Over the weekend I went to a fabulous garden party, I knew a lot of fashionable (by that, I mean high-fashion) people were invited, and I went along with a pleasurable anticipation of some fun people watching.
To my bemusement what I saw was almost every other woman was carrying some version of this bag – the Selma bag by Michael Kors.
I kid you not, practically all the colors of the rainbow were on display in the exact same style.
How does this happen? Is there some collective fashion intelligence that everyone has and that I don’t? Because I was probably the only one in my friend circle not carrying it. The only other girl in my group carrying something else whatsapped me today to tell me she is picking up one from Amazon for the mind-boggling price of Rs. 38, 349/- (USD 630 as per today’s conversion rate).
I got to say I do like the style of the bag but for that price, and with everyone carrying it around, I am giving this trend a big pass and will save the money instead for future travel.
Instead I will continue to carry my beloved one and only clutch that I got for less than a quarter of the price of the Selma and flaunt its uniqueness 🙂 .
But seriously, how does something become so ubiquitous all of a sudden? Is everyone reading the same fashion magazines, following the same style blogs? How?
Do you see this bag often where you live? Is this bag so hot worldwide? Frankly, I don’t see the appeal.