Back in New York starting in the 1970s, the Guardian Angels were a crime patrol often of martial arts practitioners that rode the dark graffitied trains and stood on the corners in dangerous neighborhoods...they eventually went viral in over 130 chapters around the world.
The handbags of same name are made by Dutch label Vlieger & Vandam and are designed with images of engraved guns or large knives.
The tag stitched inside the bag comes with a warning:
"This is an original Guardian Angel. Do not use it for self-defence purposes. The Weapon feature at the front is fake. To avoid any problems: Do not take this bag on a plane as hand luggage and do not take this bag to the bank to pick up cash. Please do enjoy it!"
When you see the bag, you've got to ask yourself is a person bold enough to wear a bag like this also is packing one too?
As they say, never show or threaten to use a weapon unless you are really ready to use it.
So is it a bluff, a fashion statement, or is the person really carrying and very dangerous--care to find out? ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)