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My Opinion, if You’ll Have It

Plush has gotten a whole lot plushier (if that’s even a word). The renown stuffed animal company Steiff (more info here) has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld to create the Karl Lagerfeld Bear. Recessionistas (I hate that word, but I must admit, it works), this is your cue to roll your eyes and navigate away from this post.

The bad-ass looking furball was originally priced at a cool $1500 but now it can be purchased at Neiman Marcus.com for a humble $989. Aw, how thoughtful. So here goes my constructive criticism.

I absolutely adore Chanel. It’s definitely one of my favorite fashion labels out there and I think that Karl Lagerfeld has been a genius for brining the house into the modern world while still conserving the key traits that Mademoiselle Chanel herself embodied and worked so hard to make iconic. So yeah, there’s the constructive part of my criticism…

But Karl, what the heck are you thinking Karl? Honestly? During a recession you launch a teddy bear that goes over $1K?! I know that most of these fashion personalities do these things to receive a flabbergasted “Are you kidding me?!” response from the rest of us ‘mortals’ but I think this is pushing the line. However, the reality of the situation is without outrageous things like this, fashion would be simply another industry, and not a world of magic and fun that feeds dreamers and lovers alike. Thanks to you, Mr. Lagerfeld, for giving us the everlasting aspirations towards the unattainable.

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