Yea or Nay: Christopher Kane Aqua Gel Clutch

Posted on August 23, 2011

Since the consensus on yesterday’s bag was that it was too boring, we’re throwing the least boring bags we can find at you. Happy now? From Christopher Kane’s  fall 2011 collection come his “Aqua” Gel-filled PVC clutches.

 


At least no one can call them “old lady” bags.





We think they’re fabulous but girls who smoke or have cats might want to avoid them. Clutches are no fun when they spring a leak. Could you make this work? Do you wish you had an event to go to where you could make this work? Or do you think they look like something an 8-year-old girl uses to store her sticker collection?

The Christopher Kane Aqua Gel Clutch: YEA or NAY?

 

[Photo Credit: vogue.it, net-a-porter.com, brownfashion.com]

    • Anonymous

      I’ll go with the sticker collection.

      • Anonymous

        Fo’ reals. I think I had one of these when I was 8.

        • http://twitter.com/creneebo Renee Bomar

          Do they sell them at Claire’s?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589131702 Jenna Gordon

           i know i had this when i was a little girl. i kept my colored pencils in it until it popped and covered my bedspread with what i can only assume is unicorn blood.

      • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

        Definitely the 8 year old’s sticker collection. Or maybe this is just what she keeps her small Barbie accessories in so that she doesn’t lose them. Either way, I think they’re more suited for the playground than the red carpet.

    • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

      Ugh.

    • Valerie Owens

      They ARE the sticker collection! Ah, gel stickers. I remember. But yes, I would totally rock this bag. As long as all of my bag innards are sexy looking. 

      • Anonymous

        This is my problem.  The inside of my purse is always a mess.  The world does not need to witness this.

      • parissweetheart

        Definitely can’t rock it when you have to carry a tampon or pad. I think it could be fun and would love to use one.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like something a cracked-out candy-raver would use and spend hours staring at.

    • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

      I love it! But instead of talking to guys at the pub I’d be playing with my purse.

      • Terence Ng

        Or instead of talking to you, they’ll just want to play with your purse. It’s a double edged sword, these clutches are.

        …That seems more sexual than it was intended to be.

    • Anonymous

      For the right girl, these would be awesome and rock-able. But only for the right girl!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MN3NQ262BP3YF2RQJ4DYQQBDMA Shalia

        And the “right girl” is 15.  And still shops at Claires.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’ know Nickelodeon was in the couture market now. 

      • Anonymous

        Once I read this, Nickelodeon was all I could see. Thanks for making me laugh! 

    • http://twitter.com/keljokob Kelly Kobiela

      It looks like something an 8 year old would store stickers in, but I would still totally use it and really would like one!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Dotson/100001476610342 Jessica Dotson

      8-yr-old me would have loved to have put my Lisa Frank sticker collection in one of these bags…Nay

    • Anonymous

      Nope, I think I had a pencil case like this when I was a little girl.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

      They look like surgical drainage bags.  Ick.

      • Anonymous

        Now that is all I can see.  LOL

        • Anonymous

          Me too! Best comment on here…

      • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

        Disgusting. And terribly accurate. It’s all I can see now too…

    • Anonymous

      “Tlo said: We think they’re fabulous but girls who smoke or have cats might want to avoid them.”

      True, but if they can manage the saline implants, they can manage the gel bag.

      I wonder if Kane was inspired by a lava lamp.

      –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      The only way to make these work is to carry sex toys around in them.

      • Anonymous

        Only problem with that is they’re clearly (no pun intended) not meant to actually hold anything!

      • Anonymous

        Only problem with that is they’re clearly (no pun intended) not meant to actually hold anything!

        • Anonymous

          Great, now I’m mentally designing a bag line with ‘content revealing’ prints. Featuring pieces like ‘Assassin’, ‘Dominatrix’, ‘Serial Killer’ and ‘Candystore’.
          I’ll keep the ‘Secretly Batman’ bag.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

            If you make it, I will totally buy it!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

            If you make it, I will totally buy it!

          • Anonymous

            Go for it. Make it so the bag doesn’t even open, but people will go nuts trying to figure it out!

            • Anonymous

              Love it! Look out for the soon to be Tony-nominated musical about my ascent in accessories:

              How to Succeed in Business from Out of a Comment Section

              Truly inspirational!

      • Anonymous

        Only problem with that is they’re clearly (no pun intended) not meant to actually hold anything!

    • http://twitter.com/SarahVotes Sarah Bailey

      Or do you think they look like something an 8-year-old girl uses to store her sticker collection? YES – that is exactly what I thought when I first saw them. NAY.

