28 luxury versions of everyday items that cost way more than you might think

Louis Vuitton/Dolce & Gabbana/Tiffany & Co.These everyday items were created by famous luxury designers.

When it comes to shopping for everyday household items, people tend to stick to department stores and online sites in order to find the lowest prices.

For example, in October 2018, Target launched a private-label toiletries brand with items under $US2, and Walmart started offering free two-day shipping on millions of necessities.

But for those looking to splurge, many of these same everyday items can be purchased from some of fashion’s biggest names. Brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany & Co. sell a variety of household goods in addition to clothes and accessories.

Below, we’ve rounded up 28 expensive everyday items sold by high-end designers.


This Alexander McQueen umbrella features a unique skull handle.

Alexander McQueenYou can purchase the umbrella with a gold or silver handle.

Considering the price tag on this product, it’d be smart not to use it on windy days.

Cost: $US635

Find out more about Alexander McQueen’s Black Skull Folded Umbrella here >


You’ll need to store your own supplies in this Tiffany & Co. first aid box.

Tiffany & Co.The inside features Tiffany & Co.’s signature shade of robin-egg blue.

This box may not contain any Band-Aids, but it is made out of sterling silver.

Cost: $US615

Find out more about Tiffany & Co.’s Sterling Silver First Aid Box here >


This tic-tac-toe set from Prada doesn’t feature any X’s or O’s.

PradaThe game comes with a black carrying case.

Instead, the game includes black-and-white monogrammed Prada chips.

Cost: $US1,150

Find out more about Prada’s Saffiano Leather Tick-Tac-Toe Set here >


This paper clip from Tiffany & Co. is designed to be used as a bookmark.

Tiffany & Co.A much cheaper version of the paper clip is also available in silver.

Not only is this paper clip made of 18-karat gold, but it’s also oversized and measures 2.5 inches long.

Cost: $US1,500

Find out more about Tiffany & Co.’s 18K Gold Paper Clip Bookmark here >


Tiffany & Co. also sells a sterling silver clothespin.

Tiffany & Co.The brand’s website recommends using it to ‘display photos and mementos.’

You won’t have to worry about confusing this clothespin with others you already own, as a Tiffany-Blue stripe is painted at the very top.

Cost: $US515

Find out more about Tiffany & Co.’s Sterling Silver Clothespin here >


You’ll have the most stylish home decorations with Louis Vuitton’s decorate flowers.

Louis VuittonThe jump rope also comes with a carrying case.

The origami-inspired designs are made from leather.

Cost: $US350

Find out more about Louis Vuitton’s Origami Flowers here >


Vivienne Westwood currently sells cushions in three different styles.

Vivienne WestwoodThe Rose Dust Cushion is filled with goose down.

The design pictured above was inspired by Westwood’s “love for nature with delicate, oversized blooms.”

Cost: $US995

Find out more about Vivienne Westwood’s Rose Dust Cushion here >


Few candles are as luxurious as this one from Versace.

VersaceThe scent is likely as luxurious as the candle’s packaging.

This candle is amber-scented, packaged in a transparent glass container, and features Versace’s signature Medusa symbol on the lid.

Cost: $US410

Find out more about Versace’s Medusa Amber-Scented Candle here >


You won’t find a yoga mat in this Vivienne Westwood yoga bag.

Vivienne WestwoodThe bag features a striking design.

Each bag is produced in Kenya as part of Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Initiative.

Cost: $US215

Find out more about Vivienne Westwood’s Yoga Carrier Bag here >


You won’t want to lose any pieces to this Prada puzzle.

PradaThe puzzle is packaged in a cloth bag.

There’s an option for everyone when choosing a puzzle from the designer, as it’s available with portraits of Milan, New York, and London.

Cost: $US195

Find out more about Prada’s London Puzzle here >


Versace sells luxurious beds for pets.

VersaceThe bed features Versace’s signature baroque-style print.

Technically this bed is made for dogs, but cat lovers can rest assured knowing that it works perfectly for felines, too.

Cost: $US1,395

Find out more about Versace’s Barocco Print Dog Bed here >


A side table from Gucci will embellish any home.

GucciThe table folds for easy storage.

Printed on the table is the French phrase “Maison De L’Amour,” which translates to “House of Love.”

Cost: $US3,500

Find out more about Gucci’s Maison De L’Amour Print Metal Folding Table here >


This Burberry rattle is shaped like a teddy bear.

BurberryYou can choose between black and dusty teal blue.

The toy is made from knitted cotton, and features hand-embroidered details.

Cost: $US130

Find out more about Burberry’s Thomas Bear Cotton Rattle here >


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Athletes passionate about ping-pong might want to invest in this Louis Vuitton paddle set.

