All That Glitters Friday: Jean-Paul Gaultier Now Sells Gold Bars

I actually posted this as a joke, but this is actually happening… Gold bars with the Jean-Paul Gaultier name. Wow. I guess this is the new way to brand a designer name, in pure one once gold bar. But getting your hands on this shiny limited edition “collector’s piece” will cost you. Dillon Gage quoted a price for the bar this morning of $1,826.33 plus a $25 handling fee. With spot gold trading around $1,660 per ounce, that means you’re paying a 10% premium for the  Gaultier brand. It makes for a great pendant I guess, but this a bit ridiculous don’t you think? What do you guys think about branding gold bars? Gold is gold to me, but you’re paying more for these…

(Wall Street Journal)


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Bred in the Philippines & buttered in San Francisco since I was six. This city chick/nerd lived in the Bay Area most of her life, but would rather explore the world. An alumni from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in Apparel Design & Merchandising. Achieved eight years combined professional work skills as in apparel merchandising and admin support in product development and retail setting. Secretly enjoys writing & take notes on random things. Besides writing, I’m also practicing tennis, sleeping, wining & dining, doodling, reading, taking photos, looking at pretty things, & playing dress up.

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