A lot has already been written about the unveil of Supreme and Louis Vuitton’s collaboration at Le Palais Royale for Paris Fashion Week, which ultimately became one the best worst-kept secrets in recent memory.
Highlighted by a number of pieces — like the Christopher backpack, Keepall duffel bag, accessories and two footwear styles — the most newsworthy piece was the Louis Vuitton trunk, which will retail for a whopping $68,500 (all prices in USD) — double a regular in-house trunk.
We couldn’t help ask ourselves; even if you were intent on splurging on something, could that money be better served purchasing something equally outlandish — albeit more sensible than a piece of luggage that costs more than a year’s tuition at Harvey Mudd College, which is the most expensive college to attend in the United States?
The short answer: you’re damn right!
Should you have close to seven racks at your disposal, we suggest spending your money like this.
Buy a Tesla Model S
Tesla increased the price of the Model S 60 from $66,000 to $68,000 late last year. Amenities include a range of 218 miles, acceleration from 0-60MPH in 5.5 seconds, medical-grade HEPA air filtration system which removes at least 99.97 percent of particulate exhaust pollution, 17-inch touchscreen and full self-driving capability.
Needless to say, you can have one of the most cutting-edge electric cars known to man — and still have $500 to burn.
Stay at the most expensive AirBnB in Malibu
According to its official listing, Sky Villa sits on 20 hilltop acres overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains, offering its privileged guests a perfect combination of absolute privacy and stunning mountain and ocean views.
Not bad, right?
Sky Villa has the distinction of being the most expensive rental property in posh Malibu, CA, and runs guests a cool $10,000 a night to crash inside the solar-powered smart home (six bedrooms eight bathrooms) with separate guest house, infinity-edged pool and fully retractable walls, which further blur the distinctions between indoor and outdoor living.
The owner requires a minimum of five nights, meaning a person would still have $18,500 to cover the damages after one hell of a party that would put Jackie Treehorn’s to shame.
Throw an unreal dinner party at Osteria Francescana
Three Michelin star chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana restaurant in Modena, Italy, holds the distinction of being the top restaurant in the entire world. He describes the experience and food as, “compressing passion into edible bites.”
While other restaurants, like Spain’s SubliMotion, hold the distinction of being the most expensive — at $2,173 per person — Osteria Franciscana is decidedly more accessible at $191 per person/plate.
If a person felt so inclined, and Chef Massimo Bottura allowed it, he/she could invite 358 of their closest friends and relatives for culinary highlights that read like children’s book titles: “Five ages of Parmigiana Reggiano,” “Autumn in New York,” “An Eel Swimming up the Po River,” “Crunchy Part of the Lasagna,” and “Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart,” which is a nod to artist Ai WeiWei.
Buy a ridiculous sneaker collection
StockX user Kicks 14 boasts an insane sneaker collection made up of 243 pairs. Although the ethos, “more isn’t always better,” often applies, in this case, we have to disagree. For that $68,000 and change, you could get grail pairs like the adidas YEEZY Boost 350, Jordan 5 Retro Doernbecher, Jordan Countdown Pack and Jordan 5 DMP Raging Bull Red Suede.
Cryogenically freeze your body after you die
One of the great mysteries that still remains in the science community is exactly what happens after we die. Is there heaven? And if so, are the fiery pits of Hell really real?
One thing is for certain: we don’t have the ability to live forever. But there are those that think there is still optimism after you kick the bucket thanks to cryogenic technology that will keep a person’s body frozen in hopes that one day they can be thawed and in turn cured of what took their lives in the first place.
The Cryonics Institute is but one of many organizations that facilitate the freezing of bodies, stating on their website, “The fundamental goal of cryonics is to give people a “second chance at life.” Our aim is to greatly extend human lifespans and improve quality of life through applied technology — both present-day and especially emerging future technology.”
This “second chance” can be had for $28,000 — a small price to pay for the possibility of living forever.
Buy an original Damien Hirst
In 2008, Damien Hirst created Happiness — a mixed-media piece with three of his most recognizable motifs: butterflies, spots and pharmaceuticals. One of 35 hand-signed and numbered pieces from the Bristol-born artist, you could now consider yourself to be in a class with prominent Hirst collector, Jose Mugrabi, who owns 120 pieces valued at $33 million.
“Damien Hirst is in the same situation as Warhol was in the 1990s,” Mugrabi said. “I love Damien at $10,000, and I love him at $10 million. The price is secondary because I know people love him, and in the end they will pay for him.”
Buy 6,840 chances to be in Wes Anderson’s new movie
Wes Anderson is hoping to entice people to donate $10 to his Crowd Rise campaign in support of The Film Foundation — a non-profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history — by enticing potential donors with the privilege of not only meeting the director, but also voicing a character in his upcoming film, Isle of Dogs.
Why not stack the deck and buy 6,840 opportunities?
Buy 538 shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy
Buying a single piece of Louis Vuitton is small potatoes in the grand scheme of things, despite the exorbitant price tag for the collaborative trunk with Supreme.
But perhaps you’re a true believer in the power of luxury and Louis Vuitton’s brand recognition amongst clientele who have money to burn.
Then why not take that money and actually become a shareholder of LVMH Moet Hennessy where you not only get Louis Vuitton, but also products and companies which span clothing, cosmetics, fashion accessories, jewelry, perfumes, spirits, watches and wines?
In the past two years alone, the stock has jumped from $127.70 in early January 2015, to more than $191 today. If you were to buy $68,499 worth of stock, and the price per share again jumped $64, you would be in line to make $34,432 in profits.
Now, here’s everything we know about the Supreme x Louis Vuitton collection.
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