Friday, March 12, 2010

I Guess I Just Don't Get Designer

I keep getting these emails from - OK, I signed up for them, but that's beside the point.  The point is, they keep telling me about all these great deals - 60, 70, 80% off.  Sounds great, right?  Except that even at 80% off, most of these things cost more than I'd ever want to pay.  I mean, I just can't convince myself I need to pay over $100 for a pair of shoes.  I shouldn't have to sell my timeshare or my firstborn to look good, should I?  (though sometimes selling the firstborn is mighty tempting)

What makes these so great?  The designer's name?  Who's Marc Jacobs?

I felt the same way when I went to New York with the band last year.  So many of the girls just had to find those designer handbags.  Coach?  What's that?  Is $50 really a good price for a purse?  Must be, because these girls were so excited, but I just didn't get it.  I buy mine for under $10 on clearance at Walmart.  I can get excited about that.

How about you?  Do you get designer this and designer that?  Am I just cheap?