Sunday, 8 February 2009

72 euros can buy...

So here's what 72 euros bought me at a Mark by Mark Jacobs store:
No kidding... Especially about the "protect the skin you are in" tee i'm particularly proud of, knowing I've somehow helped the research towards the prevention and cure of skin cancer. Coming from a sunny country like Greece is, I am very aware and keen on the matter.

However, having bought all these MJ labeled stuff for this price, and as much as I liked being able to afford them, I cannot help but noticing the..."cheapness" of it all! I mean great, Marc Jacobs is not really known for invention and creation but rather for being inspired by street markets and being rather commercial. But buying a designer bag for 22 euros?

Am I really buying Marc Jacobs or am I simply funding his business with all I can afford? And if I am buying MJ then how should someone buying the less affordable line under the same signature feel? Do our buys have the same credit? All these questions....

Anyways. Just before I left for Paris, I got an award!

Laroux of Clothes Before Hoes finds my blog is fabulous and I am truly honoured to be receiving this by someone whose blog I follow and admire!The rules for accepting this, as featured in Laroux's post, are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Laroux decided to nominate just 5, one blog at a post. I will do all 10 (!), np, but will keep the one-blog-at-a-post system, so the blogs I nominate as "fabulous" get the attention they trully deserve.
First of all, let me pass this on to Lopi, I am a big fan of her blog and I really like her style! Check it out: Fashion Architect.

7 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

Great buys. I especially like the clutch. Were the pieces discounted--as in on sale? It is really interesting that they are so affordable...I've never been in a store, so I wouldn't really know...

kaitlyn said...

what a cool tshirt, and i absolutely love the little hand mirror. love your blog!!

xoxo
kaitlyn
http://drrtylaundry.blogspot.com

Alecca Rox said...

they were not on sale, nope...

lopi said...

First of all, thanks so much for the honor and your kind words! It really means a lot.

As for the MJ goods, I love them all, especially the insanely cute heart-shaped mirror, but I had exactly the same thoughts as you... If "luxury goods" have gotten so damn cheap, where's the luxury? I mean, he's just cashing in his name, isn't he? We already knew that big couture houses like YSL and Chanel actually stay in business by selling perfume and sunglasses, not couture dresses, but a designer handbag for 22 euros sounds weird... At least, is their quality good enough for them to carry the "Marc Jacobs" logo?

Alecca Rox said...

quality is okish... i mean i.e. the flip-flops are made in china, but hey, in the name of fast fashion, what isn't these days. if you ask me, i do not consider what i bought as "luxurious". tee was ultra soft and lovely, maybe that.

Krystal said...

haw amazing xo

stella said...

hope you enjoy them!
the mj products haven't arrived yet in the boutique here in Athens, but they're expecting them. I'm definately checking them out, cause I already have the hots for a simple canvas tote.