Yea or Nay: Etro Fall 2014 Bags

Posted on July 30, 2014

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    • prisma

      Some of them I love but others are a little heavy on the yeti fur trim.

      • demidaemon

        Yeti fur trim! HAAAAHAAAA!

      • evave2

        Prisma you got it right. I like everything but the yeti.

      • FuhUgh

        I kind of love them too, but they do look like souvenirs from a trip to Mongolia.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      So many pretty bags ruined by those ugly fur (?)

      • PinkyK

        Agreed.

      • Renaissance_Man_ATL

        Totally agree. I hate fur on bags. Just seems ridiculous to me.

    • Jade Lewis

      This beard trend has got to go.

      • Kent Roby

        Ha, I thought you mistyped “bead” at first! Some of these should be called Rocker Pixie Jesus bags!

    • RussellH88

      They’re a bit kiosky.

      • Heather

        But I’m sure they’re not 2/$25.

        • ecallaw1977

          That’s exactly what they look like–2/$25.

          • teensmom99

            I was going to be generous and think that I could buy some of these for $75 and I’d like them at that price.

          • Kent Roby

            That’s my main quibble with these bags: I’m fine with a fun cheap bag that looks inexpensive, but an expensive designer bag should LOOK expensive.

      • MissAmynae

        Yes. Charming Charlies, the brighton catalog, and the mall’s food court kiosks immediately came to mind.

    • FibonacciSequins

      That first bag reminded me of Grace Coddington’s hair and now they’re all ruined for me.

      • Thomas

        Lol Except for it would have to be red. She was so beautiful back in the day when she was a model, but I believe she was in a car accident. Brilliant woman though. Maybe I’m being unfair to Anna, but I’ve always gotten the impression that Grace is the brains behind Ana, that Vogue would be nothing today without Grace.

        • FibonacciSequins

          I have so much admiration for Grace. I don’t mean to malign her, I just have a thing about people’s hair when it’s not attached to their heads (or other, unnamed, body parts).

        • Heather

          She’s still beautiful!

        • Heatherbelle

          Grace Coddington was the best thing in “The September Issue”! She was funny, stylish, perceptive AND seemed to be the only one who could stand up to Anna Wintour. And gorgeous of course, still beautiful today.

          • Thomas

            Yes, she was by far the best thing about that documentary. Anna Wintour was such a bore. Maybe that’s why she insisted on trying to make Sienna Miller, another bore, the next big thing. Blake Lively is another.

    • Thomas

      Nay. Very “ethnic.” And all I can think of is how my dog would love to rip some of these to shreds and pull the tassels and fur/threads/hair off.

      • Heather

        Exactly. My cat would probably try to mate with them.

        • demidaemon

          Your cat either needs an eye check-up or to get some better taste. ;)

          • Heather

            She’s just weirdly hormonal. She humps almost everything. (And yes, she’s both female, and fixed.)

            • demidaemon

              So, no taste, then. ;)

              What, how?

    • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

      Neigh.

    • CaseyinNY

      Ick. Carpet samples as bags. With beards.

      • Kitten Mittons

        For the Beard who wants to not so subtly tell the world her situation.

      • Thomas

        Perfect for “carpet baggers”! Lol

    • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

      From the start, all I can see are human heads messily squashed inside bags.

    • JauntyJohn

      “Hey! What if the Hopi Indians made ladies handbags?”

    • hughman

      Yak Posen.

      • Gatto Nero

        Is that a Nay?

        • hughman

          They are a little “on the nose” for my tastes.

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    • Fuchsiaforever

      Nay. I prefer their clothes, not these bags. Yeah they look like they are from that cart in the middle of the mall….for bags I prefer Ferragamo! Classy and timeless. And then go crazy with the outfit.

    • mjude

      NAY. all I can think of if the furry ones get wet do they smell like dog?

    • Anna

      I like the colours of #6, otherwise Nay.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I can’t decide, I’m just too bereft. Can we just have a moment of silence for Cousin Itt?

