The Olsen twins release $55,000 crocodile handbag studded with prescription pills

Recent photo of the Olsen twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen taken in 2012

Thanks to the Olsen twins Bob Dylan might soon be changing the lyrics from his classic ’60s ode to animal print headgear to read, “Well, I see you got your brand new crocodile-skin pill handbag!” And in case Bob is wondering, yes, “it’s really that expensive kind.”

The former Full House stars turned fashion moguls are taking their label “The Row” to the next (aka much more expensive) level and will be releasing a line of handbags priced at $55,000 each. Ashley and Mary-Kate collaborated with artist Damien Hirst to create 9 one-of-a-kind crocodile skin pieces, some of which are decorated with colorful prescription pills.

There will only be 12 of each of the 9 styles made and a portion of the proceeds will benefit UNICEF. However, it is unknown what percentage will be donated.

Among the styles of the bags are a black pill bag, a multicolored pill bag, and several polka-dotted bags as well. Here are photos of one of the Olsen Twins’ prescription pill handbags with a description from

The Olsen Twins prescription pill handbag for The Row The Olsen Twins and The Row prescription pill handbag with Damien Hirst Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen prescription pill handbag for The Row side viewThe Olsen twins' $55,000 crocodile skin and prescription pill handbag for The Row

Damien Hirst / The Row – Multicolored Perscription Pills
Call (888) 563-6858 for pricing and to purchase.

Available for purchase from 12/12/12. Exclusive to Just One Eye and only one in a rare, limited edition of 12, this incredible piece features numerous multicolored prescription pill appliqués, of varying sizes and colors, specially created by Damien Hirst. This one-of-a-kind wearable art work features original art by Hirst, meticulously applied to front, back, and straps, of The Row’s beautifully crafted backpack, the centerpiece design of their 2012 collection. Using traditional techniques, this stunning backpack was crafted in Italy and made with specially sourced materials. Created of black patent leather Nile crocodile, the backpack’s many features include internal detachable handle, adjustable canvas straps, internal zip-fastening, slit pockets, and small gold-plated brass feet at base. Each backpack is fully lined in the highest quality leather and comes with metal mirror plate and case, as well as designer-stamped gold-plated brass hardware. Signed by Damien Hirst.

The bags are already causing some controversy as they appear to glamorize drug use. And the seemingly inappropriate message should really strike a cord with Mary-Kate because she was the first person called after her close friend Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of prescriptions meds including painkillers, sleeping pills, and anti-anxiety medication in January of 2008.

Last year, The Olsen Twins released their first handbag collection which retailed from $4,700 to $39,000. As crazy as it sounds, the line sold out.

The Olsens have appeared on  Forbes’ “Celebrity 100” list for the last decade. In 2007, they were ranked as the 11th richest women in entertainment, with an estimated net worth of $100 million.

The $55,000 bags go on sale online on December 12. Get out your checkbooks and prepare to get mugged!

  • ohhhhno


  • SarahB

    WTH?? I’ve never in my life.

  • Christina

    The bag would be cute if there weren’t pills all over

  • jessica

    I hope this is a joke.

  • a

    don’t think of them as an overpriced bag- think of them as a piece of hirst’s art. supercool.

  • mike

    im having a hard time deciding / lets see the handbag or the new camaro / man this is a tough one

  • Maria

    why, just….why?

  • Ashley

    Everything about that backpack is ridiculous.

  • Nikki

    This bag is a whole new type of ugly. Seriously. It’s bad enough that it’s a backpack purse like it’s 1992, but the prescription pills just look completely ridiculous. Don’t even get me started on the over-the-top price tag for this monstrosity.

  • Common snse

    55,000 $ could feed 100,00 starving children….but no i think ill buy a purse with pills on it….that makes perfect sense!

    • Kaja

      oh boy. it was that easy a starving child cannot be “saved” with 50 cents….first, who is bringing the meal? right, it needs infrastructure. second, you need to feed a child daily.

      whatever, i could go on.

      I basically agree with you of course but we, the rich (white) people who colonized everything still think we can rule the world because we made others dependant and still think like that. This is what I wanted to say.

  • This bag is as ridiculous as the owners. Let’s see, $55,000 on a bag. Crocidiles are dying because of their foolishness. Oh, and yes world we have children that will go to bed hungry tonight , because they have nothing to eat. I guess that’s what you do when money is put in the wrong hands.

  • frannie

    This is a lot of stupid. Just…stupid.

  • Leah

    I wouldn’t buy that for $1 at a garage sale. Is this a joke??

  • Karen

    I would not have any respect for any celebrity carrying a bag with pills super glued all over it. I don’t care if it’s for charity or not.

  • emjay20

    i have an old walmart sack with tampons glued to it. think i could sell that as a luxury handbag for around $10k?

  • Just……………. why?

  • Bajan

    Why do these two always look like raccoons after you turned on the porch light?