The 3 Most Unlikely Successful Bags of 2017: The Year in Review
Known as "bum bags" by British brothers and sisters across the pond, the resurgence in popularity of these once-maligned early 90s staples was nothing short of stupefying to those who endured it the first time. Shown here, the Gucci Marmont Belt Bag, with a price tag of just under $1,000. Who knew that one of the biggest sartorial jokes in the history of fashion would end up commanding such a sum! No, it's not a DIY handkerchief tied in a knot...
But it certainly looks like it doesn't it? Those who love a non-traditional handbag will likely recognize and defend this particular concoction from The Row, but to us, this Ascot Tote looks a lot like a bandana tied to the end of a train-hopping hobo's stick. Much to everyone's (okay, our) surprise, this bag was right up there with some of the most popular offerings of 2017! And yes it's still available, so all this can be yours if you have an extra $1,000 - $1,700+ burning a hole in your pocketbook. The Cheesemaker's Dream!
While this $1,700+ Balenciaga Triangle Duffel Bag looks like something a professional caterer might use to transport a wedge of perfectly-aged Camembert to a dinner party, the unexpectedly-shaped bag literally flew off of the shelves when it was launched. While we give it good marks for being spacious, we do have some concerns about the gravitational pull that deep center of the triangle might have on the contents of our purses.