Attention fellow '90s kids, I have big news: Spongebob Squarepants has been immortalized with designer handbags. Created as part of Nickelodeon International and Viacom Consumer Product's year-long Spongebob Gold campaign outside the U.S., the bags are stunningly beautiful with just the right amount of Spongebob-level quirkiness to make you say, "Yup, I'm ready to own 'em."
The Spongebob Gold fashion collection — which consists of all sorts of closet staples — was originally debuted back in February during London Fashion Week. Six different international designers came together to create an entire line of elevated, Spongebob-inspired wear that far exceeds the cheap tees of your youth.
And we have Italian fashion label SALAR to thank for the eye-catching handbags.
Owners Salar Bicheranloo and Francesca Monaco brought their unique edge to Spongebob, highlighting his youthfulness amid bold Italian leather and gold hardware.
In a February 2017 press release, Bicheranloo and Monaco expressed their excitement for the then-upcoming collection. They said,
So, let's have a look at all four, shall we?
There's the Mimi.
The embroidered Spongebob face on the Mimi ($700) is too cute. And the gold studded leather? Well, that's the edge I'm talking about.
There's the Mimi Fringe.
Featuring the happy Spongebob we know and love, the Mimi Fringe ($581) is festival-ready. Together, the black leather and the gold hardware create an appealing contrast.
It also comes in a Patrick version!
Instead of black leather and rounded gold studs, the Patrick version of the Mimi Fringe ($581) is pink with golden stars that pay homage to both his shape and his last name.
There's the Eva.
Made with black and gold leather, the Eva ($780) is covered with eye-catching elements like an adorable embroidered Spongebob face and a spiked handle.
Cosmopolitan reports that these handbags will be available in September; however, they are currently available for purchase on Wonderland's shop (along with other Spongebob Squarepants merch you should definitely check out).
Personally, my fall wardrobe is ready for the Eva.