Just because we’re accustomed to seeing it doesn’t make it any less ridiculous

At first I thought that The Persuader, a handbag for the “girl on the move,” was a little silly, even if the clip doubles as a cell phone holder.

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Then it occurred to me that this design is no more ridiculous, or at least no more materialistic and stupid, than a handbag covered in the letter C in order to denote its manufacturer, and in doing so, convey its cost, quality, and quite possibly, the socio-economic status of the owner.

The Persuader turns a handbag into a toy of sorts. 

The Coach bag turns a handbag into a status symbol.

Which is more ridiculous?