Not me, everyone else. I mean I am chilling in the East End, but I’m not sure I’d call myself haute in this crowd. Parking your Toyota Corolla between a Bentley and a Lotus twice in one day is a great reminder of exactly what is not in your bank account. However, a few observations thus far:
- Birkin Bags – People are toting them around like it’s a freaking Vera Bradley bag. If I had a dollar for every Hermes Birkin bag I’ve seen in the past two days, I’d be about $2,000 closer to buying one myself. The bag can cost upwards of 20k and is rumored to have waiting lists up to six years. From what I’ve seen, there aren’t too many people who are still waiting in Southampton.
- Rich doesn’t = stylish – Sure, I’ve seen some designer duds that I’d swap my beloved cat for (sorry Bella), but the styling is all wrong. That Pucci dress is looking kind of lame with those Havaianas flip-flops! And, I think it might be safe to take off your Calypso beach cover-up off four hours after you left the beach and are now in a fine eating establishment. Just saying.
- Money can’t buy you class – Elegance is learned my friend. I haven’t really experienced this yet, but I thought it would be a good time to quote my favorite NYC housewife Countess Lou Ann.
- Hamptons vs. Cape Cod & Islands– Sorry to turn on you Massachusetts, but I have to go with the Hamptons. Do you know how many J.Crew outposts and beautiful wineries they have over here? Point Hamptons.