The masa is ready to go — now it’s time to SELL IT. Felipe rounds up Wayne and Juan to discuss how they’ll get the word on the street. After a rousing pep-talk, Wayne takes a little time to chat with Juan about marketing to white people. During their chat, Wayne and Juan put their rivalry aside and connect on a deeper level. Meanwhile, Felipe sets out to sell his first batch of blue masa. The hard work is done, but will people actually love Felipe and the crew’s blue corn masa? Watch the season finale of Masa & The Power. Now!
Don’t you love it when common Mexican items are “reinterpreted” and turned into luxury items? Who wouldn’t want to pay a grand for a piñata bag or nearly $10,000 for a Mariachi jacket? These “Mexican” items have price tags that would definitely make your parents say “¿Cuanto? ¡Están locos!”
1. “Piñata Crossbody Bag” by Charlotte Olympia – $1,295
Oh, the piñata. Nothing compares to the rush we felt as children, trampling over our cousins for the best candy once a piñata was destroyed. Those piñatas where what, $15 or $20? Who would pay $1,295 for a piñata bag? Does it even have candy inside?
What’s the difference between these red, white and blue huaraches and a $15 pair at the market? Oh, they’re made by Tory Burch. Go ahead and spend an extra $280 bucks on these. Without the screaming Tory Burch “T,” no one would even know the difference between these and a pair that you paint yourself.
These bracelets are sold on the streets for as cheap as a dollar. You can also splurge and spend five bucks to get it personalized. What’s with the high price tag? This bracelet has a tanzanite stone — but is it really necessary?
Isn’t Japanese fashion supposed to be ahead of the game? These boots were a trend in some parts of Mexico about four years ago. Someone in Japan thought, “Hey let’s bring these back and sell them for $515!” Is anyone buying?
Mariachi bands: the instruments, the passionate vocals and the outfits make for a wonderful experience. Outside of a mariachi performance or Halloween, though, the style is tough to pull off. But if you’re that fashion forward, go ahead and shell out $8,990.
6. “Mexico City Dress” by Casper and Pearl — $139 (On Sale for $91)