Prada Is Selling a $185 Paper Clip and the Internet Says Nah, We’re Good
There are a lot of pricey items we can get behind in the name of fashion. An expensive handbag that doubles as an investment? Sure. Shoes that will last through wedding season? Absolutely. But Prada might have taken things a little too far, offering a pricey new paper clip. Yep, a paper clip.
Right now, Barneys New York is selling a money clip designed to look like a paper clip for a whopping $185. This is just the latest in what seems like high-end designers trolling folks with expensive versions of ordinary, everyday items. See: Balenciaga’s IKEA-inspired tote and Balenciaga’s $1100 shopping bag. Obviously, the internet isn’t going to sit this one out — the Twitterverse immediately started sharing their thoughts:
— Dan Schrack (@WENYDanSchrack) June 23, 2017
Lmaoooo this the talking Microsoft paperclip ??? https://t.co/v7A07vdYIf
— King 🤴🏾 (@_KingRighteous) June 22, 2017
By the time I buy the paperclip, there won't be enough for it to hold 😭
— Brown Suga (@tohrusoma_anna) June 22, 2017
it's not just a paperclip… it's PRADA
— art vandeley (@khryssyaki) June 23, 2017
Sorry my resume is on notebook paper, but it was all I could afford after buying a Prada paper clip to hold it together. #HelpOurCountry
— Lindsay (@linds_w_90) June 24, 2017
Prada Paperclip for 185$. I bet it can hold a lot of paper pic.twitter.com/CzBRYUo5aK
— SharadKandoi (@Sharadkandoi) June 23, 2017
You paying 184.59 just for the name Prada and .41 for the paper clip https://t.co/vnMZjZGd6y
— Shawn (@richhomiee_23) June 22, 2017
— Jeune (@ExMrsSallah) June 24, 2017
mood: being wealthy enough to have a $185 Prada money paperclip pic.twitter.com/P774DcQAOr
— VENUS (@DEVILDIOR) June 22, 2017
— Hazem Albalushi (@HazemAlbalushi) June 23, 2017
how come prada selling a paper clip that's more than i get paid in a day pic.twitter.com/y2h1OXG79b
— kykycaching (@kylecavazos) June 12, 2017
Prada is selling a $185 paper clip and it doesn't even help you write a resumé. pic.twitter.com/sLEjKRKM1o
— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) June 24, 2017
These designers do the darndest things, don’t they?
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(h/t Teen Vogue; photo via Barneys New York)