Posts tagged "luxury goods"

France Launches A Massive Ad Campaign Targeting Owners Of Counterfeit Luxury Goods

The production of counterfeit luxury goods is a criminal offense, and designers have always been vocal in their condemnation of the practice. Last week, Prada chief executive officer (and Miuccia's husband) Patrizio Bertelli stoked controversy when he shared his opinion on the matter, saying, "Fake goods aren't totally bad; at least it created jobs at…

By: Rachel Krause / May 31, 2012

The Millennial Generation Is Spending More Money Than Ever On Luxury Goods

We're broke, we're unemployed, we owe student loans, we're living off our parents, we have degrees in things like English and Philosophy, we're unprecedentedly narcissistic, and as if we couldn't get any more charming, all the money we do have we spend on luxury goods: welcome to Generation Y, bitches! The millennial epoch, composed of…

By: Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

Hermes Origami Set: The Luxury Item We Hope No One’s Buying

Luxury brands make everything, even basic items like playing cards, fancier and pricier. It bags, we understand (sort of), but high-end origami sets? Hèrmes now offers one, which includes sheets of scarf print origami paper, a hand-stitched black saddle leather envelope, and black lacquer box, all for the ridiculous price of $750. We'd rather spend…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 20, 2010

Does Shopping Make You Feel Guilty?

The retail industry is getting pretty desperate these days—how many more special events and functions will we see that scream "Oooo! Please, please come shop in our store!" According to the Wall Street Journal, the latest tactic in trying to woo the recessionary customer is to assuage shoppers' guilt. In some cases, this goes straight…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2009

Guess How Much These Miu Miu Socks Cost

And now for the latest in the ridiculously overpriced things saga ... a pair of Miu Miu socks, featuring embellished doo-dads (no details on what exactly they are, but looks like buttons and aluminum charms to us) on 100 percent cotton. Guesses? The answer's after the jump.

By: Leonora Epstein / October 22, 2009