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(Daily Mail)   Kanye West calls for boycott of Louis Vuitton after 'snub'. "They think I don't realise my power". Please, everyone, please go buy a Louis Vuitton handbag today   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 133
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2013-11-26 11:46:23 PM
Does Kanye really think he's going to have any affect at all on LV sales?  Or is he confusing the handbags they sell on sidewalk tables in NY with the real thing?
 
2013-11-26 11:49:53 PM

Lsherm: Does Kanye really think he's going to have any affect at all on LV sales?


Yes, yes he does

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2013-11-26 11:55:31 PM
I also think this sums up the LA mindset perfectly:

Speaking on 92.3 NOW radio, he said: 'I was made for this moment. What happened was while I was out in Paris I wanted to meet with the head of Louis Vuitton, he said I don't understand why we need to meet with you.

This isn't a Kanye specific problem.  In Hollywood, if you believe your stock is high enough, then you think you're doing everybody a favor if you "meet" with them.  There's no measure of your "stock" other than what you think of yourself, and since you believe you are doing the favor, you don't do any prep work.  I'd completely buy that Kanye showed up in Paris, demanded to see someone higher up in LV, and they had no idea what the fark he was doing there.  Kanye probably didn't have any idea why he was there outside of some esoteric branding coexistence that exists only in his head.  It's a truly bizarre industry.
 
2013-11-27 12:03:38 AM
And while I can't really afford to spend money on a LV purse for my girl, I do hope they post record profits during the Christmas season.

/I know there are no real winners when the rich duke it out
//But I still want Kanye to lose
 
2013-11-27 12:08:14 AM
Louis Vuitton doesn't care about black people.
 
2013-11-27 12:26:21 AM

scottydoesntknow: And while I can't really afford to spend money on a LV purse for my girl, I do hope they post record profits during the Christmas season.

/I know there are no real winners when the rich duke it out
//But I still want Kanye to lose


If you can afford to pay a ridiculous amount for a wallet, you can sometimes pick up "last year's" wallets for under $500 at some of their stores.  If my experience is any indication, your girl will keep that wallet until long after it falls apart because they don't make very good wallets.  Bonus - she can put it in any shiatty purse she wants, but when she pulls it out while shopping, she automatically announces she's got money, even if she doesn't.  Women LOVE that.

She's also not wedded to carrying the same purse around.  Louis Vuitton does not make a good all-around purse, so she'll have to use something else for day to day use anyway.  The wallet is a better purchase.
 
2013-11-27 12:33:32 AM

Lsherm: If you can afford to pay a ridiculous amount for a wallet, you can sometimes pick up "last year's" wallets for under $500 at some of their stores. If my experience is any indication, your girl will keep that wallet until long after it falls apart because they don't make very good wallets. Bonus - she can put it in any shiatty purse she wants, but when she pulls it out while shopping, she automatically announces she's got money, even if she doesn't. Women LOVE that.

She's also not wedded to carrying the same purse around. Louis Vuitton does not make a good all-around purse, so she'll have to use something else for day to day use anyway. The wallet is a better purchase.


Wow, thanks for the advice! I actually needed a good idea for a present this Christmas. She's got a lot of various purses (mostly inherited from her mom, who can afford LV type purses), but only one wallet.
 
2013-11-27 12:42:15 AM

scottydoesntknow: Lsherm: If you can afford to pay a ridiculous amount for a wallet, you can sometimes pick up "last year's" wallets for under $500 at some of their stores. If my experience is any indication, your girl will keep that wallet until long after it falls apart because they don't make very good wallets. Bonus - she can put it in any shiatty purse she wants, but when she pulls it out while shopping, she automatically announces she's got money, even if she doesn't. Women LOVE that.

She's also not wedded to carrying the same purse around. Louis Vuitton does not make a good all-around purse, so she'll have to use something else for day to day use anyway. The wallet is a better purchase.

Wow, thanks for the advice! I actually needed a good idea for a present this Christmas. She's got a lot of various purses (mostly inherited from her mom, who can afford LV type purses), but only one wallet.


