Christina Hendricks’ $23,980 Farbod Barsum bag: crazy-fug or cute?

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks was photographed on Melrose Place yesterday (leaving a Hugo Boss boutique, actually), and for the first time ever, her rack was not the main focus of attention. In fact, Christina seemed to take great (uncharacteristic) care to hide her rack behind a denim shirt, which she paired with subdued black jeans and pumps. So what’s the big fuss? Well, Christina just happened to get papped with a one-of-a-kind Farbod Barsum handbag (the “Isabella” tote), which costs a very hefty $23,980. Seriously.

Christina Hendricks

Isn’t this one of the ugliest overpriced purses that you’ve ever seen? Kaiser, CB, and I were all rolling our eyes over it because it honestly shouldn’t be worth more than $500, right? At first, I thought Christina must have merely been gifted this bag, which is actually quite atrocious looking, because there’s no way in hell that she would have forked over that kind of money for a purse. She doesn’t even make that much money from “Mad Men” (none of the actors do), and her movie roles thus far have mostly been limited to playing the best friend of the main character. She obviously couldn’t afford this bag even if she wanted it. Sure, she’s got some endorsements (like Vivienne Westwood), but still, this is an outrageously pricey tote.

Then it was brought to my attention that there was actually a press release about Christina carrying this purse, which means that she was very likely paid to get papped with one of the most ridiculous purses in the entire universe. Easy work if you can get it, right? All the while, Vincent Kartheiser is stuck living with a wooden box without a toilet. Poor Pete Campbell.

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

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  1. Ojulia says:

    It’s a cute bag but for that price? Um…no.

  2. Po says:

    I wouldn’t pay $500 for it. It looks like one of the bags you walk past at Target. But hey, someone with money to blow is going to see that it’s “one of a kind” and go out and buy it so I guess thats the point.

  3. Mina says:

    That thing is atrocious, I hate snakeskin.

  4. UNF Joan Jett! says:

    love the jeans on her, don´t care for the bag

  5. Sandy says:

    It looks like a fake advertisement – she’s shoving it our faces bin every picture!

  6. mzthirtyeight says:

    Crazy fug. Its presumably her money, she can do with it as she wishes, but c’mon! You can get at least 20 bags that are ACTUALLY cute! Never too stylish, this one (imo, of course).

  7. Nessa says:

    Umm. You’d think if she called the paps, she would have worn a cuter outfit?

  8. I.want.shoes says:

    That is one UGLY looking bag. I wouldn’t pay $500 for it. And if someone gave me that bag as a present, I wouldn’t use it- I’d be too embarrassed because of its price and ugliness.

    Also, while her rack may not be on display, that is one ill fitting shirt, especially across the chest. She needs to go up one size.

  9. bea says:

    Whenever I see someone carrying a status bag, all I can think is “tacky sucker with self esteem issues”.

  10. really says:

    Anyone who carries a friggin’ bag that costs more than some people earn in a year is totally out of touch. Even if it was a gift, that’s an obnoxious sign of wealth and opulence.

    • mzthirtyeight says:

      There’s nothing wrong with wealth and opulence(there IS however, an issue with how ugly that bag is that it hurts my eyes!). Sure, I’d hope that someone that can afford a bag like that would instead opt to be charitable, but she earned it, it’s her choice how she spends it.

    • Crystal says:

      ‘Anyone who carries a friggin’ bag that costs more than some people earn in a year is totally out of touch.’

      Um. It’s not your money. Christina makes an obscene amount of money for what she does (that’s the real problem imo). This is chicken change to her. What’s she s’posed to do? Carry a target bag because other people make less than her ???

      People get so pressed about how others spend their money. I don’t get it.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        The post is about a bag that costs $24,000 and people aren’t supposed to have an opinion about it?

        I’m not saying she should carry a Target bag but isn’t there a happy medium in there somewhere?

      • Crystal says:

        @kitten
        Really had an opinion and I had an opinion about her opinion. That is all. You seem quite mad (as you are in every post to do with spending habits of the rich and famous).

        ‘Happy Medium’ to who ?? You?? Please tell me what this ‘happy medium’ is so that I can keep that in mind next time I go shopping. I wouldn’t want to spend too much of MY money on something and come off as a tacky rich person who revels in ostentatious displays of wealth and fervently hopes that overly expensive luxury items can compensate for my vapid, empty soul. It would hurt so much if you thought I was CLASSLESS.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Crystal-the only one that seems mad is you and I’m not sure why your anger is directed towards me, although this is hardly the first time for you to do so. I never attacked you personally or called you classless although I’m pretty sure you’re the same poster that called me racist for calling out Chris Brown so I guess this is just the same ol’ same ol’ for you. I’m a pretty mellow person but I don’t get why you consistently target me.

