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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 129
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2013-11-27 08:25:33 AM  

LadyHawke: 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.


Third recommendation. My partner, my sister and my daughter all buy Coach. When my daughter goes to London twice a year to visit her mother, one of her "must visit" spots is the Coach shop in New Bond and/or the shop on Regent Street. My partner has given me both a wallet and a money clip from Coach and they really are the best such items I've ever had.

So I don't think we'll be buying any LV stuff soon, but we'll happily continue to ignore West.
 
2013-11-27 08:25:40 AM  

Terlis: 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.


Yep.  It's insane, on one hand they beat into your skull that you have no job security and that you better perform, and on the other hand they want you to go into debt to buy a nice car.  That lifestyle's fine for some people, and there is some true genius that results from it, but I'm just not cut out for it.
 
2013-11-27 08:26:20 AM  
The male Kardashian speaks.
What is a Kankye Vest?
 
2013-11-27 08:26:37 AM  
The only "power" that Kanye West has is the ability to chew through a manhole cover with those buck teeth.
 
2013-11-27 08:32:36 AM  

FLMountainMan: It's insane, on one hand they beat into your skull that you have no job security and that you better perform, and on the other hand they want you to go into debt to buy a nice car.


But in eight years you will [might, with odds of 1:100 in your joining class] make [non-equity] partner and it will all be worth it!
 
2013-11-27 08:40:01 AM  

FLMountainMan: 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.


Where I work I routinely get compliments on how I dress. But I work with a bunch of engineers, so all that means is my belt matches my shoes and my shirt still has all the buttons.
 
2013-11-27 08:40:51 AM  
They're all yours, Kanye!

rollingout.com
 
2013-11-27 08:53:36 AM  
sticks of fish
 
2013-11-27 08:58:00 AM  
So let me get this straight...

George Zimmerman = White
Kim Kardassian = White

Is that where we are now?

Black = Black
Brown = White
White = White

Is clear an option yet?
 
2013-11-27 09:03:03 AM  
I have a Louis Vuitton TV Guide cover.  My neighbors have been trying to get me to sell it  to them for years.
I torment them every Christmas by gifting them booze  in LV  wrapping paper.
 
2013-11-27 09:07:01 AM  
Because if there are two markets that overlap, these ate the two. I'm sure LV marketing is quaking about the potential fallout
 
2013-11-27 09:09:21 AM  

ultradeeg: Kim Kardassian = White


She's certainly Caucasian.
 
2013-11-27 09:10:32 AM  

FLMountainMan: 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.


I already knew that from having watched "American Psycho"...

:-)
 
2013-11-27 09:11:32 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


Well, Louis Vitton employs non-rich people to build their stuff, so if they lose, their employees lose too.
 
2013-11-27 09:11:37 AM  
I know his power well.  He's the man to whom race is a major issue but doesn't have the IQ to understand the dynamics.  He tries to talk about race anyways and does a terrible job.  And when one of the most important events in recent world history happens and a black man is elected president, that leader of the free world calls Kanye a jackass.  Though he should have done it long before, Kanye should have disappeared right at that moment.
I'm not sure why we're talking about handbags, though.

And yes, kudos to Kim Kardashian for interspecies dating.  Their kid is going to be a retarded mule.
 
2013-11-27 09:14:19 AM  

FarkinNortherner: ultradeeg: Kim Kardassian = White

She's certainly Caucasian.



Nice!
 
2013-11-27 09:15:06 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.


I bought a somewhat rugged leather wallet with a chain from the local state fair probably 7 or 8 years ago for I think $20 that I still have. The design on the thing is a bit faded, but other than that the wallet is holding up pretty damned well. The chain hasn't lasted as well, but I only really wear that when I'm riding so it's not a big deal and it's pretty easy and somewhat cheap to replace a wallet chain.

If you're spending hundreds of dollars on a designer wallet that rarely even sees the light of day, you're a damned fool.
 
2013-11-27 09:18:08 AM  

clownyclownzomby: I have a Louis Vuitton TV Guide cover.


You should kill yourself.
 
2013-11-27 09:21:09 AM  
Don't do it Kanye! Vuitton has the high ground!
 