Louis VuittonWhen uncased, the paddles are red.

Even the ping-pong balls in this set are marked with Louis Vuitton’s monogram.

Cost: $US2,210

Find out more about Louis Vuitton’s Ping-Pong Set here >


This lantern from Hermes actually features four lamps in one device.

HermesYou can buy the lantern in a variety of colours.

The Hermes website describes each lantern as a “lighting tool that exudes poetry and fantasy” meant for indoor or outdoor use.

Cost: $US20,200

Find out more about Hermes’ Lanterne d’Hermes Lantern here >


Cat lovers will love this metal tray from Gucci.

GucciIt comes in a bright pink colour.

The tray features metal handles on both sides, making it ideal for both serving and displaying.

Cost: $US1,150

Find out more about Gucci’s Cat Oval Metal Tray here >


These Victoria Beckham key rings are made from blonde gold and green agate stones.

Victoria BeckhamThe rock in every key varies slightly in colour and finish.

These key rings were designed to honour Victoria Beckham’s first store in London.

Cost: $US325

Find out more about Victoria Beckham’s Key Keyring here >


You can buy sterling silver, LEGO-style blocks from Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany and CoThe bottom of the blocks are made with American walnut wood.

The set comes with 10 blocks, each of which can be engraved with up to three letters for an additional $US25 each.

Cost: $US1,650

Find out more about Tiffany & Co.’s Sterling Silver Building Blocks here >


This pack of playing cards from Hermes is not like your average deck.

HermesHermes also sells memory card games.

The game comes with two sets of designer bridge cards, as well as an orange box.

Cost: $US125

Find out more about Hermes’ Les 4 Mondes Bridge Cards here >


Leather boxes from Loewe will cost you a minimum of $US450.

LoeweLoewe also sells boxes without a jewel mouse on top.

Loewe crafts each box without stitches or inserts and hand-paints every inch.

Cost: $US490

Find out more about Loewe’s Box Mouse Small here >


Louis Vuitton designed expensive candles that look like handbags.

Courtesy of Louis VuittonThe candle straps are made from the same leather used in classic Louis Vuitton bags.

Each candle is said to smell like a scent from a different aspect of nature.

Cost: $US185

Find out more about Louis Vuitton’s Candle Set here >


Hand soap typically costs less than a few dollars, but not when it’s made by Burberry.

BurberryThere are four colours to choose from, including chalk white and pale ash rose.

The product is actually described by the brand as “hand wash,” and is sold in three scents: purple hyacinth, English rose, and cedar wood.

Cost: $US54

Find out more about Burberry’s Hand Wash here >


Louis Vuitton’s newest headphones are some of the most luxurious on the market.

Louis VuittonThe headphones are said to work for over three hours before needing to be recharged.

People were shocked by Apple’s $US159 AirPods when they first launched in 2016. Two years later, tons of brands have released their own wireless headphones, including luxury designers.

Louis Vuitton’s set comes with a charging case and is available in four different colours.

Cost: $US995

Find out more about Louis Vuitton’s Candle Set here >


Dolce & Gabbana’s blender is dishwasher-safe.

Bergdorf GoodmanThe base features a colourful design.

You can also buy toasters, refrigerators, and tea kettles from the brand.

Cost: $US850

Find out more about Dolce & Gabbana’s X Smeg Blender here >


You can buy tons of baby gear from Herm├Ęs, including bibs.

HermesThis $US265 bib features embroidered images of a tiger and squirrel.

Bibs from the brand are said to be hand embroidered, which explains the high price tag.

Cost: $US265

Find out more about the Hermes Petits Felins bib here >


Gucci sells three-panel screens that could add a touch of luxury to any room.

GucciThis pink-and-black design matches Gucci’s aesthetic perfectly.

In department stores, room dividers can cost hundreds of dollars. But from Gucci, the items are made to order, and are therefore much more expensive.

Cost: $US32,000

Find out more about Gucci’s Velvet Three-Screen Panel here >


Simple phone cases from Prada cost nearly as much as the actual device.

PradaThe case is matte black and has a clasp at the side.

This specific cell phone case is made from Saffiano leather, and includes a built-in wallet that can store up to 12 credit cards.

Cost: $US460

Find out more about Prada’s Saffiano Leather Wallet and Mobile phone Case here >


Louis Vuitton is selling its own colourful version of Jenga for a hefty price.

Louis VuittonThe multicolored game pieces are made from plexiglass.

The game, called Monogram Tower, was designed for “refined” collectors and is made from “plexiglass playing pieces,” according to Louis Vuitton’s Hong Kong website.

Cost: 25,700 HKD (approximately $US3,296)

Find out more about Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Tower here >

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