Versace Safety PinI’m lost. There are some things designed in this world that just don’t make sense to me. I am not claiming to be the ‘all-knowing’ fashion goddess, but I think I know a little bit about it (ok a lot :-)). But this, this has me really groveling at it. Versace is known for being one of the leading high end fashion designers. It is lovely that they make jewelry. I like jewelry. But who would pay $298 for a safety pin? Any of you? The Versace Safety Pin is made of polished gold metal (notice not solid gold) and shows off dangling charm letters that spell out V-E-R-S-A-C-E. Keep in mind the crystal rhinestones are not on the letters R-A-C. Hum, rac- is there any deeper meaning there? Jk guys.

The eLuxury website, where it is available for $298 (might as well just add the $2 to make it $300) says this:

In signature ultra-glam style, Versace’s oversized safety pin glimmers with jewel-cut crystals on polished gold metal. Rhinestone-encrusted letter charms dangle from the pin spelling Versace, creating a glittering accessory that celebrates extravagant style.

What is there to be celebrating? Maybe the birth of your new child who you would like to use this safety pin on his or her diaper to keep it together. Lovely use of money. I guess my biggest problem is where would you put this thing? Possibly on a black bag and use this to accessorize, but wouldn’t each person that looked at the bag and the pin think to themselves, ‘What are they trying to prove??’ So now I’m asking all of you what you think, I’m really curious to know.

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Lisa
Lisa
17 years ago

Well maybe pinned to the right blue jean jacket…..

sophie
sophie
17 years ago

If I am going to pay 300 bones for a safety pin, it better be solid gold and diamond incrusted! None of this “rhinestone, polished gold metal” business.

billyjoe
billyjoe
17 years ago

ya! so agree with you sophie
it better be solid gold or else…

Roy
Roy
17 years ago

I don’t care if the diamonds were real, or was solid gold..It’s still a damn safety pin! I don’t care if it is Versace…it’s gotta make sense and be able to contribute to the ‘look’ I am going for…and unless I’m putting it on my baby’s diaper…it’s not going to making it into my collection any time soon!

Roy
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Amanda
Amanda
17 years ago

it looks like one of those pins u put on baby diapers….just cuz it has rhinestones and it says versace,DOESNT MEAN IT FASHION!

Maria
Maria
17 years ago

This pin was obviously created for people I like to call “mass consumers”. These are the people who drive Hummers and take 30 minutes at the gas station to fill up their giant tank, which will need refilling in about 5 hours anyway. They want everyone to see that they can afford to take up an entire lane on the highway and still pay for gas. They would likely use that pin to hold together their one of their $500 shirts… or better yet to give to their nanny to pin together their child’s diaper.

pinkmink
pinkmink
17 years ago

I think it’s cute. I just wouldn’t pay $300 for it. If I received it as a gift though I will probably use it some time.

muniera
muniera
17 years ago

its a really cute pin. i dont like how they dont put their ‘rhinestones’ on each letter. i would have ‘preferred’ swarowsky if i had the money and power to push for it. lol. it really is a cute pin. but definitely not worth spending my limited money on.

i think it’d be hilarious to see it in a museum of odd fashion items (if something like that exists)…. it really is something that someone made when they had nothing better to do. LOL

Sally
Sally
16 years ago

I have a vintage purse c1960s with a simple huge brass safety pin handle – which opens! Much cleaner than the Versace! Has anyone ever seen one of a similar description? I am trying to find out its providence.
Thanks Sally

jenna
jenna
14 years ago
Reply to  Sally

I have a purse calendar that has a picture of a vintage purse (it says 1950s) by Walkfort with a giant safety pin handle. Perhaps this is similar to your purse? It is alligator skin. It’s beautiful, I want it!

Bridget
Bridget
16 years ago

Regarding Sally’s safety pin handle bag – is it possible to see a picture of it? I have seen various versions of safety pin handle bags from the 50s/60s and might be able to help you with information. Mainly I have seen ones made by Ingber or Koret but there are others. They are much sought after by purse collectors.

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