Hold the Leather—Hold the Hermes

What happens when art and commerce blend for less than $90?

What happens when art and commerce blend for less than $90? If you are a bag snob, you will most certainly poo poo this post.

If you are like me? Not defined by the logo on your bag, you will completely run up to the new Jill Roberts boutique in Manhattan Beach's Metlox Plaza and pick up a few art-meets-commerce Banane bags inspired by the Hermes Birkin as gifts this holiday season.

NO fakes in this post—just art on a 100 percent earth friendly tote bag imitating the iconic luxury Hermes Birkin. You know the one that Sheree from RHOA has two colors of: black and red. Anddddd she's complaining about child support from her ex-football playing husband. Plus, how bout Heidi Montag and Kim Kardashian having a Birkin in more than four colors each.

When an "old money" luxury brand begins to run around in the "new money" reality world, isn't it time to take a piss out of the concept of carrying a $20,000 bag to begin with?

Hermes as art on an environmentally correct tote/beach bag where no animal was used? This girlfriend of a vegan man smiled as she purchased one on her way to for a hair melt and massage.

On a white background you have your choice of blue, hot pink, green, orange and black. I like the black and the orange. A little more expensive looking for the holiday's Ha! The artwork appears as the real Birkin with the legendary lock on the front and as you turn the bag to the sides and the back, each aspect of the bag is rendered.

Who needs to carry their big ol Birkin or Prada, Louis, Gucci down at the beach anyway? This is how to carry a sense of humor and be laid back all at the same time.

For an even bigger smile, the Taipei company that produces the bag is very emphatic about the fact that their art rendering is an original and to be very careful of purchasing any fake Banane bags. Buy yours before it becomes knocked off art! :)

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Barbra Horowitz December 07, 2011 at 09:40 PM
Colors: lake blue, pink, tiffany blue and orange Price: $85.00 Address is: 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Ste #C130 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


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