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Designers- Louis Vuitton, Prada.. your opinion

rexdoggieowner
September 12th, 2004, 08:49 PM
This thread was inspiried by my sister who just got 3 louis vuitton bags. To those who do not know who LV is.. its a designer who is well known for his purses, jessica simpson usually wears his bags on tv...

my point of this thread is do you think that a 1,000 bag is worth it ? why are we so obessed with expensive things ?! i know that its about owning something you know not a lot of people have... do you think that materialistic people are ignorant/ snobs ?!

my view is that i don't think i would ever pay that much for a bag, but when my sister let me borrow one, i was so happy... i don't think of myself as a materistic person, but when i saw it... it was like looking at a 100,000 sports car!!!

Luba
September 12th, 2004, 08:55 PM
No I don't think it's worth it

But leave it to me to say that I just bought a 200 pair of CK sunglasses
BUT BUT BUT they were doctor ordered ;) LOL

Writing4Fun
September 12th, 2004, 09:01 PM
Well, I think we all have our little weaknesses. If these folks have the money to spend on designer bags and clothes, and it makes them happy, then more power to 'em (of course it would be nice if they'd use some of that cash to help others, too)! Are they ignorant or snobs? No - they're just human! :D

iRONKNiGHT
September 12th, 2004, 09:16 PM
Funny my uncle work's at Louis Vuitton in Manhattan.. and while hanging out with him i did ask him that very Question.. is it worth it?
he said you're just buying into a Name!
i agree...i guess if you need something then you will shop around look for Quality first off then decide...when i kick the bucket i dont think i'll be taking any of these materialistic items with me....Life is far to short and precious, take the time smell the flowers!!! Live life that makes you happy not what others define happyness for you...they are living for themselves!

moontamara
September 12th, 2004, 09:39 PM
I wonder about this ALL THE TIME!!! I honestly don't understand it at all, especially the bags! The bag I carry is corduroy (sp?) and I bought it for the equivalent of $10!!! I feel like I'm splurging on clothes lately, spending more than $40 for a pair of pants, and the only reason I spend that much is that I've realized the really cheap ones fall apart so quickly they cost more in the end... Personally, I will NOT buy into a brand name, but it isn't that I judge those who do. I literally can't understand them, that's all!!! In my opinion, there are sooo many better things to spend money on such as travel, helping others, my dog, great food! A bag???? Never!

Luba
September 12th, 2004, 09:44 PM
To be quite honest I find Louis Vuitton bags very ugly. They look like Granny bags to me!! :eek:

iRONKNiGHT
September 12th, 2004, 09:48 PM
wait wait wait.. that's my line Luba!!

Luba
September 12th, 2004, 09:53 PM
Too late u snoozed

People only buy them cause they're expensive, they really are ugly IMHO

Writing4Fun
September 12th, 2004, 10:16 PM
LOL I've never seen one in person so I'll have to take your word for it! :D

rexdoggieowner
September 12th, 2004, 10:18 PM
i think some of the purses and bags are... the other ones are nice.. like the wallets... i LOVE guess.... its not too expensive.. and you can wallets ( Winners) or purses on sale!!!!

and don't we all love sales...

what about clothing ?! is it really better material ?

chico2
September 12th, 2004, 10:29 PM
Luba,you stole my line too...I would never buy one because they are butt-ugly..... :eek:
I have a wonderful soft old leather bag,I think I paid $100 for it,but the older it gets the more I like it......leather is like wine,the older it gets....oops,that was supposed to be women,according to hubby :D
I have never bought anything because of a label but since I like natural materials,like cotton,wool,linen and yes,leather it still gets a little pricey,but I hate shopping,so it does not happen very often :D

Sneaky2006
September 12th, 2004, 11:33 PM
my point of this thread is do you think that a 1,000 bag is worth it ?
My answer to your question is no. I don't even know of the designer that you all are referring to.... I can just hear all the gasps!! :p
The way I see it... you should buy/wear what makes YOU feel good and if that's a purdy $10 bag or a granny bag for $1000, so be it.

Writing4Fun
September 13th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Oh, I get it! Are they worth the $1000 in terms of materials, labour, etc...? No! Definitely not! The materials and the labour of putting the things together might be a couple hundred bucks, so the rest is just for the design of the piece. That's a heck of an hourly rate M. Vuitton is charging for his talents! I still say though, if that's what makes you truly happy (not just THINK you're happy), then by all means dish out the cash! :D

heidiho
September 13th, 2004, 10:59 AM
They will last forever though,i am a Dooney& Bourke person myslef..

Cinnabear
September 13th, 2004, 02:20 PM
Some of the purses have nice material, but wouldn't hold much or would hold too much. I definately wouldn't pay that much for a bag. It might last a long time but for fashion who would keep them that long.

heidiho
September 13th, 2004, 02:24 PM
If i like something i will use it forever,whether it is in style or not...

glasslass
September 13th, 2004, 05:21 PM
I guess whatever is your thing! I won't pay $100 for a bag, but won't hesitate to plunk out $250 for a little plastic toy railroad car that cost $2.95 in the early 1950's. :p

heidiho
September 13th, 2004, 05:24 PM
I wouldnt pay that much for a purse either,but the people i seem to date have a thing for purses,so i'll take it if they want to give it...Well if i was rich i would pay that much,but i'm not,so Target is my store.

