Allee Willis Kitsch O’ The Day – Ultra Fancy Cheeeeap Tote Bag

Allee Willis
Submitted by Allee Willis August 25th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

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I beg to differ with the quotation “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”. I offer as proof this ungodly garish tote bag I picked up at the Mexican swap meet the other day, belted and sequined within an inch of its sow eared life and a stunning example of one of my favorite genres of kitsch – when someone takes something so pathetically plain Jane most people wouldn’t give it a second look and attempts to make it look like something that would accompany one to a dinner at the White House, the Academy Awards or some other such fancy dress affair.

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I always love a bag with a nice belt.

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The back of the bag remains completely pee yellow and lifeless.

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There’s so much synthetic fabric on the inside of the bag it becomes almost impossible to get anything out without getting your hand entangled in fabric. I just pray for limb extraction without a fabric rip though the danger of a nice big scratch is ever present as whatever synthetic fabric this is so rough against the skin.

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With all of its limitations I still give it an A for effort and wear it proudly.

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