Hand Sanitizer Chic: Swine Flu Fashion Aftermarket Alive and Well

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Mon, May 11, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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While I was in Vegas this weekend covering the World Tea Expo (read the dispatches on Style Council's sister blog, Squid Ink), I saw plenty of this action above. Hand sanitizers dangling from little neon-colored rubber holders on peoples' purses and backpacks and belts. Who knew there was an aftermarket in swine-flu hand sanitizer products?

I suppose that if you carry a Louis Vuitton bag, it is not enough to carry a plain old bottle of Purell antibacterial gel. You must trick it out in some way.

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