valentino Lock Bag or Chanel Reissue Flap Bag, maybe? As it turns out, the answer lies on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Imagine these jeweled straps over any kind of black dress or top. They’d work on everything from strapless to long sleeves, with any kind of neckline. You wouldn’t need to wear a necklace or earrings–this bag would be your entire look, in a way that bags rarely are, even for those of us who love them. I’m dying to see someone wear it.
Evening backpacks: who knew that was even a thing?