It’s no secret that Louis Vuitton is one of the most expensive luxury brands in the world, but what you probably didn’t know is that they also make rulers. Yes, the kind kids carry in their pencil cases, only cooler looking and way more expensive.
There’s no point beating around the bush, the Louis Vuitton ruler costs a whopping $175. It’s a small 15-centimeter ruler, so that’s over $11 per centimeter, and even taking into consideration the brand, and the fact that it’s lined with high-quality leather for comfort, I still can’t wrap my head around the idea that anyone could pay so much for a stationery item. Maybe the trademark four petal flowers in the form of stencils will sweeten the deal for fans of the brand, but still, that’s almost $200 for a freaking kids’ ruler!
“Featuring the Maison’s iconic Monogram flowers motives, this ruler is lined with leather for extra comfort,” the LV description reads. “Inspired by childhood memories, the three flowers can be used as stencils, offering a smart and playful signature touch.” Yeah, that’s smart alright, stamp the LV logo on an otherwise bland piece of leather-covered plastic or wood and sell it for a small fortune.
I saw this on Luxury Launches today, and I just had to pinch myself. Only then it got worse, as I learned that Louis Vuitton has a whole range of luxury stationery items, including a set of two leather-coated pencils priced at $150, a pencil pouch worth $340 and a common pencil holder priced at a mind-boggling $450. Why would you even coat pencils in leather, don’t they sharpen the old fashioned way?
Assuming you only used Louis Vuitton stationery, you’d probably need well over $1,000 to write and draw properly. That’s just…