We've been documenting the return of the 90's (backpacks, Chloe's OC line, crop tops) with genuine fervor lately, and we have another one to add to the list - Stuffed animal bags. Yesterday, we spotted an otherwise chic woman lingering outside Cafe Gitane on Mott Street. She was an otherwise normal-looking person except that she had a dog-shaped purse under her arm. Not a fuzzy wuzzy kind of pup, more like a taxidermic-looking version that we really did mistake for a real - albeit completely stiff - dog that she for some reason was carrying on her shoulder with a strap. We had kind of a funny discussion about animal backpacks in the office not too long ago, an offshoot of a Clueless discussion. Did you used to have one? Would you wear one? What if it was a bunny, like Stella's for LeSportsac? But we had no idea this look had taken to the streets. Has anyone else seen this? [Semi-related note: We went to see The Wackness yesterday, mostly because we were curious to see what MK would look like with dreads (overstatement - more like messy braids), and it was amazing, mostly because we have never missed the 90's more than when we left our seats. Olivia Thirlby wore kinky hair and door knockers, and we have to say, it didn't look Lily Allen so much as just what we thought "cool" was in 4th grade. Summer 2008 style inspiration?]
"I mean, I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack"
We haven't considered wearing a backpack as a fashion statement since Dionne in Clueless, but since we've been fashion traveling to the 90's lately, w