We have a major case of men’s accessory envy. Why do the guys get to have all the effortlessly cool fun when it comes to burlap doctor bags and those J.Crew satchels that pair the perfect camel canvas and buttery brown leather? Lately we’ve spotted a few gals taking to the SoHo streets with a throw-back knapsack with droopy pockets, buckled enclosures, and more than a dash of boyish appeal. We likey.
This faded black lambskin number handmade in Ukraine takes that trend just a few steps farther with a molded screaming face seemingly busting through the bag. It’s not explicitly a guy’s accessory, which is good because we totally want it. Can’t you imagine a wannabe Winona Ryder (circa Reality Bytes, of course) rocking a midi-length floral number, then turning around to reveal — BOOM — a creepy ghoul face strapped to her back? We can, and we want to be that girl.
Konstantin Kofta handmade this stunner exclusively for ØDD New York, where it sells for a cool $957. For all that cold, hard, cash, you get an interior pocket, adjustable leather shoulder straps, a flap closure with sterling silver hardware, and more punk cred than a few celebs could muster for the Met Gala last night. The artist’s spring/summer 2013 collection also features a tote with a protruding spine and, for the less maccabre, a notebook he calls “hug” with a 3-D hand on the cover.
What do you think about the bizarre bag? Face it, it’s a win.