Exploring The World Of High-End Hair Clips

Expensive pieces of plastic make me ranty, apparently.

Jul 28, 2011 at 5:02pm | Leave a comment

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Top left is $18, all the rest are $24.

Doing a cursory browse through a certain cutesy-arty retail store's website,  I was surprised to find that the "Hair Accessories" category went beyond the usual headbands and hats to include hair claws and barrettes. I was even MORE surprised though, at their going rate. Who is forking over 20 dollars for tiny plastic hair claws that cost 6 bucks at all the Duane Reades and Rite Aids of the world?

I mean, don't even get me started on the fact that grown women should probably not be adorning their hair with tiny hair claws, 1) because DUH and 2) because this isn't the '90s anymore. These accessories are not even by a particular designer so it's not like they can claim that this is a groundbreaking new design made carved wood or the inside of seashells, so I'm at a loss at which part in their production does the cost of these go up four times the usual cost.

Is there an accessories designer roaming the pharmacies late at night looking for inspiration for the next collection? 

And not like the barrettes are any better, seriously guys, maybe if they came in packs of 3 or 4 I might believe that these are items are actually selling, but who needs a "fancy" plastic hair barrette that bad? This is OUTRAGEOUS! Plus you know those things break after you've used them 3 or 4 times, that's why they are SO cheap! And no, I don't believe that theirs feature an expensive anti-breakable technology so there's really no excuse. I bet you these will make it to the very end of their sale time and even then, people will only buy them once they hit 3 bucks a pop. 

You gotta get up PRETTY EARLY in the morning to think Ima fork over a week's worth of daily pizza for a plastic piece of junk. Sorry. I calls it likes I sees it.