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#1 AllyK81

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

I am COVETING some Alexander McQueen boots. I saw them in a magazine, then in Myer and since then I have been thinking about them a lot. I would get a lot of wear out of them for potentially years and they are gorgeous.

But they are $700.

I can afford them no problems, but I am not sure I could live with the guilt!


$700 is about 1/6 of our weekly take home salary - in relative terms, would you spend 1/6 of your take home household income on one pair of boots? Would it be worth it anyway if I felt guilty about being sucked in by such consumerism?!

#2 ~sydblue~

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

Sure, why not buy them. I mean you have the money, so go for it.

#3 elmo_mum

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

im supposed to care that you can afford $700 boots and you are complaining bout it??



#4 Katie_bella

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

If you can comfortably afford it, buy them.





Then wear them everyday for 3 years.... huh.gif

#5 ~Nic~

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

I'm holding off replying till I see the boots... pics please!! tongue.gif

#6 lafonda

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

I wouldn't spend 1/6th of our pay on boots no. Although that is under $100 for us, I don't value shoes at all.

#7 Lissome

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

Yep no answer here until I see the boots in question.

#8 AllyK81

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

I can't find a link!

They are flat-ish black leather ankle boots with a little chain.  Versatile and probably comfortable. Weekend shoes, rather than work shoes.

My resolve is crumbling already!



#9 PixieVee

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Yeah, get 'em.

#10 wesse

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Prior to having children? Yes definitely!
...now, post children? My kankles probably wouldn't fit into them and there is no point wearing McQueen on the school run ... So, no I wouldn't.
Pics of the boots please and I may reconsider  tongue.gif

#11 Jenferal

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

I;'m in love with a Moorcroft vase. I've wanted one for years, have never had the money, but now I have the money and somewhere to display it(thanks to grandma in law going into a home and us getting her display cabinet) but just can't justify the $1100 (yes, not a typo, it's really pricey and way more then they were when I first saw them 10 yrs ago, sigh) it'll cost.
Boots you wear i think are totally worth it IF you wear them a lot. I had a great pair for years, had the heels redone, soles redone, looked after them. great value in the end for about $100. Lasted me easy 5 years.
A vase I'll only look at however...just don't think I can do it. Sigh.

#12 jennywin

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

Something like these?
http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/womenswear...C,en_US,sc.html

Its a holiday to bali...

#13 bakesgirls

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

You like the boots. You can afford the boots. So buy the boots.  shrug.gif I don't get why you just had to make sure it was clear your household income is approximately 4.2k per week. You can afford it, it's not like you are taking food from your kids mouths so you can get the shoes.

#14 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 08/02/2013, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I;'m in love with a Moorcroft vase. I've wanted one for years, have never had the money, but now I have the money and somewhere to display it(thanks to grandma in law going into a home and us getting her display cabinet) but just can't justify the $1100 (yes, not a typo, it's really pricey and way more then they were when I first saw them 10 yrs ago, sigh) it'll cost.
Boots you wear i think are totally worth it IF you wear them a lot. I had a great pair for years, had the heels redone, soles redone, looked after them. great value in the end for about $100. Lasted me easy 5 years.
A vase I'll only look at however...just don't think I can do it. Sigh.


Buy the vase! The pleasure it will give you, looking at it for years, will outweigh the cost. You will have the vase for the rst of your life whereas boots last five years or so.

#15 CallMeFeral

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

I wouldn't. But that's me. I think if I were earning what you were earning (WOW), I'd stretch to about $250 for a pair of boots as opposed to the $100 I'm currently willing to pay, but beyond a certain point it would make me uncomfortable, when I think what a good pair of shoes can cost and what the difference between the two could do in some undeveloped country.
Probably hypocritical, I mean I could donate more than I do, but I just feel that money is for making yourself comfortable/happy, building a future, and helping others - not for throwing down the drain, and $700 for a pair of shoes when $250 would get you a pretty great quality pair of shoes (and $100 doesn't do too badly if you look out for sales), just seems like throwing away money.

Everyone has their own line as to what that amount of money is though.

#16 Littleone84

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Buy the boots!

#17 Peppery

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 08/02/2013, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I;'m in love with a Moorcroft vase. I've wanted one for years, have never had the money, but now I have the money and somewhere to display it(thanks to grandma in law going into a home and us getting her display cabinet) but just can't justify the $1100 (yes, not a typo, it's really pricey and way more then they were when I first saw them 10 yrs ago, sigh) it'll cost.
Boots you wear i think are totally worth it IF you wear them a lot. I had a great pair for years, had the heels redone, soles redone, looked after them. great value in the end for about $100. Lasted me easy 5 years.
A vase I'll only look at however...just don't think I can do it. Sigh.



QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 08/02/2013, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Buy the vase! The pleasure it will give you, looking at it for years, will outweigh the cost. You will have the vase for the rst of your life whereas boots last five years or so.


You should buy the vase. It is something you have wanted for years, no impulse purchase.

To the OP, it appears you can more than afford so why not.

#18 happening

Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:57 AM


If you can afford them *no problem*, why do think you will feel guilty?

No one will know they're Alexander McQueen unless you tell them - maybe save a bit more and purchase a statement handbag??



#19 FEdeRAL

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

If I have that kind of income I'd buy a pair EVERY month without batting an eyelid  original.gif

#20 AllyK81

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

Just googled Moorcroft vases - they are beautiful!!

Similar to those Jennywin. I am TTC at the moment so no holidays on the horizon so perhaps it could be boots instead of holidays.

Protart captured very eloquently why I would feel guilty about it.

I am going to sit on it for a few weeks. It's not winter yet. If I am still thinking about them in a few weeks I might reconsider.

I often wonder who buys all that super expensive stuff in the shops - someone must.



#21 Jupiter

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

Are they like these?

http://www.alexandermcqueen.co.uk/Mcq/mcq/...2,en_GB,pd.html

#22 Jax12

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

Anyone else just feeling depressed and jealous right about now?  I vaguely remember having disposable income (never much mind you, but some...)  Sigh.

Buy the boots OP

ETA
QUOTE

If they are similar to these, I don't think they are nice enough.  A gorgeous pair of knee high boots, however, I would stretch our budget for in a heartbeat.

Edited by Jax12, 08 February 2013 - 12:13 PM.


#23 CallMeFeral

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE (Jax12 @ 08/02/2013, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If they are similar to these, I don't think they are nice enough.  A gorgeous pair of knee high boots, however, I would stretch our budget for in a heartbeat.


Yeah actually ditto. If I were rich enough, and the boots were absolutely like nothing I'd ever seen before or could get for a 'normal' price, I'd probably do it.
But not for just a nice pair of black boots.

#24 threeinnyc

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

You can get Alexander McQueen's boots for only $750????

#25 ~Nic~

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Ok, after getting an idea of what the boots look like, I'll be honest and say nope, I wouldn't buy them - not because of the money, but because I don't like them... I'm much more a high heel kind of girl tongue.gif... If it were something like these however, I would have bought them already...

Go buy them... have fun!




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