Louis Vuitton Condoms Take Label Love Too Far

louis vuitton condmsHere's something I'd never want to see in real life: a Louis Vuitton condom. These little rubbers take label-loving to the next level -- they're emblazoned with the famous LV logo and come wrapped in plastic that's surprise, covered with LVs.

They're pretty much the worst thing that could ever happen to the brand and would be the best example of brand licensing gone wrong, but thankfully, these love gloves don't have anything to do with Louis Vuitton -- someone made them up without their permission. What a relief. I'd hate to see the venerable designer brand dilute their image with such a, I don't know, desperate product.

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It wouldn't have been the first time that a luxury brand was lured into licensing their logo to make a quick buck. I believe it was Gucci (or was it, in fact, LVMH?) who ran into that problem a few decades ago when they sold their soul to make pens, key chains, and tourist crap that eventually watered-down their brand to the point where they had to rethink their whole international strategy. Once your logo is on a three dollar piece of crap that's been hawked out of bins on the less than savory side of town, your business as a luxury retailer is in trouble.

Even though some people would love to get their hands on some Louis Viutton condoms, I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon. So Kanye West and label-crazed Alexis Bellino from the Real Housewives of Orange County are going to have to find some other Louis item to spend their money on.

But if you liked the idea of crazy condoms, check out these Mitt Romney ones. They're actually for sale, so go for it!

What would you do if you were with someone and they whipped out an Louis Vuitton condom?

 

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