If you want to go with an expensive brand, I'd recommend Coach personally. Probably about half as much. Buy the leather stuff though. I don't get why anyone would pay for LV, most of their sh*t is made from cloth and probably manufactured at the same child labor camp that makes baby clothes for the Gap.

I think designer brands are mostly a sham, but I suppose there is a certain point at which if you want a leather good that is well-made you have to fork over some money. I guess. My wife buys Coach and the items hold up longer than she is interested in keeping the same purse/wallet. That's her thing. Me, I like building powerful PCs with my extra cash.
 
2013-11-27 01:18:43 AM
What an assclown!
 
2013-11-27 01:32:05 AM

bdub77: I don't get why anyone would pay for LV, most of their sh*t is made from cloth and probably manufactured at the same child labor camp that makes baby clothes for the Gap.


I see a lot of LV luggage around airports these days. Why yes, I do want to spend the down payment on a decent home for a matching set of luggage that's thrown around by guys making $10/hour onto conveyor belts and have some dipshiat from TSA rummaging through it.

I just literally can't fathom what's going through their head when they buy it.
 
2013-11-27 01:40:34 AM

bdub77: scottydoesntknow: Lsherm:

I think designer brands are mostly a sham, but I suppose there is a certain point at which if you want a leather good that is well-made you have to fork over some money. I guess. My wife buys Coach and the items hold up longer than she is interested in keeping the same purse/wallet. That's her thing. Me, I like building powerful PCs with my extra cash.


I've had the same Coach wallet for ten years, and if I have to buy a purse for my wife, Coach is the way to go because it's cheaper and purses can't be used for a decade.  Coach's quality in leather goods production is definitely better - my wallet has outlasted the LV one.  HOWEVER:  sometimes women like having a "fark you world" item to show off and Coach isn't anywhere near the same level as Louis Vuitton.  Personally, I'd only be impressed with an LV steamer trunk ala "Joe Vs. the Volcano":

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...but my wife thinks different.

Coach is a gold bracelet.  Louis Vuitton is a diamond tennis bracelet.

scottydoesntknow: Wow, thanks for the advice! I actually needed a good idea for a present this Christmas. She's got a lot of various purses (mostly inherited from her mom, who can afford LV type purses), but only one wallet.


The Louis Vuitton wallet I bought my wife eight years ago has fallen apart, frayed at the edges, and looks like shiat.  The leather is splitting on one end at the hinge.  It's also the only thing she carries with her every day.  I've purchased expensive purses that get unceremoniously retired because they are no longer fashionable (thanks Burberry), but she carries that wallet inside a 10 dollar beach bag if we're on vacation.  Women change purses, but they don't often change wallets.  Get a really good one, and she'll hang on to it as long as you hang on to yours.

This reminds me, it's probably time for me to buy her a new wallet.  I stupidly thought $600 in 2003 would buy a wallet that would last a lifetime.  Haha, rich farkers get new wallets every year, so they don't build them to last.

You will still get massive props for a Louis Vuitton wallet if you can find one in your budget.  And it will serve as a constant reminder of you, YOU, because she will use it until it dies.
 
2013-11-27 01:50:02 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: bdub77: I don't get why anyone would pay for LV, most of their sh*t is made from cloth and probably manufactured at the same child labor camp that makes baby clothes for the Gap.

I see a lot of LV luggage around airports these days. Why yes, I do want to spend the down payment on a decent home for a matching set of luggage that's thrown around by guys making $10/hour onto conveyor belts and have some dipshiat from TSA rummaging through it.

I just literally can't fathom what's going through their head when they buy it.


Most of it is fake.  I was in NY last new year's and you could get an entire LV "set" for $150 at every third shop.  My wife is an IP attorney who did work for them (and Samsonite, and numerous others) and listening to her point out "tells" about fake luggage at airports is exactly as exciting as it sounds.  She's like a watchmaker pointing out fake Rolex's.  There are a tremendous amount of fakes out there.

