Fake tree branch wall hanging on sale for £180 branded a rip off

Crate and Barrel is ridiculed for selling a £180 fake tree branch that offers customers a ‘modern, yet rustic’ decoration that ‘harkens back to the earliest Scandinavian winter’

  • Crate and Barrel is flogging the large, imitation conifer twig online for Christmas
  • It is listed on the website for £110, however shipping to the UK costs another £70
  • Outraged shoppers have taken to social media to criticise the price of the gift 

A fake tree branch that costs an eye-watering £180 has been branded a rip off by outraged shoppers.

Crate and Barrel is flogging the large, imitation conifer twig online for Christmas.

The branch has string tied on each end allowing it to be turned into a wall decoration.

The Hanging Branch Decor has just gone on sale online for £110, but shipping costs from the American store adds another £70.

The £110 branch costs £70 to ship to the UK. It has string tied on each end allowing it to be turned into a wall decoration

Its website reads: ‘Modern yet rustic, this swag suspends a lifelike evergreen bough from a length of sturdy jute twine.

‘The hanging branch harkens back to the earliest Scandinavian winter and Christmas decor, with a scattering of tiny battery-powered lights adding high-tech sparkle.

‘A Crate and Barrel exclusive, our hanging branch decor brings the beauty of the winter landscape indoors.’

However, the branch has attracted scorn online with outraged shoppers quick to mock it.   

One said: ‘I’ve got a bush that needs trimming.’

Another said: ‘Rubs hands together, and goes out into the woods.’

A third said: ‘That’s stuff that fell off trees.’

A fourth added: ‘Is it gold plated for that price?’

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