Sunday, February 7, 2010

This is what I don't understand

It is not often I call out overpriced items but really, when I see something like this, I can't keep it to myself.

I have been a fan of Anthropologie for a while. The kind of fan that browses through the website and/or store and finds inspiration for my actual shopping trips where I find similar stuff that is not so wildly overpriced. But today I happened upon an item that just took the fricking cake.

This 10x15.5 cotton purse is $428. The main fabric is cotton, and the lining is cotton - no satin or silk here. The closure is magnetic, no sparkly button or semiprecious bit to add some flair. $428. With taxes, you're paying almost FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for barely a yard of cotton.

It says Italy - don't know if that means it's made in Italy or the cotton is Italian, but either way, give me a break here. To charge this amount of money for a rather homely little clutch is pure robbery.

I am so tempted to go get some fabric and make something similar except this purse is too damn ugly to even try to replicate. It's not worth my time and about $8 worth of materials, and it's definitely not worth paying $428!!!

I know it's Anthropologie and all, but this is ridiculous.


  1. Holy cow, that's insane! Who would pay that much for that?!

  2. Wha...?!! Really!
    That is horrible. Outrageous.
    I love anthropologie, but I can't buy anything there unless it is on the final markdown dragout sale. lol. Which makes me sad, but that said, this really is ridiculous. :/

  3. oh man...I have to agree. And I think you and I could churn out something like that, but eleventy times better...and charge 10% of that price and call it good. Seriously. That store irritates the crap out of me, gotta say...I'm not a fan :)

  4. I so agree. How about we just light $428 on fire? Then we wouldn't have to live with that ugliness!

    (and have a happy Saturday Sharefest!)