Not really. Introspection of my online shopping-obsessed mind revealed that these were more like consumer bait words that are put there a lot these days. The idea for the retailer or the publishing syndicate is simple, i.e. you grab eyeballs and make consumers believe that they are paying premium for something that is truly special. There is also this question in my mind - if the retail way is to believed, stuff from the top designer houses is not meant for regular consumption.
It should be worn by people who are outright elite, money-wise, so that the image is not diluted. How come, so many online stores are selling these extremely boutique, hyper-luxury brands at such unbelievable discounts?
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When I find the same iconic sneaker being sold as a part of so many different online discount setups, I seriously wonder – what about people who take pride in owning only the limited edition stuff? Is their shopping sensibility as misplaced as their ego?