Look what just made its debut. Fresh from critical acclaim after debuting her bag line back in October 2010 (yes, I’m a fan too), the first two pieces have started selling on Net-A-Porter, including the Victoria Beckham Hexagonal Chain Crocodile Bag which is priced at GBP8950.
Yup, you read that right, GBP8950 (which is around SGD18,000 after conversion).
So why is it so expensive? As far as I can tell, the bag is made up of exotic crocodile skin on the outside, with the inside lined in leather. And because the shoulder bag comes with concertina-style sides, one can argue that will take more even more exotic skin. The gold-tone hexagonal-link chain handle is the final touch, the shiny gold a nice contrast against the matte skin.
But does that justify the SGD18,000 asking price? Sadly, as much as I think the bag is elegantly classic and perfect for any lady in the making, there comes a time when too much is just too much and this is the perfect example.
Just because you (yes you, Victoria) own over 100 Birkin bags doesn’t mean you can start charging the same premium for your own line. It just doesn’t work that way, my dear.