Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Crazies - Ridiculous Merchandise of the Day

Jil Sander Vasari Bag

Details of product:
Made of brown covered paper
Stitched seams on both sides
Metal eyelets at the bottom
Jil Sander printed on front panel
Price: USD290

Yes, yes, you read it right. It is indeed a brown paper bag, one of those that you probably use daily to carry your lunch in. Yes, yes, you read the price right as well. It is indeed retailed for a whooping $290 in US dollars. No, I don't understand it either, but I think Fight Club is making more and more sense by the day. Just imagine how many things $290 can do. I went and took a look on the American Oxfam website and found that for the poor communities in third world countries, $290 could means:
Around 8 water purifiers
Nearly 6 sheeps or goats
Approximately 11 mosquito nets
Funding almost enough to train 2 midwives

Society is going crazy.

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