Yea or Nay: Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Bags

Posted on March 06, 2014

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    • Michele

      Nay. They look like bowling bags regardless of the finger paint designs on them.

      • Rhonda Shore

        It’s the bowling bag shape that makes them worthwhile. Most of the prints are too busy though…quite like the black and teal ones though, i’d wear that in a heartbeat.

        • Farthingale

          This. One of my alltime favorite purses was a Naugahyde stewardess flight bag–a slightly wider and more squat version of this. It was a stylish workhorse that always got admiring comments–it just lacked enough pockets. Too many wide, open spaces.

    • Shug

      Yea. Those look fun.

    • Alicia

      Only if I actually had to transport a birdcage discreetly.

      • SewingSiren

        Or in a glaringly obvious fashion.

      • Farthingale

        Like when you are trying to sneak Tweety past Sylvester.

        • Alicia

          That was exactly the image I had in mind! Granny would have just that bag to transport Tweety!

    • SewingSiren

      Sidewalk chalk.

    • Claudia Fernandes

      Nay, don’t like this new arts n’ crafts burberry prorsum line, like the beading on Helen’s Mirren trench the other day

      • SugarSnap108

        UGH. The way they defaced a perfectly lovely trench actually made me angry.

        • barbarienne

          It’s all very shallow-end-of-Etsy. (As contrasted with the really good stuff on Etsy.)

          Three or four of these bags I like (particularly the green-and-black with the leaves, 5th row from the bottom). And while I like the idea of all the color and fun of the paint/chalk motif, only a few of them are appealing to me; most seem cluttered or overdone. For instance, in the second-to-last row, that pale bag with the purple and blue is lovely. But just below it is a bag with a similar design, but it’s denser, thicker, and on an alligator pattern; it looks so DIY refurbishing of an old bag by a not particularly skilled nor tasteful person.

          The overall shape of the bags is neat, but they’re larger than I would want. These are luggage, not purses.

          • demidaemon

            Exactly. But not being properly advertised as what they really are.

          • RidgewayGirl

            I saw them and then I thought, “Did they buy them on etsy?” Glad to know I wasn’t the only one.

    • @Biting Panda

      Shit. We will never shut the Yeezus up now.

      • Jessica Freeman

        That Hermes bag is the things nightmares are made of. At least this makes me think of children painting on expensive bags. No wait…that’s also a nightmare of mine.

        • Lucía Gavello

          Why must you and @BitingPanda:disqus remind me of that thing? I do find it funny that she apparently carried it only that one time.

    • Anna

      I like the cityscape, Mondrian-esque and Buffalo plaid ones. The rest look like a toddler with some crayons got a hold of them.

    • Glam Dixie

      Fancy bowling bags decorated by 1st graders. ETA: Nay

      • Ginger

        Girl, you KNOW that there are going to be a gazillion DIY versions on Pinterest in about 30 seconds flat. Just wait for it…..

    • Alyssa

      Yea to the gorgeous teal one with the leaves and to the city one…nay to the rest.

    • kimmeister

      I just don’t like the fundamental shape of the bag, so NAY. I like my bags wider than they are tall.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Nay. The shape makes it impossible to have a shoulder strap and holding it in the crook of the elbow seems awkward. Can you imagine fishing for your keys in the bottom of that thing?

      • Loramir

        I literally was just typing that when your comment popped up. Who needs a handbag that deep? You know everything you need would ALWAYS be at the bottom…
        The design on some of the non-painted-by-kindergarteners ones is cute, but the style is awkward and impractical. Nay.

        • CatherineRhodes

          Yup! This is a bag that was designed by a man. We women generally like things in pockets so we can find them. Having our wallet, lipstick, brush, car keys, pack of kleenex, cell phone, coin purse, notepad, zip pack of tampons, pen, another pen, hat, sunglasses — having all that piled on top of each other is just D-U-M-B.

        • decormaven

          A bottle of wine would fit nicely in one of these.

      • conniemd

        Yes. If you actually FILLED the bag with the normal doodads, given how huge it is, the only way you could carry that much weight would be on your shoulder.

