Skunk-Fur Purse by Tom Ford Costs $1,660. Does That Stink?

Skunks are known for their horrible spray and not their beauty, correct? And evening bags are supposed to be chic and elegant, right? We're just checking, because Tom Ford's latest clutch has us completely dumbfounded. The Tom Ford Skunk Fur Minaudiere retails for $1,660 at Neiman Marcus, and while it's not one of the new department store's absurd new Fantasy Gift items, we believe it would take the same type of shopper to buy this exorbitant purse.

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Fur is a controversial textile in the fashion world, but at least a fur coat would provide warmth. Mink, sable, chinchilla, rabbit, and fox fur are used all the time for luxury items, from long coats to the trim on winter gloves. We've even seen raccoon fur used in fashion. But skunk fur? On a purse?

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Imagine hitting up a swank soiree with the Tom Ford skunk fur clutch in hand. Your palms get a little sweaty, dampening the black and white fur within your grasp. "That's an interesting little purse you have there," says a fellow guest. "What's it made out of?" "The finest Italian skunk fur," you answer, proudly showing it off.

Yeah. That's not going to happen. Sorry Tom Ford. Pepé Le Pew is not amused. Some accessories, like these "Scary Beautiful" heels, look like a gimmick, but at least they have a positive message behind them.

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