Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Get your Lucky Beggar Wallet!

[Image via Curbed]

Uh-oh.

Per Jezebel this afternoon:

Ah, yes, the "iconic," "quirky" poverty of the New York City streets! Imagine having a wallet that conjures all the romance of sleeping on sidewalks in a city where an unprecedented number of people are now without a roof over their heads.

H/T Curbed.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow that is so insensitive and callous and flippant its not even funny. It's a goddamn parody of its self.

VH McKenzie said...

What idiot copywriter came up with that crap? Someone from LA, perhaps? Meh.

Buy this instead, as it is not intended to evoke poverty-stricken new yorkers. Just make you think of a hot cuppa joe. In NYC.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/114689645/art-oil-painting-new-york-city-coffee

Anonymous said...

It is also sold on Amazon.com and other sites.

Trixie said...

That is old. It's been out for years and years.

Anonymous said...

This is the ultimate regift.

Victoria said...

Yes Trixie,
I remember this from around 2002. It was sold at that cute little gift shop on the east side of Greenwich Avenue. South a block or two from Fiddlesticks, same side of avenue.

Uncle Waltie said...

There are so many douche bags.

Uncle Waltie said...

I have an iconic gift for you...now I lost my train of thought.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your feedback.

Our President and Chief Merchant, Marta Calle, would like us to let you know that we made a bad decision when we purchased this product. We apologize for the product and the insensitive language used in its description. We have pulled the product from our stores and our website. Please accept our apologies for this lapse in judgment.

Sincerely,

Customer Service
CB2.com

Anonymous said...

What the fuck?!
The whole situation made worse by the response from CB2!
There's nothing wrong with "the product" (these purses have been around for many MANY years. I think I even remember seeing them at "Little Ricky"). The problem is with the stupid asshole ad copy. There are a ton of items featuring the classic NY Greek diner coffee cup artwork.

Trixie said...

For real @CB2? You've got to be kidding me. That wallet is a clever piece of Pop Art, not a slam against the homeless. Taking it down from your site because of a few negative comments here is ridiculous. Clean up your ad copy and you'll be fine.