Faux Pas: One Vintage, One Problem
Jun 17, 2010
It never ceases to amaze me what people will spend hard earned money to own. And unlike many fashionistas, I would never consider spending more than $500 for any item of clothing that wasn’t a wedding dress. And even then, there would be mass hesitation.
It’s not that I don’t think the pricey designer fashions are beautiful because very often, they are. It’s that I question the…well, I question the priorities and ethics of women who regularly spend more than a grand on a single item of clothing. So while I love Balmain, Valentino, Chris Benz and others, I don’t think I could plunk down that much money for a single piece of clothing without feeling like a bad person.
But at least if I was buying Lanvin, I would have my beautiful silk bustier dress to comfort me. So I ask you: What the hell is the excuse for spending $2,000 on this monstrosity?
It looks like a tablecloth! And if you really wanted a vintage, cotton, floral-printed maxi dress you can find one on etsy for $38! How do these people get away with this?
The business model of One Vintage is simple: Find a piece in a vintage store that looks unique, jack up the price to some insane amount to make rich people with no common sense think it’s super special, and then get Net-a-Porter to sell it for you as an exclusive service. And despite all reason, people pay these prices. Talk about having your priorities out of whack.