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some people pay a lot, often, knowingly, a large mark-up, for their desired item. some people put their name on wait lists for the opportunity to buy an anticipated item. often a prohibitive cost or a limited production number only enhances the demand for and desirability of an item. i suppose the implication is you're lucky or loaded if you get your hands on the piece.
what if it were even more exclusive?

how would you feel about having to qualify, through some process of evaluation, to make a purchase?

6 comments:

Candid Cool said...

hasn't that already happened for Hermes new bag? I heard that one has to be approved of by the socialite its named after. (sorry i cant remember her name)

editor said...

^^susan casden. i kind of suspect that whole story got misplayed a bit - i think i read about it in the daily extra. i'm not sure, but i think she commissioned her own bag, and because it was her collaborative design (for better or worse), they were not going to produce it as part of their general offerings (for better or worse), however, if she requests or gives permission for them to use the design again, they will. i don't think they ever anticipated that someone would want her namesake bag - i think the point of her having one was so that it would be hers and hers alone.

Carlene said...

Most of the time, widespread desirability and demand lessens my own desire for an item. I'm not sure why that is. I feel like I'm being played, and I don't like it.

(Not that I'd turn down a free Birkin.)

Iheartfashion said...

I'm with Carlene, the more manufactured the desirability is, the less likely I am to want said item. Having to qualify to make a luxury goods purchase just says "sucker" to me.

Alexandra said...

Much as I love, love, love fashion and have gone to great lenghts to obtain certain items, I still feel I would judge one that would go through a qualification process to make a purchase as lacking in meaning in their lives.
Judge-y but...still! qualifying for a purchase?!...what item would it even have to be to induce one to do that?

landis smithers said...

um. isn't that what home buying is all about?