If I have to hear one more war story about cat fights at Target over the Missoni line, I may scream. Forgive me, but I simply can not understand the appeal of pushing and shoving to buy cheaply-made licensed merchandise that has an expensive label. And it IS cheaply made. Believe me, for $79.99 the pouf may be cute, but it ain’t well-made. It CAN’T be. As in life, you get what you pay for.
Okay, it’s novel. And I understand and support the notion of affordable luxury. Or do I…?
I would just assume go to a second hand shop and pony up for the real deal once loved. Better even, find a great looking tray or blanket that is artisnal with no label. OR yet another option, a relatively inexpensive good looking one with no label and some semblance of quality. Okay, I am just about plum out of options but here’s one last: buy something inexpensive and recover it in something special. Make it your own. It’s about compromise.
But quality is not something I believe in compromising, ever… and to buy cheap Missoni for Missoni’s sake, this confounds me. And the fighting in the stores? Absurd.
The real question is, what is it these days with everyone wanting and needing their belongings to have cachet and wealth-associated labels? Our economy is in the latrine, unemployment is still skyrocketing and we are at Target fighting over Missoni blankets that are 100 percent polyester. Hmmmm.
This brings me to another point. I have been reading alot of comments on blogs lately about the mad-mad love of Hermes products. Classic, french, iconic, luxury, super, duper-duper expensive. What does it say when you display Hermes anything in the home? Can it be likened to wearing it on your arm? Does the logo in an of itself make you happy? Or does what it represents? I want to know. Help me understand the obsession…