We’re done gawking at Balmain‘s obscenely priced t-shirt, but today we kept shouting, “What?!”
1. Socks in shoes. This is like troempe l’oiel clothing, which we’ve railed against in the past, but why would you buy shoes with socks sewn in when you can buy the same shoe without a sock and choose whether or not to wear a sock? Especially when we’re talking about Bruno Frisonis with four digit price tags—most people will buy just one.
2. Gilt‘s full priced sales. At noon, they launched a week long Helmut Lang sale, and by sale we mean 20 full priced items. Gilt’s VP told WWD, “We don’t want to be another place to go and buy full-price product,” and mentioned that they’re really only interested in doing something special, “perhaps something developed especially for us.” But the collection they’re selling, and the full priced merchandise they’ve sold in the past is actually available everywhere (or everywhere Helmut Lang’s usually sold). So what are we missing?
3. YSL’s $450 adaptor. Seriously? Vogue‘s Senior Accessories Editor “can’t imagine [her] life without one.” We assume you’re paying for the pink leather pouch, but we bet they added on an extra $100 just because it’s stamped with the house’s logo. This probably won’t help Stefano fall under Pierre Bergé’s good graces (though yes, we realize even Pilati probably doesn’t know this exists).
4. Lady Gaga buys a Birkin, a real one, and attacks like we did the soles of our 6th grade Converse.