The $5,695 Bedazzled French Fry Purse That No One Asked For

updated May 1, 2019
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Holiday shopping is well underway. Have you made your list of things to buy for loved ones yet? Some people are harder to shop for than others. While you might know your mom loves classic cookware and your sister loves getting geeky with new ingredients, what do you buy for the best friend who has it all? Or the fabulous uncle who has very particular taste? You might think a sparkly french fry bag made entirely of crystals seems like the ideal gift, but I’m here to tell you it’s not.

Encrusted with Austrian crystals, this $5,695 from Judith Leiber lets you take your favorite side dish with you everywhere. The piece comes in just under seven inches tall and five inches wide, and will be sure to attract some stares. Can you just imagine what people would think if you wore it to the grocery store?

Judith Leiber bags have quite the reputation for being on the extreme side of fashion. They are known for being bedazzled, playful, and really (really) expensive. They are also known for their small cameo in Sex and the City where Big gives Carrie a Judith Leiber purse and instead of saying “thank you” or “man, this is really ugly,” she says, well, just watch the clip.

Instead of telling Big what she really thought about the purse, she said “I love you.” Unfortunately for Carrie, this just made things worse.

So, that settles it. If you’re thinking of spending lots and lots of money on someone this holiday season, maybe don’t buy this crystal french fry bag. Even though it’s so sparkly and seems super fashionable, you don’t want someone to say “I love you” when they don’t really know if they mean it.

For the rest of you who are still not convinced, you can currently buy the purse at Neiman Marcus.

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