    • http://twitter.com/Wild_Horses__ Beth

      I say YAY, although I doubt I’d buy one myself.  I can see someone young & stylish with them, looks quirky & whimsical. 

    • Anonymous

      With my luck I’d set it down on the bar stool and forgetting it was there I’d sit on the dang thing. Wouldn’t that be a pretty sight? It’d have absolutely nothing to do with having one too many vodka crans, of course.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I think I might have had the exact same thing when I was around 8. So… yeah, stickers.

      • Anonymous

        Yup, lol. I happen to know a 5 year old who would go crazy over them.

    • Anonymous

      Remember those squishy tubes of gel that you could squeeze and they would sort of roll up? I have no idea how to describe them, but these remind me of them. Gotta say, not a fan. Nay.

      • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

        They are called water snakes according to my 10 year old son.  

        I have an 8 year old girl.  I said – “Come in here and look at these.  What do you think about them?”  She said, “They’re fine.”  I said “What would you use it for?”  Her – “I don’t know.  Stuff.  Like when I get a phone.”

        She did squeal about the 2nd from the bottom, though.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      It doesn’t look like it’s opaque enough for a purse — do you really want people looking at the contents of your bag?  No, no, no.  Nobody needs to see some of the crap that rattles around in my purse all the time! 

      And not just smokers and girls with cats: children would be a no-go too. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

        They have pouches in them–you can see one most clearly in the runway shot.

      • Anonymous

        And you know children would not be able to resist them. Understandably so.

    • Anonymous

      “Or do you think they look like something an 8-year-old girl uses to store her sticker collection?”

      That.  Out.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Those look fun! I’m not sure where I would use it, but I love the pop of color is adds to a bland outfit. It’s young and different, a good way to get away from the matron bags that seem to be everywhere. I don’t need a bag that fits the kitchen sink when I go out.

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      Pencil Case Couture… but I’ll still give it a YAY for being colorful and fun!

    • I am the Bee

      Hmmmm….even though I love an unusual bag, these remind me too much of the gel insoles I wear in my shoes when my feet are tired.    No thank you. 

    • Nora Mulllin

      These look like every pencil case I had in junior high. . . so NAY. My 7 year-old niece wants one in every color, though.

    • Bri H

      I used to have a pencil case just like that.

    • http://aintbaroque.wordpress.com/ Ain’t Baroque

      I may be crazy, but I still want one.

    • http://aintbaroque.wordpress.com/ Ain’t Baroque

      I may be crazy, but I still want one.

    • Terence Ng

      “I just had liposuction! Wanna see how I Etsy-ed the medical waste?”

    • Anonymous

      FUN!

    • http://twitter.com/Razorqueen Razorqueen

      I like. :-)

    • Anonymous

      Hee. Not for stickers, but I did have a gel-bag pencil case back when I was 8ish.  

    • Anonymous

      Hee. Not for stickers, but I did have a gel-bag pencil case back when I was 8ish.  

    • http://twitter.com/lauralexis Laura

      WANT, but only in the right colour palette: nothing too bright or primary. The second and third ones look pretty cool, but anything with red looks childish.

    • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

      I love it! I have cats but don’t care – I’d still get it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      Honestly, I think they’re awful.  However, Kane completely shot himself in the foot with those squiggly lines–it ends up making what could have been kind of an interesting bag into a Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards souvenir.

      Same goes for the dresses.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      Yea

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12801074 Brett Hulst

      These should not cost almost 1000 dollars, though…

      • Anonymous

        Is that what they cost???  Seriously????

        Oh, why did I even bother answering the Yea/Nay question seriously?  They’re just an emperor’s-new-clothes joke!

      • Anonymous

        Is that what they cost???  Seriously????

        Oh, why did I even bother answering the Yea/Nay question seriously?  They’re just an emperor’s-new-clothes joke!

    • Kim Sheehan

      My bag looks like this without additions. Just my daily junk makes it lumpy bumpy.
       

    • Kathleen Morrison

      Love it. I would totally rock one. YEA.

    • Anonymous

      Nay on the the cheap looking, tacky clutch and nay on the psychedelic strips of bacon on her dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      Stickers! Also maybe pencil crayons.

    • Amanda Semrick

      These are great!

      Except for the last one.  That one looks like a body part.

      But I want all the rest!

    • Anonymous

      Nay.  i am quite sure if i had one it would spring a leak plus.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      NAY. I’d already outgrown something like this by the time I was 8 and was on to big girl purses. As my 6-year-old niece would say, “This for babies.”

