Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Price is relative

The Internet has been all abuzz for the last few days over someone in Missouri who bought $10,000 worth of Christian Louboutin shoes off their website.

I'm not sure if this is news because it was the largest purchase on the site in it's one year existence or if it's because someone spent $10,000 on shoes. In fact, I'm not really sure why it's news at all.

I want to wear these to the airport.
Louboutin's range in price from $600 to over $1,500, so that's only like 7 to 9 pairs of shoes if you're buying the higher priced stuff on the site. That's also assuming it was all shoes and this woman didn't purchase a handbag or any men's shoes, both of which can also run well into the $1,000+ range.

Really I'm just jealous of the fact that she had $10K to spend on shoes and handbags. Or anything for that matter. I could spend 10 grand pretty quickly if given the opportunity. A dining room table, shoes, clothes, handbags. Who can't spend $10,000 on frivolous bullshit if allowed the opportunity?

I've spent a good chunk of change on shoes before, but that's all relative. My Fluevog boots were over $200, which was a crap ton of money for one pair of shoes when I was single and living on my own only a couple years out of college.

Now that amount of money doesn't even make me flinch. It doesn't mean I routinely spend that amount on a pair of shoes, but it's not nearly as out of the question as it was a few years ago.

I think I need these. I can't think of anything more amazing.
How much you have to spend on non-essentials is really all relative. Maybe this woman has been saving for years. Maybe she won the lotto or got a great new job. Maybe there are some really rich people in Missouri. Maybe she charged it all on a brand new credit card, instantly maxing it out. It's her money and her credit card bills. My feeling is good for her.

People spend all kinds of asinine amounts of money on all sorts of goofy shit. At least this woman got a couple pairs of shoes and a purse out of the deal. Hermes Birkin bags regularly go for well over $10,000 and people don't post news stories every time someone buys one of those. 

So good for the lady in Missouri. Maybe she wears a size 7 and wants to send me a few pair when she's bored of them. I think I could use a few pair of Louboutin's. Too bad I don't have $10,000 lying around for a few pair.

1 comment:

dc said...

Do those shoes have googly eyes on them?!?!?! Because that would be AMAZING. I would HAVE to find a way to own them.