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Starbucks and Alexander Wang Create $85 Coffee-Spill T-Shirt

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Welcome to the latest, greatest example of "how to waste your money in a corporate coffee giant" -- the coffee spill tee.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Starbucks brain trust wrangled 2008 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner and fashion designer Alexander Wang into "reimagining" the logo for a special edition of women's soft knits. 

It then successfully marketed the shirt to Nordstrom -- and subsequently convinced women everywhere that countless glances at their java-stained racks were worth a cool $85 a pop

Here's a big cheers to the suckers shoppers at Nordstrom and a guarantee that if "spill" fashion is coming back, we're pouring the wine and cranberry vodkas next. 

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