A Sloth Never Looked So Cute

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By now, every Internet user has seen the sloth who went viral earlier this week? For those with dial-up, here’s the 411: A terror-stricken sloth somehow wound up on the side of a busy highway in Ecuador. It was rescued by a traffic cop, and the cuteness led millions of people to sign in union:

“I. Just. Can’t.”

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So you can imagine my delight when I discovered this new handbag, which features the animal of the moment:

Sloth Clutch: $248
Sloth Clutch: $248

A BAG WITH A SLOTH ON IT! What fresh genius is this?

Here’s the 411, Part 2: The clutch is part of a collaboration between Opening Ceremony and Fossil. Opening Ceremony is a (fairly) expensive brand that typically collaborates with uber-stylish celebrities like Chloe Savigny and MIA. Fossil, on the other hand, is an affordable leather goods company that hasn’t elicited more than a yawn out of me since high school.

At first, I thought this collaboration was a little off-brand for Opening Ceremony, but it turns out thatchy pair up with attainable brands often. (Like these adorable items from a collaboration with Minnetonka — ON SALE!)

Back to the sloth. According to the New York Times: “We thought a sloth worked well because of the way they hang off branches with their long arms,” said Carol Lim, a co-founder of Opening Ceremony. “Plus, they have such cute faces.”

So true. The rest of the collection is similarly built for an Instagrammy generation. Everything is cute in the most literal sense. Some items have a face. Some items turn inside out. Everything is graphical and infinitely photographable. Accessories like these are walking advertisements. When you wear them, you just sit back and collect the compliments.

Flap Bag: $398
Flap Bag: $398

This handbag is a feat of engineering because it is reversible, which basically means it is 2 bags in one. (That’s the only way I can justify that price tag, which seems really high for anything from Fossil.) That said, the color palette makes it perfect for Valentine’s Day. (Hint hint, honey.)

Gemstone Watch: $225
Gemstone Watch: $225

This chunky watch is like having a hunk of granite perched on your wrist. Or a tile that’s been knocked loose from a very fancy bathroom.

Cosmetic Case with Fur: $95
Cosmetic Case with Fur: $95

Against my better judgment, I am really loving this pouch with a tail.

I know, I know — liking fur is very déclassé, but I’ve been vegetarian for the last month, so it breaks even.

Monkey Paperweight: $38
Monkey Paperweight: $38

I know this paperweight is supposed to be a monkey but this look more like a lamb — a black sheep in baby form! Well, that’s one way to profess your individuality.

What do you think of this collaboration? Are you loving it as much as me?