        • CatherineRhodes

          After an morning of shopping, you’d look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

    • Ramon Figueroa

      Very Hobby Lobby

      • halleygee

        Reminds me of those kits for kids – paint your own purse! Yes I have two daughters and think they could paint something more fabulous than these.

    • NMMagpie

      Nope. They all look like knitting work bags.

      • marlie

        I’m a knitter… I wouldn’t say “no” to one. ;)

    • alyce1213

      The bowling bag shape ruins any possibilities. And boy, that is some really crappy painting.

    • MilaXX

      Hell’s yea! I like them all.

      • VicD

        Exactly! We need a chic way to transport our bowling balls, birdcages and knitting. The hells with the naysayers!

    • Cortney Dean

      If I’m being honest, I like all of the non-hand painted ones. The shape is a bit odd, but I like the mixing of textiles and bold patterns on the non-painted ones.

    • Nancer

      Yuck. How much are they charging for this crap?

    • Jessica Freeman

      The shape of the bags are great, the height is the issue. 12th down on the left is the only one I like. The rest of it looks like kindergarten crafternoon projects.

    • RescueMe23

      Expensive craft project.

    • crash1212

      NAY! I love the fabrications, colors, materials, etc. – BUT – deep bags are the absolute worst to deal with on the day-to-day. Not practical…I know – it’s fashion, but still.

    • Maryanne525

      Not a fan of the painted ones per se, but like the others. A mild yea.

    • Jen

      I would consider carrying one of the emerald and black ones, but considering it is probably a few months of rent (and the rest are awful) nay.

    • boweryboy

      I like the painterly quality of some of the prints, but I hate the overall shape of the the bag.

    • JauntyJohn

      Overall, I love these. A couple of the “I made this for you at summer camp” designs are a bit much, but overall I like the color and vibe and silhouette.
      I almost want a cross body length shoulder strap, given their size and scale, so you could carry them by the handle or “wear” them and have your hands free, but against the right coat/outfit these are wicked fun to me.
      Admittedly, though, they do sort of look like Mary Poppin’s carpet bag had sex with a back pack…

    • another_laura

      Not. Aesthetically. Pleasing.

    • Tanya Wade

      The painted ones, nay. The woven ones, yay. And that one with the cityscape, I’ll kill a bitch for.

    • zuzu

      Are they handbags or suitcases?

    • Lori

      Nay. Some of the patterns are good, others look like cheap craft projects. Even if all the patterns were great it would still be a Nay because I can’t get behind a collection where every bag is the same shape and size. That goes double when the shape & size are completely impractical. No one is going to carry that bag more than a couple times because it will be impossible to find anything in it, plus it will get too heavy for a non-shoulder bag. This is a collection only for those deeply committed to fashion over any semblance of function, aka people with more money than sense.

    • BayTampaBay

      NAY! fugly! Fugly! FUGLY!

    • Jackie4g

      Nay nay nay nay nay. If I were in the market for an abstractly painted purse, I’d go with Anuschka. Under $300 and they wear like iron. Done.

    • Imasewsure

      I love the vast majority of these because of the patterns but I hate those tiny little handles… the TRex of handbags I guess…. YEA with reservations…

    • Danielle

      At least there are no naked demon ladies hand painted on these.

    • marlie

      I think the leather bags could have been beautiful, but they’re ruined by the amateurish artwork all over them. The woven bags are just ugly.

    • Sara Hottman

      Many of these bags look like they belong to the flower child resurgence in the 1990s and the rest look like they’d do well at a Portland boutique. Where’s the high fashion? Hell Nay.

      • rh33

        Put a bird on it and it’s definitely upscale Saturday Market.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      The handles are the wrong length for that shape.

    • Cheryl

      Nay for the most part. Hate the painted ones, buffalo plaid and blanket prints are okay, but I would have loved just a plain leather in this shape.

    • KirFla

      Why are these making me think of that birkin Kanye had painted?

