If you looked at the picture of the Foley + Corinna Cargo Bag before you started reading this post (which I’m fairly sure you did), then you can probably already guess what I’m going to write about it. Ladies and gentlemen, we have proportion issues!

The issue, though, is that I can’t decide if the bag’s issues are a good thing or a bad thing. Playing with proportion is one of the most important avenues to innovation, and if no one ever innovated, I wouldn’t have a job and handbags wouldn’t be any fun. It’s also one of the riskiest things to do, since a sense of proportion is innate in most people that find any value in aesthetics – violate that, and you might have a serious problem selling bags.

Foley and Corinna Cargo Bag

This bag is certainly not for everyone, but I’ve been looking at it for about a week now and its shape is starting to grow on me in a serious way. I hated it when I first saw it, but now it seems kind of clever and interesting, and it would probably be comfortable to carry while still being odd enough to attract a bit of attention.

If it sags a bit like it should, this bag could be an unexpected winner. If it’s stiff and its shape doesn’t change on the shoulder, then I’ll pass. Either way, I appreciate that they took the risk. Buy through ShopBop for $495.

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  • 19yearslater

    Too cargo for me, it looks like pants on a strap.

  • Karen

    I agree that it’s hard to know until you see how it hangs on someone’s shoulder. At the same time, I can’t seem to get past the feeling that it looks like a moto baby sling.

  • Mochababe73

    Not working. This bag doesn’t even look as though it would stay on the shoulder.

  • Jane

    I have looked at this bag over and over again trying to figure out if I like it or not. I still can’t figure it out at all. I need to see it in person and on my shoulder to truly decide if it works.

  • ottercat

    Love the city tote, but this is tragic.

  • RY

    This looks like used up diaper that needs to be trashed ASAP. This $500 is so not happening.

  • texashoetur

    I think this looks like a fanny pack gone wrong. One of the ugliest bags I have ever seen. I really am hating F + C lately.


    I really like this bag.. I can see that I would have to place all my things in it to see if it would work but if it did I would buy it.