        I’m not telling people how to spend their money, nor am I running around picketing luxury item boutiques, I’m simply providing my personal commentary on a post about a $24,000 bag.

        If you’re into the *status bag* thing-go for it. Seriously. I’m not trying to stop you. I’m sure you’ll impress the people that you’re trying to impress and the rest of us won’t even notice because your bag will look like any other bag to us.
        *shrugs*

      • Crystal says:

        @ Kitten
        Don’t come for me. You don’t know me like that and I’ve never called you racist. In fact you’re one of the few posters I respect for treating Sean Penn and Mel Gibson he same way you treat Chris Brown unlike the other undercover racists on here. Just admit that whenever there’s a post about spending habits of the rich and famous you get all salty and self-righteous like everyone else on here. Why should someone be ‘low-key’ about their wealth, how does it affect you ?? Rich is rich and whether you’re ostentatious like Beyonce/Kim Kardashian or low-key like Tilda Swinton they’re still making ridiculous amounts of money for singing and reading lines. Wanna complain about how much they make in comparison to nurses and firemen ?? Go ahead, I’d probably agree with what you have to say but why complain about how they spend it? Should they all move to the Bronx too? because some folks think big houses and state of the art kitchens are tacky displays of wealth too.

        ‘I’m simply providing my personal commentary on a post about a $24,000 bag.’

        Good for you. That’s why I asked what you’re ‘happy medium’ is. I would like to know.

        ‘I’m sure you’ll impress the people that you’re trying to impress and the rest of us won’t even notice because your bag will look like any other bag to us.’

        LOL. Yep, I only buy bags to impress people. You got me there. I probably lack ‘self-esteem’ too right ??? Just say what you want to say boo. Passive-aggressive, self-righteous comments are not a good look.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        It’s not about being self-righteous Crystal and I’m not sure why you interpret it that way. It’s just my opinion, plain and simple and it’s not something to get defensive about or take personally. It was never directed at you but rather a broad statement about consumerism in general.

        I should have said I’m sure the *bag people* that care about bags and can spot designer bags will appreciate your designer bag. My point was that stuff doesn’t matter to me-that doesn’t make me better than you, it’s just how I feel. I have difficulty understanding why people spend money on things that are essentially superfluous and overpriced just to line the pockets of big business. I also said that if it makes you happy, then go for it. I didn’t mean that in a sarcastic way-I was being genuine. I would never buy an $800 bag because it seems wasteful to me. That’s just me. It’s just MY way, doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY way or the RIGHT way. But I’m not going to not give my opinion on the matter simply because it conflicts with yours. If you don’t have a problem buying luxury items and you see nothing wrong with it then why does it matter what I think? Why get angry towards me based on my opinion, which you deem to be “self-righteous” and “salty”?

        Regardless, you seem determined to be pissed off about this no matter what I say so I’m not going to continue arguing with you. I simply disagree that spending $24,000 on a bag is somehow normal or ok.
        Agree to disagree.

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Whoa!
        Well, I agree with Kitten (♥)

        Yes, it is their money and nobody can say how they can spend it. But with so many people suffering because they can’t even afford basic stuff, it burns the hell out of me when I see rich people spend $10K on a damn dog house, or a quarter of a million dollars on a watch or something.

        However, I do have a solution….
        There should be a GIANT luxury tax on all these stupid expensive things that goes up higher and higher to go along with the price of the item. The higher the price, the higher the percentage of tax.
        It would in no way stop any of them from buying stuff.
        It could go to pay off the national debt.
        Sure would make me feel a hell of a lot better.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Thanks, ZZZ! I totally agree with you about the luxury tax-great idea.

        Thanks, Lizbet :)

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @crystal, you’ve got kitten ALL WRONG. She’s one of the least angry people here and she most certainly is NOT passive-aggressive. She tells it like it is and manages to be objective WITHOUT hurling insults. Perhaps you should take a page out of her book and relax (rather than jump down the throats of others whose opinion differs from yours).

        *sits back and applys sunblock as I wait for the “burn” from Crystal*

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Ha ha…thanks, Mort & Skuddles!!

        I would never and for obvious reasons COULD never tell people how to spend their money. I’m not some vigilante staking out Sax and waiting to pounce on people who like expensive things. I’m a peaceful sort.

