Would You Carry A Clear Bag?

03/06/2007 at 03:32 PM ET

When we noticed designers like Oscar de la Renta (left) sending clear bags down their Spring 2007 runways, we thought they were great accessories for the beach, vacation and hanging by the pool. But do you really want everyone to see what’s inside your bag every day? That’s where cute makeup cases come in — to conceal your personal belongings. Try these striped black and white travel cases from sephora.com ($15-$35), or this Very Sexy velvet finish case from victoriassecret.com ($10). For a designer look, get the Louis Vuitton monogrammed cosmetic case at eluxury.com ($240). We have also rounded up some clear bags for you, from the Oscar’s big splurge to a cute and cheap option from Target. But tell us: Would you carry a clear bag?

Oscar de la Renta (left) white patent transparent travel tote, $895, oscardelarenta.com (available mid-March)

Affordable Luxury:
Furla Giovanna Furlanetto Boarding bag, $450, furlausa.com

Faux Birkin Inspired clear tote (available in 6 color trimmings), $32, shopsueyboutique.com

Pink-trimmed clear tote with lining (also comes in purple, blue and patterned), $15, at

Photo:Oscar de la Renta/Jeremy Spink

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j on

yes i would if it were the amber louis vuitton they used to (still do?) make. that’d be about the only exception.

FH on

That’s all I need, give someone a reason to mug me. I live in Chicago, this bag is about as practical as a blinking sign on my neck flashing ‘free money.’

R on

Yes I would. I actually saw those bags going down the runways too, and I have to admit, I did think twice but I truly beleive its an essential just by looking at all the cute new styles. It’s not something I would take to the mall, but I would definetly take it if I go to the beach or a bag where I can keep in sewing supplies or anything that easily lets me see where everything is.

Jana on

thsee bags are basically loss prevention bags all the girls carry aroung at the dept stores and second like I want some hot guy next to me in a elevator seeing my collection of tampons at the bottom of my bag!

down.penguin on

This has got to be the worse idea of the entire fashion season. Are they serious?…I guess there really is no more room for privacy anymore.

claudia on

No, I use to be forced to carry one of those when I worked for a retail store why would I want every one to see my personal belonings???????

Linds on

No! Absolutely not. This looks cheap, no matter who designed it.

gladis on

i really like that bad but i would not carry it around just anywhere..to the beach, yes !
to work, no !

alice on

Cute bag, but not in million years. Nobody needs to know what is in my purse.

LB on

Absolutely not! This reminds me of some cheap purse that is found at claires or walmart…it just looks trashy. No one would carry that.

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