I threw this exact same coat in the garbage two weeks ago.
It retails for $8000.00 and repeats itself every 4 to 5 years, meaning, all fashion houses repeat this print pretty much every year but every couple of years one of the larger fashion houses does something to make it a trend again. It never goes out of style. It will always be a staple.
Why did I throw it away? I tried for almost two years to give it away on eBay, unfortunately, it sat in my store long enough for me to get tired of staring at it.
I originally priced it at 599.99 and after two years, just before I junked it, it was $59.99.
I don’t know if the issue is that Devin Wenig is a treasonous prick who is determined to destroy small American businesses on eBay like mine in favor of the Chinese who funnel millions of USD out of the US economy by way of ignorant shoppers who are willing to settle for the knock off versions for $20 less or if the “fashionista” population at large are afraid of resale and consignment? Do they think it’s more fashionable to buy something from Old Navy because it’s brand new even though they could have obtained a higher quality for the same price? .. is a combination of all of the above?
When I see this coat on the Chanel website, it makes my stomach churn. I wish I didn’t throw it away but I can’t regret it because it’s a clear symptom of our moment in time. Our society is changing. We’ve become so used to letting go of what is important to us. and making sacrifices becomes less and less of a let down and more a fact of life.
We have become complacent with life at the bottom of the food chain.