Well, I have heard of ridiculous things in my life, but buying a purse for $52,000 takes the cake (for now). Introducing the Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork purse. It is a purse made of “recycled” Louis Vuitton purses. Yup, it’s hideous. Yup, the ticket price could feed a starving village in a 3rd world country for a year. Yup, it is all over the news.
I read that there were only 4 issued to the United States. Singer/actress, Beyonce, bought one. Doesn’t that kind of say: “I have more money than I know what to do with. So, instead of helping needy organizations like children’s hospitals or Aids research, I am going to go buy something that I will wear maybe 2-3 times and then put into my closet.” How sad. When fashion takes precedence over world hunger/welfare, we have reached rock bottom.
To all of you that have forked out $52,000 for a purse, think about this: When you sling this bag over your shoulder, think of how many mouths you could have fed or vaccines you could have bought with what you paid. A little bit of leather and a label might be important to you. A rumbling tummy, lack of sickness, and fresh water are important to others. Yes, you have earned the money and the right to buy that purse.
That $52,000 could have built a family home in a poor community. It could have fed many that are homeless. It could have bought coats and blankets for those that needed them. It could have bought books for those that want to read. It could have built a church. It could have bought medical supplies. It could have helped save lives.
Fashion vs. humanity. What a funny world we live in.