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50 Bizarre Handbags and Peculiar Purses

— March 6, 2009 — Fashion
The hip handbag is consistently among a woman's most prized possessions. It not only safeguards keys, cell phones, cash, and other personal items, but it makes a fashion statement. As you'll see with the items in the slideshow below, this statement can be both a bizarre and beautiful one.

There are statement handbags that define a season, recycled purses that convey a commitment to the environment and totes that are downright unusual in design.

Implications - No longer looking to blend in with their styles, consumers are attracted to designs that feature a bolder aesthetic. Products that contain more vibrancy appeal to shoppers who want to stand out.
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Emergency Blanket Bags
Emergency Blanket Bags
Silver Space Totes
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Pita Pocket Purse
Pita Pocket Purse
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Metallic Handbags
Metallic Handbags
Roberto Cavalli's Laser Cut Metallic Clutch
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Purses Outfitted with Televisions
Purses Outfitted with Televisions
The BAGTV Brings High Tech to High Fashion
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Recycled Sports Equipment
Recycled Sports Equipment
Abteil Soccer Ball Handbag (for EURO 2008?)
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Eco Adverbags
Eco Adverbags
Designer 'EssJay' Handbags Made From Recycled Advertisements
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44
Bags Made of Markers
Bags Made of Markers
The 'Just Beg' Bags Are Stylish AND Socially Conscious
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Totes From Car Brochures
Totes From Car Brochures
Maserati Limited Edition Momaboma Eco-Bag
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Green Meets Mean
Green Meets Mean
Environmental Handbag Mocks Fashionistas
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41
Massive Purse Exhibits
Massive Purse Exhibits
Chanel 2.55 Opens in NYC
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40
GPS Handbags
GPS Handbags
Marilyn Light Bag
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Aggressive Purses
Aggressive Purses
The Don't Fuck With Me Handbag
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Easter Egg Purses
Easter Egg Purses
Hatching Ideas from Vivian Alexander
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Dead Animal Purse
Dead Animal Purse
Just Like Paris Hilton's Discarded Chihuahua Tinkerbell
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36
Transformer Fashion
Transformer Fashion
The Sombrerobolsa Converts From Hat to Handbag
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35
Innovative Mobile TV
Innovative Mobile TV
Bubble Gear Offers Purse with Media Capabilities
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34
Solar Panel Handbags
Solar Panel Handbags
Solar by C'N'C Costume
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Naughty Shopping Bags
Naughty Shopping Bags
French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Bare on Pardon Totes
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Teardrop-Inspired Purses
Teardrop-Inspired Purses
La.Ga Handbags
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Presidential Newspaper Purses
Presidential Newspaper Purses
The Obama Clutch Features Victory News Collage
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Purse for Gluttonous Women
Purse for Gluttonous Women
Gilli Nutella Cube
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29
Flip-Flop Purse
Flip-Flop Purse
Reef Brazil
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28
Realistic Doggie Bags
Realistic Doggie Bags
Pug Purses Make Affectionate Handbags For True Dog Lovers
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Mexican Wrestling Mixed With High Fashion
Mexican Wrestling Mixed With High Fashion
Nendo Brand Destroyer Handbag
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Digital Photo Clutch Purses
Digital Photo Clutch Purses
Red Ruby Rose Transforms Images into Handbags
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Lip-Shaped Handbags
Lip-Shaped Handbags
Kiss Your Old Purse Good Bye
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Glowing Purses
Glowing Purses
Find Your iPhone in the Dark
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Life-Like Dog Bags
Life-Like Dog Bags
£10,000 Zosia Poodle Purse
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Wiener Dog Purse
Wiener Dog Purse
Daschund Bag
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Purse Hats
Purse Hats
Isaac Mizrahi Tranforms Toques From Hats to Purses And Back Again
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DIY PET Purses
DIY PET Purses
Reusing Drink Bottles will Make You Feel Froggy With Eco-Friendliness
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Dog House Purse
Dog House Purse
The Nostalgic Pet Carrier
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Facial Hair Purses
Facial Hair Purses
'Beard Bags' Are Weird, Wearable Wallets
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Duct Tape Accessories
Duct Tape Accessories
Show Off Your Style Skills With DIY Duct Tape Purses and Wallets
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Wooden Handbags
Wooden Handbags
Wood You Carry One of These?
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Retro Shoulder Art
Retro Shoulder Art
Andy Warhol Totes Let You Flaunt Your Flare For Pop Art
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Recycled Books as Bags
Recycled Books as Bags
DIY Reader's Digest Purses
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Pet Hair Purses
Pet Hair Purses
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Chic Ruffled Handbags
Chic Ruffled Handbags
Iceland's 'Hidden Goods' Ultra-Feminine Frills and Bows
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Meat Purses
Meat Purses
Ted Noten's Striking Accessories Will Make You Do a Double-Take
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Viral Eco Totes
Viral Eco Totes
Anya Hindmarch “I'm Not A Plastic Bag” for Environmental Shopper
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Condom-Inspired Handbags
Condom-Inspired Handbags
SafeSax For AIDS Awareness
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One-of-a-Kind Handbags
One-of-a-Kind Handbags
Perla Lichi's Custom Designs
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Recycled Tin Can Fashion
Recycled Tin Can Fashion
Ecoist Handbags Made of Pull Tabs
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Candy-Coated Handbags
Candy-Coated Handbags
Marisa Rey Ecoist Purses are Delicious
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Toy-Inspired Handbags
Toy-Inspired Handbags
The Rubik's Cube Purse
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Shocking Accessories
Shocking Accessories
Suggestive Fuzzy Coin Purse (NSFW?)
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Custom Handbags
Custom Handbags
Oney Bags Lets You Design Online
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Controversial Handbags
Controversial Handbags
James Piatt's Machine Gun and Brass Knuckle Bags
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Automobile Handbags
Automobile Handbags
Car-Shaped Purses Are Cute (But Only For Tweens)
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