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Thoughts on the Row's $39,000 Bag

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were at Barneys last night to promote The Row's new handbags, one of which is a backpack that costs $39,000. Fashion Director Amanda Brooks argued, "I think if you were every going to spend $39,000 on a bag, that's the bag you should buy because I think you'd wear it for a really long time." The operative word there is if. But Simon Doonan isn't so into it: "I never was a backpack person. My gay sister was always working a backpack and it's a little too hearty for me." [Fashionista]