They Paid What?

The Row backpack.

It is still early in the back-to-school season, and what better way to go back to school — in style, no less — than a $39,000 backpack from The Row, once owned by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen?

Yes, you heard right. 39,000 bones.

Here’s the thing. Who in their right mind would spend $39,000 of their hard earned money to buy a backpack, knowing they can’t afford it? True, it’s made of alligator skin (or was it crocodile?) and it originally sells for $35,000. But when it breaks the bank, it REALLY breaks the bank. I ain’t never going to bitch about the cost of a Gucci murse, that’s for sure.

The Row’s backpack has been on the market since July, and not even the Olsen twins can keep up with the demand. But here’s the kicker. The economy’s in the toilet, approximately 1 in 10 people can’t find a job, and we’re dealing with not one, but two wars in the Middle East. For the love of Pete, light a fire already so people can start working again. And afford to buy the haute couture.

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