The luxury brands of the world are adept at making you feel like you need to own high end versions of the most inane everyday objects. From Louis Vuitton who made us buy “luxurious” mouse pads and pencils to Chanel who gave us the chicest tennis balls that money could buy. We fully admit to have fallen for some of these, but when Bottega Veneta introduced their Intrecciato waste basket, we had to take a giant step back because this luxury trash bin is worth a whopping $1000.
Made from pure nappa leather in Bottega’s signature woven style, the waste basket is touted as an elegant addition to your home or office. We agree, it will look attractive next to the sofa stuffed with $20 bills and the fountain filled with angel tears. Bottega even encourages you to complete the collection by purchasing their pen tray, memo pad or pen holder, all created in the same style.
If you were reaching for your credit card to purchase a Bottega nappa leather trash bin, let us just stop you there. Spend the $1000 on a spa treatment instead, or just get 1000 $1 bills and make it rain in your living room. An ordinary dollar store waste basket is good enough for your trash!