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Let's start by congratulating Thithi Trinh of LA, for her winning entry in our ad-hoc handbag Hall of Shame. She submitted the pic of the mint-green colored bag with the chicken/frog legs. She's getting an autographed copy of Freeman Hall's Retail Hell. Yay!
As you know, Freeman did the honorable duty of selecting the winner. The notes he gave on his decision are hilarious:
Omg...what scary handbags! A virtual barnyard of hideousness! If Marc Jacobs sees this, he'll be reaching for a shotgun.
The winner for me was the frog bag with the prehistoric feet. Anything that looks like it could attack and take your arm off is not only ugly, but quite scary. I think I was chased by this bag in my dreams the night before a One Day Sale at The Big Fancy! It's one thing to create an fugly funny handbag out of a chicken, dog, or armadillo, but to give a classic structured frame bag dinosaur feet and no face is just Island of Dr. Moreau creepy.
Runner up would be the heinous fox fur roadkill bag that looks like it was made by a blind caveman. What a furry disjointed mess. If it was made by a high end fashion designer, they should banned from the runway and sent to a sweat factory where they will be forced to make jumpsuits for hamsters.
Honorable ugly mention is the turkey - I personally abhor crafty-looking bags - like Vera Bradly! Those paisley quilted abominations make me nauseous, dizzy, and break out in hives.
So there you have it. Thanks to everyone for entering. And a big thanks to Freeman Hall for jeopardizing his retinas.
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