13 Things You Should Spend $1,290 on Instead of Balenciaga’s New Shirt

May 30, 2018

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If you happened to be scrolling through the Internet yesterday, you probably noticed this weird shirt attached to a shirt that was popping up everywhere. You also may or may not have realized that said shirt will cost you a cool $1,290. We’re as confused as you are, but hey, Balenciaga can do whatever it wants.

That said, we can think of a few other ideas you should spend $1,300 on.

  • A round-trip ticket from New York to San Francisco in JetBlue Mint ($1,197).
  • A one-way ticket from Seoul to JFK in first class on Asiana ($1,300 in the form of 90,000 LifeMiles and $63 in taxes and fees).
  • A round-trip ticket from New York to Los Angeles in United Polaris ($1,116).
  • A night at the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon ($1,367).
  • A round-trip ticket from New York to Miami in first class on American ($419) + 1 night at the W South Beach ($510) — with everything left over going to dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab.
  • A one-way ticket on the weirdest (and possibly worst) business class in the world — Cubana on the Ilyushin 96 ($1,165).
  • Two nights at the Beverly Hills Hotel ($745 per night).
  • Two nights at the Ritz-Carlton Bali ($500+ per night).
  • Two round-trip economy tickets to Athens on Emirates ($679 each).
  • Two years of annual fees for the Chase Sapphire Reserve ($550 a year) or two years of annual fees for The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 a year) (See Rates & Fees)
  • Rimowa’s Topas Aluminum 29” suitcase ($1,245).
  • BLADE Bounce airport transfer ($1,325).

Then again, you could just get the shirt and justify it by putting the spend toward a new sign-up bonus, right?

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Featured photo courtesy Balenciaga

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