I think I know how this one is going to turn out, but in the spirit of Friday, let’s have a poll!

The Diane Von Furstenberg Piper Sequined Shoulder Bag is a lot of look, in the immortal words of Tim Gunn. Sequins, feathers, multicolor metallic leather, studs, two straps…the design has a lot of competing visual ideas on a rather modestly sized bag, and my first reaction reflected that pretty accurately. But sometimes, stuff that seems totally awful is actually just weird enough to work, on the right girl. Standing out in a crowded contemporary handbag market takes some guts, which this bag has in spades, but I’m just not sure that the ends justify the means in this case in particular. What do you think? Vote and let us know in the comments.

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  • Fashiondoesntexist

    The concept is not so bad but the mix of all these elements: feather (of the worst quality), paillettes,leather and techno textile, brown blue and black…All these thing together make the bag so heavy and so ugly that no one can wear it and be beautiful!


  • Mochababe73

    I think that it’s crazy enough to work. I would wear it, but I don’t wear much print or texture. Today I have on a tan skirt and an orange shirt. So, a bag that’s a little busy would work for me. My friends, family, and co-workers wouldn’t bat an eye if they saw me with a bag that looked like this.

  • Jamie

    Its a bit too crazy for me.
    I actually like the way the d-ring is placed in the center,
    but I don’t understand the black leather strip hanging on the right side of the handle attachment.
    Fun and interesting bag, but too much going on for me.

    • Hotmice

      The black leather strap hanging down actually convert the bag to a cross body. It looks better on the actual website ( Buy through Net-a-Porter for $795.) where you can see someone wearing it cross body.

  • fuchsiafury

    Three words. Tarred and feathered. *shudder*

  • Jessica

    All I can say is Ay yi yi!!!!

  • Stacy

    I voted for crazy…but now that I’m really looking at it I’m thinking it could work with some modification. ie: remove the shoulder strap for a start and then remove the studs on the front flap, except for the 4 that are on the metal face plate, then I think I could use it.

    My pairing would be basic black – LBD and black heels, let the bag say it all.

  • Linda

    It looks ridiculous.

  • Constance

    Well I just find it hard to believe that they’re selling this bag for $795! What rip off?!

  • Sakyie

    Looks like a peacock got in a fight with a wood chipper and lost. :(

  • babe

    bird flu?

  • 19yearslater

    I only voted too crazy because of the feathers. Feathers are always a no-no on bags.

  • Stylista

    Crazy! Even though you can tell all the materials used are exquisite, there’s just too much!


  • t-girl

    Sorry, but it’s just ugly to the power of n where n = infinity.

  • la vida moda

    This is a Runway show bag for FW10; not meant for everyday wear but as a statement piece of art. It is a fancy version of the Piper Daybag whose body is typically knit leather, a la the Stephanie Medium bag by DVF. A picture doesn’t really do the bag justice!

  • Princesspeach

    Ughhhhh, ugly…

  • erama

    i am a big fan on dvf, but this is plain terrible, someone please make it stop.

  • ashley

    i`m pretty sure that next time i look in the dictionary and search for the word “tacky” i won`t be surprised to see this bag to be its description.

  • raw

    ughh vomitus!

  • XXAL

    just crazy enough to work! i can imagine it paired with LV Spring 09 (Madonna campaign) shoes. although i would never in a million years spend money on this bag, i think it’s so ugly that it’s beautiful. ha ha

  • ghafoor

    Beautiful purse. I love it.

  • Nappy

    ummm… for halloween, i would use it… hahaha

  • evelyn hall

    This is just my style!! I loooove it! I just wish it were in my price range…It’s just GORGEOUS!!!!

  • Jelita78

    I’ll let you know when I can focus my eyes again.
    spoken like a true critic! (ipad)

  • helen

    It’ll take the right kind of person to pull it off. So my answer is it depends on who’s carrying it. (ipad)

  • Jen

    I don’t hate it… But… Eh. (ipad)

  • medicineproductions

    At first glance it looks cool. But the feathers would get wrecked and look terrible after wearing this bag for a day!