melanie
September 13th, 2004, 06:32 PM
:D heidi WTF, you get stuff of men on dates? oh wow aussie men suck sometimes (not all i do understand some are really good), dating is not so popular here, most men ask you out for a beer not a meal (but some do believe beer is food hmmmm) and they dont bring you anything. and if you are lucky to get a city slicker well they will take you out for dinner or a fancy pub, but out here the nearest a man comes to romantic dating is a steak and beer at the pub or the local bachelor and spinster ball, B and S.
my first date (one of 3 and most girls i know have never been on proper date, although we go out with lots of men but not date them)sorry my first date was when i was 15yrs old and the boy took me to the drag races at the speedway, oh wow, i was not impressed, i had seen so many american movies, i was so disapointed. you lucky girls, oh some aussie girls need to become a little more high maintance i reckon.

anyway the thread, i would never pay that much for anything. i refuse to be materialistic and i believe nothing that is worn etc is worth that much, if it was shelter yes i would consider it, but bag no.

i come from poor ppl, my hubby the opposite and city slickers. often his sisters are absolutly shocked at where i buy my cloths from, i had one of them actually say 'can you really buy cloths out there?' (they are from sydney, the self obsessed city). i love secound hand shops and esp kmart and target, great cloths at a really good price, and the quality is just as good, kmart cloths last me as long as any designers products and if they happen to tear or fade i am not upset as it was only $10 item..im also rough nut and ruin most things jumping fences and what not, so fancy does not suit me.

but i understand the price, these designers are the elite of their field and for that they are rewarded. :D i wish i had such talent

heidiho
September 13th, 2004, 06:52 PM
I didnt mean it that way,well yeah you could get a sugar daddy id u wanted,i just meant i dated a guy for three years and on my b-day i got a 400.00 purse,that was 4 years ago,then the last boyfriend i had also had a thing for purses and got me a Dooney & Burke,my point being i seem to find guys who like to buy purses...Also get lucky cause they seem to like to cook also,which i dont..

melanie
September 13th, 2004, 06:56 PM
oh no i am not saying what you think im saying, i thought you meant that men bring a present before the date, like flowers and you got good ones, so now im really disapointed, ah i vow never to watch another hollywood movie again. :p

heidiho
September 13th, 2004, 07:02 PM
I wish,my last boyfriend actually we met 3 weeks before my b-day,he flew me to vegas,limo waiting at airport,he is a vip there so when we checked in it was in the platinum check in room,champane & huge shrimp waiting for me in my room,with a card from the host,it was the most excting thing i have ever experienced,turned out to be the meanest italian guy i have ever met,but it was soooo fun................

rexdoggieowner
September 14th, 2004, 02:38 PM
i think that money is the route of all evil... all that money fight about is money... money controls the world... money KILLS

iRONKNiGHT
September 14th, 2004, 04:54 PM
i think that money is the route of all evil... all that money fight about is money... money controls the world... money KILLS

i'm guessing what you ment was "Money is the root of all evil, and all that people fight about is Money."

umm no my dear money dont kill, people with feeble minds kills....

gun's dont kill.. stupid people with gun's kills

dog's dont kill.. stupid people with dog's kills

people should be more accountable for their actions instead of always wanting to OWN everything..

-back to the subject of the thread-

Writing4Fun
September 14th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Amen, Knight!

rexdoggieowner
September 14th, 2004, 05:25 PM
i agree with you on that point...

but you cannot tell me that money isn't the route of all evil..
ALL people are tempted by it... and it does control the world...
the poor are getting poorer... and the rich are getting richer

iRONKNiGHT
September 14th, 2004, 06:00 PM
i agree with you on that point...

but you cannot tell me that money isn't the route of all evil..
ALL people are tempted by it... and it does control the world...
the poor are getting poorer... and the rich are getting richer

i taught i already did Kate? :)

ALL people are tempted by it
not everyone is tempted by money kate! If you Believe in what you just said.. i can prove you wrong..

Kate: ALL people are tempted by it (money)
does this mean you too? if so i wonder how much money you'd accept to do my bidding?


it's people with Feeble mind's Kate...

let's see what's the meaning of feeble...

feeˇble ( P ) Pronunciation Key (fbl) adj. feeˇbler, feeˇblest

Lacking strength; weak.
Indicating weakness.
Lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; inadequate.

Depending on how we decide too use it, Money is also used in GOOD..

now i'll just continue to sing this little song, you might of hear'd it?

Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love

I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend
If it makes you feel all right
I'll get you anything my friend
If it makes you feel all right
'Cause I don't care too much for money
For money can't buy me love

I'll give you all I've got to give
If you say you love me too
I may not have a lot to give
but what I've got I'll give to you
For I don't care too much for money
For money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love
Everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love
No, no, no, no

Say you don't need no diamond ring
And I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want those kind of things
that money just can't buy
For I don't care too much for money
For money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love
Everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love
No, no, no, no

Say you don't need no diamond ring
And I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want those kind of things
that money just can't buy
For I don't care too much for money
For money can't buy me love
Ooh, can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love, no

Dont get caught up in money..you'll miss out on the Meaning of Life
Just kick back enjoy life and know that you've got good moral's instilled in you!

click on here (http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Limo/3518/cant_buy_me_love.mid) to listen

rexdoggieowner
September 14th, 2004, 09:58 PM
that was a really good post.. i liked it...

all i'm saying is that people are greedy.. i personally think its in our nature..

if its not... then look at your own life... all you need is a roof over your head, clothes on your back, food and water to live!!

so, why do you have a computer- do you NEED it to survive ?!
why do you need over 2 pairs of shoes- you don't NEED them to survive !!
i could keep on goin and goin...

oh, don't get me wrong.. i know what your saying.. i just look at both points :)

and i love a good debate :) :) :)