This year, Paul’s Boutique loves Barbie, and to prove it, they’ve brought out a selection of handbags to celebrate the iconic doll’s 50th anniversary. This is one of them: it’s £80 at ASOS, and, as you can see, it’s pink enough to satisfy even the most dedicated of Barbie lovers. We reckon little girls will love it, but, of course, it’s not aimed at little girls, is it? (For one thing, we can’t imagine there are too many 8-year-olds wandering around just itching to spend £80 on a handbag). No, this is presumably aimed at the adults amongst us, and this is why it confuses us: don’t get us wrong, The Fashion Police loved Barbie as much as the next kid, but that was when we were kids. These days we just can’t imagine carrying something that looks like it came free with Fashion Criminal Barbie to work, play or anywhere else.
But of course, we wouldn’t really describe ourselves as Barbie fans, and maybe we’re just missing the whole, ironic point of this handbag. We ask you then: what do you think of it? Would you buy it?