We first told you about The Row’s crazy patchwork fur backpack way back in December, but now we have a price to put to the bag: $16,900. Rachel Zoe’s email newsletter The Zoe Report recently sent out an endorsement of this bag, revealing the exorbitant price, and frankly I’m surprised it’s not a little bit higher.

Not that the bag is objectively worth $16,900, of course. I’m generally a fan of The Row’s bags and accessories, but this thing looks like it was assembled from the leftover carcasses of slaughtered muppets. It’s awful. Even more awful than the average fur bag, which is pretty bad to begin with. I wouldn’t carry it if I were given it for free, no matter how much I think that The Row generally designs bags that are gorgeous and classic. This one is the exception that proves the rule.

Rather, my surprise over the price is a result of the exorbitant prices that The Row tends to charge for its bags, particularly those in specialized materials. Even its regular leather totes cost in excess of $5,000, with prices for the alligator version of this backpack reaching $33,000. I expected The Row to go for a full $20k on this one, because why not? If there are people who are crazy enough to spend 17 grand and all of their dignity to carry this thing, why not tack another $3,000 on to the price? No word on where you can buy this bag yet, but you can shop The Row’s far more chic offerings via Net-a-Porter.

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