I'm not sure if I'm remembering correctly, but the "LV" initial pattern has some rule about not getting cut off in a seam, or something like that.  So if you see an edge with a cut off initial, it's fake.  Then again, I wasn't listening, so that could be entirely wrong.  I do remember that the zippers are all branded, so that's an easy tell.
 
2013-11-27 02:19:12 AM
NYESSS...My girlfriend buys new coach purses AND wallets all the time! It's why she ain't got no money.
 
2013-11-27 02:50:38 AM
If Kanye was really a genius as he claims, he'd buy stock in everything he publicly denounces, counting on the backlash.
 
2013-11-27 03:15:45 AM
Hundreds of dollars for a farking purse or wallet? Jeez. I guess I don't have a horse in this race.

I have a wallet that looks like a Nintendo controller. I think it cost $15. It keeps all of my cards and identifications neatly and fits in my pocket.
 
2013-11-27 03:19:50 AM

GreenAdder: I think it cost $15. It keeps all of my cards and identifications neatly and fits in my pocket.


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"The wise always remain humble."

No, seriously, you're doing it right.
 
2013-11-27 04:06:02 AM

GreenAdder: Hundreds of dollars for a farking purse or wallet? Jeez. I guess I don't have a horse in this race.

I have a wallet that looks like a Nintendo controller. I think it cost $15. It keeps all of my cards and identifications neatly and fits in my pocket.


Rockefeller. MY wallet is made out of duct tape!

But I really shouldn't even HAVE a wallet because I have no MONEY!

SO THERE!

/Showed him...
 
2013-11-27 04:20:44 AM
I get LV. Its tough, good looking leather. Its perfect seams and patterns. It screams quality, even if I can't stand the way it looks with the patterns so gaudy and in your face.

What I don't get is Prada. Cheap vinyl or nylon materials with ugly locks and a paste-on emblem? Please, girlfriend, go take that shiat back to the store and exchange it for a brown paper bag because it makes you look like shiat.
 
2013-11-27 04:23:31 AM
I have a Fossil wallet, but haven't used it in 8 years.
/broke
 
2013-11-27 04:23:34 AM
I'ma let you finish, Kanye, but Louis Vuitton makes the best handbags of all time! OF ALL TIME!
 
2013-11-27 04:33:40 AM
Kanye West is brilliant. Absolutely farking brilliant.

I'm not exactly sure quite what he's brilliant at, but whatever it is, he's brilliant.
 
2013-11-27 04:40:34 AM

NateAsbestos: GreenAdder: Hundreds of dollars for a farking purse or wallet? Jeez. I guess I don't have a horse in this race.

I have a wallet that looks like a Nintendo controller. I think it cost $15. It keeps all of my cards and identifications neatly and fits in my pocket.

Rockefeller. MY wallet is made out of duct tape!

But I really shouldn't even HAVE a wallet because I have no MONEY!

SO THERE!

/Showed him...


LUXURY.  MY wallet is made from grit that I had to pick up off the side of the highway where I sleep!  And it doubles as my lunch sometimes.
 
2013-11-27 04:53:45 AM
He'll be more amusing after Kim dumps him.
 
2013-11-27 05:04:38 AM
Wait, so what's-his-name thinks he has power?
 
2013-11-27 05:14:35 AM
I have no interest in Louis Vuitton anything, but if a musician of sorts walks into a company and wants to speak to the person in charge, I fully expect that the reply will be 'Why?'.
 
2013-11-27 05:30:44 AM
It would have been so much more awesome if the president of Louis Vuitton would have said "Why would I want to meet with a gay fish?"
 
2013-11-27 05:44:08 AM
I'll second the Coach wallets being a good purchase.  I've used mine for probably close to 6-7 years now and it's held up great.  I also have a few small Coach purses (thank you outlet stores) and they are lovely, well made, and never seem to go out of style.
 
2013-11-27 05:44:55 AM

Alphax: I have no interest in Louis Vuitton anything, but if a musician of sorts walks into a company and wants to speak to the person in charge, I fully expect that the reply will be 'Why?'.


