Daylight Robbery? Anya Hindmarch headline printed canvas shoppers

Quick question, jurors:

$300 canvas shoppers: where do you stand on them?

Anya HindmarchWe get that canvas shoppers can be handy. For, you know, groceries, and trips to the beach, and other such affairs. And we get that they can be cute, and funny, and, dare we say it, quirky. (We feel dirty now.) We know that Anya Hindmarch, in particular, is beloved by the fashion world, and possessed of an extraordinary ability to convince people that her canvas tote bags are worth paying $295 for, like the one shown above.

Are they, though?

We’re going to go with a big fat NO. Because, honestly, we could buy lots of pairs of shoes for that. Or a really good quality leather handbag. And we can pick up canvas totes almost anywhere, for a few pounds at most – or sometimes even free, when summer rolls around and magazines start giving the things away.

What do you think, though? Do you want to drop $300 on a canvas bag? (Note: IT’S DESIGNER.)

 

6 Comments

  • November 15, 2011

    Alexandra

    Not in a million years. Or light-years. :)))

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  • November 15, 2011

    bookmole

    No way. I will wait for the free ones to come round, or continue to use the totes I buy for £2.50 from Waitrose or Sainsburys. What a waste of money!

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  • November 15, 2011

    lizvocal

    Um, no, and I am a tote bag addict. I never pay more than $1, and usually much less.

    But as much as I don’t want to see people shopping in their pjs or naked, I don’t understand the desire to dress up for the grocery shopping either. Who am I there to impress? Maybe this is different in a small community, but where I live, not so much.

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  • November 15, 2011

    Catriona

    No thanks!

    It’s the same as those fold-up Longchamp bags. For ages I thought they were just cheap fold-up bags you get anywhere, I never imagined they’d be over £100!!

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  • November 16, 2011

    NastiaRL

    This is a big No-no! But I can still remember the stupid and crazy trend it was “I’m not a plastic bag”, so we probably will see some of these out there.

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  • November 16, 2011

    Kota

    I can actually see paying $300 for a really nice handbag, luggage, etc. but NOT a canvas bag that is very likely of no higher quality than one I got for free from a Walmart giveaway.

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