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Joined: 8/19/2004
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 2:20:00 PM
 
I met quite a few people from Italy, Russia, Ukraine ,etc...

One thing that strikes me the most is their clothing - they wear expensive clothing! It looks nice, brings out your body's features, etc... but.... it's not economically logical:)

I personally know like 10 guys/girls who's wardrobe is in the tens of thousands of dollars or a single pair of pants is like $500.. but they are poor! They look rich, try to act, pretend but at the end of the day they have a big minuses on their accounts!

Those people would die peniless but they will have a Prada shirt:)

I'll leave you with a little story from Benito Mussolini - when Mussolini was leaving a town called Sualteri for Switzerland in 1902 two people took him to the train station - his best friend and his best friends servant. The servant was carrying a brand new pair of shoes which Mussolini bought a day before. He only had one other pair and they have totally fallen to pieces. When the train came, Mussolini hugged them and went inside the train. When train started to move, Mussolini impulsively threw them his brand new purchased shoes and screamed trying to be overcome the train noise - "Let this be my souvenir to you. Mussolini's success dosent depend on a pair of shoes".

Edited by - datentod on 2/11/2005 2:28:39 PM
Joined: 11/5/2004
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 2:23:00 PM
 
"I personally know like 10 guys/girls who's wardrobe is in the tens of thousands of dollars or a single pair of pants is like $500.. but they are poor! They look rich, try to act, pretend but at the end of the day they have a big minuses on their accounts!"

like oh my god, like yeaaah

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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 2:27:00 PM
 
Ну по крайне мере, Праду можно унести в могилу :)
Joined: 4/30/2004
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 2:28:00 PM
 
мумиии!
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 2:36:00 PM
 
they all like wear prada and stuff and ammm and am like not... so there ;)
Joined: 4/23/2004
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 2:42:00 PM
 
ну и повесили Муссолини вверх ногами вместе с бабой его.
А носил бы Праду - никто б его пальцем не тронул

(если кто скажет что Прада родилась после войны - знаю, идите нах)
Joined: 8/19/2004
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 2:49:00 PM
 
The Prada label was begun in 1913 by Mario Prada when he began selling shoes, leather handbags and trunks. He opened two boutiques in Milan after experience in Europe and U.S.A.

The classic Prada suitcase was made of heavy walrus skin but as plane travel made heavy suitcases impractical, the company started to make lighter bags and high quality items made of crystals, tortoise shell and wood. They also sold garments of waterproof fabrics to the U.S. However the company had gone into decline in the 1970's.

1950 Miuccia Prada was born. By her mid-20's she had a doctorate in political science and in her 30's, she was a communist. In 1970 she started making backpack bags out of waterproof fabric called Pocone.

1979 She took over the Prada family business. Since sales were down, she expanded into luxury tote bags and backpacks in black with flat classic lines, made from nylon.

1985 She launched a line of footwear for women and her first pret-a-porter clothing line, using high quality fabrics. Her clean lines gave her fame, and she came to be known for under-stated elegant garments.

1993 She received an International award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

1995 She won "Designer of the Year" award.

1998 Prada opened their first menswear shop in Los Angeles, USA. They also opened new Prada stores in Manhattan and Las Vegas, as well as Miu Miu's first North American boutique, in Los Angeles.

Financial Activities

Patrizio Bertelli (Miuccia Prada's husband) made a series of acquisitions which began in the late 90;s, taking over Helmut Lang, Church Shoes, Jil Sander, Fendi and other companies.

Prada (as part of a consortium) took over the house of Jil Sander in 2000, but Bertelli had a fight with the designer who had built up the house of her own name and the result was that she left. As part of her agreement to leave, Jil Sander is not permitted to have anything to do with fashion till 2003.

At the end of 2001, they were some $ 1 billion in debt. They decided to sell Fendi to LVMH (who own Dior, Givenchy and other houses) for S 250 million. Industry watchers felt that Prada was facing a serious cash crisis. Then in April 2002, Prada sold Byblos, a house that they had only acquired in June 2001.

Edited by - datentod on 2/11/2005 2:50:54 PM
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 2:52:00 PM
 
я ж специально заранее послал нах:)
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 3:36:00 PM
 
wardrobe is in the tens of thousands of dollars... but at the end of the day they have a big minuses on their accounts!

The things you own end up owning you! -- (c) Chuck Palahniuk
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