    • http://profiles.google.com/sephski Jennifer Szczublewski

      *L* I love it. But, I’m already always a little worried that my make-up or pens will leak in my bag. I can’t imagine having to worry that my bag itself will spring a leak too! But definitely a YEA! for something new and colorful that makes a statement.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a sticker bag, and yet still fun, whimsical and awesome.  I wish I had one, although I’d have nowhere to use it and nothing to wear it with.

    • Anonymous

      These are a)butt ugly and b)a shameless use of toxic petroleum products.  Let’s rape the environment to make an ugly plastic bag!

      No.  Just no.

       

    • C S

      Oh!  I might be an overgrown middleschooler but I love these.  Very, very YAY!  Or, er, YEA.  Yeah, I’m mature. 

      I would absolutely use a clutch like this were I able to afford one.  I don’t go the ‘events’ that one takes a designer clutch to, and I have no desire attend one either, but I wouldn’t let that stop me from taking this baby on a drive one Friday when I wanted to have fun.   

    • Anonymous

      Nay.  Leaking gel in hot weather is just gross.

    • Anonymous

      Nay.  Leaking gel in hot weather is just gross.

    • Maria Acosta Cruz

      Maybe my teen daughter could get away with this. Nay.

    • Maria Acosta Cruz

      Maybe my teen daughter could get away with this. Nay.

    • Anonymous

      I received a few CD cases that look EXACTLY like this as gifts in high school. That is not fashion.

    • Anonymous

      I received a few CD cases that look EXACTLY like this as gifts in high school. That is not fashion.

    • Anonymous

      If I used clutches (read: male messender bag fan) I would totally buy one. They look like a sticker collection holder, but honestly I think that stuff is in right now, or at least they should be. YEA!

    • Anonymous

      Both?  I kinda love them, probably because they do remind me of those gel stickers.  Definitely a NYE kind of bag.

    • Anonymous

      I like the ones in contrasting colors.  The maroon one looks like a blood donor bag after a donation.

      I would carry it for a fun night out when all I needed was MILK (money, id, lipstick, key) but beyond that, my regular wallet is bigger than this.

    • Anonymous

      That black one is apparently used to contain oil spills. They look so made-in-China kiddie-wear.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6FPGG4IMVA2AUSY6XXUZ3AMKY Miriam S

      I’m pretty no-nonsense when it comes to purses (i.e. I have only one, and it holds all my stuff and does its job well), but those are some seriously amazing purses.

    • Anonymous

      Throw it in the freezer and it’s a fashionable hangover cure.

    • Anonymous

      reminds me of those weird squishy containers that awful smelling bath oils would come in….the one’s that would kind of dissolve into a concealed mess of goo…..

    • Anonymous

      reminds me of those weird squishy containers that awful smelling bath oils would come in….the one’s that would kind of dissolve into a concealed mess of goo…..

    • Anonymous

      I think an 8 year old would store all her fabulous nail polish in one of these bad boys!!

    • Anonymous

      I think an 8 year old would store all her fabulous nail polish in one of these bad boys!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      omg, I had something like this when I was a kid.  NAY

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      omg, I had something like this when I was a kid.  NAY

    • Anonymous

      Yea! But what color is the model carrying?

    • http://profiles.google.com/chancey.j J Chancey

      Oh, hell, yeah. Love these. They’re FUN – like really fun, and not pretend runway fun. 

    • Anonymous

      Cute, but they look like something I could’ve bought for $20 at the mall in the 80s. And what are they going to look like 10 or 20 years from now after that gel breaks down?

      Actually, they look like those first aid cold pack things that you store in the freezer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      NAY, only because I can imagine how insanely overpriced this is for something I’m sure I saw at the Dollar Tree last week.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

      I would have LOVED this in early college. Not so much now (but then, I’m a boring mom of 3 who would rather not carry accessories that look like they belong to my daughter).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

      Looks like a baby teething toy. OUT

    • Anonymous

      I love them because they just remind me so much of the 80′s!

      However, they definitely look like something you could pick up at Claire’s Boutique, and that’s not good.

    • Allison Harris

      Awful. I had a CD jacket exactly like that. In middle school.

    • Anonymous

      These are kind of fun to look at, but far too gimmicky for my tastes. I immediately thought of little girls playing dress up.

    • Judy_J

      They look like something my 5 year old granddaughter would adore.  Me, not so much. 

    • Margot Brose

      I wanted one of those for my stickers. NAY!

    • Meredith Blixt

      So cute! But I’m trying to figure out how, exactly, you put anything in there…?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Marek/696640989 Jacob Marek

      i think there’s the seed of an idea; to capture the fluid in a print might be interesting.  

      as it is, however, it looks juvenile and cheap.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, that last one  NAILED the color of when you give a unit of blood and the bag is almost empty.  I can’t stop looking at it. Must have drawn inspiration from a recent visit to a hospital. I’d get it just to ick my nurse friends out.

