Recently we had stories of black people being stopped and searched when they bought expensive items from upscale stores. Jessica Williams gives advice on how to shop safely in upscale stores. This is especially important during the holiday season when you don’t want to have your holidays ruined by spending time in jail.
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What surprises me is that anyone would be willing to pay thousands of dollars for a handbag or hundreds of dollars for a belt. Surely the quality or the looks of the item can’t be that much better than a much cheaper alternative? Is it purely to show others that you can afford such things?
I never even notice what accessories people have let along the remotest idea of how much they cost, so if for some reason you are trying to impress me with the cost of any item on your person, I should warn you that you are wasting your time, not to mention your money.