August 25, 2020 at 05:10PM
It looks like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is also a fan of Telfar’s covetable shopping tote, which has been dubbed “the Bushwick Birkin.” Telfar Clemens is the brains behind the nongendered brand, which was created in 2004. AOC carried the brand’s highly sought-after bag, which was introduced in 2014. The oxblood shopping tote prominently features the brand’s sleek logo embossed on the side. Sadly, the $257 bag is sold out on Telfar’s website, but you can keep an eye out for when the next drop is announced.
The congresswoman was seen carrying the bag while leaving the Capitol building in Washington D.C. after voting on a bill on the U.S. Postal Service operations. She even went on to write about the brand on her Instagram saying, “Fun fact: Telfar is now known as a globally celebrated designer, but did you know this Black, LGBTQ+ designer + founder got their start in LEFRAK CITY, QUEENS. That’s right! Telfar Clemons is a HOMETOWN HERO from our district! Another NY-14 native using their talents to challenge us to question convention and imagine a different world. Our community is so proud!”
Read on to see images of AOC carrying the bag from all angles ahead.