    • Anonymous

      “We think they’re fabulous but girls who smoke or have cats might want to avoid them”
      Guilty of both, so they’re a big no for me. I don’t love them anyway, except maybe the last one. It looks like the universe’s cutest alien.

    • Anonymous

      Nay. Very chip and juvenile. BTW, one of his dresses was reviewed on Fashion Police a few weeks ago and the verdict was not kind.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the thumbnail – a child’s clutch. Probably made by Lisa Frank to store pens and stickers.

      • Anonymous

        YES THAT”S IT!  I was wracking my brain to remember the name Lisa Frank.  You made me crack up!

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      Nay. I think I had a purse like this when I was like 7.

    • Anonymous

      I could not make this work at my advancing stage of middle age.

      I would happily try to do so, given the right occasion.

      I KNOW a younger gal with a younger style could make this work and I promise that at the right price point (that is, under 50.00) they’d be flying off the shelves here in my city among teens and college students, and who knows, maybe even some of the older young women who play with trends.

      And, yes, they DO look like something an 8-yr-old would use for her sticker collection.

       

    • Anonymous

      With my luck, I’d accidentally sit on it resulting in a rather embarrassing stain on the back of my skirt/pants. 

    • Anonymous

      Nay.  I like them in principle, but in actuality, they’re making me a little seasick.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000280542518 Abigail Chang

      I love the first one and the last two, but I don’t like the others. Half yea, half nay; I’ll give it a YAY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.standig Rachel Standig Lombardo

      these are awesome! i want it in every color, it’s so much fun!

    • Anonymous

      … Hasn’t it already be done last year ?
      Are we going to suffer again with those silly bags ? They look like the waterproof pouchs for MP3 players you can buy on your plane trip for a sunny destination (oh, we have such a dreadfull summer, here ! I’m dying for November to come so I can go to Egypt !)
      Edit to add : NAY !!!

    • Anonymous

      These remind me of jelly sandals. Which I loved for about a week and a half. Until I realized how uncomfortable they were on hot days.

      I can see the grain of a good idea here–I think it’s the swirly gel designs–but something is wrong with the overall look and the way it’s made. It looks like something you’d keep in your bathroom.

      Am I just too old for a fun look?  Maybe. But I have to vote my conscience, however wrinkly it may be: Nay.

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Cute idea…for that 8 year old.

    • Anonymous

      I just saw pre teen girl pencil case when I looked at it.  I really wanted to see something else. I wish he’d filled it with gel versus colored water.  But still, I see pre teen girl back to school supplies w/ a matching aqua notebook.  

      • Anonymous

        They are filled with glycerine gel.

    • Tamara Hogan

      Too small! Maybe an upscale tampon holder?

    • Anonymous

      TLo, do you know how much they are? Just to get a kick out of the ridiculousness. 

      They are not ugly, but yea, sticker collection. 

      It’s one of those very whimsical things you buy impulsively and next season you’ll totally forget you have the thing (or worse, dread it). 

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Hi Little Olive, they’re $720. 

        • Anonymous

          How efficient! Thanks!

          As I previewed… bwahahahhaha

      • Anonymous

        An earlier poster said that each one costs almost $1000.00.

        An no, the decimal point is not misplaced.

    • Sara__B

      They’re fun, but in an inexpensive, disposable sort of way — and I’m pretty sure they’re NOT inexpensive!

    • MilaXX

      Nay unless you are the previously mention 8 year old with a collection of sparkly stickers.

    • http://profiles.google.com/virginia.zint Virginia Zint

      Okay… but what do they look like with STUFF in them?

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to go against the crowd and say these are awesomesauce–especially the first, third, and fifth.  The one in the middle looks like they ran a special at the blood bank.  Ick.

      They look awfully small, though–if I were going to pay what I’m sure these cost, I need a little room in there.

      I’ll just wait for a knockoff…then if I get tired of it, I can use it for my sticker collection. :)

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to go against the crowd and say these are awesomesauce–especially the first, third, and fifth.  The one in the middle looks like they ran a special at the blood bank.  Ick.

      They look awfully small, though–if I were going to pay what I’m sure these cost, I need a little room in there.

      I’ll just wait for a knockoff…then if I get tired of it, I can use it for my sticker collection. :)

    • Anonymous

      Ugh.  Honestly look like something out of a medical storehouse or operating room – especially the red one.  Breast
       implant-y, even.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly. Well said. Ugh indeed.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh.  Honestly look like something out of a medical storehouse or operating room – especially the red one.  Breast
       implant-y, even.