    • Cindy Bartlett Zigler

      There’s some really intriguing designs, and nice to see they’re taking a step back from their iconic plaid, but honestly? Some of them look too
      ‘arts n’ crafts’ for me – especially for the price you’d be paying for them. And they better come with a longer strap, otherwise these aren’t going to sell very well! I like the convenience of a cross-body strap – hands free is the way to go when your’re out and about!

    • sienna elm

      I don’t carry large purses as a rule, but these would be fun as small overnight bags. Yea from me.

    • Kent Roby

      This is the worst mixture of looking cheap while costing a lot.

    • Suzanne Moore

      I don’t mind the colorful prints, but even if I had the moo-lah to buy one, the deepness of the bowling bag shape would earn my rejection. I’d have to mount an archeological dig to get to the bottom of the bag.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Hey! I can handpaint big, clunky bags very badly like that, and save myself a ton of moola. What a waste of great leather. Nay.

      • kimmeister

        The painting on the croc ones is particularly upsetting.

    • cleva1

      Yea. I like them. They do look a bit like bowling bags but I think they’re fun. I’ll be looking for knock-offs.

    • Sara P.

      I particularly like how the hand-painted ones have crudely drawn boobs on half of them. I’ve always said that that bathroom-wall graffiti was a deep well of artistic inspiration.

    • Heron

      Voice of dissent: YAASSSS

    • BobStPaul

      Most of them look like they could be sold in tacky tourist trade gift shops.

    • rkdgal

      Nope. If I want something drawn on my uber-expensive bags, I’ll call Kanye. (Or do it myself. I don’t have a bedazzler for nothing.)

    • NurseEllen

      The only one I vaguely like is the white with the Mondrian-esque print. The rest are way too much and clearly not designed for anyone who has to actually FIND something in a bag. I’m sure these would swallow up lipsticks like whales swallow krill.

      • Aidan B

        That was the only one that caught my eye in a good way, as well.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      If you’re going to paint on hideously expensive bags, at least hire a good painter to do it.

    • Aidan B

      Hate to say it, because Burberry, but…nay. I just can’t sign off on a graffiti’d bowling ball bag trend.
      Also, as a commuter who carries a heavy bag on one shoulder, I can’t stand those tiny, sissy handles. So useless.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        It would be more fun if it were actual graffiti done by street artists.

        • Aidan B

          Agreed. This just looks sloppy.

    • Kate4queen

      Um, no.

    • International Model

      Did hippies break into a bowling alley, art and crafts it up, and then Burberry just bought them all on the side of the road?

    • unbornfawn

      The shape is a bit awkward for a good purse. The designs on them are fun. Maybe for something casual, when I need a spare pair of shoes, So Yea.

    • VioletFem


    • SouthernGirlRena

      I really like many of the patterns but would I want to put my stuff in one and carry it around? Nay. Finding a pen or your keys floating around on the bottom would make me nuts. If it were big enough to be weekend bag (and I had piles of money lying around) Yea.

    • Laura Poehlman

      I like them! I want to thrift a vintage carryon and graffiti it right now!

    • Gaby

      I like the more architectural and geometric designs a lot more than the painterly ones. The geometric ones in particular remind me of mochilas indigenous to Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela. I’ll carry my mochila and pretend its Burberry.

    • Kelly

      Nay. The painted ones look like something that non-artist celebrities might make for a charity auction — “Bid on a bag painted by the Downton Abbey cast as they sit around between takes!”

    • LilyVanessi

      Mostly beautiful…completely impractical.

    • Daisy Walker

      Yea! I love the shape and most of the designs.

    • conniemd

      Nay. I don’t mind the crazy prints, it’s the bowling bag size and shape I can’t get over.

    • Nicole Little

      Your kid drew on your bag and you can’t afford a new bag?

    • shopgirl716

      LOVE them! Fun and different!

    • Pennymac

      These are a YAY for me, as long as they are deployed as a non-purse. I’d never find my car keys at the bottom of these. But I’m kind of digging the artsy-fartsy vibe of this as a tote.

