Jun 27, 2008

When Is It Too Much?


I love bags like any other gals out there and am quite willing to drop some gold coins for a bag that I just have to take home with me. When savvy sister received a fuchsia ostrich Hermes Kelly, I thought it was really nice and a classic piece so the price point could be somewhat excused. When another savvy family member purchased another Hermes Birkin in exotic skin, I thought wow, cool! I wish I can talk myself into buying an exotic, but the "responsible" me manages to stop "shopping" me without fail . When I saw this Gucci Crocodile medium tote, which is part of the Hysteria collection, I was flabbergasted at the price ~ a whopping $37,500. I had a discussion with my SA at Chanel and she was surprised Gucci could command this price when a large classic Chanel flap in the same material retails for $26,000 and a lizard Birkin 25 cm is around $13,000, if a gal can get her hand on one. (Yes, I am being a brand snob now!)Are all the design houses trying to outdo each other with exotic skins and testing consumers' ability and willingness to hand over piles of gold coins to satisfy the need to have the IT bag? I am still asking "Gucci can command this price?" So what is the most you are willing to pay for a handbag, exotic or otherwise?

image: Gucci

6 comments:

  1. All of these are so ridiculously out of my price range it's not even funny! Personally I think it's so silly to spend so much on an "it" bag that by definition will be "out" in a few months. If you must invest in a bag, do it because you know you won't tire of it and not because it's "in..."

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  2. AnonymousJune 27, 2008

    Ridiculous. I can buy a car.

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  3. I looooooove bags. But I could never spend so much on a bag...

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  4. I measure everything by jewelry. You can get a big 18K gold pendant with over 2 carats of diamonds on it for $12K. For a bunch of leather? I love nice things but I couldn't fathom spending nearly $40K on a bag, even if I had all the money in the world.

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  5. AnonymousJune 27, 2008

    If you have the money then why not!

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  6. I've been wanting to save money for a nice bag but I still haven't done that yet cause I keep using my savings on trips hahahha

    Love the one you posted, black patent is always a good choice.

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