The Handbag Raincoat: for rainy days and designer bags

handbag raincoat

Handbag raincoat, $30

When we first saw the image above, we assumed the handbag underneath the cover was in disguise. What kind of fashion criminal was this, we wondered, that needed such protection from prying eyes? Or perhaps it was a fellow undercover cop – who just happened to be taking the word “undercover” a little too literally?

Actually, however, the answer is a little less exciting than that. This, you see, is a handbag raincoat – which is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a raincoat for your handbag. What’s that we hear you say? It sounds like a waste of money? Well, it probably would be if your handbag came from Primark, say, or some other budget retailer where the bag costs less than the raincoat. If you’re the kind of person who views handbags as investments, however, you probably want to take care of them, and so buying a $30 raincoat might not seem all that out of the ordinary. It’s definitely a very first-world problem to have, obviously, and it’ll no doubt get you a few strange looks from anyone you pass on the street while you’re using it, but if you like it, you can buy it at Shopbop, where it comes in three different sizes.

We really want to see the handbag underneath, now…

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