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Tales From the 1%

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Got $40 grand lying around? Nina Garcia suggests you spend it on an Hermes Birkin bag. "This is the bag that you can spend a few weeks' salary on and not feel guilty," she tweeted, along with a link to a sale on Moda Operandi where the bags were going for $14,500 to $74,500. Fashionista did the math, and that would mean Garcia assumes she's speaking to people who earn between $4,884 and $24,833 every week. Dont worry; her Twitter followers already got to lambasting her. [Fashionista]