July 20, 2011 12:04 PM Subscribe
Where have you seen working-class people carrying their everyday stuff in high-end store bags (e.g., a Tiffany's bag)?
posted by bad grammar to Society & Culture (75 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to know if my initial impression, "These people probably cannot afford to shop often at these stores, but they want to give the impression that they do," is accurate or not. I could be classist or overthinking this; maybe they just think, "This bag looks smart."
I am also curious where they get the bags, e.g., a one-time purchase for themselves or as a Xmas present or bought on eBay etc.
For info, I would like straightforward information, not snark such as "How dare poor people violate the sumptuary laws," thanks.