Sunday, February 4, 2007

Introducing Tokidoki... A new love affair.

Sometimes the things I love the most are the things that I initially dislike. When I first saw a LeSportSac Tokidoki print bag online I about vomited. And of course I called Val over to laugh at it with me. But about a week ago, half a year later from the first time I laughed at it, I saw a girl at the bank carrying one.

And I fell in love.

This is nowhere near anything I thought I could like. Bright and dizzying prints with little anime characters thrown in for good measure. It then occured to me: If I can't ever own a Takashi Murakami and Marc Jacob designed Louis Vuitton, I *could* own something in the same crazy-fun vein... a Tokidoki handbag designed by Simone Legno.

And the plus side is, there's a LeSportSac outlet that I discovered actually carries some of the designs... Knocking a good $30 off the retail price. Score!

Let's break it down:

Real Louis Vuitton's Cerises Papillon: ~$2000
LeSportSac Tokidoki Bella Bella Bag #9153 : ~$130

Both crazy fun prints, but one I won't have to lock up at night.

Cargo pants, black shirt, and Tokidoki handbag... I can see one on my arm now!


  1. I see what you mean. At first glance... and even second, third, and fourth glance, it's offensive. But then it kinda starts to grow on you...

  2. It's kinda cute. I think it works because the designs are smallish and the black stripes break up the busyness. I approve.