Costco and Designer Handbags: A Match Made in Heaven?

Let’s talk about how Costco just started selling Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags. My sources say that the bags are indeed real, but isn’t it more fabulous buying a designer bag from its store. Who wants pick up their dog food, Thanksgiving turkey, and Louis Vuitton Speedy bag in the same place? Okay, maybe everyone. At Costco Chanel Classic Flap handbags are available for $1,999 while Louis Vuitton Speedy Bags go for $589 there. I’ll admit that it’s convenient, but it takes away the glamour of buying a Louis Vuitton bag and having it wrapped up for you buy a Louis Vuitton sales associate. At Costco maybe “Bill” will hand you your bag that you’ll have to throw into your cart because your five-year-old is pulling you towards the lady with free samples of meatballs.

Let’s keep it funky for a moment. I definitely can’t afford a Louis Vuitton bag from the Louis Vuitton store or Costco. I just think it’s interesting that something that seemed so unattainable to the masses is now more readily available to those who can (or, think they can) afford it.

Personally, I’m not really into wearing bags or clothing with logos. I figure that if I am promoting a company I should be getting paid to do so, instead of paying to do it. Now that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t wear a Louis Vuitton or Chanel bag, I just prefer the ones without logos on them. I am definitely not a “label whore” (I didn’t come up with that moniker). See picture below:

Lil Kim by David LaChapelle

If you are like me and have a more modest budget then check out the Junkprints store for some cool finds. And no, Chanel Kennebrew (no relation to Coco) didn’t pay me for this plug.

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2 Comments

  1. Awesome to read of someone that thinks we should be getting paid to wear their logos and not the other way around. I see those kids covered in Ambercrombie and Gap logos and think those companies must be laughing all the way to the bank.

  2. It’s funny, In high school I went through a label phase and eventually realized that I was getting scammed. What a great ploy they’ve got going on.

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