Love It or Hate It: Alexander Wang's "Wallie" Gym Bag
22 November 2012

Love It or Hate It: Alexander Wang’s “Wallie” Gym Bag

When it comes to bags, I am a MASSIVE Alexander Wang fan. But Wang is one of the designers who clearly excels in the Women’s leather goods department, because this “Wallie” gym bag from his men’s line, is really, well, ordinary, and that’s putting it mildly. Leather it may be, but it really looks like those nylon drawstring bags that you get as a freebie, and no, I don’t mean the designer gift-with-purchase sort. I’m sure all of you know that I really am no fan of logos or monograms or anything at all that screams “look at me, I’m a designer label” but for something that looks like this, some branding is certainly needed. But even if the brand were to be displayed at an obvious spot on the bag, US$660? Really? Because it even dustbags that come with our designer handbags look MUCH better than this.  I say it’s almost as ridiculous as Jil Sander’s Vasari man clutch, also known as the world’s most expensive paper bag. 

You pretty much know my stand on this. What about you — Love or Loathe?

Image via Farfetch