Another Telfar Drop Came and Went, and Once Hopeful Shoppers are Freaking Out
Time to SULK.
Time to SULK.
Text: Mili Godio
They say patience is key – and boy is that patience tested whenever Telfar restocks its iconic shopping bags. Famously difficult to get, these vegan leather bags, complete with the signature “T” logo, are stylish, practical, and come in so many colors that they ‘ll match any outfit. That is if you can actually get your hands on one.
The Brooklyn-based label was created by Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens, who launched the famous shopping bags back in 2017. Since then, it feels like just about everyone is sporting them, including celebrities like Solange, Selena Gomez, and Bella Hadid. And for $150 to $257, you can have your very own Telfar while supporting a Black queer-owned business. It’s a win-win.
The most recent restock, which went down Tuesday at 12 PM EST, literally sold out in seconds. Shoppers didn’t even get a chance to put these babies in their carts before they sold out like hotcakes. It was a comically tragic moment for all, so tragic that Twitter had to fill that aching gap the only way it knows how – memes, and lots of them. Cue the self-deprecating gifs, the relatable TikToks, and the (understandable) blaming of bots and resellers for never giving people the CHANCE.
While those who missed out patiently wait for the next inevitable restock, we’ve compiled a few of the best tweets that capture the Telfar void that fans have come to know so well.
It was at this moment when I knew I wasn’t going to get that Telfar bag 😭 pic.twitter.com/t2lWPv0iJz
— crystal clear water. (@shanimaven) August 11, 2020
aigh so like I kinda want a Telfar bag… and i’m tired of not having one because they drop at 12 and be sold out by 11:59 pic.twitter.com/h30eLUizso
— aaj⚡️ (@aajboog) August 11, 2020
— YR ✪ (@theinfamousyr) August 11, 2020
me everytime i get on the TELFAR website knowing damn well they finna sell out in a minute pic.twitter.com/Q6APNdWuvK
— ari (@aricrutchfield) August 11, 2020
Telfar 🤝 SNKRS
— 💫 (@svydu) August 11, 2020
Didn’t get my telfar bag again pic.twitter.com/jLBQ89HCYI
— Nazhier💋 (@NazhierSmith) August 6, 2020
The year is 2024 — you missed another Telfar drop.
— AB/G (@bibbygregory) August 11, 2020
There’s no way actual people were able to purchase a telfar bag in under 45 seconds. This bot problem is gross pic.twitter.com/9qVB0p46GQ
— gal fieri (@hoz_pop) August 11, 2020
Me thinking I was finally gonna get a Telfar bag pic.twitter.com/iCT7qSa97s
— 𝓓. 🇯🇲 (@daniyellee) August 11, 2020
And finally, a very self-aware Telfar-made tweet…
12 PM EST pic.twitter.com/TRz8noMuDZ
— TELFAR (@TELFARGLOBAL) August 11, 2020