Today I want to share my thoughts with you and ask your opinion on an element of the fashion industry that often bothers me. When Vogue Australia posted the above image on their Instagram account two days ago, I couldn’t help but feel uneasy about the response to these Louis Vuitton padlock bracelets. One Instagrammer asked: ‘do you know how much??’ to which Vogue Australia responded: ‘these gorgeous bracelets are $13,200 each’. Now, I don’t want to undermine the success of Louis Vuitton in any way, they are a luxury fashion label who have made a name for themselves through innovative design and lust-worthy collections. Having said that, these bracelets are essentially a glorified bike chain that people will actually pay $13,200 for… really?
I appreciate that these bracelets are created with fine metals but honestly, if you have over $13,000 to spend on a padlock for your wrist or handbag, you should probably be spending your money on something more worthwhile. I’d love to know your opinion on this issue, maybe you think I’m an absolute idiot who doesn’t know beautiful jewellery when I see it? What do you think: is this fabulous or excessive? Let me know in the comments below!
- Bonnie Friday xx