Honestly I think I’ve mellowed much since my earlier days. After all, when was the last time I declared anything truly fugly? But when faced with something as hideous as this, I’m truly at a loss for words. Having wasted a good 5 minutes of my time while in Tokyo, I spotted the Balenciaga Daim Alphabet Tote sitting forlornly, stewing in its own shame about the fact that it was ever made.
Retailing for USD1795 (and now available at Barney’s), it is neither affordable, attractive, nor does it make any sense. Why would anyone want a suede tote that’s covered with what looks like cut-out letters from magazine pages?
And if the one in White ain’t bad enough, then check out the one in Beige. Equally hideous, like a homecraft project gone wrong. Definitely not one of Balenciaga’s best moments.