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The 6 most talked about handbags of 2010

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Bamboo-handled bag by Gucci

Over six decades after it was first released during World War II, the bamboo-handled purse by Gucci made a comeback in 2010 and has since blurred the line between eco-fashion and non-PETA-approved handbag making.

On the one hand, it uses bamboo, a sturdy natural element that is more Third World practicality than First World luxury. On the other, the utilitarian wood is set-off by exotic leather such as alligator skin. What statement does the bag make? Is it for environmentally sustainable fashion? Is it trying to set PETA’s heads into a dizzying spin of confusion? That’s the beauty of it. We don’t know what it stands for yet it still makes our hearts race.


Try and make up your minds about this, PETA supporters.

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