People Are Saying £1,650 Bottega Veneta Handbag Looks Like Disposable Dog Poo Bag
If you're looking to have a decent giggle this afternoon, how about checking out this expensive high-fashion bag that bears a more than passing resemblance to a disposable sack you'd use to pick up your dog's poo.
Yes, the designers over at Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta are obviously not dog owners, or at least they don't pick up after their pets, because the BV Twist bag really does look quite a bit like a dog waste bag.
The only difference - apart from the reusable nature and higher level of craftsmanship - is that the Italian fashion bag costs £1,650 ($2,120).
Bottega Veneta describe their bag as being of a 'soft sack shape with handle that looks casually knotted and slips around the wrist'.
Well, the same could be said of a poo bag, and they are about a penny a poop.
Naturally, people have been queuing up to joke about the bag, suggesting the black and shiny finish, coupled with the knot, is just too similar to ignore.
Andrea Smith, a 27-year-old from East London, was among the first to spot the resemblance. She told The Sun: "I was browsing online joking about the cost of designer bags - and nearly spat out my tea when I saw this one that was pricey and ridiculous.
"I am a dog owner myself so spend a lot of time down the dog park. When I saw the model with Bottega Veneta bag on her hand I laughed out loud.
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"It reminded me of my friend casually knotting the extra large poop bags she needs to buy for her giant Great Pyrenees Barry as she heads to the bin."
A Twitter user agreed, saying: "Wow - it DOES look like a poo bag!!"
Another simply said: "I love it."
Compared to the bag's £1,650 price tag, a pack of 200 disposable dog poo bags from Pets At Home is just £1.50.
If you do the sums on that, you're getting each bag for 0.75 of a penny. Not bad value, that.
This news will most likely be no problem whatsoever for Bottega Veneta. After all, they make their money selling expensive handbags, and it seems as if they've been pretty successful in that endeavour.
This is all just free publicity for their work.
The kind of people who buy these handbags probably aren't that fussed about it anyway, they've got someone to pick up their dog's poo after them.
Featured Image Credit: Lightfield Studios/Shutterstock/Bottega Veneta