    • http://profiles.google.com/psykid42 Christopher Brathwaite

      I effing love the green one! It’s funky and psychedelic in a good way

    • aussiegal77

      I loved the bags from yesterday….these I don’t love so much.  They make me think of water wings or defrosted ice packs.  Sorry – NAY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arjay-Gallo/1336876862 Arjay Gallo

      If they were straight-edged instead of wavy, then I think they would be kinky spacey fashion. Right now, the splat shape makes them look like Nickelodeon purses for girls who wear jellies.

    • Anonymous

      Eight year old girls would love one of these, til their 5 year old brother stabbed it with a pin, cause, well you know, that’s just what they do.

      I like ‘em, they make me smile. £385 makes me frown.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

      My kids would be endlessly poking these, so… no.

    • Anonymous

      I love the way the purse looks in the inset where the model is holding it.  But it looks silly in the other photos.  

      • Anonymous

        Yes, there is an internal rectangular structure in that one that is missing in all the others. Makes it look more grownup.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      I love it! I love that it looks like something for a sticker collection. Its whimsy at its finest!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QWQI2RTJ5464JBP743RBRFWOEU EleniP

      I think they are cute and could be rocked by a stylish young-adult type person. 

      Although the 4th one is a big fat no. It looks like the blood filled bag from when you get blood drawn. That seems to be taking the vampire trend a step too far. 

    • amanda crow

      I’m pretty sure Limited Too had these.

    • Qitkat

      He also used this technique in several dresses.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

      my 8 year old doesn’t store her stickers in a pouch but she would definitely put a lip gloss and littlest pet shop in it… :)  and yes I think they do sell something like this at Clare’s…. or maybe Justice…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

      my 8 year old doesn’t store her stickers in a pouch but she would definitely put a lip gloss and littlest pet shop in it… :)  and yes I think they do sell something like this at Clare’s…. or maybe Justice…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

      my 8 year old doesn’t store her stickers in a pouch but she would definitely put a lip gloss and littlest pet shop in it… :)  and yes I think they do sell something like this at Clare’s…. or maybe Justice…..

    • Anonymous

      NAY. Totally creepy…and who wants a squishy bag that may spring a leak? Not me, that’s who.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Yea.  They’re fun.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      It probably won’t look as chic in a large “mom bag” style.

    • Anonymous

      They are a bit small for me – but I love the bright ones – orange pink, actually all except the green – it needs to be like the green Laura used in the last challenge :o)

    • Anonymous

      I think I had a purse like that when I was… approximately eight.  Yeah.  Sticker collection.  

    • sweetlilvoice

      I hope they aren’t expensive. Hasn’t something along these lines been posted before? The concept sounds familiar.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745465637 Nellie Wilson

      I bought some CD cases like these at the dollar store many years ago. Which is about what I’d be willing to pay for one. I do like the last one, however. It has a True Blood opening credits look to it that appeals to the vampire in me.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Stupid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Little-Mama/48102047 Little Mama

      I think the proceeds from this clutch should go to oil spill relief

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I really want to like the concept, and I especially like the colors but they just look so cheap.   So at this price point?  That would be a NAY.

    • Anonymous

      NAY.

      They’re too whimsical and child-like for an adult woman to carry yet they’re too mature and expensive for a child to use as pencil bag.

      Looks good on the runway for 15minutes within the context of the overall collection (which IIRC was a ridiculous as these clutches).

    • http://twitter.com/tummee tummee

      To heck with the bag: What’s with that awful dress? Elastic bands in all the wrong places.

    • Anonymous

      Too twee…

    • Susan Crawford

      For this clutch, I will invent an occasion. Love. It.

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure I used to have the pink and blue one, but it had Lisa Frank stamped on it somewhere…

    • oohsparkley!

      Kind of fun for the right girl, time and place.  They look kind of cheap, I’d have to see (and touch and play with) them in real life.

    • Anonymous

      NAY.
      God forbid you have something sharp in there and the thing starts leaking all over you.

    • http://isara.livejournal.com/ Synnamin

      I LOVED my oil stickers, and part of me really wants one so I can have a great big oil sticker.

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      I say thee Nay! Very prostitot.

    • Anonymous

      Brought a smile to my face, but not because I was imagining actually using one. Also, the entire outfit looks like it was designed for an 8-year-old.

    • Leah Cronen

      I totally see what they’re doing and how it can be aesthetically pleasing…. BUUUT I can’t get past how popular “aqua-gel” stuff was when I was of the prime age to buy it in the late 90s. It looks a skosh more sophisticated when the PVC stuff is integrated with clothes rather than bags.

