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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not that smart

What is this supposed to be evidence of anywaus? Are these wealthy people supposedly ashamed of buying expensive goods? Are we better than them because WE know what they're really doing? Adbusters needs to get over itself soon. This webpage could be used for so much more.

not that smart

What is this supposed to be evidence of anywaus? Are these wealthy people supposedly ashamed of buying expensive goods? Are we better than them because WE know what they're really doing? Adbusters needs to get over itself soon. This webpage could be used for so much more.

Lucidstone

"Rich People Have Taken Up Stealth Shopping" . . . that sounds so sinister for a silly story about rich people hiding their shopping expenses from their spouses. Yes the filthy rich will spend the same amount of money on a scarf that i spent on my car, big deal. If this is supposed to be an anti-consumerism site post less stories like this and more productive stories on how to escape consumerism and grow our own gardens, make our own bread, and sew our own clothes.

Lucidstone

"Rich People Have Taken Up Stealth Shopping" . . . that sounds so sinister for a silly story about rich people hiding their shopping expenses from their spouses. Yes the filthy rich will spend the same amount of money on a scarf that i spent on my car, big deal. If this is supposed to be an anti-consumerism site post less stories like this and more productive stories on how to escape consumerism and grow our own gardens, make our own bread, and sew our own clothes.

Anonymous

The question that comes to my mind is why do the rich feel they have to hide their purchases? It sounds to me like they know that their excesses are not lauded by the public. As for why they continue such behaviours, that is a whole other discussion.

Anonymous

The question that comes to my mind is why do the rich feel they have to hide their purchases? It sounds to me like they know that their excesses are not lauded by the public. As for why they continue such behaviours, that is a whole other discussion.

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