Oprah Can’t afford a Tom Ford? Seriously?!?! – Weekend Rant

Oprah has turned some poor shopgirl into the dumbest person ever!

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We love Oprah! She gives the best interviews and is my personal inspiration in journalism and business. So, it was sickening to hear about her bout with discrimination last week in a shop in Switzerland. The media mogul and arguably the most powerful woman in the world was denied by a sales girl when she asked to look at a $35,000 Tom Ford Jennifer bag in a locked display case. The young lady reportedly told Oprah that she couldn’t afford the bag and should look at something else.

There are so many things wrong with this scenario that listing them all would take the rest of the weekend. But, my main issue is this: Who doesn’t know Oprah?! She’s fucking Oprah! She has had Swiss people on her show, I’m sure she knows a few Swiss celebrities. None of them bothered to let the rest of the country know about the wonders of friggin Oprah!?!? If I own a store and Oprah walks in, she can look behind my ears if she wants to! She has all of the US Dollars ever printed, and you denied her a $35,000 bag? A $35,000 bag to Oprah is like a $20.00 bag from Wet Seal for me. The sales girl should be fired…but she wasn’t. She was DEFENDED by her boss and the owner of the shop! I’m disgusted!

But what I really want to talk about is the fucking bag. Tom Ford’s $35,000 crocodile bag. It’s cute and everything….but it ain’t $35,000 cute. For that obscene amount of money the purse should come with a $30,000 traveler’s check and a copy of Titanic on blu-ray! Just for fun I looked up the world’s most expensive purses, because let’s face it…there can’t be many of them. But what I found in my research was golden. Here are some of the most expensive purses and similar choices at prices fit for people who aren’t the spawn of Bill Gates.

This Chanel Purse is upwards of $260,000. This J. Crew bag may be a lackluster aspiration compared to that, but at least you won’t have to pay for it in unicorn balls. It comes in at a not-so-modest, but better $1500.

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Chanel Diamond Forever handbag
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J. Crew Alligator purse $1500

This Hermes Birkin bag is a cool $68,000. Ralph Lauren offers something similar minus the predator skin and diamonds for a mere $298! ‘Cause admit it…crocodile and diamonds are overrated as hell – said no one in life!

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hermes-birkin bag $68,000
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Lauren Ralph Lauren Taylor Double Zip Spazzolato Satchel

Marc Jacobs Caroline Crocodile Bag is such fun with its patchwork-like details and that pretty purple hue, but at $30,000 I’ll have to pass. I’ll take Jimmy Choo’s cute little Rosalie for just under $1500 please! Really, I won’t be taking either one, but if you’ve got $1500 and not $30,000 this is right up your alley.

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Marc Jacobs Caroline Crocodile bag
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jimmy choo rosalie leder plum

And finally, if you’re anything at all like me and even $2000 on a purse means you will be without food or shelter for a few months, I give you this last example. This Jimmy choo purse is adorable and edgy at the same damn time. The problem is it cost a little over $1800. Check out this Fossil purse for seventy bucks and with $1800 you could get all the colors!

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jimmy choo blare chain embellished leather tote
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Erin Tote by Fossil

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