        I just don’t get the $25K bag thing.
        *shrugs*

        PS Can I borrow your SPF comment? :D

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @kitten, it’s all yours ;)

      • CT says:

        Team Kitten on this one as well. 24k for a bag is a disgusting display of opulence. The wealth distribution in this Country is ATROCIOUS! The top 20% own 84% of the wealth while the bottom 40% own just .3% of the wealth. That is literally NOTHING. So excuse us if we are a little that an ugly cow an spend 24k on a bag while the majority of Americans suffer because of how badly the wealth in this Country is distributed. Like we’re not allowed to make a peep about how the rest of us peons have to suffer in life and how the system has thrown us all overboard…

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Crystal, I don’t know how you got Kitten being angry in all this? Jump to conclusions much?

        A 24k bag is stupid. Even if you like nice things, to me there is a line I won’t cross for things. It’s just dumb to have a name. You can get a gorgeous bag for about 200 bucks tops. If that’s your thing. 24 thousand for a bowling bag seems stupid.

        At some point it becomes absurd and obscene and I am totally within my rights to have that opinion. I’m not worried about being judged because of my bag label, if that’s the kind of person you are I probably don’t have a lot of common with you.

        You got trounced by a tender little kitty. Beware their logical claws. Kittehs are always right.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Tiff-That was ON POINT :)
      Thanks :)

  11. Dana says:

    I bet it is real crocodile, hence the cost.

  12. mystified says:

    One reason why I don’t envy cuvy women: when they try to dress modestly, they end up looking matronly. The bag doesn’t help.

  13. Lady Lupton says:

    I just don’t understand. I mean, I like handbags, I do, but that much money for that bag? I just don’t understand.

  14. Talie says:

    This is so set-up…she never looks this together in candid shots. I’m guessing a full hair/makeup/wardrobe team worked on her just to advertise the bag.

  15. Hautie says:

    Well, I see I am alone with my love for that black and white bag.

    It would be used as one as my Winter purses, easily.

    But I am a confirm lover of big bags. And I love a good crocodile bag… real or leather pressed to look like crocodile.

    I have the Dooney crocodile/gator looking brown bags that came out over a decade ago. That I adore. Yet, I recognize that purses are subject to ones taste.

    As in… I have never seen a Prada and or Fendi bag that I found remotely interesting. But girls fall all over their self to buy those unfortunate looking, grossly over priced… purses.

    • Crystal says:

      I’m a bag lover too *hugs*
      I’ve never really been a fan of Fendi, I think their bags are tacky as f*ck. that goes for LV too (I have some LV wallets though and my mum gave me loads of LV luggage that she doesn’t use anymore) Don’t get me started on those Coach bags !!! Ugh.
      I see Michael Kors bags becoming the new Coach bags, I can just feel it.

      I bought a cute Victoria Beckham hexagonal bag recently, I love it tbh. I hate big purses because I feel like I end up digging around for things and it’s annoying (unless I’m going to work, then big bags are a necessity).

      This bag is just not cute to me, especially the shape.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Lord, how dare the peasants love their 700 dollar tacky ass Coach bags! The horror.
        I rename you Goop.

      • Crystal says:

        ‘Lord, how dare the peasants love their 700 dollar tacky ass Coach bags! The horror.
        I rename you Goop.’

        Is this supposed to be funny???
        Well, you tried.

      • Genevieve says:

        @ Crystal….It WAS funny.

        Deal with it.

        @ OTiff…I’m sorry, but I just choked when I read your comment. So true, OMG, so freaking funny and TRUE!

        ;)

      • Crystal says:

        @Genevieve
        That was funny to you ??? Cool. I’m obviously too classless and obscene to get the joke.
        Go back to stanning for K-Stew honey. It’s what you do best. #bitchboobye

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Ok, Nene Leakes, whoa there. You don’t have to bust out hash tags on us! Lol.

        Yeah, that’s funny to me, you seem like an absolute ninny to judge people on their bags. I like my Louboutins and my havianas. I like fine things even though I let the rich girls buy em first wear them in their house once and sell them to me for an acceptable price.

        You mocking people for carrying a 500 to 700 dollar bags is so snobby that you can’t see the absurdity of your own spew.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Tiff-You have me DYING :) It’s that though-the snobbery, the STATUS. It’s just silly.

      • Crystal says:

        Nene Leaks? Ok.

