No one shops at Tiffany & Co. expecting to find a reasonably-priced gift. The company is known for its high-end diamond engagement rings, necklaces, cuff links, and other items. It’s website even has a “Price is no object” section. But a new line turns basic items that are usually cheap into ridiculous symbols of wealth. Tiffany’s is calling the line ‘Everyday Objects.’
A sterling silver ball of yarn runs $9,000.
Expensive "everyday items" sold by Tiffany's this Christmas: $9000 yarn, $10K nest, $1950 fish flask and $350 harmonica. pic.twitter.com/QDiaMWeRJi
— Dave Ryan (@daveryankdwb) November 6, 2017
A ‘tin’ can is $1,000.
When panhandling before the big riot, don't be caught without this stunning $1,000 tin can from Tiffany's pic.twitter.com/Mgw5IEup2H
— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) November 5, 2017
The company’s chief artistic officer told Bloomberg in a statement that the ‘Everyday Objects’ line “incorporates the best quality, craftsmanship and design with a level of functionality that allows you to use these things every day.”
Well, if you drop $1,000 on a can, at least it’s functional!
On Twitter, people reacted to Tiffany’s new line with laughter and disgust.
Tiffany’s really sells the most random overpriced shit pic.twitter.com/wJT2N7lgx0
— Why yes I did just hit 100k. Thank you for asking. (@IvyKungu) November 6, 2017
Is this a joke website? Is someone punking Tiffany’s ?? pic.twitter.com/YrTxkNG263
— Claire Goldberg (@ClaireGoldberg) November 6, 2017
nothing says "late capitalism" quite like tiffany's charging $1500 for literal trash pic.twitter.com/PZmEQRvAf7
— kellen (professional woman) (@hellenkeniford) November 3, 2017
gross tiffany's is selling this children's orb for $1000 pic.twitter.com/Dyy8SX3oDy
— Steph Davidson (@stephcd) November 6, 2017
There are even fake paper cups for $95.
It’s hard to justify the cost of these items, especially the tin can, when other people literally can’t afford cans of food during the holidays.
But you know someone will buy these ‘Everyday Objects’ anyway.