I’ve never had much of a problem forming an opinion and then expressing it, and although I have plenty of thoughts about the Kaufmanfranco Suede Utility Skirt, as soon as I try to put fingers to keys to articulate those thoughts, only one thing comes out: WTF. I mean. I don’t even…I can’t.

Although this skirt does solve one important handbag problem that I can think of. If you’re out having drinks with your friends and you have one (or four) too many, you’ll never lose your handbag. Unless you lose your skirt, I guess, but if that happens, then losing your purse probably isn’t the biggest of your problems.

I knew a guy in college who liked to wear what he referred to as “utilikilts.” They looked stupid on him, although I think that was part of why he wore them in the first place, and this will look stupid on you. Even worse? It costs nearly two grand, which means that you’ll be paying far more than you ever should for a kitschy, nonbasic skirt that doubles as an extremely expensive fanny pack. Not a good look, girls. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1895.

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  • FashionIsMyHobby

    OMG No!!!! (ipad)

  • Tonya

    OMGGGGGGG!! why?!! that thing is ugly! I couldn’t imagine wearing something like that?! where would I wear it 2?! (ipad)

  • Kim

    I think this would be great fun, on a guy. If a girl is wearing it, it will be tragic. (ipad)

  • Kelly

    WTF is right! (iPad)

  • nick

    I think it is interesting. It is probably better not to put too much stuff in this bag. LOL. (ipad)

  • Shana

    You summed it up bee-yoo-ti-fully: WTF (ipad)

  • Redo My Shoe

    This is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe net-a-porter is hosting this kind of absurdity.


  • LDJ

    No m’am! (ipad)

  • Jo-Anne

    If I was a construction worker this would look cute with tights and knee high boots lol. (ipad)

    • louch

      EXACTLY what I was thinking!! Would be kinda handy.

  • ninjaninja

    What the heck? (ipad)

  • Jaz

    I. DON’T. GET. IT. (ipad)

  • Kelly

    lol (iPad)

  • Nikita

    Do not like! (ipad)

  • Vitta

    I’m not surprised that this innovative luxury piece causes such a “WTF” reaction with people who consider Snooky or Kim K fashion icons. It would definitely not work well with the 8-inch “street walker” heels and a huge gaudy rhinestone necklace… However, the upper crust girls with means will definitely welcome it. Love net-a-porter — they really know luxury.

  • Marianna

    I think it would work better as a kilt! (ipad)

  • Leah

    This is offensively awful. And for $2k?! Just got to a Renaissance Faire and get one for $200… if you must. (ipad)

  • Miriam

    That’s horrible (ipad)

  • quimerula

    Really, WTF? (ipad).

  • suz

    Yikes! that’s really ugly….sometimes a great notion does not translate….

  • AMN

    Too bad it’s suede – it would get ruined in the rain ;) (ipad)

  • PhotoGirl

    LOL! This is material for the Man Repeller blog! Holy Mother of Hideousness! I needed a laugh today. Thank you! (ipad)

  • Britney Anderson (Saenz)

    Good idea but the material and color aren’t really my style. (ipad)

  • SS

    This skirt-like thing is really awful. Perhaps it’s like communism – better in theory than in practice. (ipad)

  • Jen

    I’m trying to imagine loading that thing up with everything that I currently put into my purse (Kindle, iphone, bberry, wallet, sunglasses, makeupbag, magazine, newspaper, etc.). I would be walking lopsided! (ipad)

    • Vitta

      You need 2 bags to carry Kindle and iphone and bberry and magazine and newspaper and wallet and sunglasses and makeup kit. Or perhaps a cart on wheels… No pouch will do, that’s for sure!

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  • Justine

    OMG!!!! UGLY!!!! (ipad)

  • Pam

    They have got to be joking. (ipad)

  • Sabrina

    LOL OMG that’s so disgusting! I wouldn’t even wear that skirt out if it didn’t have that ugly bag attached! (ipad)

  • nini

    no…just no. (ipad)

  • Kells

    I really wish I could see a picture with someone wearing it. Not because I like it one bit, but because I feel like I need to see that hilarity! (ipad)

    • Vitta

      Just click on the Net-a-Porter link in the Amanda’s post and you will see the complete outfit. On that beautiful model with gorgeous body, it looks pretty impressive!

  • ann

    I’d be afraid to have the bag be heavy and have the skirt slip off (especially for narrow hipped ladies) (ipad)

  • Tonya

    I hate when people “assume” something about you based on your taste….Just because I don’t like this horrible item doesn’t mean I consider KimK or Snooky fashion icons….

