Chic Young Things Are Investing In Luxury Weaponry

The fashion industry might be speeding straight into an iceberg à la the Titanic, but apparently there’s one consumer market that’s beginning to thrive in this crappy economy: luxury guns. Gunmaker Purdey & Sons is responding to this by increased production on a new model, which is described as “entry level.” From a Bloomberg report on the company’s move, it kind of sounds like the people who stopped purchasing handbags are the ones now supporting the luxury weaponry industry: “Buyers today are young, fashionable and wealthy, whereas the gun buyers of the past were older gentlemen with less money to spend.”

Weird, right? Are you in the market for one of these bad boys? [Agenda Inc]