Welcome to the twilight zone, in which fashion houses re-appropriate household objects as luxury items and sell them for a pretty penny. These are the best of times, and the absolute worst of times.
Prada is now pushing a $185 dollar paper clip (branded as a money clip), that you can bet will be popular among rappers and other millennials daddy's credit card and no self-control.
AV Club appears to have done some quick math and has calculated that at 6.25 centimeters long and 2.25 centimeters wide, this bad boy costs around at just over $13 per square centimeter. Of course, after purchasing you might find you no longer have any cash to put IN the clip, which is obviously worst-case-scenario. If that does indeed become the case, just print out some Wikipedia pages and use the Prada accessory as an actual paper clip! Dream.
As you might imagine the Internet had certainly some thoughts, many of which were chock-full with Microsoft Word references. Bless.
The $185 Prada Paperclip: "It looks like you're trying to look up 'fashion' - Would you like some help, honey?… https://t.co/w4ri1b3Fsz— Benjamin Luke 🌀 (@Benjamin Luke 🌀) 1499345446.0
It looks like you're trying to spend money. Would you like some help? #pradapaperclip #officeassistant #madness https://t.co/bH1lEbHxBF— sarahp (@sarahp) 1499364839.0
If u think the very rich aren't deeply out of touch, someone at Prada was like "wow, ppl would buy a $185 paper cli… https://t.co/4PvOKxryoS— Vanessa Gritton (@Vanessa Gritton) 1499366807.0
Go home capitalism, you're drunk. PRADA Paperclip-Shaped Money Clip $185 https://t.co/1hV1Dh6EPR— Andreas Beccai (@Andreas Beccai) 1498525517.0
People: "Capitalism gives you the best products to choose from!" Prada: "Hey, check out this $185 paperclip!"— Ryan Sanders (@Ryan Sanders) 1499348577.0
Prada is selling a paperclip for $185. Can it hold my life together? #Prada #areyoukiddingme— Kiran Iyer (@Kiran Iyer) 1499353646.0
[h/t AV Club]
Image courtesy of Prada