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Chanel Shell Purse Costs $48,000: Worth It or Waste?

Living 2012/05/08 18:00:00
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We love purses just as much as the next gal, and who doesn't love finding a gorgeous seashell on the beach? But combining the two apparently costs $48,000. Why? Because it's from Chanel, of course!



The Chanel Shell Minaudieres clutch is a giant molded seashell that was featured on the Chanel Spring 2012 runway, Purseblog.com reports. Now, you don't expect a Chanel purse to be cheap, but $48,000 for a totally impractical, bizarre-looking purse seems excessive -- even for the one percent.

But it might make you feel better to hear that the purse is covered in real freshwater pearls, which helps explain the expense. A little steep for your budget? This plain pearlescent resin version goes for a relatively cheap $33,000. Are you saving your pennies yet?


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  • sglmom 2012/05/08 23:22:23
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    sglmom
    +8
    If you have 48K to toss around lightly ..
    how about doing some good ..
    there's plenty of Disabled Veterans in the USA ..
    who are also HOMELESS and in need
    (DONATE the money instead so we can help these Disabled Veterans!)

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  • Fashionable60s 2012/06/06 16:53:46
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    Fashionable60s
    Love a good arm candy but this is pushing the envelope. It is not even pretty but this purse is marketed for the collectors of Chanel purses. If someone has money to burn, go for it. As for the rest of us, we are thinking of the Wounded Warriors, the USO, the Disabled Veterans and other veterans organizations and the homeless.
  • Haley 2012/05/29 11:35:28
  • lilliannanicole 2012/05/24 23:24:58
    Waste
    lilliannanicole
    i dont belive in spending thousands of dollars on fashion when most of my cloths are hand me downs or from a second hand stores and i get tons of people saying they love my cloths
  • Ocean Eyes 2012/05/19 04:46:25
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    Ocean Eyes
    Now really, who in their right mind would purchase this?
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/05/11 07:52:01
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    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Fugly. The one on the right reminds me of a diaphram.
  • lolo 2012/05/10 20:13:18
    Waste
    lolo
    No purse is worht $48K
  • betz 2012/05/10 16:51:46
    Worth it
    betz
    Actually it depends upon your income. To some that is merely a drop in the bucket. To others it's an entire year's salary.
  • mr kalada 2012/05/10 14:47:21
    Worth it
    mr kalada
    i cant afford it of course, but i am sure and in fact i know people who do a lot of charity and maintain a very lavish lifestyle at the same time, though they are hard to find.

    i mean if we advice very rich not to waste money on things that ensure their presence in the circle, we gotta be kidding ourselves.
  • freespire 2012/05/10 04:05:41
    Waste
    freespire
    just think of all the good that could be done with that kind of money like investing in an old factory and turning it into a homeless shealter
  • Rocko 2012/05/10 01:38:44
    Waste
    Rocko
    a purse for as much as alot people dont make in a year possibly 2
    wow thats as bourgois as it gets really
  • Bibliophilic 2012/05/10 01:14:55
    Waste
    Bibliophilic
    Impractical. Why not spring for vintage coach instead? It's utilitarian and not ridiculously expensive.

