In Milan, Victoria Beckham spent more than 1.5 million dollars on a shopping spree including a Rolex for husband Dave and 5 sofas. Teresa Giudice spent over 60,000 on home decor. Brad Pitt treated his daughter to the entire spring/ summer collection at Paris’ Bonpoint Children’s Boutique. Is this the stuff your dreams are made of? Join the club. Whether your celebrating a big promotion or just celebrating yourself, you don’t need an excuse to treat yourself to a luxury purchase. In fact, here are some reasons why you should!
A New Purse
It’s no secret that cheap bags wear out quickly. The material peels, the closures break, the studs fall off. You’re better off buying a really well-made handbag that will last years! And think of the signals you’ll send off when you show up to work with that new bag. People will say, “Wow, she really has her act together!” or, “Wow, what great taste.” Besides, bags are only getting more expensive. If you wait, it will only go up in price!
You may think you are paying for the name, but expensive clothing is made better! The cut is better, the construction is better, the look is better. You can wear designer clothes for years if you protect them correctly. Everyone deserves clothes that flatter them and make them feel great. You also pay for the workmanship. Designer shoes are often more comfortable and last longer.
Are you waiting for our significant other to buy you that perfect piece of jewelry? Well, stop waiting. Henri Barguirdjian, leader of Graff diamond US operations says, “We are seeing more and more women achieving careers on their own and they can afford to buy their own jewelry. I would say about 25% of our customers are women buying fr themselves. Jewelry is a great investment.Says Jerry Ehrenwald, president of the International Gamological Institute says, “Unlike a dress or car, jewelry doesn’t wear out….After 20 years, a fancy car needs to be replaced, whereas a diamond improves in value.”
Performance is what counts when it comes to makeup. If you want serums that really work (that is those that contain antioxidants and special properties) you need to shell out. High-end makeup means more unique products, better pigmentation, better fragrance and usually comes with higher quality applicators. No one wants foundation or bronzer that doesn’t coordinate with your skin, and shouldn’t anything you put on your skin be high quality?
So maybe possessions are not your thing. After all, we get used to possessions and once we do, we just look for a better one. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University claims that experiences can be more rewarding. “You can really like your material stuff….but…we are the sum total of out experiences.” And what can be a better experience than a great meal? Try the Frrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae at Serendipity 3 in New York or the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata at Norma’s with 10 oz of sevruga caviar or Le Burger Extravagant served on a gold dusted roll and held together with a diamond encrusted toothpick. You’ll leave with a full stomach and a story to tell.
So what are you waiting for? Go out there and spend! You’ll make yourself happy and contribute to the global economy!