Rick Owens Fur Toad Bag: possibly the ugliest bag of the year

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You couldn't make this up, could you?

Yes, this is a handbag. A handbag shaped like a … we can hardly bring ourselves to say it… like a fur toad.  (You know how toads have FUR?) Luckily for the toad population of the world, no toads were harmed in the making of this bag, however. Because it was MINKS who died, sacrificing their lives so that rich people could walk around with a FUR TOAD on their backs.

Wouldn't you have LOVED to have been a fly on the wall when Rick Owens swept into his design studio shouting, "I've got it! I want to make a toad! A FUR toad! And I want to make it out of mink! Someone kill me some mink, quick!" And everyone was all, "Yes, Mr Owens, sir, you're a genius, Mr Owens, sir, you are "edgy", we love it!"

CAN NO ONE STOP THIS MADDNESS? Or must The Fashion Police fight it alone?

The bag will cost 660 euros and will be available soon. You can buy your fur toad here.

[via The Bag Lady]

28 Comments

  • August 10, 2009

    Moni

    EWWWWW!
    To imagine that cute minks had to die so that something this ugly could be made out of their furs… Somebody give Mr. Owens’ adress to PETA, quick!

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  • August 10, 2009

    Mia

    Usually I can at least say “Well, if they have a certain look, it could work.” But this bag? Nothing nice to say. (Is there a strap you can’t see in the picture or do you hold it by its limb?)

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  • August 10, 2009

    charles

    the eyes looking different ways and toothy looking fur really seal the deal for me. this is one of the strangest ‘accessories’ i’ve ever seen o.O

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  • August 10, 2009

    Kathleen

    That purse is absolutely hideous! Who would buy such a thing, and for 660 euros at that?

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  • August 10, 2009

    Natasha

    Pardon my french, but WTF?? Has Rick Owens ever actually seen a toad?

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  • August 10, 2009

    Nina

    LOL! I love this post, you’re super funny 🙂

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  • August 10, 2009

    Danielle

    Minks are gorgeous creatures…
    http://blogs.smh.com.au/sit/mink.jpg
    How could you wear one?
    Makes me sad 🙁
    Why did they have to die to become such a hideous fashion item.. 🙁

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  • August 10, 2009

    Anna

    What the…? No. Just, no.

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  • August 10, 2009

    Gladys

    I would loved it when I was a little girl! I’d have felt sorry for it because it’s so very ugly. If the fur was faux and it costed about 655 euros less I could buy it and give it to my cousin aged four!
    Mia’s comment sent me to hysterics ’cause I started to imagine what an “egdy” fashionista would look like dragging it on the streets of New York or Milan.

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  • August 10, 2009

    Mousy

    That’s pretty much the worst thing I’ve ever seen.

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  • August 10, 2009

    Mousy

    That’s pretty much the worst thing I’ve ever seen.

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  • August 10, 2009

    Katie R

    It looks like a small, dead monkey that has been hit by a few too many cars.

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  • August 10, 2009

    jen

    ugly and demented.
    look at the stitching on the rear paws – it looks like a pile of scraps.
    peta, please.

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  • August 10, 2009

    b-bettina

    If it wasn’t real mink fur; I would have gone just by saying how ugly & irracionally expensive is this… But knowing that cute innocent minks had to die for THIS “bag” – you know, that’s what leaves me speechless. And angry.

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  • August 10, 2009

    spikesnsilk

    Looks like a teddy bear that found itself at the wrong end of a switchblade and a jar of acid.

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  • August 11, 2009

    chocoholic

    I was going to say possessed monkey, but I think Katies run over by cars idea is more likely.

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  • August 11, 2009

    Andara

    I can tell that the posters here have never met a real live mink from a farm. Those critters are pretty vicious.
    Regardless, even the meanest mink out there doesn’t deserve this treatment.
    That bag is a disaster!
    ^-.-^

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  • August 11, 2009

    Katie

    I will have nightmares tonight.

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  • August 11, 2009

    Martine

    That is obviously the ugliest hanbag i’ve ever seen! I don’t think anybody with a little bit of taste would buy that for 660 euros…You would have to pay me 660 euros to wear that!

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  • August 11, 2009

    Sophie

    That nightmare-ish creature is sure to crawl out of my wardrobe and eat my flesh in the night!! It’s also a fail at attempting to loo.k like a toad.

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  • August 11, 2009

    Amber

    That is TERRIFYING! It’s like the kind of stuffed animal you get for a kid you don’t like very much. Yeesh!

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  • August 12, 2009

    Talula cum tacent, clamant

    Hehe: ‘It looks like a small, dead monkey that has been hit by a few too many cars.’
    I had an animal bag when I was approx 12, but at least it was a cute dalmation! Designers must really be running out of ideas…..
    xoxo

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  • August 12, 2009

    Karyn

    The worst part is the teeth.

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  • August 12, 2009

    eawsmom

    When is the last time you saw a toad with teeth? Let alone fur…

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  • August 13, 2009

    Narci

    omg i freaked out seeing this
    i won’t have any sleep tonight
    poor minks

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  • August 17, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    This actually makes me feel nauseous. I’d write what I think about the mind that conceived such a thing but then you’d have to delete this comment…

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  • September 8, 2009

    Lina

    Fur bags aren’t practical. And besides that, this thing is fugly. Luxury materials used to make a child’s craft project? That’s nonsensical.

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  • April 13, 2010

    kelly

    I want one ^^
    I kid. this is TERRIBLE. PETAAA

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