        Where did I mock people for carrying those bags?? Show me and I’ll apologize because it wasn’t my intention to mock the people who wear it, just the bags themselves. And considering the fact that Coach have a billion different bags, how do you even know which one I’m talking about?? I hate the ones that have the logo plastered all over them and the same could be said for LV and Fendi.

        ‘You mocking people for carrying a 500 to 700 dollar bags is so snobby that you can’t see the absurdity of your own spew.’

        I’m snobby because I think LV, Fendi and Coach are tacky for having their logo plastered all over their bags ??? LV and Fendi are the most sought out designers in the world, if I was a snob I’d be making fun of Tracy Reese or someone unknown. And where did I mention the prices of the bags?? I was talking about how they are designed. But hey, If I’m a snob and the new Goop then that’s cool, you’re opinion of me means a lot so I’ll go and start working on myself immediately. rme.

      • OriginalTiffany says:

        I named the price of the bags. I know how much bags cost. I love to shop.

        I just don’t feel the need to bray out my snobbery for the whole of CB to see.

        I know really cool chicks who sport Target bags. They happen to be excellent people who don’t give a rat’s ass about labels. They do however exhibit kindness and empathy for others. Thats more important than what label they put on their bodies.
        So yeah, you go work on you, sounds like you might need some time. We’ll all be waiting, have a great night. I hope your bags like to snuggle when it gets cold out.

    • Genevieve says:

      @ Crystal…Yes, it WAS funny to me.

      Ummm, I’m not the one who used the phrase “classless and obscene”. But hey, if the shoe fits. However, YOU apparently have a problem with anything even resembling humor. Has yours been surgically removed? Rarely have I seen a post that has been single-handedly continued and hate-bombed through an entire thread by one person on CB, but you have achieved that singular distinction today. You have attacked people who are peace loving, thoughtful and intelligent. WOW. Congrats!

      And while “Stanning for K-Stew” may be one of my minor accomplishments… *takes bow*…my true specialty is finding humor in people with anger management and rage control problems. All without stooping to name calling or obscenity.

      Have a pleasant evening. :)

  16. Janet says:

    Well it’s her money, but I think she got suckered. It’s $23,500 more than that bag is actually worth.

  17. lisacuddy says:

    Not crazy fug but not cute either. Just meh.

  18. Crystal says:

    $23,980 ???
    She coulda saved herself $23,970 and got herself a bowling bag, they’re just as ugly as this hot mess she’s carrying. Meh… It’s her money though so she can do what she wants with it.
    Love her hair though…

  19. Bailey says:

    That bag is atrocious. Looks like a circa-1980′s bowling bag.

  20. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I like Christina a lot, I’m a big fan but this bag is not only ugly, but offensively expensive, and cruel to animals (I’m assuming the bag is python for that price tag). Snakes are often starved to loosen their skin and then forcibly pumped with water to stretch it back out. Pythons are becoming a threatened species due to hunting so people can have their ugly-ass bags.

    I also have to add that I think a bag that costs more than a car is just plain tacky as HELL. So crass to parade around with that shit when there are $46.2M people suffering from poverty in the US alone.
    And please don’t give me the “it’s their money they can spend it how they want” speech. Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD. How people spend their money and what they spend it on speaks VOLUMES about the type of person they are. Again-CLASSLESS.

    I’m not trying to crap on Christina specifically, this comment applies to all the tacky rich folk who revel in ostentatious displays of wealth and fervently hope that overly expensive luxury items can compensate for vapid, empty souls.

    EDIT: Come are saying it’s crocodile so not python maybe. whatever. It’s still ugly as sh*t.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      And before people jump on me-this is just my opinion and I’m not jealous or a hater-I make damn good money. I work in an industry surrounded by the VERY wealthy (hedge fund guys, etc) and there are plenty of rich people that are classy and low-key about their wealth. It IS possible.

      Personally, I just refuse to be a victim of the American consumerist culture that is forced down our throats because I’m not a sucker like that. Getting the “rare!” and “exclusive!” $23K bag is simply a genius marketing ploy.

      But by all means-spend away if it makes you feel better.

      • NYC_girl says:

        I agree. I’ve been out of work for almost a year and a half and was stressed that I bought a pair of sneakers for $50. In fact, I had a phone interview a few hours ago and got so anxious I’m stuffing Sun Chips and Chef Boyardee mini raviolis down my throat. An ugly bag for that much money makes me almost as nauseous as her ill-fitting outfit.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @nyc, *crossing my fingers in hopes that you get the job*

      • NYC_girl says:

        @Mort – thanks so much!

      • Genevieve says:

        @ OKitten:…DITTO.

