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14 of the Most Ridiculous Luxury Items That Were Actually Quite Popular

We secretly want some of them. Just for kicks.
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We’re all for well-made designer handbags or snazzy leather shoes, but random designer objects? We’d have to think twice since you could snap up the same thing at a fraction of the price elsewhere. For the filthy rich among us, however, money is no object, making these luxe knickknacks surprisingly bestsellers. Here they are in all their strange glory. Enjoy.

1| Balenciaga tote bag

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Demna Gvasalia’s Ikea-inspired tote bag instantly broke the internet. It looked exactly like Ikea’s $0.99 shopping bag, except this one was made of blue-hued leather. Imagine grocery shopping with this knowing how much it costs.

Price: $2,145 (or P108,408.3)*

2| Itty bitty Jacquemus bags

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A favorite among the stylish set, Jacquemus’ tiny, carries-nothing-but-an-AirPod bags became one of the top trends this year, challenging fashionistas to get rid of their excess baggage. 

Price: $345 to $795 (or P17,436.3 to P40,179.3)

3| Supreme brick

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You’ve probably seen enough Supreme-branded stuff, but nothing beats the red clay brick that was released in 2016. Why the brand decided to produce this will remain a mystery.

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Price: Originally $30 (or P1,516)

4| “Chanel” fire extinguisher

While this isn’t by the French fashion house itself (it was designed by contemporary artist Louis-Nicolas Darbon), it makes a chic case for putting out flames.

Price: $1,500 (or P75,810)

5| Saint Laurent condoms

Just last September, Anthony Vacarello released luxe condoms that come in various wrappers, including gold, checkered, leopard print, and zebra print. Safe sex, but slap a designer logo on it.

Price: €2 apiece (or P111.7)**

6| Dior reusable straws

Yes, Dior is clearly pro-sustainability. The brand shocked the world when it released its hand-painted, golden reusable straws (there are also hand-blown glass versions) packaged in a lovely print.

Price: 120 (or P6,702)

7| Prada paper clip money holder

It’s not just a paper clip. It’s Prada.

Price: $185 (or P9,349.9)

8| Hermes bookmark

Inspired by the brand’s saddle-making heritage, this stirrup-shaped calfskin leather bookmark will have you reading for hours on end just to make the most of it. 

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Price: $370 (or P18,699.8)

9| Jil Sander paper bag

The world didn’t end in 2012 but it did bring us this glorified paper bag. Don’t worry, the paper is coated, so you could flaunt it at your office pantry until wears out.

Price: $290 (or P14,656.6)

10| Raf Simons duct tape 

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If you can’t get your life together, then at least own a roll of designer duct tape to stick your stuff with. We only wish that the design’s slogans were inspiring quotes instead.

Price: $200 (or P10,108)

11| Dolce and Gabbana pasta

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Get a taste of la dolce vita, literally. While D&G didn’t make the pasta themselves, they beautifully wrapped Pasta di Martino noodles in colorful packaging featuring Italy’s landmarks.

Price: $110 (or P5,552) 

12| Tiffany & Co. sterling silver ball of yarn

Perhaps if you rub it, a genie will appear.

Price: $9,000 (or P454,860)

13| Chanel tennis balls

Part of the brand’s 2017 luxury sports collection was a pack of tennis balls that will probably have you playing like Nadal real quick.

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Price: $422 (or P21,327.88)

14| Moschino dry-cleaning bag dress

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We all know that Jeremy Scott is very inventive, so this one doesn’t come as a surprise. Plus, it goes with virtually anything! Simply throw it on top of your outfit for a waterproof look.

Price: $735 (or P37,146.9)

*Prices are based on conversion rate of $1=P50.54

**Prices are based on conversion rate of 1=P55.85

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