A brand new car or a handbag?

   By drodriguez  Sep 14, 2008

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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littlelamb by littlelamb | Lodi, CA
Apr 12, 2007

Believe me, that is ridiculous price for any purse. Don't care what brand name it is. In fact when I buy purses, I look for sales, and bargains. I have come across some brand name purses for such a bargain.

krissie by krissie | Houston, TX
Apr 12, 2007

Give me a BREAK!!  This has to be the ugliest bag I have ever seen!  I would never buy a handbag for that price!!  I would use the 45,000 for my daughters college fund.

applejelly by applejelly | Lees Summit, MO
Apr 12, 2007

Looks like the designer couldn't decide on this seasons look so he pieced together the past 12 seasons into one bag?!?! Interesting approach.

ericksja1 by ericksja1 | KINGS MILLS, OH
Apr 12, 2007

That is the ugliest bag I have seen in a long time.  I own a Speedy bag already, so I do enjoy designer purses, but this one is awful.  I'd go for the earth-friendly bag

danae95 by danae95 | Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 12, 2007

 We lost Kurt Vonnegut today and as sad as I am to lose such a voice I am sure he laughed his ass off over this bag. It proves so many points he has had about society.

We are still a society of the rediculous. The "Jones" will always buy a bag like this just because. If you handed then a pile of poop and told them it was the rarest poop on earth and for a bargain price of $50,000 and plop. Each pile would be gone and placed under glass in many homes fast.

These things, so some rich think, seperate them from the rest of us. If they saw this bag with a mere $500 dollar price tag by a nobody I bet the comments would be "What an ugly bag. Who would buy that thing?".  The people at Louis Vuitton proved a point for us all. They have a "name". They can creat crap and sell it for any amount they want and it will sell due to that name.

Status symbols will, unfortunately not die. I think it's funny that the few that got these bags are walking around with something so ugly, so crummy and they were probably duped by LV just to see how far they could go.


veecious by veecious | La Puente, CA
Apr 12, 2007

I don't find the bag great looking at all but I do think everyone should by what he or she wants no matter what the price. I buy "IT' bags all the time and I know later on when I have kids I wont be spending all this money on myself so might as well spoil myself while I can.

Anyway I think the bag is pretty darn expensive but I know that LV didn't design the bag with someone like myself in mind because let's see I'm a regular American that can't dispense that kind of money on a bag that will only be used for a season. I'm sure all they thought about when they priced and made this bag was about celebs and other rich people trying to outdo and out show each other not only because the bag alone tells others how much the person spent on the bag but also because it’s a limited edition bag and not just anyone can get their hands on one.

mandyat by mandyat | sidney, OH
Apr 12, 2007

I can't believe someone would pay that much for that ugly bag!!!

wrightmrsld by wrightmrsld | Keavy, KY
Apr 12, 2007

How very sad this all is.  We are killing our world and maybe its just as well, if this sort of thing speaks for humanity as a whole.

foxxyj11 by foxxyj11 | Dudley, NC
Apr 11, 2007

I could never pay this much for a bag. I can't even commit to letting my husband spend that much on his dream car! I wish I had that kind of money, but I still don't think I would spend that much money on something that hangs out on the floor the majority of the time. I will take the knock-off version any day. I'm not trying to make up for anything I don't have by displaying how much money I have to spend on materialistic things.

chris3btine77 by chris3btine77 | Palmerton, PA
Apr 11, 2007

I would never buy a bag for that price....my brand new JEEP didn't even cost that much...that's insane....I'd but 2 jeeps instead....

michelle476 by michelle476 | reedley, CA
Apr 11, 2007

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..

alioopsidaisy by alioopsidaisy | livermore, CA
Apr 11, 2007

I'd rather fix up my house with that kind of money, or donate to a worthy cause...I'll stick to my cheaper little cute purses.

CaliJulz by CaliJulz | LOMITA, CA
Apr 11, 2007

while I probally won't ever be able to afford this, I think that LV can do whatever they want & sell their bag for how ever much they can get for it....I love america!

Plucki by Plucki | SEATTLE, WA
Apr 11, 2007

Hello.  Actually,knowing that there is a method to everyone's madness,my first thought was,why,is Louis Vitton charging so high a price?Is it their ultimate intention to raise funds for a charity of some kind?Are they (secretly)going bankrupt,and truly need an outrageous amount of money to come back out of the red?Has there been a coorparate takeover,so they need the money to fight?What,are we consumers supposed to think of such a simply ludicrous request?Such rediculous requests have been known to be the iminent ruination of companies past,and so very long forgotten.Such a company does not speak to,or for me,or my family.Bon voy-ahh-gee,baby!I'm ALL for the environment!

violetb by violetb | FRANKLIN, VA
Apr 11, 2007

I could never pay this much for a bag even if it were pure gold.  It is ridiculous to waste money just because of a name....Some people just have way to much money and time.