    • QHarp

      Those poor Kazakh muppets. :(

    • Gatto Nero

      My initial reaction was “Eww” and a recoil from the hairy ones. Then: “Hmmm.” Now I’m kind of intrigued.
      I wouldn’t carry one — but that first bag paired with the patterned coat is kind of amazing.
      ETA: Just give me the coat, OK?

    • rkdgal

      At least I know what to get my sherpa for Vesakha.

    • Lori

      Nay. I like a couple of them, but overall the collection is a No. Those hairy ones are both ugly & ridiculous and that’s not a good combo.

    • tallgirl1204

      LOVE the embroidery. The foo foo fur and feathers trim, not so much.

    • Kikishua

      I like a tapestry bag, but I wouldn’t shave a poodle to enhance it.

      • crash1212

        HA! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Bwahahahahahahaha! You made me laugh….out loud! Thanks!

      • smayper

        HUGE up vote.

    • sugarkane105

      I wouldn’t buy anything like this from a thrift store. Just ugly.

      • Thomas

        I’d be afraid that they’d all smell like incense and moth balls.

        • Constant Reader

          That has me giggling uncontrollably. The cat on my lap is not appreciative.

    • http://urban-gypsy.com/ Tess Danesi

      I definitely don’t see a need for a yak fur trimmed bag in my future. 8, 11, and 14 are nice.

      • MoHub

        14 is it for me.

    • desertsweetpea

      Merkin Birkin?

      • Kitten Mittons

        WINNING.

    • SuzyQuzey

      Number 11 is the only one I like.

    • somebody blonde

      Mostly nay.

    • Denise Rambo

      NAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!

    • crash1212

      NAY – I guess. While I love the tapestry, I am not a fan of the furry or the tassels.

    • random_poster

      Stroke the Furry Wall comes to mind here, so those bags may be of service to some. Some of the non-furry ones are kind of fun.

    • MilaXX

      These are bad. Paired with the right coat/outfit even the furry ones could work. I vote YEA!

    • Kathy Marlow

      The material in the thumbnail was total click bait. I am sorely disappointed

    • MoHub

      I would like to see more of the coat in the first picture.

      • Gatto Nero

        Search online for the collection. I couldn’t find a perfect photo of it, but it might give you a better idea of how it looks, and how it fits into the whole picture.
        I’m craving half the coats in the collection.

        • MoHub

          Not bad. There’s some nice outfits and serious coat porn happening.

          • Gatto Nero

            I go weak in the knees for a lot of the fabric treatments, embroidery, patterns, etc. So rich, and beautifully done in this case.

    • barbarienne

      Are the furry ones for people who wish they were still allowed to bring their little dogs into restaurants with them?

    • jilly_d

      Yes to the needlework, NOOOOO to the Muppets pelts.

    • Gatto Nero

      They are not to everyone’s taste, but the bags make sense in the context of the whole collection.

    • Kirstin McAulay

      Some are very pretty, but I have no desire to own a bag that I could spin into enough yarn for a new sweater!

    • Sara__B

      Didn’t I see similar bags in the stores in the early 70s? I have absolutely no interest in the return of the sleazy 70s or the “fashion” we wore.

    • Imasewsure

      I’m all for just buying one great purse and sticking with it. I’m sick fashion purses (esp. clutches). The fabrics are pretty on a lot of these furless entries but I say NAY anyway

    • Nancer

      I’m going with a mostly yes. Some of the shaggy bags look like they wouldn’t travel well, but I like the design aesthetic.

    • Stu

      Not a fan of fur or yeti hair on anything really so not loving the bags with those, but the others are speaking to me!

    • LadyCelia

      Looks like I can finally drag out my absolutely ancient camel saddlebag purse.

    • PastryGoddess

      The ones without the fur are cute. The rest *shudder*

    • Beardslee

      These bags should have taken one thing off before they left the house.

    • suzq

      The non furry bags remind me of Laga bags, hand sewn by the women of the Aceh province of Sumatra, where the 2004 Tsunami hit. It would be really interesting to know if that influenced Veronica Etro in any way.

