Okay seriously, if you don't want to pay 2k for a costume necklace, then don't.
I'm so tired of hearing people complaining about Chanel costume jewelry being expensive blah blah blah. Yes it's plastic, yes it's crystal or surgical metal, so what? Chanel isn't exactly pointing a knife at you and forcing you to buy costume jewelry, no? When you buy costume jewelry, you buy it for its design, not for what it's made of. Labels like Lanvin, Marni, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry Prosum, amongst many others, they all make costume jewelry, and they're not cheap. It's the design that makes it worth its price. If you're comparing Claires' costume jewelry to Chanel's, well yeah of course Chanel's will be 10x more expensive.
As of today, Laetitia Crahay is in charge of designing all Chanel accessories and costume jewelry. I think you people should really appreciate the time and effort she puts into creating these one of a kind pieces. If you prefer buying gold and silver, go ahead and do so.
I always amortize the cost too. What will I wear more? The cute little flap or the classic pearl necklace? Sometimes it's the necklace that I will get more wear out of.i amortize the cost so if i pay $3,000 for a bag i wear 100 times, that's only $30 per use. however, if i pay $500 for a bag i use once then that's not a good deal.
I've been saying for a while now that the bags aren't made in Europe anymore and seem to be of inferior quality... but the clothes... they are still exquisite!! And made with such perfection.The rtw pieces -- you will never see the fantasy fabrics anywhere else, nor the attention to details in seaming (construction), buttons, etc. that go into jackets and the coats. There are usually a few pieces that I love in a collection, although some collections are a bust, imho. I have played the waiting game and gotten things on sale or even off Ebay. One has to realize in retail everything is marked up at least 100 percent. Why pay full retail when you know sales are coming and even at sale time, retailers are making a profit. If I had that much disposable income, I'd be donating to a worthy cause such as rebuilding New Orleans or such.
I was thinking the same thing!The clothing is often, quite simply, gorgeous. The fabrics are really special, and unique -- and then the work inside the garment (the structure of it) is often spectacular. The jackets are the prime example of this -- they are beautiful!
I would definitely put money on RTW!
I was thinking the same thing!