Burberry Prorsum Makes The World's Most Expensive Poncho

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Seems there's a new benchmark in nuttily priced luxury goods, and it's a cool $1,500. First, there were the $1,500 socks made from the frankly mythical-sounding red deer. Then, there was the legging-boot hybrid that inched closer to two Gs. And, now, there's Burberry Prorsum's $1,400 poncho hot off the London runway.
Inspired by traditional equestrian blankets, done in an elegantly subdued palette, and made in what looks to be a luxuriously soft Scottish lambswool and cashmere, the cape is admittedly several steps above your average hippie garb. And, it fits in nicely with the drug-rug chic we've seen strutting its illicit stuff down the runways. Still, we haven't quite come around to the boho-chic revival Burberry Prorsum is championing this season. So, you'll excuse our reluctance to fork over all our rent money to feel like a reheated Sienna Miller circa 2005.
What do you think? Is this an elegant ode to equestrian-chic, or just the world's most extravagant way to do Bonnaroo? Hey, if you have the money to spare, it could be just the thing to keep cozy in while watching House of Cards.

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