The Olsen's New £17,000 Backpack And Other Mega-Bucks Buys...

28 June 2012 by

No fashion girl is immune to the thought of casually strolling into a Hermès store and buying a classic Birkin or Kelly bag. It’s the stuff true daydreams are made of. After all, those handbags are heaving with wearability, fine craftsmanship, haute heritage and the power to provide endless nods from those-in-the-know – so one can understand the reason behind the price. But sometimes, even we’re shocked by just how expensive some items in this crazy fashion biz can be! Today’s case in point? The Olsen twins and their super-expensive backpack obsession. This humble bag isn’t particularly synonymous with hefty price tagging, but last autumn/winter’11 the child-stars-turned-successful-designers revealed that they couldn’t keep up with the demand for their £39,000 crocodile rucksacks from their uber-luxury line, The Row. We weren’t sure who exactly had that cash to splash the first time (apart from rumours that usually understated Jessica Biel was amongst them), but there must be a market for such finery, because the ladies have launched another version: £17,000 and rendered in patchwork fur. Now now, before you rush to a stockist, you must prepare to elbow your way past super-stylist Rachel Zoe, “Pretty in patchwork, The Row’s posh pack combines comfort and class. The fuzzy texture on this nifty knapsack is also a fashion favorite,” she announced on her website, The Zoe Report. Posh pack! We like that terminology….

It made us think about all of the other big bucks fashion bits that you buy should you have that spare change lying around at home. Karl’s bargainous £29,000 black diamond and emerald collar (still available on Net-A-Porter should you fancy it), Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Treasure Bra for a reasonable $25,000, a Gucci bike for $14,000… Scroll through the gallery above for some shopping inspiration.


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