But, well, consider what else Prada is selling at an inordinate price...
-A $370 zip-around card case.
-A $495 breast-pocket wallet, which is a thing I’ve never seen anyone actually use except in movies. (Scratch that, not even in movies.)
-A $495 USB robot key chain. A fucking robot keychain! [ED NOTE: Never you mind the fact that we probably have, and will again, endorse one or more of these things, in our weaker moments.]
That doesn’t even begin to cover their actual clothes, which are dope—love those bowling shirts, please send me some—but are also at a price point only accessible to celebrities and the super rich. And that’s kind of the point. If I could wear Prada, it wouldn’t be Prada (really, though—it’d probably be counterfeit).
So is this $185 paper clip absurd? Yes. Should we be surprised? Nah.
It’s just Prada.
*Update, 4:55pm: The money clip is no longer available on Barney's website. Suspicious...