2013-11-27 09:21:19 AM  
CSB Time:

While in Milan I visited many of the major name fashion stores. Two of those stores stand out to me. LV did everything in their power to pressure me to leave the store because they employees didn't think that I had the money to buy anything in their store. I was followed around and given dirty looks and at one point even told that I couldn't afford anything in the store and that I should leave. I stayed even longer because of the treatment that I received from the staff. I then walked across the street to the Prada store. There the staff treated me like a customer and tried to help me find something. I wound up buying a couple of things at the Prada store and promptly walked back across the street to the LV store to walk through it again with my Prada bags in hand. I was received much better this time and the staff was suddenly trying to be helpful. I promptly told them to f**k off and said that I would never buy anything from any LV store ever because of the way that you treated me earlier. I have sense told my wife that she will never get anything from LV and she completely understands. Regardless of Kanye I will never buy from LV.

Also take a look at Niccoli purses and wallets. Niccoli is another high end designer, but they only have one store in the United States the last time that I checked. It is in Miami, FL. I went to their factory and purchased 5 purses from the factory while in Italy and every one of them was very high quality and I spent half of what it would have cost at any other place. They have a website and ship to anywhere. I have sense bought two more Niccoli purses for my wife and she loves them both. You may not have the name recognition, but you will get the quality and if your girl is good she'll play up the line that it is only available in Europe and Miami, but she has one.
 
2013-11-27 09:21:37 AM  

give me doughnuts: FarkinNortherner: ultradeeg: Kim Kardassian = White

She's certainly Caucasian.


Nice!


yeah!  Cracker-ass-armenians!
 
2013-11-27 09:22:20 AM  
I'm having a hard time believing that the people who listen to his music are the same people who buy Louis Vuitton products.
 
2013-11-27 09:24:40 AM  
Don't laugh. The man is powerful.
He once made ten million people turn off their televisions during a red cross charity fund raiser.
newsbusters.org
 
2013-11-27 09:27:47 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: I know his power well.  He's the man to whom race is a major issue but doesn't have the IQ to understand the dynamics.  He tries to talk about race anyways and does a terrible job.  And when one of the most important events in recent world history happens and a black man is elected president, that leader of the free world calls Kanye a jackass.  Though he should have done it long before, Kanye should have disappeared right at that moment.
I'm not sure why we're talking about handbags, though.

And yes, kudos to Kim Kardashian for interspecies dating.  Their kid is going to be a retarded mule.


Interspecies dating with a kardy?

static3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-27 09:28:59 AM  

ultradeeg: give me doughnuts: FarkinNortherner: ultradeeg: Kim Kardassian = White

She's certainly Caucasian.


Nice!

yeah!  Cracker-ass-armenians!


or caucafrican
 
2013-11-27 09:32:20 AM  
I got no beef with rich folks, but seriously, fark you, rich folks.
 
2013-11-27 09:33:33 AM  
I would imagine management at LV is loving this.
Praying that KW and his ilk boycott them. Old Wealth white people absolutely hate it was new rich brown people adopt their brands and status symbols.
See Cristal and Jay-z.
Ironically this raises LV and Cristals street cred with their target audience.
 
2013-11-27 09:37:11 AM  

Lsherm: 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.


You sir have summed this up exactly.

//Used to work for a LARGE media company years ago and had to deal with this crap regularly.
 
2013-11-27 09:39:18 AM  

balfourk: Also take a look at Niccoli purses and wallets.

.....

Pish and Tosh
Those purses are only like $300. My low end starts with Hermes.
 
2013-11-27 09:41:18 AM  
Who?
 
2013-11-27 09:45:35 AM  

Space Station Wagon: My low end starts with Hermes.


Their prices are climbing faster than a green snake in a sugar cane!
 
2013-11-27 09:45:39 AM  

Crewmannumber6: clownyclownzomby: I have a Louis Vuitton TV Guide cover.

You should kill yourself.


I'm already doing that slowly. I live in Oklahoma.
 
2013-11-27 09:48:09 AM  
Does Kanye have some sort of worm or tumor growing in his head? He seems to be getting worse and worse each day. I guess I understand considering the Kardashian thing.

I know he has a lot of money and a lot of talent but he's headed for rehab including a nervous breakdown or an OD while in rehab.

And I wonder what he's going to be like at Bill Cosby's age.
 
2013-11-27 09:52:35 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Does Kanye have some sort of worm or tumor growing in his head? He seems to be getting worse and worse each day. I guess I understand considering the Kardashian thing.

I know he has a lot of money and a lot of talent but he's headed for rehab including a nervous breakdown or an OD while in rehab.

And I wonder what he's going to be like at Bill Cosby's age.


Cosby's age? He will have ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of God (he bumped Jesus to the left side) well before then.
 
2013-11-27 09:53:52 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: He'll be more amusing after Kim dumps on him.


Couldn't resist. Apologies to all.
 
