Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Price Of Things
This is, palpably, a beautiful scarf. The price attached to it is irrelevant to its beauty.
And yet people care about price. There are normal reasons for that: (1) to evaluate whether the scarf is "worth" its cost (meaning whether, compared to other goods, the scarf is fairly-priced, overly-expensive, or a bargain), and (2) to decide whether you individually can or should purchase it depending on your financial and personal circumstances.
There is another reason people often care about price and that is to express surprise and even outraged condemnation at the high cost of luxury items.
The price for this scarf is $995.00. How does that knowledge make you feel?
The scarf is made by Yves Saint Laurent and is cashmere. It can be purchased at:
I heard about this scarf on Isabel's blog (http://www.walkoffashion.com/). Her reaction to its cost amused me: she wrote, "I saw the price and my mouth dropped open. $995 for a scarf?! ...I can buy a bag for that much money!"