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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2006/10/24 - Handbag madness? A quick survey of the price of designer handbags is revealing of the dilemma that fashion conscience youth face when shopping for accessories..
Many see the designer labels endorsed by celebrities and want the same. At the same time, it’s a lot easier to look like Kate Moss when you also have Kate Moss’ money.
This past week people were flocking to high-street in London to spend nearly £800 for a purse from Burberry. Its new 'Manor' handbag fueled soaring sales at the high-street chain. The quilted leather handbag is so popular that it is not even possible to buy one - even if you have £790 to spare. The reason for its popularity? You guessed it – the handbag is endorsed by Kate Moss.
Fine, it would be nice to own the same handbag as Miss Moss – but the price is an issue for many of today’s consumers. Just in case you don’t want to do the conversion in your head – an £800 handbag is $1,500 USD.
Meanwhile the average selling price for a designer handbag in Beverly Hills last year was $2,000 USD. And some were selling for $4,000 USD and up!
Nelly Sutjiadi, Director of Marketing for FractionPrice.com, describes the prices being charged for handbags these days as “handbag madness”. Says Nelly “I wouldn’t pay $4,000 for a handbag – not when you can get a designer-inspired handbag of tremendous quality for a fraction of that price”.
It’s true that today’s fashion-conscious generation really wants to keep up appearances, and how they look is a very important part of their life-style. Hey – if you don’t look like you’re in – you’re probably out! But spending 4,000 dollars on a handbag is probably going over the deep end.
One merchant who provides affiliates with the ability to provide high-end goods to customers is FractionPrice.com. They sell online accessories like sunglasses, jewelry, watches, sarongs, Italian charms, pendants, and yes – even handbags. And they do it for a price that allows the young and trendy to stay current, without blowing up the credit card!
FractionPrice.com (in fact the name says it all) is a way for young, hip, fashion-conscious shoppers to get their fix of the latest fashions and designs, without the designer-label price.