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From Reptile Purses to Silly Thanksgiving Gimmicks

 - Jun 12, 2009   Updated: Apr 20 2011
If you’re willing to stand out of the crowd and carry a bizarre looking bag, then you should probably check out this cluster of purses.

From bags covered in zippers, canines as accessories, to purses that glow upon opening, these 25 unique handbags are on the opposite spectrum of what constitutes as a "normal" bag.

Implications - The fashion industry is no longer based on classics and formalists, with a new age of expressive fashionistas ushering in more abstract apparel. Thus, no piece of clothing is safe from an artistic update, with everything from shoes to handbags becoming a canvas for creativity. Couturiers must take this new wave of abstract expression into consideration.