        As you said, it IS possible to be low key about wealth, possessions, etc. Your well-spoken thoughts about consumerism prove the intelligence and thoughtfulness you demonstrate in all of your posts. IMHO, a $24K handbag is what Lainey would refer to as “low classy”. Lol.

        Jeez…looks like someone spewed their own anger issues all over you upthread. Sorry about that!!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Gen-It wasn’t a personal attack on anyone specifically you know? And it was never meant to be. I simply don’t understand how a $24,000 bag is even remotely sane. It wasn’t meant to be a judgement or indictment of how people chose to spend their money just that it’s a crazy culture that we live in where this is seen as normal.

        I’m not passive/aggressive and I don’t have to play games with people like that. I’m honest about how I feel and more passive than aggressive.

        And since when is showing empathy towards a celeb seen as stanning? I guess I’m a stan too then. Oh well…

  21. Crystal says:

    LOL. People are so pressed. I love it !! Getting salty about how others spend their money…so ridiculous and predictable.
    She probably didn’t even pay for it, this no-name designer needs some publicity for their crappy bag.
    Whatever. Stay mad. She could have bought a Walmart bag and poverty would still exist. Not her fault.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      @Crystal, I tend to agree with about 75% of your post but this one gets my full backing. I find it really odd when people are disgusted at rich(er) people spending ridiculous amounts of money on clothes, ugly bags, ugly rings etc. I find that unless you’ve had that much disposable income it’s impossible to comprehend that 10 or 20k really is a drop in the ocean. I also never undestand when people say ‘oh it should have gone to charity’ etc etc. I always wonder how many of these same people are giving their money to charity. I don’t give money to charity cos I flat out can’t afford it but if I could I would and then I’d still happily drop 20k on an ass ugly purse. As long as my money hasn’t been acquired through stealing murder, hooking or any other crime, it’s my cash and i’ll do with it as I please!

      • Crystal says:

        Not a single lie can be found in this comment.
        Great post.
        People get real salty when rich people spend their money.

        ‘I find that unless you’ve had that much disposable income it’s impossible to comprehend that 10 or 20k really is a drop in the ocean.’

        THIS +100000
        It’s like the fat people who say that if they were skinny they’d never dress half naked. Bitch you don’t know how you’d dress if you we skinny ’cause you’re not skinny. It’s the same with money tbh. When I was young and poor I’d make a list of things I’d do and never do but now that I have more money than I’ll ever need and no kids, I find that after charity and taking care of my grandparents and mum (I told her to retire ’cause I got her), I still have money to send on frivolous things that I swore I’d never buy at one point. Folks can stay mad, not my problem.

  22. lflips says:

    Hindsight is 20/20, I wonder if in a few years she will look back at these photos and realize she was carrying around a glorified bowling bag…

  23. Ella says:

    Wow, think how many frayed stonewash denim shirts I could buy with that much cash!

  24. derpy says:

    I’m not much of a bag person in general, but I kind of like this one… it just costs to much. I also think she looks good here. Her out and about style is so much better than her red carpet style.
    Also I think Vincent enjoys living in his wooden box with no toilet, and I love him for that. :)

  25. ladybert62 says:

    That bag is hideous and the price is outrageous. It is not worth more than $5.00.

  26. lucy2 says:

    That’s got to be a typo, right? It should be $23.98!
    Looks like a bowling bag. Not my taste, and even if I had millions I could never justify spending that much on a bag, or 10 bags. I have some friends who like the designer stuff, but I prefer to use my money for my house and for traveling.

  27. ella says:

    I love Christina but that bag is UGLY and cheap-looking. At least a Birkin is pretty, though I find any bag that costs that much ridiculous.

    And that story about Vincent Kartheiser needs to die. He has stated that it was a joke, but now it’s mentioned in every piece about him.

  28. shontay says:

    That bag is fug to me. You can get a cheaper alternative at Guess or something.

    I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on a bag (if I had that kind of money to blow), but hey, it’s her money to spend.

  29. eric says:

    Looks like a $5 bowling bag you get at a flea market.

  30. tru tru says:

    I love her but I hate that bag, it is horrible looking.

  31. Mel says:

    That bag, for that price, it would have to be a gift from someone AND it would have to cook me dinner, vacuum my home, do my taxes, pay my bills… and I still wouldn’t like it. :)

  32. Mae East says:

    Melrose Avenue is the street.

    Melrose Place is the T.V. show.

  33. Reece says:

    It looks like a bowling bag.

