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The spending habits of the rich and famous are nothing if not fascinating. A $3,000 Saint Laurent bag worn by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Reese Witherspoon? Barely a drop in the bucket for our favorite stars, but for those of us in much lower tax brackets, making that splurge can require some major saving strategies (instant ramen, anyone?).
Given Hollywood's infatuation with the Cushnie Et Ochs Pre-Fall 2015 Stretch Cady Jumpsuit, worn by style star Diane Kruger earlier this month at the Venice Film Festival and prior by Erin Andrews and Emily Ratajkowski, we thought we'd break down the price of the one-piece ($1,695) into more relatable terms—especially if you live the in-the-scene LA lifestyle. Because, sometimes, you can only quantify a big splurge with the cost of other splurges.
Kanye West Concert Tickets: Come Sept. 25 and 26, Yeezy will be performing his latest hits at the Hollywood Bowl. And while you could buy more affordable tickets for your friends or family, you could also embrace the 2020 presidential candidate with one front-row VIP ticket ringing in at $1,500.
Spotify Subscription: Sitting in traffic listening to stations play the same hits doesn't make for a happy scenario. At $9.99, you can get 169 months of commercial-free music. Uplifting jams for 14 years or a stunning outfit that makes you feel great? You decide.
Tom Ford Lip Color: You could own 32 different colors of Tom Ford's celeb-worshipped, fall-ready lipstick collection ($52 each). That's a different shade a day!
Sugarfish Dinner: Every Angeleno knows about the fresh fare at sushi hot spot Sugarfish. Of course, at $40 a pop for its fixed Nozawa dinner, that's 42 meals of albacore, salmon, snapper, yellowtail and more goodness.
Chateau Marmont Cocktails: You're so cool now that you're lounging with all the celebs at the famed locale. What else is chill but ridiculously pricey? Those $22 signature cocktails.
Beverly Hills Parking Meter: You want to save money and self-park on the street rather than valet. At $2 an hour, that's 847.5 hours of parking. Win! Too bad you have to move your car every two hours. Lose.
Prevail Boxing Class: At $25 for a single class, you can be jabbing, throwing hooks and punching alongside style influencers like Jamie Chung, Aimee Song of Song of Style and a slew of models at this high-intensity cardio-boxing gym. Just make sure you attend all 67 classes, because no-show fees will cost you $20.