Ah, fashion! Just when you think you've seen the most brow-raising pieces out there, it gets even more bizarre (not that we're complaining). Just recently, Alexander Wang's luxury lunch bag clutch trended like crazy on the internet for its, well, very familiar design. Banking on nostalgic recess memories from when we were still in school, the brand's take on the brown lunch bag is anything but cheap and flimsy and makes do without the grease from all the sandwich stains (it's made from satin and polyester and is really not meant for your midday snacks, in case you're curious). Currently in the market for USD295, of course, it inspired both a fair share of amused patrons and some heavy detractors.
Now, we've seen this coming a mile away. As with every 'quirky' designer item release comes a lot of people who don't get amused by it at all. But in this instance, it's not exactly the design that people are getting annoyed by — it's the idea of it allegedly being yet another fashion copycat case. Many people pointed out the similarities of this Alexander Wang clutch to a USD630 Jil Sander menswear piece released in 2012. The latter also had a coated-paper version sold at USD290 (photo below), which became the epitome of owning 'designer extra' pieces during that time. Neither party has reacted to the issue, but until now, people are still pointing out this coincidence in the AW comments section.
Drama-aside, this isn't the only designer item out there that truly sparked our interest and amusement. After all, the fashion industry just never seems to run out of bougie novelty. So whether you're one to make the purchase or are simply here to get amused in the oddity of it all, we're lining up more quirky designer items to feed your fancy below.