When Giles RTW Fall 2010 collection hit the runway, the clothing felt perfectly suited for trophy astronaut wives. The line is one of the most wearable to date from Giles Deacon. And then there was a bag. A bag that grabbed the attention of everyone around and somehow we did not cover it until now.

I don’t even know the actual name and I am having a hard time giving this bag a name while trying to remain serious yet playful. So please welcome the Giles Puffball Bag with Cartoon Eyes. I can’t even take much credit for the name I have given this bag, because WWD named it similarly. But let’s take a closer look.

How could I call this handbag fugly when in fact it is ingenious? Surely not meant to be taken super-seriously, the puffy fur outside is adorned with two large googly-eyes, which I love. No, I am not going to buy this bag, no, I am not going to wear it, and no, I am not going to tell you all to buy it. But what I will tell you is sometimes we all need to take life a little less seriously and a little more lightly. This is a design meant to be taken in jest.

So why not start your Monday with a smile? That is what this gem from the Giles Fall 2010 brings to my face, a big ole’ smile. Go on and tell us what you think in the comment section below!

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  • cge

    Well your post certainly made me laugh Megs! I can’t imagine this bag making it into mass production!? But if I saw someone carrying it, I would think she would be one cool cat!

    • Right?? She would be kinda rockin’. I’d love to see someone walking down the street with that, I would seriously follow them and tell them how much I love what they are doing (but could not pull it off myself)

  • Christina

    There was an old school cartoon character that looked like this, but I can’t think of the name? It is going to drive me crazy until I think of it.

    • weaslgrl

      It’s the big green furry monster from the Bugs Bunny cartoon. At one point, Bugs gives it a manicure and says, “monsters make the most interrrrrresting people.” ;-)

      • tadpolenyc

        HAHA! I love it.

  • annabelle

    omg…hahahahah my friend will love this! hahahah
    it looks like a furball! (fb)

  • JZ

    I think it looks like lovechild between the Geico commercial money mascot (the one with the googly eyes) and a massive hairball..
    Still, it makes me smile :)

  • Mary

    It’s very cool in an ironic way, not that I would personally be able to pull it off.

  • Celeste

    Well, I assume it’s made of real fur so definitely not interested in it even if the Roger Rabbit eyeballs are fantastic..

  • Julie Stam

    Reminds me of a character from a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Cute. It would make me smile if I saw it, but I couldn’t pull it off. (fb)

  • elfgirl

    I would totally carry that bag. <3

  • marian t

    LOL!!! i

  • Debbie C

    I think it’s super cute but can’t imagine a grown woman carrying it.

  • kim

    it looks like a grey chuzzle! i had quite an addiction to that game! i would smile if i saw it but no way could i pull that off! (fb)

    • Sugar

      you hit the nail on the head! it’s a grey chuzzle!!!!!! IT IS!!

  • Lynette

    I would carry this bag after I removed the eyes. (fb)

  • Mochababe73

    I totally agree. Some take handbags a bit too seriously. This post really made me laugh out loud.

    I’m a teacher, and I could actually see myself wearing it to carry my teacher “stuff”. However, I think that if the eyes were removed, it would be a perfectly fine everyday bag.

  • Mika

    whoa.. this kinda scare me..

  • sofia nolan

    ooooh I haven`t seen such a pretty bag in a long time! it looks like it`s got so much space too! I love it, and definitely need to get one asap!

  • Maryann

    Oh, that’s geat! It looks like she is making a getaway from the Carnival with one of the costumes. The rest of it is probably stuffed inside : ) Or she’s on her way to her job at the local Chuck E Cheese…

    Love it for a chuckle!

    On a more seriuos note – I love the model’s outfit.


  • Cate

    whoa, creepy…and kinda cool at the same time

  • Lorie

    I’d wear that big ol’ Chuzzle.

  • Clary

    … Grug! (fb)

  • James

    It’s Genius!

  • Leona

    I like it!
    Reminds me of the photo spread in the f/w 2009 Hermes magazine. (fb)

  • Valentina

    “sometimes we all need to take life a little less seriously and a little more lightly” . Finally. I agree completely. And I love this bag too.

  • gacats

    While I love a good laugh, this is definitely suitable only for a runway show. (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    lmao! That’s hilarious but I can’t imagine myself buying a bag with eyes. (fb)

  • Charlene

    my nephew can have it mistaken for a stuff toy!(fb)


    so goofy, love it!!!

  • shirelly

    the handbag was not only sexy but also cute!

  • Annabear

    Seriously looking at it is making my nose itchy and hayfever flare. Its a pretty cute bag!

  • Jane

    I could see Carrie Bradshaw rocking this bag in a heartbeat! Anyone else see Carrie using this bag and looking totally normal and adorable wearing it?

  • 19yearslater

    It’s cute. Not wearable, but cute. It reminds me of the Looney Toons monster, except that this bag is not orange.

  • hec

    I SPY WITH MY LITTLE “HANDBAG EYE” jijijiijiijiji its fun inovative i tottaly see a very fashion forward person wearing it happilly personally i could not.

  • !!!


    i mean really, how much is it and where can i buy it?

  • fay

    Where can I buy this bag? I’ve looked everywhere online to get a price and a store location with no success. Help please!

  • Jelita78

    i’d so wear this bag!!
    loveeee the fluffy furry furball !! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    hope it comes in lemon green shade! (ipad)