Handbags from Snooki's collection.
Photo: Courtesy of SnookiShop.com
Either we've been distracted by Snooki's sparkly engagement ring or her big mommy-to-be news because SOMEHOW we missed that our Jersey Shore girl launched a handbag line. Like, what? Where have we been? Excuse us if we're late to the party, but we need to discuss. Her 12-piece collection includes everything from going-out clutches to carry-all hobo bags to patent leather totes, and the most expensive piece won't cost you more than 50 buckaroos. A sampling of her collection includes a "Wild Love" leopard print (duh) glossy handbag with a giant bow on the front, a buckled zebra clutch with a removable chain strap, a studded Boston bag that comes in both tan and black, and a skull ring fold-over clutch with an optional leather strap. But, um, is it just us or does that black clutch look a tad familiar? Haven't we seen this before?
The short answer: yes. Snooks modeled her handbag after THE Alexander McQueen knucklebox clutch, which features the same skull and rhinestone four-finger ring combo to hold the bag. Hmmmm. We don't know whether we should high-five Snooki for getting inspired by one of our favorite designers of all time or feel peeved that she's taking one of the coolest parts about his clutches and calling it her own. Either way, we're glad to see Snooki expanding her empire into the world of bags, which means it's only a matter of time before there's a clothing line! What do you think—would you buy any of Snooki's designs?