    • Kit Taylor

      you really need the right outfit and girl to make them work

    • Kit Taylor

      you really need the right outfit and girl to make them work

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EB3JCJ2B76QOFQFPL7DXEZRKSM Bree

      This looks like something my 8 year old, 1985 self would have rocked. I say nay.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EB3JCJ2B76QOFQFPL7DXEZRKSM Bree

      This looks like something my 8 year old, 1985 self would have rocked. I say nay.

    • Leah Cronen

      I totally see what they’re doing and how it can be aesthetically pleasing…. BUUUT I can’t get past how popular “aqua-gel” stuff was when I was of the prime age to buy it in the late 90s. It looks a skosh more sophisticated when the PVC stuff is integrated with clothes rather than bags.

    • Christina Brennan

      Hells yes to these bags. 

    • Rachelle Phillips

      Yeah, I had stuff like this in elementary and middle school to hold pencils. I wouldn’t feel very fabulous.

    • Rachelle Phillips

      Yeah, I had stuff like this in elementary and middle school to hold pencils. I wouldn’t feel very fabulous.

    • http://twitter.com/zbird17 Sheri Z

      I. Uh. What?  $720 for a pencil case?  Lost for words.

      Honestly, I keep thinking that the “7″ is a typo…they must have intended it to be $20, right?

    • http://twitter.com/zbird17 Sheri Z

      I. Uh. What?  $720 for a pencil case?  Lost for words.

      Honestly, I keep thinking that the “7″ is a typo…they must have intended it to be $20, right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      Nay. Looks like Nickelodeon and Lisa Frank got together to finally find a clutch that would go with some jelly shoes. EW.

    • margaret meyers

      Yea.  That’s a fun look.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      Pretty awful, looks one of those Dollar Store opaque make up bags that leaked.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KHOBVO4DF5BCCIBGXDAH7VYMU Kris

      I like, but what about airports?   Are they 100 oz of liquid or fewer?
       

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      Hell to the YEA! They’re a fun, stand-out piece. Loves.

    • Anonymous

      They look like something a goldfish would be happy to call home.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t you hate it when a bag of gummy bears melts in the car?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erin-Hines/620149309 Erin Hines

      Ugly as sin. Looks like keychains from a waterpark. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      gorgeous gorgeous lock em in the dresser so the cats wont get em

      edited to add:
      the oil & the scallops up their fab quotient.

    • dickinson-julie

      Hey – you know what would make these even cooler?  If he filled them with mood gel so they changed colors when you held them! 

    • Anonymous

      Um… I think I had one of these when I was 9! And it matched my jelly shoes! (But, I think it also had glitter in the gel…)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      No. Just hands-down no.

    • Anonymous

      The fact that they look like something you’d store stickers in only means that when I rob my sister’s pencil case I’ll have a Kane-esque clutch for all of $5. I can get behind that.

    • http://theredheadd.wordpress.com deb wood

      You went from boring to hideous in one move.  Huzzah!

    • http://chicityfashion.com/ chicityfashion

      I have one, and let me just say…it’s pretty awesome! http://chicityfashion.com/2011/07/28/chi-city-closet-christopher-kane-aqua-clutch/

    • BerlinerNYC

      I just hope they’re not going to turn out like those purses in the 80s filled with Pepto Bismol (does anyone remember who did that? was it Stephen Sprouse?). Eventually the chemicals in the Pepto dissolved the plastic, and the purses exploded over whatever you were wearing. I know I read about that years ago… maybe it was C.Z. Guest who it happened to, and she took it in good stride. Anyone else recall the details better than I do?

    • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

      They’re ridiculous, but it’s also really fun to wear ridiculous accessories.  I’ll take the orange and blue one, please!  And I’ll keep it well out of reach of my cat.

    • Anonymous

      as an 8-year old @ heart with a bitchin’ sticker collection…one in every color please!!

    • Anonymous

      This looks like something for teething babies.

    • Lisa

      Yay for the pretty, but nay for the practicality.

    • Mariah J

      I like them but I tend to agree that they look like an 8 year old’s sticker book…Still, I think with the right look, sporting one of these could be fierce.  Oh, they’re not sold at Wal Mart? My opinion doesn’t really matter then.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Ummmmmm  Likey to make you ahppy for about 90 seconds and then, not so much. 

    • Anonymous

      totally reminds me of those hyper color/ lava lamp hybrid thingies that were all the rage on desktops in the 90′s 

      http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=4514358773086271444&postID=6443383264192516640

    • Anonymous

      nay, nay, nay.

