As I was checking my emails this rainy Wednesday morning at the StyleCaster office here in New York city, a little ray of sunshine popped into my inbox.
My eyes brightened up when I saw an email from Marc Jacobs (I mean, c’monwho doesn’t love Marc Jacobs?), with a subject line that said, “Brian & the Beaver Backpack.”
Intrigued, I proceeded to open said email, only to be redirected to a short film.
An ascending stack of hat boxes with random bits of fabric sticking out appeared on screen as a man (who probably goes by the name of Brian) started to climb on top of the stacks, reaching for a yellow-colored backpack.
Yellow-colored beaver backpack? Sounds awesome! Or at least so I thought until I saw the price tag attached to these babies. At $1500 a pop, these 100% beaver fur backpacks might seem like an eccentric purchase for any sane shopper.
The bags come in four different colors: yellow, red, blue and “natural.”
The description on the Marc Jacobs site is also quite priceless”For the person that has everything, a beaver fur backpack is a sure addition to any collector’s closet.”
If you had $1500 to spare, would you go for these Marc Jacobs beaver backpacks or use those hard earned shekels elsewhere?