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Thursday, October 9, 2008

“Is Bling Over?”

posted by on October 9 at 13:51 PM

The Wall Street Journal wonders.

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Yes, and so is not-so-bling.

Posted by crazycatguy | October 9, 2008 2:18 PM

Bling over? Oh sure. Just like after 9-11 we were all going to be kindly and serious minded, and there'd be no more irony.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 9, 2008 2:37 PM

Interesting; I just yesterday finished "Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster" by Dana Thomas, which attempts to show how these luxury brands like Gucci and Vuitton are mostly nasty Chinese-made gunk for the proles of Las Vegas and China, who buy logos, not quality. I'd be worried about that market.

The super-rich, who aren't really into ostentatious bling, even when it comes from some of the same houses, aren't going to be affected the same way. Though there may be a major dropoff in stuff like superyachts, supercars, and supermansions. Boo fucking hoo.

Posted by Fnarf | October 9, 2008 2:39 PM

If the folks who first bought it want to sell it and can't, it's over . This is a link to info about the first auction of hip-hop bling.

Posted by inkweary | October 9, 2008 2:42 PM

Bling is the only hope for our economy.


Posted by gk | October 9, 2008 2:49 PM

You know what's the ultimate bling? A billionaire CEO's head on a pike. I'd like a couple of those for my front yard, but I can't afford them.

Posted by Greg | October 9, 2008 3:53 PM

I recently saw a Segway with Ferrari marques and a sound system.

Bling lives!

Posted by tt | October 9, 2008 9:27 PM

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