  34. Kloops says:

    Clearly staged. She didn’t pay a penny for that bag and is probably being paid to get papped with it. Oh well, girl has gotta earn a living. Everyone is hustling in Hollywood.

  35. skuddles says:

    Love your luxury tax idea ZZZ! And ITA Kitten – that’s an obnoxious amount of money to spend on a purse… screw status.

    edit… meant this as a reply to ZigZagZoey and OriginalKitten above

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Thanks, Skuddles! It’s just crazy that a bag that expensive even EXISTS. I feel like companies that make stuff like that are predatory in that sense-they have a responsibility too, it’s not all on the consumer.

      • Chatcat says:

        Well Kitten, I have read all the thread now and I agree with you … just because you can doesn’t mean you should is sooooo applicable here~ :)

      • skuddles says:

        Yes, absolutely Kitten – companies prey on weak-minded types who buy into the notion that material objects define their personal value. Not my deal whatsoever! Mama raised me to use my head, not my ego or pride, when laying out my hard-earned cash. ;)

        Excellent point Chatcat!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Thanks, Chat! I miss you. Come back soon, please!

        @ Skuddles-”companies prey on weak-minded types who buy into the notion that material objects define their personal value”

        THIS. And I wish I had just said THAT exactly instead of rambling because that is what I meant. I mean there are amazing quality bags you can get online that are the SAME bags as some designer ones (literally manufactured at the same plant) but they slap a designer label on it and charge 3 times as much. That’s the kind of stuff I’m talking about-it’s just crazy that people let themselves get sucked into that crap. I just feel like it’s a racket and a scam and for what? That’s what I’m referring to when I say “status bag”.

  36. Maritza says:

    What a waste of money! To think there are people who have to work years to make that amount of money to bring food to the table while others spend on worthless things…

  37. Liberty says:

    Well said, Kitten!

    And, I like her, but, it looks like a handbag-party bag.

  38. HulaHoop says:

    While I personally think that 24k is ridiculous for a purse, CH more than likely did not pay a cent for this; as we all know most celebs are gifted uber expensive items so that the designers get free press.

    What I want to know is why more people are not focused on her shirt?!? There are like 50 shades of WTF going on with that thing. The outfit, even with purse would be cute if she wore another shirt.

  39. Lila says:

    If she’s going to shell out that much for a purse, at least make it something classic that she can use forever. Like a Kelly. The purse she’s carrying is ugly!

  40. Ally8 says:

    That Kartheiser toilet story just won’t die. He’s talked about how he lived bare-bones during a renovation, and that it made him realize how little he really needed. But he rapidly and gladly regained his toilet privileges.

  41. GoodCapon says:

    I think it’s hideous. YMMV of course.

  42. Dana M says:

    I’d rather invest and buy land or real estate with $24k. It just seems like a waste to buy an ugly purse that loses value…seems so senseless and illogical to me. ( I do like beautiful handbags, dont get me wrong but $24k is a lot of dough . ) I can picture the formula one heiresses, who have a Gazillion dollars, doing something like this…but not Christina. This must have been given to her. If not, fine… she has the right to spend her money however her heart desires. It’s just not something I would do, even if I was a movie star.. I’d prefer to see my money grow in order to secure my future and my kids’ future.

  43. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Still cheaper than a ticket to the Met Ball Gala.

  44. Alicia says:

    Ok I am a bit off topic here but I want to say that I really like this woman and the fact that she was casted as a super sexy lady without being a super skinny or overly trained
    I hope they continue to do this on tv,I think it will help us and put some pressure off of womens minds.

    Yes I don’t like the bag either, I am absolutely sure she didn’t pay for it, actors get gifts all the time because is convenient for the designers.

  45. Gina says:

    The price would’ve been justified if the bag is at least PRETTY. But for almost $24,000 price tag for a FUGLY exotic leather bag, that is just UNACCEPTABLE. The bag looks like PVC, crocodile stamped, mass produced bag that is given as a gift for purchasing expensive beauty products.

  46. muppet_barbershop says:

    I sell handbags. We have trendy hideous piece-of-crap Michael Kors bags, without any decent leather even, for $200 to $400 that are a far better investment than this thing. I like the color scheme. Coincidentally I have a nice Tignanello in good leather that I got on super-uber clearance for $35 with a similar black-and-white motif. Or if one really likes their leather in that pseudo-alligator bumpiness, Brahmin’s terrific, and a huge one is still under $500. What the hell are people thinking? …And the damn thing doesn’t even convert to crossover!