I would go with "someone call security"
 
2013-11-27 06:18:35 AM

bdub77: scottydoesntknow: Lsherm: If you can afford to pay a ridiculous amount for a wallet, you can sometimes pick up "last year's" wallets for under $500 at some of their stores. If my experience is any indication, your girl will keep that wallet until long after it falls apart because they don't make very good wallets. Bonus - she can put it in any shiatty purse she wants, but when she pulls it out while shopping, she automatically announces she's got money, even if she doesn't. Women LOVE that.

She's also not wedded to carrying the same purse around. Louis Vuitton does not make a good all-around purse, so she'll have to use something else for day to day use anyway. The wallet is a better purchase.

Wow, thanks for the advice! I actually needed a good idea for a present this Christmas. She's got a lot of various purses (mostly inherited from her mom, who can afford LV type purses), but only one wallet.

If you want to go with an expensive brand, I'd recommend Coach personally. Probably about half as much. Buy the leather stuff though. I don't get why anyone would pay for LV, most of their sh*t is made from cloth and probably manufactured at the same child labor camp that makes baby clothes for the Gap.

I think designer brands are mostly a sham, but I suppose there is a certain point at which if you want a leather good that is well-made you have to fork over some money. I guess. My wife buys Coach and the items hold up longer than she is interested in keeping the same purse/wallet. That's her thing. Me, I like building powerful PCs with my extra cash.


I hate designer bags, but I have to have them for work. I use Coach. They're well made and the prices aren't too obscene. In my personal life, I use a WWII canvas medic's bag which is the most awesome purse ever.
 
2013-11-27 06:21:25 AM

Lsherm: Speaking on 92.3 NOW radio, he said: 'I was made for this moment. What happened was while I was out in Paris I wanted to meet with the head of Louis Vuitton, he said I don't understand why we need to meet with you.


I can't stand brand shopping.  In fact, I don't think I've ever purposefully gone out looking for a specific brand of anything except maybe cereal.  Given the above response though, the SO might be getting something small from Louis Vuitton this Christmas.
 
2013-11-27 06:31:35 AM
Kanye, sweetie, you've been snubbed you because you can't even pronounce the name correctly.

"A baby 'lewis' Vuitton under her underarm..."
 
2013-11-27 06:38:51 AM
www.teleread.com
 
2013-11-27 06:43:06 AM
How long until Kanyes ego gets so big it collapses in on itself and creates a black hole?

I wonder if he flipped his shiat when he saw the Franco/Rogan parody of his latest video
 
2013-11-27 06:46:37 AM

groppet: How long until Kanyes ego gets so big it collapses in on itself and creates a black hole?

I wonder if he flipped his shiat when he saw the Franco/Rogan parody of his latest video


Racist...
 
2013-11-27 06:47:55 AM
I think the only way this fellow can be humbled out of the public eye now is if whenever he steps out for an event people throw shiat on him. I really don't think an ass woopin would do it at this point. Bring the shiat, people.
 
2013-11-27 06:51:59 AM

groppet: How long until Kanyes ego gets so big it collapses in on itself and creates a black hole?

I wonder if he flipped his shiat when he saw the Franco/Rogan parody of his latest video


Well he did make another Kardashian so I guess that could be considered a black hole I know Kim and Khloe are.
 
2013-11-27 06:52:20 AM

Lady Indica: bdub77: scottydoesntknow: Lsherm: If you can afford to pay a ridiculous amount for a wallet, you can sometimes pick up "last year's" wallets for under $500 at some of their stores. If my experience is any indication, your girl will keep that wallet until long after it falls apart because they don't make very good wallets. Bonus - she can put it in any shiatty purse she wants, but when she pulls it out while shopping, she automatically announces she's got money, even if she doesn't. Women LOVE that.

She's also not wedded to carrying the same purse around. Louis Vuitton does not make a good all-around purse, so she'll have to use something else for day to day use anyway. The wallet is a better purchase.

Wow, thanks for the advice! I actually needed a good idea for a present this Christmas. She's got a lot of various purses (mostly inherited from her mom, who can afford LV type purses), but only one wallet.

