Pauric Sweeney Padded Patchwork Top Handle in FuchsiaSo, the 1980s throwback trend is, like, a thing. I get that. I’m even a moderate supporter of it, when done correctly. The 80s were a time of excess and fashion-forwardness and questionable taste, and everyone loves that, right? Right. Except when it’s done like the Pauric Sweeney Padded Patchwork Top Handle, I don’t love it. At all. Not even a little. It kind of makes my eyes hurt to look at it. This isn’t just a winking reference to 80s ridiculousness – this is taking something that was already fug back then and making it more fug and more expensive 25 years later. And I, for one, am not fooled and not impressed. In order to do “retro” correctly, a designer has to somehow make it sleeker and more modern than it was to begin with, and there’s nothing about this bag that looks updated in the least. It wasn’t cute then, and it’s not cute now, sadly; it’s a retro-gone-wrong monstrosity. Even if this bag was given to me for free, I sincerely doubt I would wear it to anything but a costume party. Buy through LuisaViaRoma for € 810.00.

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  • Beth

    It is everything that Carlos Falchi does so well… done so poorly. Ugh.

  • Speedster70

    Ok so I am closing in on 40 which means all my fashion forward teenage years were in the 80’s and I lived the best and the worst of it all (Madonna gloves included).

    That being said I am in no hurry to relive the Oingo Boingo meets my mother’s Yacht Club 80’s look that is exemplified by this bag… You are right it IS painful to look at.

  • weaslgrl

    This looks like the dog got into my fabric scraps bag, ate everything in it, and threw it all up on the kitchen floor.

  • Ping

    This bag is fit for the Joker

  • B

    Hmm. I’ve got an ’80s party coming up soon… Now, if only that came in a clutch version and was $800 cheaper!

  • deka@thatshideous

    that price is a crime

  • me

    The return of high tops: good.
    The return of triangles on neon: bad. Very bad.
    I wouldn’t take this bag for free, let alone pay a luxury price for it.

  • holly

    Hehehe, this bag make me laugh, it reminds me of one of my barbie’s dresses in the 80s. It’s a bad bag, but at least it is funny.

  • creighbaby

    Hot mess

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  • Anita

    Ugliest bag ever.

  • black bacarra

    This bag and the price tag that goes with it is an insult to bag lovers everywhere. The only way I would take this bag if it were handed to me with a million dollars/ 10 carat diamond ring/ inside it.

  • Merve

    I personally wanna meet anyone who buys this bag.

  • MissLoveChanel

    Horrible from its neon base to its scrapheap of triangles and whatever that mismatched blue thing hanging from the side is (a zipper pull, maybe?). Clearly this bag was designed by someone during a sleepwalking episode under the influence of Ambien. Ridiculous. And the price? Even funnier than the bag!

  • Big Bag Girl

    Wow, I guess the designer found something to do with all of those left over scraps from the real products. My vote….make it go away.