back to article Ripoff Vuitton handbag smaller than a grain of salt fetches $63,750 at auction

A trendy Louis Vuitton handbag will set you back nearly $3,000 these days, but a scaled-down version has been sold for more than 20 times as much. And when we say scaled down, we do mean scaled down – to 657 x 222 x 700 micrometers. So the proud owner who dropped $63,750 on the item through record producer Pharrell William's …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's been bought by Suella Braverman, she's using it to carry her humanity...

    1. Roger Kynaston Silver badge

      Naah. Too big for that!

    2. jake Silver badge

      "bought by Suella Braverman"


      Never mind. Probably outside my demographic.

      1. doublelayer Silver badge

        She is the current Home Secretary of the UK, in charge of immigration (among other things, but that's the one that gets a lot of publicity). She is also a prominent Brexit supporter. So it's probably more outside your country than your demographic, but now you have the headline.

        1. Martin-73 Silver badge

          If she's a prominent brexit supporter she should exit britain. Preferably via lands end... I am willing to livestream it

        2. jake Silver badge


          Usually I keep up on that kinda thing, but this person seems to have kept herself out of the international news.

    3. LybsterRoy Silver badge

      Interesting take. I assume you're in favour of open and unlimited migration and also happy to fund the lawyers that keep preventing the government from taking any action.

      1. Citizen of Nowhere

        I don't have to assume that you only believe in the rule of law when it favours your own views. You openly state as much.

      2. Martin-73 Silver badge

        I draw the line at venusians

      3. Martin-73 Silver badge

        I assume you're in favour of open and unlimited migration... isn't every human being? if not, go to hell

      4. Martin-73 Silver badge

        what lawyers

  2. Ball boy Silver badge

    The perfect size!

    This is just the thing for me to store my f**ks in.

    See Thomas Benjamin Wild's amusing I've no more f***s to give recording for details. Link very NSFW by the way - but, hey, it's a Friday afternoon so there!

    1. LybsterRoy Silver badge

      Re: The perfect size!

      Absolutely brilliant. Best comment link for a long time

  3. Arthur the cat Silver badge

    There's an old proverb

    about fools and their money.

    1. Mark 85

      Re: There's an old proverb

      Also one about a sucker being born every minute.

    2. jake Silver badge

      Re: There's an old proverb

      I prefer the somewhat simpler "idiots abound".

    3. Blofeld's Cat

      Re: There's an old proverb

      "Never give a sucker an even break, or smarten up a chump." - W. C. Fields

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "the final word in bag miniaturization"


    I created a Vuitton replica that was smaller than the dot at the end of this line.

    Unfortunately, just when I finished, the cat jumped on the desk and the resultant air flow blew it away . . .

    1. Mishak Silver badge

      I saw something like that "in real life"*

      Some poor guy building circuit boards unexpectedly sneezed over a pot of very small surface-mount devices...

      * as my kids say all the time...

    2. jake Silver badge

      Re: "the final word in bag miniaturization"

      "Unfortunately, just when I finished, the cat jumped on the desk and the resultant air flow blew it away . . ."

      Naturally, you collected on the insurance, right?

  5. YetAnotherXyzzy

    If I could upvote articles, I would upvote this one for "whose work looks like a Vice magazine cover if Vice was still cool and not bankrupt legacy media".

  6. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    This would be ideal for SWMBO. She's always complaining her bag is too heavy. Something like this would stop her putting so much stuff in it. Problem solved!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      My wife will still be unable to find anything in it

  7. Howard Sway Silver badge

    The proud owner who dropped $63,750 on the item

    will be able to carry their brain cell around in it

  8. jake Silver badge

    "who kindly threw in a microscope with a digital display"

    With specially prepared pictures 'shopped pre-loaded for your viewing pleasure?

    I'd be more impressed if it came with a standard optical microscope. Who is to say that the object that the sucker bought is nothing more than a spec of green beach glass ...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I thought it should of been an optical display, especially to show off the details. I have a 4k monitor on a new 4k Starvis scope and the detail is still lacking enough to justify changing length. It looks good if you're not looking for detail, but if your are, you're either squinting or changing length.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Should've, please.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Shu've it.

          1. jake Silver badge

            That made me chuckle.

            Have a beer :-)

        2. jake Silver badge

          The model in this case is "should have been", you illiterate buffoon. The contraction is incorrect in this case, even in written English.

          One should never contract a perfect infinitive, or so my A-level English teacher beat into me.

  9. Gene Cash Silver badge

    It does not look to be hollow

    So it's not actually a handbag.

    1. that one in the corner Silver badge

      Re: It does not look to be hollow

      Just so long as you can dance around in a disco or use it to slap someone at dawn[1], it qualifies.

      [1] not much heft in this one, but those edges look razor sharp.

    2. jake Silver badge

      Re: It does not look to be hollow

      A handbag?

  10. Nifty Silver badge

    Think I'll take this story with a...

  11. david willis


    Do you recon apple will produce an airtag for it?

  12. M.V. Lipvig Silver badge

    Ah... Ah... AH...


  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Eat the pretentious rich

    And their hand bags…

  14. Dizzy Dwarf

    Nice photos ...

    ... But where is the "... Click to enlarge"?

  15. 45RPM Silver badge

    Can we have the name and address of the buyer? I have a beautiful suit of the most diaphanous silk, which can be appreciated by only the most, ahem, discerning buyer. I’d like to sell it to them. It folds down beautifully - they could probably put it in their bag.

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