2013-11-27 09:57:42 AM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

Here ya go. Louis Vuitton Monogram Denim Speedy Round. It's $5000 on Amazon.com, looks as fake and/or hot, but with Prime shipping is free.
 
2013-11-27 09:58:18 AM  
Look out now LV, Kanye going Hulk mode on Sway and you're next!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WpMY4L_iAs
 
2013-11-27 09:59:14 AM  
oh no, all the black male douchewitz customers are gonna stop buying...uh, okay
 
2013-11-27 10:01:40 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: 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.


I have an LV wallet. Replaced the Coach fabric exterior I'd had for 6 years and was starting to fray. I'm pretty happy with it. But as a guy it's purely a CC an license holder. No big show when I take it out to pay but I was looking for quality and I got it with the LV. I also picked a subtle exterior print on the leather, not the emblazoned logo that screams "look at me".

/so I like nice wallets, sue me
//I also collect nice watches, that's the expensive hobby
 
2013-11-27 10:03:04 AM  
Cue some people claiming that Louis Vuitton are rascist for not bowing to His Godly Majesty. I have heard people reasoning that any attempt of denounce West douchebaggery is rascism.

/I like Kayne... he is so over the top pretencious that HE HAS to be playing a character...
 
2013-11-27 10:13:04 AM  

Lady Indica: I hate designer bags, but I have to have them for work. I use Coach.


Well kudos on the brand, but why in the fark do you HAVE to have designer handbags for work?
 
2013-11-27 10:20:36 AM  

Lsherm: 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?


"effect". Jeez.
 
2013-11-27 10:24:36 AM  
www.bizcardpro.com
Designer handbags, for the truly, deeply asleep. Yum yum.
 
2013-11-27 10:28:28 AM  
I wonder if LV's stock has taken a hit?

I'll uh, just check with the boys down at the Crime Lab.
i923.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-27 10:32:17 AM  
No mention of Ghurka yet?  Lot of people missing out. I've carried the same Ghurka wallet since 1998 daily and there's not a thing wrong with it.  It doesn't scream designer or lookit me but it's a damn fine wallet that has stood the test of time and has even gotten better with age as the patina has really come along nicely.
 
2013-11-27 10:35:57 AM  
I read the transcript of one of his concert rants today (it's on Slate, I think).  He really, honestly believes that 'creative genius' is transferrable to any domain and any medium.
 
2013-11-27 10:36:47 AM  

balfourk: CSB Time:

While in Milan I visited many of the major name fashion stores. Two of those stores stand out to me. LV did everything in their power to pressure me to leave the store because they employees didn't think that I had the money to buy anything in their store. I was followed around and given dirty looks and at one point even told that I couldn't afford anything in the store and that I should leave. I stayed even longer because of the treatment that I received from the staff. I then walked across the street to the Prada store. There the staff treated me like a customer and tried to help me find something. I wound up buying a couple of things at the Prada store and promptly walked back across the street to the LV store to walk through it again with my Prada bags in hand. I was received much better this time and the staff was suddenly trying to be helpful. I promptly told them to f**k off and said that I would never buy anything from any LV store ever because of the way that you treated me earlier. I have sense told my wife that she will never get anything from LV and she completely understands. Regardless of Kanye I will never buy from LV.

Also take a look at Niccoli purses and wallets. Niccoli is another high end designer, but they only have one store in the United States the last time that I checked. It is in Miami, FL. I went to their factory and purchased 5 purses from the factory while in Italy and every one of them was very high quality and I spent half of what it would have cost at any other place. They have a website and ship to anywhere. I have sense bought two more Niccoli purses for my wife and she loves them both. You may not have the name recognition, but you will get the quality and if your girl is good she'll play up the line that it is only available in Europe and Miami, but she has one.



Did you ask if they worked on commission, and then tell them that was a "Big mistake!"

/cue the Roy Orbison
 
2013-11-27 10:43:22 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Lsherm: 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?

"effect". Jeez.


Yeah, it was late.
 
2013-11-27 10:45:06 AM  
He slingin' that ol' swap-meet Louie again.
 
2013-11-27 11:52:50 AM  
they probably didnt want to meet with him for the same reason they wouldnt want to meet with honey-boo-boo. he's mainly know for publicly making an ass of himself. his wife is only famous for making a porn tape, that was not with kanye. when you built up your "brand" to be some high class, fancy shiat, why would you want these trashy mother farkers to ruin it. he calls for a boycott. the only people who care enough about a kanye/kardashian boycott arent buying vuitton. however, i could see this hurting the cheap fake impostor market.
 
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