She’s Got Purse-onality Bag, $59.99 via ModCloth

In fact, not only does the ModCloth She’s Got Purse-onality Bag have a face, but it also appears to have arms and feet. All it needs is a jaunty little hat, and it’d be all ready to go…I don’t know, what do our bags do when we’re not using them? I think mine have a party under my bed, personally.

Anyway, that’s not the point. The point is that some people (including my mother) see faces on handbags everywhere they look. Some of the bags in my collection – the Celine Luggage Tote, the Balenciaga Day Bag, the Marc Jacobs Stam – are well known to some people for their strategically placed hardware and zippers, which can combine to crate a bagface if the purse is left sitting in the right position. (Or, with the Celine Luggage Tote, in any position at all.)

Personally, I don’t see bagfaces until someone point them out to me. I must have killed that synapse with cheap beer in college, because it’s not firing anymore. Even I can see the face on this one though, which may or may not be “inspired” by an Hermes Kelly with a face of which I cannot find a picture, which means it’s a little too obvious. And by “a little too obvious” I mean, hey, tone it down a little bit. We get it. You’re super adorable and twee and your bag is smirking and waving at us. If nothing else, though, this gives me a compelling argument against the people who tell me that my Celine’s face is distracting. Buy through ModCloth for $59.99.

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  • Sandra Rowley

    I do see a face in the Celine Luggage Tote and it stopped me from purchasing it. This bag however, takes it to another level. Not sure why anyone would want to carry a bag like this.

  • Fiona-Brazil

    Amanda, just do a search on google images under “kelly doll bag” (quelle idole!) and you will find her in several colors.This one has funny short arms….

  • Pandako

    FAKE kelly doll….

  • Tyler

    This is a very bad copy of the Kelly Doll bag made by Hermes.

  • louch

    Kelly Doll copy.

  • mochababe73

    Never even heard of the Kelly Doll bag. Yes, this appears to be an inspired bag.
    No outrage from anyone?!
    It’s cute, and on the right person, this would work.

  • Seejayluvsbags

    This bag is retarded looking. At any price including free…

  • J Umm

    this is adorable!!!!
    i am so getting on of them!!


    I agree with others this total looks like a copy of the Kelly doll bag
    So warm. So happy.
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  • 19yearslater

    I have a strange desire for this bag.

  • Sil

    i’m guilty of seeing faces in some bags, but i can’t help it! and once i do, there’s no going back, i can’t stop seeing it
    but this bag definitely takes that to a different level lol
    my first reaction was horror, i couldn’t understand why would someone create such a bag. but after looking at it for a while, i think it could work great with the right kind of girl
    definitely not for anyone, but it’ll get you lots of attention wherever you go

  • Alice

    It’s cute but I’m not sure – the more I look at it, the tackier it gets

  • Dana

    It’s cute. I’d get it for a kid to play with probably. Or a really immature friend.