10 Luxury Goods Are Useless

10 Pointless Luxury Items

1. You Would Not Believe How Much It Would Cost To Make An Actual House Out of Supreme Bricks

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In August, Supreme announced its Fall / Winter 2016 collection, but it was not a piece of clothing that had the hypebeasts turnt, it was the Supreme Brick. While it might sound crazy, Supreme's put its name on everything from Everlast boxing gloves to this fire buck knife. It's just what they do. Surprisingly, it does not appear anyone sat down and solved one of the more intriguing questions regarding this Supreme brick: How many Supreme bricks would it take to build a house, and how much would that cost?

Thanks to Reddit, we have the answer: US $ 4,704.00. That's around the same price as this 13,500 square foot home on Prince Edward Island that sold earlier this year. The logic behind the Reddit user's final tally, in his words: "I calculated how many bricks it'd take to build a 2400 square foot home, which is 117600 bricks. I then just took the cost of the Supreme brick, I made it US $ 40,00 to include the shipping and such. So, 117600 x 40 = US $ 4,704.00

2. Would you spend US $ 290.00 on a designer paper bag? The new must have for ladies who pack their own lunch.

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Only the finest for your juice box and apple. The humble paper bag has had a designer makeover, courtesy of top fashion designer, Jil Sander. But while the traditional paper sack is usually purchased in bulk or handed out gratis, the Jil Sander 'Vasari' retails for a hefty US $ 290.00. The same cost as about 50 ham and cheddar sandwiches. The German fashion house sent a solemn bevy of cashmere clad models down the fall winter 2012 runway, clutching the rolled up bags in leather gloved first. Now the unassuming accessory is hitting stores.

3. PG Tips Makes World's Most Expensive Tea Bag

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Although this was made in 2005 to celebrate PG Tips 75th Birthday, it is still worth a look. Worth over £ 7,500 ( or US $ 14,000 at today prices ), the tea bag is believed to the world's most expensive tea bag. The tea bag was hand made by British jewelry specialist Boodles and contains 280 diamonds. It is filled with regular PG Tips Tea. The tea bag was created in 2005 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of PG Tips. The diamond tea bag went on a tour of shopping centers in the UK. The tea bag was used to raise money for Manchester ( England ) Children's Hospitals.

4. Prada is selling a paper clip for US $ 185.00 and people aren't taking it well.

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With a spare US $ 185.00 laying around and a serious lack of creativity, anyone can waltz into Office Depot and drop some cash on 13,300 paper clips. For anyone who does not want to saunter into work and make it rain paper clips like the patron saint of office supplies, you can spend that same money on just one. Prada created a sterling silver "paperclip shaped" money clip, which Barney's is selling for US $ 185.00. At 6.25 centimeters long and 2.25 centimeters wide, Prada's magnum opus clocks in at just over US $ 13.00 per square centimeter. Unsurprisingly, people on Twitter were less than impressed.

"US $ 185.00 for a paperclip? This thing better be able to hold my life together, " one user tweeted.

5. Chanel's US $ 1,325.00 boomerang condemned as 'cultural appropriation'

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French fashion label Chanel has been accused of appropriating Indigenous Australian culture by selling a US $ 1,130 boomerang. The item part of the Chanel spring summer 2017 collection and priced at US $ 1,325.00 for US buyers, sparked a heated debate on social media. "Culture appropriation hits a new low. I sincerely hope that @Chanel is donating all the profits to underprivileged aboriginal communities," wrote one Twitter use.

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6. Balenciaga is selling a fake paper bag for £876 – and we don’t understand why

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FRENCH designer Balenciaga is selling a fake paper shopping bag for £876, and it's proved so popular that it's already sold out on some websites. The "shopping bag" looks identical to the free paper bags they give you after purchasing something in store, but rather than costing nothing, it costs an eye-watering €995 (£876). That's because while the paper bag is made up of, well... paper, the other bag, which is made in Italy, is 100 per cent calfskin.

According to its description, the handles are in "Nappa leather" while there is silver hardware and zip pockets inside. The most bizarre thing about the designer bag is that it's already sold out online, despite the sky-high price-tag and its identical appearance to a paper shopping bag.

7. Vetements Weed Grinder

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Shortly after marijuana legalization passed in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Maine in 2016, French fashion house Vetements released a weed grinder necklace, just in time to celebrate! At first glance, it looks like a standard pendant carrying the Vetements name, but open it up and you'll discover diamond stud files with a safety clasp and magnetic fastening. The tricked-out grinder comes in silver and gold and will run you approximately $750.

8. Most expensive Lego brick in the world expected to sell for £12,000

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One of only a handful of 14k solid gold 2x4 bricks ever made sparked a bidding frenzy when it was put up for sale on auction website Catawiki. The last time one of the bricks was sold, in 2012, it went for a whopping £8,000. Between 1979 and 1981, the extra special bricks were originally given to Lego employees that had fulfilled 25 years of employment at their main factory in Germany. What makes this commemorative brick even more special is that it can be used with all other Lego sets, thanks to its patented interlocking nodules.

A lucky American won the auction, and is now the proud owner of the golden brick, which weighs 25.65g, and is exactly the same size and shape as an original Lego brick. John Hughbanks, president of Lego fan website Brick Envy that sold the brick, said: "This is definitely the most special brick I have ever come across. "The other precious metal items that Lego has done in recent years are nice but almost all of them were simply contest prizes. "The 2x4 gold brick had to be earned, there was no luck involved at all. Someone had to work for 25 years of their live, in one place, just to get it. "The story is what separates this brick from anything else, in my own opinion."

9. 24 Carat Gold Toilet Paper -  1 Roll - Sold

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On sale now reduced! This i
s the most expensive toilet paper roll in the world. If you can't afford this then take Mr. President as we use that product to make this. A Quality 3ply toilet paper with 24 carat gold through the roll. As you use the toilet paper 24 carat gold flakes will fall onto the floor and your behind taking you to another level of sophistication. We have only been able to produce 1 roll at this stage. Naturally it comes gift wrapped. This is 100% useable and safe. Made proudly in Australia by us. Please note this is for only 1 roll.

10. Why Does This Cat Food Cost Over $11,000 a Year?

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Given all the luxury pet spas and fat camps exclusively for dogs, it’s about time cats get some love. Earlier this month, UK brand Green Pantry launched a luxury cat food for a whopping $918 per month. (That’s the equivalent to $11,000 per year, $15.3 per serving or about $1.53 per mouthful.) Each 2kg-packet—priced 30 times the average cat food at $306 and expected to provide ten days’ supply—contains Arenkha caviar, line-caught Scottish salmon, hand-caught Norfolk lobster, and locally-sourced Devon crab. With organic asparagus, quinoa, and saffron, it’s completely free from preservatives, GM, additives and artificial colors.

Named British Banquet after its high-quality British ingredients, the idea of this luxury cat food came about when celebrities and other VIPs reached out to Green Pantry for a more luxurious product, according to Simon Booth, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Green Pantry. As the manufacturer of holistic pet foods for cats and dogs, the team felt a lot of emphasis within the pet trade is geared toward dogs. So to provide a high-quality dietary alternative for cats—which at this point is still largely based on cereals and their derivatives, the team spent two years developing this product.

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