Sometimes an accessory design catches our eye and reminds us of something other than arm candy. And that is precisely what happened to me when I saw these shoulder bags. Dimensions are larger than a star fruit (4.5″ x 8″), but seriously the entire design is completely reminiscent of the tropical fruit. In fact, from every angle I am certain I am looking at the star fruit’s leather cousin.

It is time for you to put on your handbag thinking cap and tell me if you can Name that Bag!

Ok so this one was really tricky and I am fairly confident that many of you were stumped. If you guessed Helmet Lang you are correct. Helmet Lang recently added bags to their collection, which was met with mixed reviews. The Loki bag had the pod zipper feature on the front which will truly make the bag stand out (most are divided in their thinking of that as a good thing or bad thing).

The Helmut Lang Syn Shoulder Bag is the star fruit shaped bag that is stealing the show right now. This leather pod-shaped shoulder bag has an adjustable braided leather strap and zipper closure. Also, it is totally weird. Weird is not always a bad thing, as sometimes weird just means different and different can be good. I can not fully share my idea on this bag until I pop into Barneys to try it on, but for right now I can voice that it looks like star fruit to me. How many other bags can you say that about?

Buy via Barneys for $495 for perch leather and $350 for calf leather.

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  • Lulugurl

    I don’t think I would ever buy this bag, but on the right person it would be pretty cute! Definatly a conversation piece!

  • delaney

    incredibly bizarre! and also somewhat resembles a grenade in the black!

  • KaylaNiche

    Wow. Uh….not a fan of the shape of either. O_O

  • Stacy

    kinda cute, def. differently…what kinda room do you have inside the bag though? do you tuck things inside each fold or is there one main compartment inside and the outside is just for show?

    I won’t be anywhere near a place that will sell this, so I can’t just go in and touch/inspect it, so please report back on your findings. Thank you.

  • 19yearslater

    I had the same thought as Stacy, how would you put anything in this bag? It looks like a Chapstick would ruin the shape.

  • An

    Agreed! It looks more like an accessory.

  • BagLover

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  • Joshua

    The design is cute, but it should have been smaller, and used as a coin purse.

    • alterego

      Totally agree with you Joshua! I’d totally have one! Very unique and quite unisex as a coin bag.

  • MizzJ

    These bags make me hungry.

  • ninjaninja

    That one actually looks like star of anise

  • The Little Dust Princess

    That’s kinda cute haha

  • Jean

    Mmmm, tasty :P

  • Don York

    Well, this website is also pretty good, you can have a look

  • adrienne z

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks like a football. Who would want to carry THAT around???

    • ninjaninja

      You know what, it kinda looks like those Nerf footballs! Remember those?

  • mochababe73

    At first, I thought it was Alexander Wang. Didn’t he make a similar bag but shaped like a football?
    I actually like it. But, I’m not sure how to handle that shoulder/crossbody strap.

  • rose60610

    Different can indeed be good. But not this bag. Hideous.