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    the bag comes free

    Hi:

    Could you please tell me the meaning of "the bag comes free" in the following passge?

    In 2000, menswear label Daniel Christian’s fall ad campaign showed only the face of a wrinkly old woman with the message “buy a Daniel Christian shirt or pair of jeans and the bag comes free.”

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: the bag comes free

    It means that when you buy the shirt or jeans, you get a free bag.


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    Re: the bag comes free

    Quote Originally Posted by askaboutenglish View Post
    It means that when you buy the shirt or jeans, you get a free bag.
    Probably not. It is a play on words; a bag is a thing to carry stuff around in, and it is also an old, ugly, bad-tempered woman.

    As the add showed a wrinkly old face, it is probably the latter meaning in this case, and a joke.

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