    • Anonymous

      nay, nay, nay.

    • http://www.celestiae.net Isy

      I would rock this out to the club or to the bars, when I can get away with some ridiculous fashion choices and only carry the bare minimum in my purse…. but for daytime, no.

      I think it’d be interesting… you could advertise what you’re about with this clutch. If you keep rubbers in your clutch, there’s no need to work when you go out… haha.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQLI7NTDM22M7DLPNE7HWMH25A Al

      Hmmmm. I like the idea, but I would always get the feeling that my hair needs a touch up if I wear that bag. Still, the concept is fabulous. YEA

    • Anonymous

      yea.

      They’re fun and novel…adds a pop of color too.   

      I’m not sure if anyone over 30 should be sporting one though…

    • Anonymous

      Nay

    • http://twitter.com/TwiterlessTerri Terri

      Despite the fact that there look pencil cases from the 80′s, I’d still carry one with a fun night-out outfit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.stabler Chloe Stabler

      My whole wardrobe is black with neon colors, so LOVE.

    • http://www.revivify.net Alex Smith

      Not “old lady”? My grandma would’ve LOVED one of these! Of course, she looked like Sophia Loren in go-go boots and was a 21 dealer til the day she died, so…

    • Mary McClelland

      I had a CD case made of that stuff in 7th grade that I LOVED.  I’m giving this a yea based on fond nostalgic childhood memories. 

    • Anonymous

      Star case!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BIVHXX542TDIE6ZACYMYNGMPCE Karen

      I think 8 year old might even be generous. When I was first looking at these I was thinking 3 – 5 year old.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BIVHXX542TDIE6ZACYMYNGMPCE Karen

      I think 8 year old might even be generous. When I was first looking at these I was thinking 3 – 5 year old.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      I think they are fun…but i want to see what one looks like with stuff inside….!

    • http://twitter.com/IfIwasasculptor Erin Leahy

       I LOVE Christopher Kane! everything he does is original and fabulous. These are no exception. 

    • Anonymous

      Fug.  Nay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      They look like something I would have carried to middle school in the 80′s. Nay.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, I’m thinking star case,  Funlight, or  one of those things you put in your shoe that’s supposed to put you in a good mood all day.

    • Anonymous

      Lurv!  They’d be fab with club wear.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      NAY.  I was thinking eight year old girls myself, and how they really should have a Strawberry Shortcake version of this bag.

    • Anonymous

      I kinda like it! But I wouldn’t pay more than $10 for it, soooo…

    • Anonymous

      I think they work Because they look like something an 8-year-old girl uses to store her sticker collection. They’re gimmicky and will be short lived, but they’re interesting enough.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t care for them.  Too juvenile.  They remind me of puffy stickers

    • Anonymous

      I don’t care for them.  Too juvenile.  They remind me of puffy stickers

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314915676 Harvard Bridges

      A nice touch of psychodelic whimsy. YEA.

      But the dress it’s with… Okay, I get that the bacon stripes go with the bag, but are kinda odd, as are those cutouts. I do like everything from the waist up, though.

    • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

      Out. The idea is creative and fun. Love the colour. However, the shapes are too much like amoebas—giving an overall science experiment gone wrong feel and the way the bags are made looks cheap (as if they could be picked up in the school supply section of the drug store). If they were made like proper bags, with whimsical closures it might work.

    • Elena

      I don’t know if I could ever use one of these, but I say yea all the way.

    • Emily Roach

      Nay. Looks too much like a cheap callback to the coolest 90′s shoes… and those things with different colored oils you’d turn upside-down to watch them drip onto a series of inclines and a pinwheel… You know! Those things! Wish there were an easier way to describe them!, haha

    • http://profiles.google.com/dwight.lake Dwight Lake

      Can you pop one of these into the freezer after a night out and use it as an ice pack for a black eye?

    • Anonymous

      YEA!! Love.

    • Anonymous

      YEA!! Love.

    • http://twitter.com/Coloradowomyn Kimberly S-W

      yea!!!  Love them!! I love that they remind me of the oil/gel stickers from 2nd grade. Makes me smile -and shouldn’t fashion allow us to do that sometimes…not take ourselves and everyone else so SERIOUSLY?

      Yea!

    • Anonymous

      No, no. no……..stealing from the backpack of an elementary school child is not allowed, not even for the fashion-forward.  Nay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zack-Bassett/100000613628826 Zack Bassett

      Can we say mid 90″s Lisa Frank. Looks like a binder pencil pouch. Just need my yellow lab and unicorn rainbow stickers to match! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOWQRXMYKVEJBF2FRWGEYQLPUM K

      Can we say mid 90″s Lisa Frank. Looks like a binder pencil pouch. Just need my yellow lab and unicorn rainbow stickers to match! 

