The luxury goods market is an interesting one.
I mean, I’m as guilty as the next person of spending my hard earned money on ridiculous things.
But there are definitely some items for sale that make you go “what?”
Last month, mother and hockey fan Lexi Brown, PhD, went viral for her Tweet about random and ridiculous luxury items, spawning a thread of similarly themed responses.
Lexi found a… well, they call it a “bag” (but it doesn’t actually hold anything) shaped like a diamond-encrusted folding chair, and the reviews were hilarious.
Users were similarly dumbfounded by the weird little purse:
WHY WOULD YOU CARRY IT WITHOUT THE STRAPS?! pic.twitter.com/buorU6g4nU
— It Was Ashley All Along 🧹🐰 (@AshleyJayReid) April 21, 2021
Lexi’s post went viral, and soon her followers were chiming in with ridiculous finds of their own.
User Raahina Somani shared a similarly bizarre purse that I’m still trying to wrap my head around, but check out that price tag!
This is, by far, the most ridiculous item I’ve ever seen. Given the price tag, at least there’s interchangeable fruits🤷🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/d2JaaWLhAp
— Raahina Somani (@raahinasomani) April 22, 2021
But it gets better. Zaza Chilvers found a Louis Vuitton bag and I honestly LOVE it, but it costs more than my car.
This LV bag costs $39,000. pic.twitter.com/nPZEnSogT5
— Zaza Chilvers (@ZazaChilvers) April 22, 2021
And for people who really love their veggies, there’s this hideous broccoli bag.
Girl yes. pic.twitter.com/5bMuLPU3v8
— Jenny (@jennyofohio) April 22, 2021
But I think I’ll take the broccoli purse over the shrimp cocktail one.
— Jamie (@jamiesanpedroo) April 23, 2021
Danielle P. chimed in with another absurd bag she found at a different online shop:
not from nordies, but today i found a bra shaped purse. pic.twitter.com/JoDrSLVFv5
— danielle p. (@drdpdo) April 22, 2021
Moving on from bags, there was the $280 (each) hair-roller for wealthy grandmas the world over.
But Lexi, have you seen….the Golden Roller? pic.twitter.com/gD4Cg4lV9K
— la la la Lee-Lee (@killahconverse) April 21, 2021
And Greg never does explain why he owns this, but it comes with its own little pocket.
I own a $100 rock from Nordstrom. pic.twitter.com/kZGltAx9Mp
— Greg 🗽 (@DoumaGreg) April 21, 2021
And then @Kristin_wrote was perplexed by this unusually shaped ping-pong table, but I guess it would add another level of complexity to the game.
YES. I have been doing this at Anthropologie for years. My favorite find so far is the ping pong table shaped like Easter Island. $4000. pic.twitter.com/aPvaGDPsxh
— Kristin (@Kristin_wrote) April 21, 2021
Getting into the spirit of mocking Nordstrom, one user shared diamond-lined ski goggles.
I don’t think this tops the chair, but this showed up in my FB ads one day. I don’t ski, but from what I understand about snow reflection, this is a really terrible idea. pic.twitter.com/KoYgrTnC1z
— kermelbar (@kermelbar) April 21, 2021
Several users found something to balk at from Tiffany, where nothing comes with a small price tag.
Did anybody post the oversized paperclip or soup can from Tiffany’s yet? pic.twitter.com/P06qRP8PW3
— Not A Very Nice Person 🇵🇸✡ (@strickhedonia) April 21, 2021
And don’t forget the lovely but possibly useless sterling silver greenhouse.
Tiffany & Co slaps their name on anything and says “that will be $275,000” 🤦🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/YrKLzMGvLh
— lilo (@chinny_says) April 22, 2021
One that really set the bar was shared by @thaisaustin.
Who, in their hour of grief, wants to commemorate their lost love with a 3D version of their head for the mantle?
— Thais Austin (@thaisaustin) April 22, 2021
No price tag here, but I’m guessing these don’t come cheap.
The winner of Twitter that day, though, was definitely @MsModernity who added Bernie Sanders to the OP.
— MsModernity (@MsModernity) April 21, 2021
I’ve seen all I need to see.
I honestly can’t even with most of these. What’s the most ridiculous (and ridiculously expensive) thing you have ever seen? Tell us in the comments.