Rich People Have Taken Up Stealth Shopping

The ultra-rich are opting for unmarked, unbranded bags to disguise spending on luxury goods.

The Daily Beast reports on the latest shopping trend among those wealthy few who haven't been seriously affected by the economic downturn:

"...Anyone who can still afford, say, the three cashmere throws at $2,225 each that Mrs. Fuld bought when she stopped by the store that day isn't likely to advertise it. Instead, the city's most extravagant shoppers are ferrying their purchases home in unmarked bags; delegating delivery to assistants; or manipulating credit card bills to disguise their spending from outsiders--and their spouses..."

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Anonymous

Why should we care what the "celebrities" are doing its all just to distract us from whats really going on around us.

Anonymous

Why should we care what the "celebrities" are doing its all just to distract us from whats really going on around us.

Anonymous

Absolutely; I'm surprised Adbusters.org posted this. Aside from its very minimal humour, it's a complete waste of [cyber]space.

Anonymous

Absolutely; I'm surprised Adbusters.org posted this. Aside from its very minimal humour, it's a complete waste of [cyber]space.

Anonymous

Should we care what celebrities and socialites do? In theory, probably not. When their actions make headlines in papers and on CNN, we'd be stupid not to at the very least note their influence.

Anonymous

Should we care what celebrities and socialites do? In theory, probably not. When their actions make headlines in papers and on CNN, we'd be stupid not to at the very least note their influence.

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