    • Deborah Lipp

      The shape is the least-convenient, least-practical shape ever. Ever. A sewn-shut bag that didn’t allow ANY content would be more convenient than this bullshit.

    • ampg

      I couldn’t even really look at the designs because I was thrown by the odd proportions. They would work as totes, but with those handbag-style tops they look twice as long as they should.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Nay. Frankly, they look rather cheap. As if they are their own knockoffs at Target.

    • MoreShoes

      Why are you saying “bags”? It’s just one bag with different drawings on it. The shape of the bag is NAY and the etsy drawings aren’t inspirational or unique.

    • demidaemon

      I don’t see how anyone could actually utilize these, not to mention the hideous appliques. NAY.

    • Julaine Haraden Morley

      The ones with (presumably faux) carpeting are OK, but that’s all. The other designs look like grade school projects. Big Nay.

    • LJCdoc

      Nay. Look like my kindergartener’s art project.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yay but not for me. I like the size and shape and there’s a pattern there for almost anyone’s tastes. But I require shoulder straps.

    • Gatto Nero

      I appreciate the whimsical tone they’re going for here, but most of these patterns don’t work. Only a couple of the painterly ones are marginally successful.

    • Myra Amler

      Nay. Looks like a tenth grade home economics project.

    • matildarf

      First thought, Etsy.

    • mishka

      I want the cityscape one. Pass on everything else

    • annrr

      These are the ugliest purses you’ve ever featured on this. How would you fine your keys in there?

    • irielle

      Nay. I agree that they look like oversized bowling bags.

    • Qitkat

      Cue the Etsy comments.
      The city skyline and the green and black geometric ones are quite nice though.

    • Tracy M


    • Chiclet

      What the??? NAY!

    • kerryev

      I don’t despise them but I saw about half of them for sale in a Berkeley boutique/notary public’s office almost four years ago.

    • quiltrx

      The blue and black with the leaves, and the one two down from it with the circles and lattice…those are the only two I can tolerate. Not wild about the shape even then. Clunky and’d have to go up to your shoulder to find anything in there. And they need a shoulder strap.
      Don’t make me talk about the fingerpaint-ish ones. Ick.

    • mmebam

      Had you said Versace, I would have nodded, smiled and hurried past. But I am stopping and scratching my head at Burberry.

    • oklund

      Nay! They look like Easter eggs.

    • TrooperSchaf

      Nay, the shape is fugly and unpractical. Try to find something in it and NOT disappearing to the hips inside this. Most of them look like kindergarten kids painted on them with fingerpaint. There are 2 green/black bags and the red one with the skyline that are nice though.

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    • Melvis Velour

      The kilim style bags would be nice if they were half the size – you could get in trouble with United trying to get that as a carry on LOL
      The painted bags…meh…I’ve seen better work from a 3 year old who had just graduated from finger painting to using big brushes…

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      Nay! Hiddy.

    • Brookwater

      Looks like someone’s little princess is going to get put in a time out for painting mommy’s expensive handbag! There are only a few that I think look polished versus like a preschoolers art project.

    • Crystal

      Vera Bradley for Burberry. NAY.

    • velomango

      I like whimsical and bold…and central-European aesthetic sensibilities. My Polish grandmother would have wanted at least half of these. A definite Yea!

    • kategs

      Shape? YAY! Print yay. Painted, nay.

    • Melanie

      Man, screw you Kanye, this is all your fault.

    • Trickytrisha

      I just cannot imagine rummaging around in a bag that deep for a tissue or lip gloss. Highly impractical and cutesy poo.

    • LeelaST

      Bowling Ball Bags.

    • Nikki

      Why are they so long? (cue that’s what (s)he said comment)

    • Jean Beaton Leavitt

      If you are short you would need wheels on the bottom. Too long.

    • Sara McDarby

      Yay. They’re pretty fun looking. And good variety in the designs.

    • lilazander

      Yay! I love their shape and size and while the “painted” ones are on the verge of nay, the rest is great!

    • TheFashioniStyle

      Love them!