I hate designer bags, but I have to have them for work. I use Coach. They're well made and the prices aren't too obscene. In my personal life, I use a WWII canvas medic's bag which is the most awesome purse ever.

You HAVE to use a designer bag for work? What sort of work is this?

 
2013-11-27 07:13:16 AM

Lsherm: I stupidly thought $600 in 2003 would buy a wallet that would last a lifetime. Haha, rich farkers get new wallets every year, so they don't build them to last.


You spent about $100 on a wallet and $500 on a name. As someone who works in luxury retail I can tell you that most brands are made with the same leather, or sometimes the higher end brands are made with a more delicate leather. Most of the money you spend is on name and status. And the louder your wallet or purse screams a brand name (covered in company logo like CC, GG) the louder it tells the world that you don't have excess wealth but you sure as heck are trying to tell people you do.

Also, people treat an expensive wallet the same as they would treat a cheaper wallet. Oh sure, the first month or two you slowly open the wallet and carefully take your money or cards out, but once you've had it a while and it's your everyday wallet, you treat it the same as you'd treat a nylon and velcro wallet.

Also, any leathergood needs to be moisturized as soon as it starts to look dry otherwise it will eventually crack and rip. Leather is animal skin and much like your skin, needs that moisture to stay soft. I've seen what happens to leather when it's neglected, it's not pretty, and you can't fix that rip.
 
2013-11-27 07:14:38 AM

Bslim: You HAVE to use a designer bag for work? What sort of work is this?


Quite a few professions have certain unwritten (but verbally and culturally enforced) norms like this.  Consultants at one of the big guys, for example, are expected to have a very nice car, certain brands of suits etc...  Attorneys at certain law firms are the same way.  I also imagine that a lot of Wall Street firms have similar codes.
 
2013-11-27 07:19:14 AM
In the spirit of saying "Fark you" to Kanye, I love how most of this thread is guys offering tips to other guys about how to afford to say "Fark you" to Kanye and go buy a LV bag.

/The Internets, you're doing it right.
 
2013-11-27 07:42:29 AM
I never in my life had the slightest inclination to consider buying anything from LV.

Until now.
 
2013-11-27 07:46:03 AM
Kanye's boycott reminds of the time Jay-Z put Cristal out of business with his boycott.
 
2013-11-27 07:48:34 AM

bdub77: Louis Vuitton doesn't care about black people.


Or homosexual ichthyoids.
 
2013-11-27 08:00:44 AM

FLMountainMan: Consultants at one of the big guys, for example, are expected to have a very nice car, certain brands of suits


I used to work at one of the "Big Four" and this is definitely true. The partners hated when I drove them around in my 10 year old Toyota.  Told them that if they wanted a chauffeur with a better car, they could either double my salary or pay off my student loans.  They shut up at that point.
 
2013-11-27 08:02:23 AM

FLMountainMan: Quite a few professions have certain unwritten (but verbally and culturally enforced) norms like this. Consultants at one of the big guys, for example, are expected to have a very nice car, certain brands of suits etc... Attorneys at certain law firms are the same way. I also imagine that a lot of Wall Street firms have similar codes.


Coach wouldn't cut it at most firms where 'uniform code' holds sway.
 
2013-11-27 08:07:19 AM

Bedstead Polisher: I've seen what happens to leather when it's neglected, it's not pretty, and you can't fix that rip.


Is that what happened to Rosie McGowan's face?
 
2013-11-27 08:09:15 AM
Of course West does not care his GF/W has enough room in her trunk to fit a Caddy. Who needs Vuttion?
 
2013-11-27 08:11:37 AM
What a self-important douchebag.

I think I'll call up the head of Ferrari. He NEEDS to hear my ideas on his products.
 
2013-11-27 08:18:16 AM
Plot twist: They DID meet, and after they determined they'd sell more bags if Kanye spoke against them than for them, he agreed to do so for a cut of the increased sales.

/everything's a work!
 
2013-11-27 08:20:23 AM

bdub77: Me, I like building powerful PCs with my extra cash.


Is it 1998 again?
 
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