Thursday, September 13, 2007

The $52,000 Ugly Purse

From the Manolo (who sometimes does more than shoes):

Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork purse

Manolo says, while the Manolo is not in the least way opposed to the luxurious items, but sometimes they seem ridiculous.
The Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork is this summer’s ultimate status bag, ringing in at $52,500. […]

“We find the customer there is a very sophisticated client,” said Brigid Andrews, Northeast regional vice president for Louis Vuitton. “When there’s something that is this special, I’m really not surprised that we had a client who wanted it for her own collection.”

The company made the bag that special not only by price tag and design — 14 LV bags were cut up and sewn together to make it — but also by offering only five for sale in North America and 24 worldwide. . .

. . . Andrews said Louis Vuitton’s creative director, Marc Jacobs, designed the Tribute Patchwork “as a celebration of the history of Louis Vuitton.”

The Manolo’s purse blogging friends have been talking about this for many months now, but the Manolo has heretofore restrained himself. But now this story has annoyed the Manolo, not because of the price of the purse, but because it is so terribly ugly. . .

Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

1 comment:

Judith L said...

Well. That's one sin I not at all tempted to commit. Wish I could say that for many others.