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Are they taking the p**** or are grown up women actually buying this!?

(27 Posts)
bigmouthstrikesagain Mon 09-Sep-13 20:56:08


Who over the age of 10 would want a poorly rendered Bratz doll on a bag or jumper!!!?

Please someone tell me this is a satire angry

alwaysonmymind Mon 09-Sep-13 21:00:54

YANBU. I have seen people with these - they seemed to be a popular end of term present in July. The image would be a caricature of the teacher it was bought for. It's not my thing but some people like them

GemmaTeller Mon 09-Sep-13 21:03:39

Nope, they send them to all the z list celebs as free advertising, Chantelle Houghton and Denise Welch have been snapped a few times with one.

They're beyond tacky and there's loads of copies on facebook

CinnabarRed Mon 09-Sep-13 21:04:13

Our nanny has got one, and I love it - whoever did the characature of her (from her photo, I gather) has really caught her looks and personality.

Maybe you need to know the person being characatured?

maddening Mon 09-Sep-13 21:06:39

a former olleague sells them on fb - she started her own business - she seems to do them to order but I don't know if she is the designer or just sells them - I didn't realise that they were a brand confused.

I thought they were for teens?

CaptainCapybara Mon 09-Sep-13 21:10:20

Hmm, my almost 3 year old would like it I suspect, she is already pestering for a pair of lelli kellies. Me, not so much. I would find it pretty cringy to carry a bag with a cartoon of myself on it.

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 21:10:50

I thought they were for children to carry their dance stuff in. blush

MimsyBorogroves Mon 09-Sep-13 21:11:54

Gawd, I vaguely know someone who makes these. I didn't realise they were a "thing".

FrankelInFoal Mon 09-Sep-13 21:12:14

Someone on my Facebook invited me to a Claireabella Party earlier this evening. I had no idea what the heck it was, now that you have enlightened me I shall return and defriend her!

KirjavaTheCat Mon 09-Sep-13 21:13:27

Er what? It's not a joke?

Beastofburden Mon 09-Sep-13 21:17:31

It's a tesco jute bag for life with a cheap dolly stuck to it. Surely they are joking? It is made by toxicfox if that's a clue?

bigmouthstrikesagain Mon 09-Sep-13 21:18:37

Frank I was about to have a rant about these on FB.

They are shuddersome but I am sure I offending perfectly nice people by being so horrified by the very idea of such an item. [shrugs] What you gonna do - I saw the advert and was actually angered by it - quite refreshing - you think you have seen it all - too jaded to really be affected by a crappy advert ... then this comes on... I need [tea]

CSIJanner Mon 09-Sep-13 21:20:22

Oh my! You can design your own, online

Growlithe Mon 09-Sep-13 21:20:55

More offended bt the price - just looked on ToxicFox and the large ones are £39.99. They really are having a laugh aren't they?

bigmouthstrikesagain Mon 09-Sep-13 21:23:37

I have a load of jute bags and a magic marker! I could be a mumpretreneur- thingy! yay

renlo Mon 09-Sep-13 21:27:55

Fools and money, not a great combo.

pigletmania Mon 09-Sep-13 21:31:09

Bloody hell, they only cost a few quid to make I'm sure. Not really my thing

cooeeyonlyme Mon 09-Sep-13 21:33:19

What the hell is that monstrosity!

serin Mon 09-Sep-13 21:41:59

They have been all the rage in the North West for a couple of years now! I remember my Mum picking up on the trend (she is nearly 80! Bless her) and asking if DD (then 14) would like one!

She said "No Thank you" wink

Beyond hideous.

GemmaTeller Mon 09-Sep-13 22:02:34

off the toxicfox website:

each and every one of these bags is made to order by a ClaireaBella trained artist here in the UK

Trained artist grin

Debs75 Mon 09-Sep-13 22:21:59

They are really popular around here. There are quite a few different places which sell them. I don't like them personally but I know a whole family who have them, gran, mum, dc's and dneices

ThreeMyselfAndI Mon 09-Sep-13 22:34:10

I love them, only the real claireabella ones though the knock offs are crap.

My dds have the hoodies with them on there very cute.

mrscumberbatch Mon 09-Sep-13 23:33:12

Me and my friends used to draw caricatures like this in high school!

They were shit then and are shit now.
If it was teenagers drawing their own bags then yeah, that's quite cool. But I wouldn't be seen dead with a naff shopper with a 'glam' picture of 'me' on it.

Boke worthy

TakingThePea Mon 09-Sep-13 23:35:42


LolaCrayola Tue 10-Sep-13 02:32:06

They are truly hideous, but I am strangely drawn to them. Oh shit.

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