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Buy Yourself a Personality: Gucci
Another installment in the series of ‘Buying Yourself a Personality’, which is a quick way for one to absorb a personality via the purchase of certain items; in this series, we focus on the popular high-end luxury brand Gucci. Essentially, Gucci is a ridiculously priced luxury fashion line that makes everything from handbags, purses, suits, pants, and other items. Its distinctive pattern is world renowned and easy to recognize – which has been problematic for Gucci as now it has to deal with bootlegging and the black market of its products. It is estimated that the bootlegging of Gucci nets close to $500 million dollars annually. Gucci has a crack team of lawyers to pursue the bootleggers, but they are far outnumbered.
Anyhow, it is important to note that Gucci is only found in high-end retail stores – so if you are buying a Gucci shirt at the local swap meet or flea market, and you are paying close to a $100 for it, you are being ripped off. Or, you are buying it to fill a need to be seen as ‘wealthy’ and/or one with a high SES. You are doing it to seem ‘cool’, to fill some void. But, you got to realize that this is not the answer – spend your money wisely, please. Especially to my black people who go to some crazy and extraodinary lengths to don Gucci attire. Some even are so crazy with it that they outfit their whole vehicle with Gucci lining and upholstery. I guess when you have some money, no financial planner, you can really do some stupid things – primarily the things that do nothing to raise the value in your assets. With that said, here are some ridiculous Gucci designs.
Some people will pay hundreds, even thousands of dollars for just the Gucci fabric – which people, is just a flipping pattern! But, maybe I shouldn’t get all ‘bent out of shape’, as they are buying more than just a cheap fabric made in China, lol.