Standard products can climb the ladder and become luxury items; they just have to be gold-coated, or be produced by one of the world’s leading designers.
A dog collar, toothbrush, keychain, fire extinguisher, trash can – these are all pretty standard, right? But when that keychain is a Louis Vuitton item, its value shoots up to the high heavens.
An exhaustive list of everything on the luxury market would have us here all day, but how about a look at some of the insanely priced items out there?
Mercedes-Benz Dog Collar
Whenever you think of the Mercedes-Benz brand, what comes into mind? Their elegant cars, most definitely.
But they happen to delve into more than just automobiles. There’s currently a Mercedes-Benz branded dog collar on the market, and to own it, you’ll have to part with $110.
Gold Toothbrush and Toothpaste
For $119, you’ll get to own a Swiss Smile toothbrush-toothpaste set, with the paste said to be embellished with gold dust worth 23.75 carats.
The brush, on the other hand, is gold coated, and you better believe that the coating is made of real gold.
Designed by Mason Pearson, you’ll have to pay $240 to own this hairbrush. Apparently, its bristles are what the fuss is all about since they’re made from premium-grade boar hide.
Would you spend that much on a brush even if you could afford it?
You expect paperclips to be as cheap as anything can get, no? But if it’s from Prada, forget about it.
A single one from them costs $240, and is supposedly meant to hold dollar bills together. If you can afford to buy a $240 paperclip, then you must have lots of dollar bills, right?
Handcrafted Fire Extinguisher
Made entirely out of brass, this extinguisher is being marketed as the perfect holiday gift. It goes for $250, which is really something.
Don’t home extinguishers go for between $15 to $20? Even the multi-use ones go for a maximum of $80. Not this one though, and just because it is Goop-approved.
Admittedly, these hats look great on you if they agree with your physique. But don’t you think that $320 is too steep, even for the perfect look?
That price tag stems from the fact that this hat comes from Burberry, the famous British luxury house.
Ordinarily, buying a keychain wouldn’t dent your finances in the slightest. If it’s a Louis Vuitton one though, then it becomes an entirely different story.
It goes for $920, and you’d be tempted to overlook the steep price given that in addition to the metal, the keychain is also made of real mink.
The Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana, eponymously named after the two men how founded it, has earned its rightful place in the fashion world. No wonder they can afford to design an umbrella retailing at $1,395 and getting people to buy it.
Black in color and with a handle designed in the shape of an eagle’s head, the umbrella does look stunning. For most people though, that price tag is way overboard.