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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 25
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2013-11-27 02:50:38 AM  
5 votes:
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 05:14:35 AM  
4 votes:
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 12:03:38 AM  
4 votes:
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
2013-11-26 11:55:31 PM  
4 votes:
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 03:15:45 AM  
3 votes:
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 09:33:33 AM  
2 votes:
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 04:53:45 AM  
2 votes:
He'll be more amusing after Kim dumps him.
2013-11-27 03:19:50 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-11-26 11:46:23 PM  
2 votes:
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?
2013-11-27 11:37:45 PM  
1 votes:
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's child will one day become President of the United States of America.

/and he will drink Brawndo.
2013-11-27 11:52:50 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-11-27 09:22:20 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:21:19 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:11:37 AM  
1 votes:
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 06:46:37 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:31:35 AM  
1 votes:
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 06:21:25 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:44:08 AM  
1 votes:
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 04:40:34 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:40:34 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:32:05 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:18:43 AM  
1 votes:
What an assclown!
2013-11-27 12:42:15 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:26:21 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-11-26 11:49:53 PM  
1 votes:

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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