      • Gatto Nero

        According to Vogue (on the collection as a whole):

        “Veronica Etro’s strong show … went back to her family’s textile roots and used so many of those scrolling boteh shapes as print, weave, and embellishment in a collection that translated ethnic clothing and textiles from around the world into timeless pieces for the modern fashion nomad. There were djellabas from the silk road, with elaborate thread embroidery on silken, textured wool, and fur-lined, enveloping Uzbek coats. There were Romanian blouses, of the type that Matisse loved to depict, translated into glamorous evening tops in black georgette with the embroidery motifs picked out in beadwork, and there were Mongolian lamb gilets from the Russian steppes. There were the finely pleated skirts of a trans-Siberian dancer (and their quilted boleros), and the ponchos beloved of the Indians of the Peruvian Andes. Those capelike throws provided a canvas to explore the patchwork theme of the season, as did the knits with appliqué paisley motifs meandering organically over them.”

    • Heather

      I am on board with the carpet/beaded bag look, but once fur is added to the equation I am out.

    • kimmeister

      NAY. I wouldn’t use a single one of these even if they were all given to me for free.

    • BlairBear

      The best of both worlds they look vaguely “crafty” “quirky and independent” and “arty” in an inauthentic way and are presumably wildly overpriced and pumped out as part of the multibillion dollar fashion industry. So neh but really more of a meh because they are generically mediocre

    • Kaonashi

      I like the tapestry ones. Nay to the ones with fur trim.

    • frannyprof

      Is there a pubic hair moment happening?

    • TXGenX

      The fur is highly impractical. That will pick up all sorts of filth. The nomad prints are nice though.

    • Anique Ashraf

      When they said beards are in, this is not what I thought of.

    • Constant Reader

      NAY. I don’t mind some of the embroidered handbags (particularly #11), but the muppetational ones have got to go.

    • marlie

      Most of these are interesting and beautifully detailed, but I CAN’T with the hair/fur on them. Ditch that, and we’re (mostly) good.

    • Shelby

      Half yay? Can that be a thing? I bet all kittens know which half are yay.

    • BLauDGaspode

      Taxidermied muppets is never a good look. I do love the embroidery, though. #14 is calling my name.

    • Zeee

      The black/plum tassel one is very pretty. Most of them look like Muppet bags.

    • Julie Parr

      Numbers 1 and 2 look like some serious Reconstruction-era, carpet bagging stuff. Numbers 11, 12 and 16 are Scarlet O’Hara gone to the bordello. Dislike. But, I love #7, #8 and #15.

    • Kent Roby

      I say “neighhhhhh” to these bags.

    • SophieCollier

      Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! I love these!

    • Izzy_Gremlin

      I’m about 25/75 on the yay-to-nay ratio on these (as long as I don’t stop to think about the accompanying price tag).

      Just because you CAN yakfurmetize it, doesn’t mean you SHOULD yakfurmetize it…

    • Bad Idea Jeans

      Mostly yea, except for the ones with beards and/or sideburns.

    • alyce1213

      BIG YEA to the tapestries and tassels, but the fuzz is a bit much.

    • Suzanne Moore

      Some of these designs remind me of my belly dancing belts, which is a good thing. Others remind me of my Granny’s ‘pocketbooks’…not so good.

    • siriuslover

      Yea on Numbers 11 and 14. The others are all furry ugly things and warrant a nay.

    • KayEmWhy

      Say not to frizzies! I love the other ones.

    • Kara Keenan

      The hair ones are awful, but I like the other ones.

    • conniemd

      Nay. I hate, the fringe. I mean hate. Without them I’d like them because I kinda like the ancient persian feel to the fabric on the bags. But I have to say that first pic creeped me out because I couldn’t see the sleeve of whatever fabric that hand was sticking out of. Wayyyyy too much going on with that fabric.

    • cocohall

      A purse that looks like it is overdue for its waxing appt. is not a purse for me. The ones without the fur “trim” are interesting.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      They’re interesting in a sort of Anna Karenina fell under the train way, but I doubt I would carry any of them. I take that back. I would totally own 8 or 11.

