Lindsay and Low Class Luxury?
Lindsay Lohan entered rehab this week and sources reported that the 20 year old actress was "carrying a dark Balenciaga bag and a Jamba Juice drink." The question here is does this affect that brand name? Since Lohan isn't connected to the fashion house except as a consumer (and occasional model), what she does or does not do shouldn't have an impact on the brand, nor should what any other celebrity does. But it is well known that getting celebs to carry or wear your products can result in a sales boost. When negative press is associated with a brand name, or matter how tangentially, does that cause their sales to drop off?
In other words, if you know that a handbag, or other luxury item, is also very popular with a less-than-respectable group, does it cause you to rethink your choices when shopping?