I agree that the perception of value for these things is hard to justify at first. It took a couple of weeks to consider buying these.
During deliberations, my wife pointed out we recently dropped $740 on a dinner for 4 at a Gordon Ramsey restaurant in London (The Savoy Grill) without blinking an eye, so what's the big deal? Of course, she's the one with a couple of Louis Vuitton purses at $2k a pop. Don't even get me started on her shoes.