13 Sep
$5 mountaineering looks, $130 pricetag

Although Lanvin is usually right on the money (and who isn’t excited about their upcoming H&M collaboration), I have to question Alber Elbaz’ judgment on this accessory release. Why someone would fork out $130 for a $5 karabiner you can pick up at any sporting goods store is beyond me. Sure, there’s the little Lanvin “L” to show the world that this is no ordinary karabiner, but rather the stuff of purest luxury, but I just don’t see how it’s worth it. And the little nylon ropes attached are dandy too, of course, but if you really like this piece go down to your local REI and make it yourself for about $7. Either that or hit up Milk and pay $130, up to you.

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