Living: Bagged In Boston

The manufacturer would have you imagine Cabbage Patch Kids grown up and gone to seed, but when SherStuff's Bag Lady dolls showed up in Boston, some of that city's hundreds of homeless women were not amused. "The ultimate in vulgarity and poor taste," agreed the Globe. Last week the National Union of the Homeless picketed the company's Los Angeles factory and demanded that the down-and-out dolls be recalled. SherStuff, recognizing the value of free publicity, respectfully declined. The dolls, which sell for $45 and up, mean no offense to the homeless, said Designer Ryan Gourley, 33. "I live in Laguna Beach....

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