A brand new car or a handbag?

SS Member Image By drodriguez 09.14.08
A brand new car or a handbag?
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You may be shaking your head in disbelief, but the latest "it" bag called Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag retails for $45, 352. Why is this bag as expensive as a new car? It does feature a gold chain handle, but the real reason for the high price is that it's made up of samples of 15 different Louis Vuitton Handbags from the LV spring/summer and cruise lines. If you want one of these bags, you have to get in line?. There will only be a limited number being made and the fashionista's tell us there's already a long waiting list!

A more affordable and equally sought after “it” bag is the enviro-stylish re-usable shopping bag by top UK designer Anya Hindmarch. It sold out in the UK in minutes. The tote officially named “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” is made from cotton, not plastic and so far only sold in the UK. The company promises to have more in stock in mid- April and they will also be sold, again in limited quantities and colors, in other countries this summer.

If you had the money would you prefer the environmentally friendly and inexpensive bag or the Louis Vuitton?

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  • WindingWheelCO By WindingWheelCO
    10.29.08  

    I find the trend for expensive handbags ridiculous. I know women who have bags worth several hundred dollars and all they wear on their feet are flip flops. I was raised with the idea that you spend money on shoes. It doesn't matter what you are wearing or carrying, as long as you have clean, stylish, well made shoes on your feet you will look well put together.

  • LisaRKR By LisaRKR
    11.29.07  

    Well, I just read this thread and of course I have to add my two cents, even if it is months after the fact. I love my "IT" bags. I pay my bills, give to the charities that I believe in, and if I want to pay $500 or more for a bag, then so be it. It's my money, why shouldn't I do what I want with it. Now granted, I couldn't afford the LV shown here, but if I was that wealthy, and I liked it, why not? No matter how much money one has, don't forget, many have worked hard for their money, (not all are like Paris Hilton), and their status and have the right to do as they please. The way I look at it, until you pay my bills and take care of me, you have no say in the matter, and please don't turn your nose up at me. You don't know me from Adam. I don't judge you whether you carry a $10 purse or a designer knockout! To each is own.

  • budsmama By budsmama
    07.26.07  

    I hate spending $7.00 at Walmart...This is crazy!!!

  • babypink2424 By babypink2424
    06.21.07  

    i would rather spend the money on other things rather than just a purse. must be nice to just have $45000 laying around to buy a purse..

  • jmaciej1 By jmaciej1
    05.30.07  

    I WOULD DEF. GET THE CHEAPER BAG BECUASE IT IS CUTER! THE LV BAG IS NOT EVEN THAT HOT.

  • shelly524673 By shelly524673
    05.22.07  

    45,000 I didn't even pay that much for my house!!! yeah call me cheap, but it was a foreclouser!! there are so many other ways to spend that much money help a school we all know that our school systems are in deep trouble maybe its just me but 2.99 at goodwill seems a little more in my price range

  • tmjenkins By tmjenkins
    05.16.07  

    Sad, sad, sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How does carrying a $45K bag make you a better person? The people who buy these bags are so shallow. There are people starving, children wondering where their next meal will come from and living under bridges to keep warm at night. Do shallow people even consider humanity when they purchase $45K bags? That's like buying a hummer! It's all about appearances. Who needs a military assault vehicle to get around from day to day?

  • peach_butterfly By peach_butterfly
    05.14.07  

    I love bags...but 45,000 for a bag? I don't think so. That money would not be used even for a car but money to help pay off my mortgage.

  • JaxxSaxx By JaxxSaxx
    05.10.07  

    I'm the wrong person to be asked that question I 'M THE BIGEST HANDBAG FREAK THERE IS,I HAVE A WALKIN CLOSET FULL OF HANDBAGS FROM COACH TO LOUIS VUTTION THEY ARE MY LITTEL TREASURES, BUT I WOULD NOT PAY 45GS FOR ONE BAG THATS CRAZY. THE MOST I SPENT FOR A BAG IS $700.00. I'D TAKE THE BAG OVER A CAR ANYTIME.

  • kamaiki By kamaiki
    05.10.07  

    I WOULD NEVER PAY THAT MUCH FOR ANY ONE THING OTHER THEN A DOWN PAYMENT FOR A HOUSE. THAT IS CRAZY. AND INMY OPINION ITS UGLY. I WOULD BY THE $10 BAG.

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