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Pastries and Prada: Luxury Designer Carb Purses

Do you love bread so much you want to marry it, carry it? Imagine a Louis Vuitton baguette bag that is literally a French baguette. A grilled cheese Prada tote. How about a Challah back…pack? All of these carbalicious items are usable accessories that are also actual pieces of art.

Using oil painted urethane paired with vintage hardware, artist Chole Wise has combined two of the world’s most glorious obsessions, carbs and clutches, to create lifelike breads that can be carried and used. With nods to fashion icons like Louis Vuitton, Prada and Moschino, the tongue in cheek art pieces are a reference to the idolatry of luxury items and culture’s obsession with excess and guilty pleasures. Indeed, a bag made of syrupy pancakes sounds like the best guilty pleasure of all time.

The carbtastic bags gained popularity when actress India Menuez carried the Bagel No. 5 purse to the premiere of the Chanel No. 5 film The One That I Want. The irony of the fake Chanel bagel bag becoming the talk of the town at Chanel’s own bash only feeds into the dynamic of the irreverent art pieces that Wise creates.

Let’s make the call right now, bagels are definitely the next new fashion accessory. At least for Sunday brunch. Eat it. Wear it.

What is your favorite carb accessory? Tell us in the comments and check out more of Chole Wise’s bread bags in the gallery below.

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