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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Buy through Net-a-Porter for $795.

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Fashiondoesntexist
Fashiondoesntexist
12 years ago

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!

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Mochababe73
Mochababe73
12 years ago

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
Jamie
12 years ago

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
Hotmice
12 years ago
Reply to  Jamie

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
fuchsiafury
12 years ago

Three words. Tarred and feathered. *shudder*

Jessica
Jessica
12 years ago

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

Stacy
Stacy
12 years ago

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
Linda
12 years ago

It looks ridiculous.

Constance
Constance
12 years ago

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

Sakyie
Sakyie
12 years ago

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

babe
babe
12 years ago

bird flu?

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