    • akprincess72

      Tacky.  Unless you are under the age of 10 that is…

    • Anonymous

      If you are one of the Fanning sisters this would be cute. Anyone over age 18 this would be silly

    • Anonymous

      NAY. These just aren’t practical. Pretty, but they still need to function without any possibilities of ruining your outfit via water-damage.

    • http://profiles.google.com/roseofthestage Emily Rose

      Rorschach in bag form. Honestly, even if I didn’t think they were completely assy (which I do), I’d be forced to conclude that they’re not very realistic for someone who actually uses her purse to CARRY THINGS. Big fat ol’ NAY from me.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i dont love everything christopher kane does, not by a long longshot, but i love the dresses he made a couple years ago, here kinda sorta accidentally-by-search displayed w/ these:
      http://annafrostdailyfashion.com/?cat=81

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      LOVE! But you’re right, I had one when I was 8.  Still, I’d buy one! :)

    • Samantha Irene

      It does kindof remind me of the sticker collection books – but that might be what makes it so awesome – YEA!

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      GCSE maths exam pencil case. No and no

    • Anonymous

      NAY!

    • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

      Yea. I can totally see these being rocked by several clebs. And I totally want one.  Forget that I hate clutches, forget that I have nowhere to take it, forget that I’m a cat-owner AND a knitter (hello, stereotype!), and forget that they’re probably priced far beyond anything I could ever own. Theyr’e fabulous and I WANT IT NOW! ALSO A GOLDEN GOOSE!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jphobbs Jack Hobbs

      If these didn’t cost hundreds of dollars no one would want them. Truly ridiculous. 

    • JM Z

      Since they probably cost a week’s salary, my vote is a resounding nay. Cute, but absolutely not worth that at all.

    • http://twitter.com/annmartina Ann Harste

      Ewww.  They remind me of IV bags filled with . . . I don’t want to know.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

      No.  Just … no.

    • Betsy Wasser

      Looks like the packs I put in my kid’s lunchbox to keep his juice box cold.

    • Anonymous

      Authentic fun bags

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133424434 Maria McGarry

      Finally, something to carry when I wear my jellies.

    • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

      YEA. What ridiculous fun!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

      I kind of love it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

      Throw some glitter in there and I totally carried one of those in my mid-80s New Wave phase.

    • Anonymous

      If I can get one in screaming pink, and one in glittery gold, I’ll be quite happy, thanks. 

      (Yes, I’m still a little girl.)

    • Anonymous

      Really cute, if you like a clutch. But over $700 for a tiny clutch??? NAY! NAY!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      I’m into it, if it’s under 9 dollars.  I definitely remember that from my childhood.

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      I would have loved these as a kid. But no. Not now. No thank you.

    • Anonymous

      I think they’re fun, but they do remind me of those gel filled ice packs you put in the freezer then on your head or eyes when you have a headache. I wonder how much these cost, they are hardly leather…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Maguire/1286325876 Susan Maguire

      pencil cases…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Maguire/1286325876 Susan Maguire

      pencil cases…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQUIUGKP7ZBLZJ6WAGEKXBA4TE Naddy08

      Yea

    • narita_rayna

      i swear to god i had something like this as a kid in the 80s.  but i kind of love it, and im the biggest sucker for an interesting handbag,  so IN, GIMME, WANT.

    • narita_rayna

      i swear to god i had something like this as a kid in the 80s.  but i kind of love it, and im the biggest sucker for an interesting handbag,  so IN, GIMME, WANT.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      Just weird.  What if they start leaking?  Ew.

    • Anonymous

      Yuck.

    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Yay, yay, a thousand times yay.  I think they’re fun, too, if you hadn’t figured that out by the end of the first sentence.

    • Anonymous

      They look just a little creepy to me, almost like body parts, but also fun to play with.  Something for the serial killer in us all.

    • Jessica Rowe

      Sticker collection.  I think I had one of these in the late 80s.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Tacky tacky tacky.

      That is all.

    • http://twitter.com/nnkauffman Nina Kauffman

      These remind me of being a kid! I would totally sport one, IN A FREAKING HEARTBEAT. If I was given one. Yes.

    • http://twitter.com/purpleflamingo4 Natasha Ann

      NAY….. It look like an ice pack…. next!

    • http://twitter.com/hillaryblock Hillary Block

      the 90s need to stay away. stop trying to make that terrible decade happen again

    • http://dearauntnettie.com/museum dancinfool

      I want to keep one in the freezer for bruises and bumps.