The bag, which retails for $228, is part of Kate Spade’s “Call to Action” line that also includes bags emblazoned with quips such as “Eat Cake for Breakfast” and “Tequila Is Not My Friend #baconeggandcheeseplease” (original price: $248, or about 49 times the price of an actual bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich). On the spectrum of inadvertently offensive fashion choices, the Kony bag isn’t quite as bad as last year’s shackled shoe mishap from Adidas (ADS:GR), or the “Allergic to Algebra” T-shirt Forever 21 tried to sell to young girls in 2011. The shirt’s not blatantly disrespectful―it’s air jordan spizikes pas cher just a poor design choice.
Why do companies keep accidentally offending people? Do they really need someone whose job is to say, “No, that looks like a swastika” or “Are we sure we want to call our new line of waterproof mascara the Trail of Tears?” And what about the poor, innocent Kate Spade customers who aren’t well versed in Ugandan politics and suddenly find themselves unintentionally advertising their love for a man who’s known for killing children?
As the 1990s waned, every upper middle-class woman in New York City seemed to be carrying a version of air jordan xx8 pas cher the same shoulder bag: a rectangular zippered tote with Kate Spade appliquéd in lowercase on the front, as if on a name tag for summer camp. See the blue gingham-print Keds sneakers for sale on the mezzanine floor, the second of four at Kate Spade’s new Madison Avenue flagship. “Those are so fun! Aren’t they fun?” said a golden-haired saleswoman named Faith, sitting down companionably with me as I laced up a pair. Yes, they were fun, if your idea of fun is an impromptu picnic Mary Ann has arranged for the Professor. I preferred a more Ginger-like, calf-slimming wedge sandal, the Dabney, also in blue gingham, which Faith conjured for me over a walkie-talkie.