    vintage coach collection
  • Barbara 2012/05/09 19:05:38
    Waste
    Barbara
    Of course, it wouldn't be a waste if you had one and someone would give you $48,000 for it! cartoon character throwing money
  • lady_c5_loadmaster 2012/05/09 18:59:56
    Waste
    lady_c5_loadmaster
    I just get a plain black purse from Ross for $10 and it will last me over two years and never go out of style.
  • Jenna Smith 2012/05/09 17:21:07
    Waste
    Jenna Smith
    48k could help so many homeless people or any other people in need
  • jackie 2012/05/09 17:07:06
    Waste
    jackie
    Gosh man. Ill make them if shell purse if they pay me 48,000 for it =.=
  • Clarice Garcia 2012/05/09 16:39:19
  • Badgerbumface 2012/05/09 16:10:36
  • zcberry 2012/05/09 16:09:38
    Waste
    zcberry
    No way!!!
  • Jimbo 2012/05/09 15:11:55
    Worth it
    Jimbo
    It's Chanel and covered in pearls. I wouldn't buy it.
  • hilda 2012/05/09 15:05:20
    Waste
    hilda
    +1
    it looks like a vagina. where would my wallet and phone go anyway?
  • bluelady 2012/05/09 14:09:18
    Waste
    bluelady
    +1
    and while I admit to buying bags as some ladies collect shoes,...not all that interested in this one....it is a Chanel and kinda cute,...but a bit to prissy for my lifestyle and needs
  • Sasssy 2012/05/09 14:01:09
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    Sasssy
    You can't even put your wallet in it.

    This one is worth it..... dooney   bourke fossil purse
  • Jefrz 2012/05/09 14:00:31 (edited)
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    Jefrz
    I'm torn.....If they sold a sufficient quantity to pay for the design and production and still make a contribution to the business, then I guess the answer is...... worth it. It is afterall the concept of supply and demand that brings us for example the devices/hardware we are using to engage with one another right now.

    However, the married man in me naturally defaults to waste, on the subject of handbags
  • the fuze 2012/05/09 13:42:06
    Waste
    the fuze
    Just ridiculous.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/05/09 13:26:16
    Waste
    Professor Wizard
    What does it cost to take a vacation, find a shell on the beach.. Hit is with some Krylon and sparkles?

    40k - - proof that there are some very stupid people out there with money.
  • President Camacho 2012/05/09 13:07:10
    Waste
    President Camacho
    +2
    Looks like a vagina
  • NarcolepticGoat 2012/05/09 12:46:46
    Waste
    NarcolepticGoat
    Can you even put anything in it?

    Ugly.
  • Sandman366 2012/05/09 12:32:26
    Waste
    Sandman366
    If it's over 500 bucks there better be a damned good reason as to why. Yeah, sure, it looks nice, but seriously? That's just stupid.
  • Gloria 2012/05/09 12:21:19
    Worth it
    Gloria
    I wouldn't take it on the Blue Line but those who can afford it use limousines anyway.
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/05/09 09:51:50
    Waste
    Nekosarethebest
    And it looks like a vagina....
  • Farah 2012/05/09 09:04:51
    Waste
    Farah
    WASTE WASTE WATSE
  • Fenabarb 2012/05/09 08:40:37
    Waste
    Fenabarb
    throw it in the sea
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/05/09 08:17:44
    Waste
    JCD aka "biz"
    What about Sarkozy's watch? It cost 55,000 euros, that's about $70,000. Maybe one reason why we ousted him last Sunday.
  • TC 2012/05/09 06:37:19
    Waste
    TC
  • Mini Twuby 2012/05/09 06:10:38
    Waste
    Mini Twuby
    It looks pretty bad on the run way more like an onion or garlic.... and you can buy a prettier purse for less money LOL
  • xxx 2012/05/09 05:30:24
    Waste
    xxx
    +1
    I thought it was a clove of garlic.....
  • RubberDucky Pineapple Dust 2012/05/09 05:28:45
    Waste
    RubberDucky Pineapple Dust
    No purse should ever be that much. It's a freaking purse.
  • Lily 2012/05/09 04:32:25
    Waste
    Lily
    One person see's a shell, I see something entirely different. I'd pass and quickly...
  • caius madison 2012/05/09 04:15:40
    Worth it
    caius madison
    Anything fashion is expensive, that's why it's fashion. It is because of the 1 percent mentality. I would rather see the equivalent of that high pricetag in a guitar. That would be speaking my language.
  • Lisa 2012/05/09 04:07:48
    Waste
    Lisa
    kinda reminded me of a wonton, then I imagined putting my wallet, sunglasses, some makeup, and my cellphone in a wonton and put two and two together to realize that would not work

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