The necklace is listed on Bidz.com for $175 retail. It’s leather. Whoop de doo. I like nice things. I’m not opposed to buying “name” brands, although I tend to look for bargains in them. But I refuse to buy clothing and accessories that have the designer’s name emblazoned on them conspicuously. That’s just wacky, IMO. The designer ought to give the article away, and maybe pay me to wear it. It’s free advertising. Instead, though, people line up to buy stuff with hot designer names prominently displayed. And pay huge bucks for the stuff. How low must one’s self-esteem be if it’s necessary to have a famous name plastered on the duds? The only name I want in big letters on my shirts is “University of Texas”.