Balloon dog bag, shmalloon dog bag. Sure, those dinky Jeff Koons for H&M satchels sold out like hotdogs and are now going for three figure sums on the secondary market (aka eBay). But the handbag’s identity as a useful sack-like thing for carrying keys, chewing gum and well-thumbed copies of How to Write About Contemporary Art has become quite auxiliary to its status as a portable billboard from which the carrier hopes to acquire some kind of personality by association. And I’m not necessarily…
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