Tuesday 23 April 2019

Louis Vuitton's €150k boxing gloves and 9 other ridiculous designer accessories

Louis Vuitton's €150k boxing gloves
Louis Vuitton's €150k boxing gloves
Ashish's sequin shopping bag
Chanel's €3,500 surfboard
Solange Knowles with the €75k bag at this year's Met Gala
Christian Louboutin's ballet pointe shoe
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

If you love to box and you've got a spare €148,000, then Louis Vuitton has the perfect accessory for you.

Their leather monogrammed gloves designed by Karl Lagerfeld might be out of the average person's price range, but at least they look good. They also featured in a fashion spread in the newest issue of Grazia, which got us thinking of the most ridiculous designer goods over the years.

Including these nine:


1. Ashish's sequin plastic shopping bag

Ashish's sequin shopping bag

The price: €340

Launch date: January 2014

Practicality: Actually, very.


2. Fendi's bicycle


The price: €5,500 - €10,000

Launch date: 2009

Practicality: 10/10 according to Vogue's June 2009 issue.


3. Hermes' horse saddle

The Talaris show-jumping saddle at Hermes

The price: Prices start at €5,300 before customisation

Launch date: 1837

Practicality: If you're interested, you already have enough money to afford it.


4. Chanel's surfboards

Chanel's €3,500 surfboard

The price: €3,500

Launch date: 2010

Practicality: 8/10 - It's pricey, but it's equal parts style and substance.


5. A Swarovski Mercedes


The price: €200,000

Launch date: Britain's 'most vulgar car'  was auctioned on ebay last year for the above price.

Practicality: 10/10 if you want to be Paris Hilton.


6. Stefano Canturi's Barbie


The price: €320,000

Launch date: 2010

Practicality: 10/10 if you're a collector. 0/10 if you're a normal person.


7. Anya Hinmarch's crisp packet bag

Solange Knowles with the €75k bag at this year's Met Gala

The price: €75,000

Launch date: 2014

Practicality: 10/10. Solange wore hers to the Met Gala and the price may be too much, but you can't deny it's fit for purpose.


8. Christian Louboutin's ballet pointe shoe

Christian Louboutin's ballet pointe shoe

The price: €50,000

Launch date: 2011

Practicality: 4/10. Ballerinas tried them on for modelling purposes (they were created for charity), but I can't see them plieing anytime soon.


9. Hermes' croc t-shirt


The price: €78,000

Launch date: Spring 2013

Practicality: 0/10. This price is sinful.

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