    And even someone with wealth wore this thing would still be UGLY!

    • Vitta

      “Hate” people for a different opinion on fashion? Well, that’s new! LOL

  • lilobubbletea

    I still want a purse…. especially compared to a skirt like this. (ipad)

  • Joyce

    So when will this be at the Outnet? (ipad)

  • Sherry

    No (ipad)

  • Sherry

    this is wrong lol (ipad)

  • S.J.

    i dont get it (ipad)

  • S.J.

    lets stick to the bags (ipad)

  • Lianne

    Surely this is somebody’s idea of a joke. Either that or a novelty piece that they maybe expect to sell one of. Ever. (ipad)

  • greenpixie

    No. No no no no. (ipad)

  • Maggie

    hahaha… No! (ipad)

  • Swags

    I can’t believe size 6 in this is sold out. That means somewhere out there, there are people sporting this item. (ipad)

    • Vitta

      Yep. Size 6 is sold out. That’s exactly the point – people have different tastes, which often depends on their exposure to high fashion, and means. So, it’s really not in good taste to trash other people’s taste. Yet constructive criticism is always fun to hear.

      • Mochababe73

        Are you the opinion police or just a hypocrite. Because, if I’m not mistaken, you just trashed people who didn’t like the garment. You do remember saying that those who like Snooki and Kim Kardashian’s style as having bag taste.
        This is a blog for opinions. The blogger herself gives opinions as do others. My suggestion to you is that you may want to try a more utopian blog in which everyone agrees with everyone else. I love reading everyone’s opinions and perspectives and find none offensive.
        This is fashion. It’s supposed to be fun and some just take things a little too seriously.

      • Vitta

        Mochababe73 – Exactly, this is fashion. So relax and have fun reading all opinions, including mine, which is probably the only positive among 60 “WTF” posts — encouraged by the negative, sarcastic “this will look stupid on you” tone of the editorial — which caused my “Snooky” reference. Perhaps this unique garment is not as “stupid” as presented, since such a classy site like Net-a-Porter is offering it and size 6 is sold out? There’s no need for rudeness and “WTF” comments on any blog. And no need to tell people what they “should do” and where they “should go” (read your own posts), if they disagree with you. This is a free country. No?

  • Ellen

    It looks like something kind of cool from a hardware store, so I am shocked that this costs $2000. While it is unique, it is also hideous. (ipad)

  • atrophia

    It’s way too expensive, but I like the idea. The execution, however, does leave something to be desired. I think the utilikilts work better for this sort of thing.

  • 19yearslater

    I took the advice of one of the comments and looked at this skirt bag on the model and it showed me that NO ONE can pull this weird thing off. It should not exist. If someone needs a purse on a skirt or pants try Tripp at Hot Topic. That way looking stupid costs only $40 or so. (ipad)

    • Vitta

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Considering that the size 6 is sold out, I bet those people who had $2,000 to spare on this unique skirt with an oversized patch pocket (that’s how it is advertised on Net-a-Porter) would strongly disagree with your idea of what “looking stupid” means. In any case, it is a common wisdom that trashing other people’s taste is never in good taste. Right?

  • spanish moss

    oh, bloody ick! (ipad)

  • Joy

    What an awful idea!! And waaaayyyyy too expensive. (iPad)

  • Lauren

    There are no words… (iPad)

  • cl

    who was the genius that thought this would be a good idea?! mistake mistake mistake!!! (ipad)

  • Mousse

    I guess if I were a carpenter or plumber this might be cool. But IMH the coolest product on the planet is the (ipad)

  • Marion

    It feels a little like a kilt or maybe like one of those belt construction people have. (ipad)

  • tricia c

    maybe its good for working girls(on the corner). ipad

  • NikolineK

    No thanks (ipad)

  • swati

    As always, it looks pretty good on the model at net-a-porter but would look highly ridiculous in real life. pass. (ipad)

  • edoardo

    I lvoe when desigenr purpose nes things but they should think also to the beauty. Here teh desigenr forgot the “beuty” and think only to make a product more or less new and to earn a lot of money becuase of the addition fo thet stupid purse. No, this is the worst creation with bags I’ve ever seen after the “bag used like headpieces” of Mizrahi some years ago!!


