DECEPTIVE

Vogue Stiffs Readers with Ugly Free Bag

Now this isn’t a nice way for a big glossy to behave, especially if they’re trying to woo new readers. The New York Post reports that Anna Wintour’s fashion bible was offering a free “exclusive red handbag” with a new subscription, but when the proffered bag, which looked like a decently cute red leather number with a clasp, arrived in the mail, it looked quite different from the photo. A canvas bag with—for shame!—pleather handles and an exposed zipper came floating through the door instead. It’s unlikely any Vogue reader would be caught dead with the accessory—and is that any way for a fashion maven to treat her followers?