Posts tagged "expensive"

Would You Rather Have These Microchip Louboutins Or A Brand New Computer?

These Christian Louboutin platform heels are embroidered to look like a motherboard–isn’t that clever and quirky and fun?–and they can be yours for a mere $1695, which happens to be the same price as a brand new MacBook Pro. I know, I know, it seems like an astronomical sum, but it’s actually not that bad…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 16, 2012

This Bottle Of Nail Polish Costs $250,000 And I Don’t Want To Live On This Planet Anymore

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the most expensive nail polish in the world: Azature’s Black Diamond. The shimmery black formula contains 267 carats of crushed diamonds, and–yep, you read the headline correctly–one bottle will cost you $250,000. The other day I spent $12 on a bottle of nail polish and felt a little guilty and self-indulgent,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 3, 2012

10 Pairs Of Really Ugly, Super Expensive Designer Pants

As wise poet and personal role model LuAnn deLesseps once crowed — actually she autotuned it — “money can’t buy you class.” Money also can’t buy you style, as evidenced by the wide array of horribly ugly pants on offer by high end designers these days. Do you have $600 and no abiding sense of…

Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2012

Do Not Want: A Thousand Dollar T-Shirt

Sure, you could spend $990 on this T-shirt by Thakoon, BUT YOU’D BE AN IDIOT! Sorry, I don’t mean to yell, but this T-shirt isn’t pooping diamonds, so I can’t understand why it costs so much. Do you? [$990, Shopbop]…

Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2012

Kanye West and Jay-Z — Now Available for Very Expensive Birthday Parties and Bar Mitzvahs

Do you have — or are you yourself — a spoiled teen? Are you interested in completely blowing the minds of your friends and family with some insane, off-the-hook musical entertainment at your next birthday party/coming out fiesta/backyard Koi pond re-dedication ceremony? Well then, hire Jay-Z and Kanye West! They’re available to perform — if…

Julie Gerstein / December 29, 2011

Anthropologie Is Selling Rickshaws Now

What could be said about Anthropologie’s Rickshaw (yes, a real thing) that Anthropologie couldn’t say better? Just listen to their whimsical description of the $2,200 culturally questionable bikemobile:
While on a trip to India work project to find new objects to culturally appropriate some of our team got tired of walking among the poors flagged…

Julie Gerstein / November 3, 2011

Do Not Want: Straggly Muppet Dress

Growing up with “The Muppets” has been a way of life for the children of the last several generations. The quirky and adorable creatures taught us how to sing, dance, and work things out with friends. And as much as we owe them for all of the life lessons they’ve taught us, the way to…

Carrie Morrissey / December 6, 2010

How To Have The Most Expensive Day Of Your Life

Recession, smesshion. That seems to be what luxury goods makers and upscale restaurants seem to be saying, anyway. Earlier this week, the Frome Cheese Show unveiled its latest hyper-expensive creation: a $175 cheese sandwich. What makes a friggin’ cheese sandwich cost $175? Well, it features white cheddar infused with truffles and is sprinkled with gold…

Julie Gerstein / September 16, 2010

Check Out Tiffany & Company’s Boring $4,800 Handbag

Sorry to be a downer, but we’re totally underwhelmed by Tiffany & Company’s soon-to-be-released handbags. The iconic jewelry maker is stepping into the handbag market this September with the help of the design duo formerly behind the recently-shuttered bag line Lambertson Truex. The designers, who formerly made incredibly ladylike bags, make total sense for the…

Lily Q / July 19, 2010

Crap You Don’t Need: $48,000 Alligator Garment Bag

I received an email from Domenico Vacca this morning about, I kid you not, a $48,000 alligator garment bag. As in the thing you carry cocktail dresses and suits in to protect them from the elements and wrinkles. As in the bag that most of us get for free from the dry cleaner or whe…

Lily Q / July 13, 2010

The Swimsuit Vending Machine

If you’re anything like us, you know that sinking feeling of forgetting to pack a crucial item for a trip all too well. And, come summer time, the most commonly forgotten item is a swimsuit. Whether you grabbed two tops and no bottoms, forgot one altogether or belatedly realized that maybe you should have tried…

Lily Q / July 10, 2010

Crap You Don’t Need: Gold-Dipped Perfume Wand

Time for today’s episode of “Crap You Definitely Don’t Need!” And what, you ask, is today’s over-the-top item awaiting ridicule? It’s none other than Joya Perfume, the scent that comes in a hand-crafted porcelain bottle with — wait for it — a 22 karat gold-dipped applicator. Because sometimes expensive perfume isn’t classy enough if you…

Lily Q / June 24, 2010

Boyfriend Present: $53 McQueen Man Panties

Before his death last month, designer Alexander McQueen was working on a line of men’s underwear or, as we’ll refer to them, manties. We feel the creations deserve a name of their own, not just because their creator was an awesome man, but also because they’re a bit too snazzy to just be referred to…

Lily Q / March 25, 2010

Long-Distance Relationships Are Expensive, Especially In This Economy

Fuel prices are affecting bank accounts, that’s for sure, but did you know high prices might be influencing relationships, as well? An article in The Washington Post discusses the effects of increased plane ticket prices on long-distance relationships. It seems that as a result of the current state of the economy, many going the distance…

Catherine Strawn / July 15, 2008