    • Florence Whytingale

      In the immortal words of Samantha Jones “A hot glue gun does not make you a hot shoe designer… I’d rather carry a colostomy bag”.

    • KT

      I’m not into the side burn bags. The others are interesting though — I’m digging 5, 11 and 13.

      Thank you for enumerating these, btw! So much easier this way.

      • MarieLD

        You guys added numbers for us!

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Fug

    • demidaemon

      All the ones that resemble repurposed roadkill are a NAY, but the ones that just have the beautiful embroidered patterns are a YEA. So it’s about 50/50 each way.

    • Columbinia

      It’s a mix of hippie bags and those matronly tapestry handbags one could buy in Florence in the early 1960s. Sort of a Nay, but for the fact that they’re very different from the current overpriced leather arm suitcase that we’ve been seeing for too long.

    • jif

      Perfect for people whose buildings prohibit pets.

    • robin-m

      I mis-read the heading as “Erte,” and danged if these bags don’t remind me of his work! specially numbers 11 and 14. I love most of them. They reference 20′s and 30′s craftsmanship without being too literal. Not as wild about the furry/hairy ones.

    • Dawn

      I have a good waxer. Some of those just need a session or eight and they’ll be lovely.

    • formerlyAnon

      Mostly nay? I would like a lot more of them if the fur and tassels were removed. As is, I’m letting the color schemes of #5 & #11 lead me into ignoring the tassels. Those two I like.

    • cwade1211

      I like the embroidered and beaded ones, but not the hairy ones.

    • boweryboy

      NAY.

      Largely because of the cultural appropriation. I know that is Etro’s thing, but if designers must do cultural appropriation can we at least move past the Navajo/Native American/Japanese/Geisha/African/Kente cloth go-tos?

    • quiltrx

      Well 11 and 14 are okay. The rest are too much stuff going on for me.

    • LeelaST

      Five and 11. Othewise no; most look like they’d need regular brushing, like a cat.

    • Monabel

      Too overt with the Freudianisms.

    • Yoshio

      11 is really beautiful. I am enchanted by it.

    • ankali

      Yea. Not my style, but I can see these really working for the right lady.

    • Skippymom1

      Is there a compass and a map included in the Sherpa guide bags? I really like all the others tho’.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      Oh, Florence? Florence Welch? Your new bags are here!

    • Caaro3

      From the ridiculous (#16) to the sublime (#8 and #14).

    • Judy_S

      I am going to take a serious look at the fair-trade bags at the local imported-stuff store, if this stuff is coming back into style.

    • Big Bear

      Any bag that needs more brushing than a Norwegian Forest Cat is officially too high maintenance to bother with.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Love the prints but the fur thing is really silly. SAVE THE YETIS!!

    • Andrea B

      Craftsy has a class that produces bags like this. Make your own at home!

    • Mothra

      Nay. I have enough cat hair all over my stuff.

    • Badriya Al-Badi’a

      I like the ones that haven’t had merkins glued on.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      Bags and hair do not mix.

    • Innuendo

      Nay on the ones with beards and sideburns, yay on the ones with just beads, tassles, or embroidery.

    • Stubenville

      Edina Monsoon will purchase them all. (That’s a “nay.”)

    • LibKat

      I actually like some of the bags that don’t need a Brazilian, no. 6 in particular. I could never fit all my crap in it, but it is pretty.

    • kat_jamison

      Love, want…

    • http://msavonelljrose.blogspot.com Avonell

      Throw out the fur trim and this would be fine.

    • Ruby_Red

      I like the ones without fur. Number 8 belongs in my world.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Yay to only #’s 7 and 14…ironically my two favorite numbers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

      Nay to all bags involving Muppet carcasses. Yea to the rest.

    • Freynika

      I love #6, but the rest of them have an Albanian sherpa kinda look to me. I want them to give those poor dogs back their hair.

    • jeaniemarie

      There is a lot of work put into these. I say they would be worth the money. I hope the hair is removable.

    • guest2visits

      Love most of these, including the eccentric wool trim. Love the embroidery.

    • rhaazz

      Gah. Gaudy, boring, cliched, and cheap-looking.