Chanel’s $1,930 boomerang rip-off is wrong on so many levels


If you thought Balenciaga’s expensive appropriation of an IKEA bag was bad, Chanel has gone and knocked off Australia’s Indigenous culture.

The Parisian fashion house now has a “wood and resin” boomerang priced at a hefty A$1,930 (US$1,432) for sale on its website. 

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The weapon is part of the label’s Spring-Summer 2017 Pre-Collection, which also features similarly big-ticket items such as tennis balls, a racquet, a table tennis set and a surfboard. 

This appears not to be Chanel’s first boomerang either, with an earlier silver model priced at A$397 (US$295) and a red version being displayed in Hong Kong way back in 2006. Read more…

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