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?
One Vintage Jess Dress (Net-a-Porter, $2,020)
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.
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I was disappointed when I clicked the link. I was hoping the absurdity would be increased by the white slip being sold separately. Sigh
“any imperfections which may have occurred through the years only add to the individuality of this garment.” Ha.