  • Mochababe73

    What a waste of beautiful suede. I understand the idea, but the execution lacked panache.
    However, we all know that one day, in this lifetime, someone is going to wear that skirtbag.

    • Mochababe73

      I forgot to put (iPad)

  • ninjaninja

    The picture makes it look like it’s 2D (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    I think it’s one of those things-cute in theory, not great in real life. (ipad)

  • Renee’

    The only word that comes to mind is fugly. (ipad)

  • Camila Delgado Vicentelli

    Exactly, WTF? (ipad)

  • Brenda

    Wow! I would never! Even if it was free!! (iPad)

  • Limey

    not my style… (ipad)

  • coachwife6

    I do see a kilt. haha. (ipad)

  • Mel

    So who would buy this? I’m kind of liking it in a weird way for some reason, lol. Perhaps because it’s different and I just want someone to wear one and see it with my own eyes.(ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    It’s one of those throw away bags you take on camping trips (ipad)

  • Kmroboto

    This is kind of awesome. I love the idea of it and i think the execution is as good as it could be. However, I’d never wear it. (iPad)

  • Elizabeth

    Rag & Bone meets Alexander McQueen? (ipad)

  • Jenn

    I kinda think it’s cute (ipad)

  • Jenn

    So home depot-ish (ipad)

  • Cindy

    No bueno. (ipad)

  • mango

    this is weird. (ipad)

  • jennifer

    LOL handyman version of a kilt?? (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    This makes Gucci fanny packs hot (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    That beautiful suede wasted (ipad)

  • mrsjones

    i saw something like this at s stein design website (ipad)

  • boredgirl

    personally, i kinda like it. but i think only someone stickthin with freja beha-like attitude could pull it off. plus, it probably could only carry an iphone and a small set of keys, since with anything bigger/thicker it would just look bulky.

  • Tracey G

    very strange bag.. (ipad)

  • Chells

    I wouldn’t even rock that if it was free. I think the designer took the word creativity overboard. (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    No thanks (ipad)

  • Sue E

    Umm..I think I’ll pass on the carpenter/plumber overpriced bag…not my style (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    This is so creative haha (ipad)

  • Bettye


  • Kim

    I don’t think this is going to catch on as a trend. (ipad)

  • Sosti

    Good idea bad execution. (Ipad)

  • Jen

    lol………just no! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    oh my god!
    are u kidding me??
    this utility-skirts?
    i’ll comment some more after i stop laughing! (ipad)

  • Cate

    WOW…perhaps cute on a female plumber? (ipad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    Please tell me this is a sick joke. (ipad)

  • Jen

    I like it! (ipad)

  • helen

    Ha ha. When I first glanced at it, I thought of a horse saddle. (ipad)

  • Christine

    very creative… (ipad)

  • Christine

    but so UGLY! (ipad)

  • Lina

    silly idea! (ipad)

  • Justine

    OMG! THIS IS BUTT UGLY! (ipad)

  • KY

    Hmm no thanks. (ipad)

  • Emma Glass

    NO THANKS (ipad)

  • C

    No, this is awful! (ipad)


  • ninjaninja

    Fug (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Reminds me of the concept of “man purse.” (ipad)

  • nicole

    um…. no (ipad)

  • Elaine

    I don’t think they’ll be selling too many of these… (ipad)

  • bouncin

    Reminds me of Stacey on What Not To Wear: a skirt should be used as a skirt not a purse! Very ugly indeed. (iPad)

  • nini

    I wonder who can pull this off. What top could go with it so that it turns out to be a flattering outfit? Or maybe if the dress was designed differently… then it’ll be a cute and convenient trend? (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    this is an ideal gift for the groomsmen of a scottish or a irish wedding, instead of a kilt. (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    Ack, no just no for a man or a woman! (ipad)

  • shv209

    no thank you (ipad)

  • A.S.

    ugly (ipad)

  • Smith

    three words: WORLD. OF. NO. (ipad)

  • Deborah Curran

    I don’t think I could pull this one off – ipd

  • ellen

    It’s a funny idea, but it just seems inpractical! (ipad)

  • Heidi

    Awful idea indeed. (ipad)

  • mango

    not a fan at ALL (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Look like Uggs (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Probably not flattering to any figure (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Worst. Idea. Ever. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Simpson’s reference (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Pic looks kinda funny too (ipad)

  • Desaria

    umm that’s hideous (ipad)

  • nini

    Stone age dress? (ipad)

  • wendy

    WTH? I can’t believe this is for real. (ipad)