The Area Pave Chair Bag… And Why I Sometimes Hate Fashion
March 22, 2021
Last week, while cleaning out my email, I received a new promotional email from Nordstrom. Usually I don’t pay too much attention to these emails unless they advertised a sale on something I want to buy. This particular email did contain an advertisement for a sale I was interested in, but that was not the part of the email that caught my eye. It was actually the advertisement for the Area Pave Chair Bag.
When I saw the photograph of the “bag”, I thought I saw it wrong. It literally looked like a folding chair with a long chain and crystals all over it. After clicking on the link, I quickly realized I did see it right. It is a folding chair. On a chain. And it really is covered in crystals.
Here are a few screen captures from the listing of the bag…
The designer calls this a “bag” and is supposed to be worn like a cross body, shoulder, and top handle bag. It cannot hold anything in the bag because there are no compartments to put personal items in it. The chain is detachable. The description of the bag on Nordstrom’s website says…
Always have a front-row seat thanks to this sparkly pavé folding chair made in collaboration with lifestyle brand Myreality. Shown on the runway at New York Fashion Week, this bedazzled objet d’art doesn’t actually carry anything, except for a conversation.
Also, the bag is $895.00.
High fashion likes to push the limits of what is considered what people can wear, but sometimes it drifts in to the realm of completely impractical and ridiculous. And don’t forget overpriced. This happens every now and then, but it’s been many years since I saw something impractical and expensive that made me take a second look.
I do think the chair is cute, but as a home decor piece. Not a fashion piece. Because of this, I’m starting to wonder if the fashion industry is starting to drift into an era of more eccentric fashion and pieces that are expensive and serve no function. I hope not, but then again it could be fashion’s answer to the restrictive lifestyle everyone lived since the pandemic began in the winter/spring of 2020. I guess I’ll need to wait and see if I’m right or not.
What do you think? Do you like the chair bag or hate it? And what do you feel about fashion trends for 2021 and as restrictions are eased?