As I sit down to write this, I hear Kevin Hart screaming “no, no, no, no” in my head.
There are moments where luxury borders on ludicrous, and this Prada paper clip makes one of those. Make an educated guess, how many paper clips have you misplaced in your life? There’s a reason why bookstores sell them in bulk, at a couple bucks for a hundred. It clips paper — it doesn’t have to cost you S$260.
The folks at Prada, though, beg to differ. They’re going to tell you it’s not technically a paper clip. It’s a money clip shaped like the most ubiquitous office supply in the world. Wow, fashion. They’ve also got two versions, because you definitely need options.
The first is a plain sterling silver version, spanning 6.25cm by 2.25cm, with a a minuscule Prada logo etched on the side. Brand-emblazoned goods are a big thing these days, right? Even if it takes a magnifying lens to see it.
The second one is a smaller, twisted metal rendition of the pseudo-paper clip for all you folks who think intricate details make a difference.
In the grand scheme of ridiculous luxury goods, the Prada paper clip ranks pretty high up, only second to Nordstrom’s sold-out S$250 rock in a leather holder (your eyes aren’t playing tricks, they actually sold rocks). Even that’s debatable. Balenciaga’s fake S$1,550 paper bag seems understandable in comparison, and that’s how we know things have hit a new low.
Is this paper clip going to hold the fragments of your existence together as you mull over bad life choices? For the amount it costs, I sure hope so.
If you still think the Prada paper-clip-cum-money-clip is worth the splurge, it’s being sold exclusively on Barney’s New York. Incidentally, the high-end retailer also sells its own version for S$210. What a steal!
For the love of god, don’t lose it.