It’s not just a paper clip, it’s a paper clip from the luxury French label Prada. It’s not priced affordably under S$3 for a box of hundred paperclips at a local bookstore.
The Prada paperclip-shaped money clip retails at US$185 (S$256) on Barney’s New York website and is the latest unique item to join the list of extravagant things which makes you go – HUH.
The Prada’s paper clip-shaped money clip is made in Italy, of polished sterling silver measuring 6.25cm long and 2.25cm wide.
Of course, it has the Italian luxury name – Prada – embossed on one side.
For a cheaper alternative, Barney’s New York too sells its own version. Also designed in the shape of a paper clip, its money clip is made of polished sterling silver and is priced at US$150 (S$208). Cheaper than Prada’s but smaller – measuring 6.25cm long and 2cm wide.
Last year, as part of Fall/Winter 2016 collection, skateboarding brand Supreme designed and sold a red clay brick that went on sale on eBay for up to US$1,000 (S$1,386) after selling out in one day, British newspaper The Guardian reported.
The original price was US$30 (S$42) and the brick was sold out within minutes of launch.