Retailers, consumers and prices
Be a maverick with your $695 Palin wig
Brooklyn-based e-commerce site Sheitel.com is selling Palin wigs made of 100 percent human hair for $695 ($100 off!). The pieces bear a striking resemblance to the side-swept bangs hairdo favored by Palin, the Republican party’s vice-presidential candidate.
The wig — a best-seller, according to Sheitel.com – can be custom-dyed to suit your particular hair color desires. It comes in small, medium and large cap sizes, parts on top of the head and is 16 inches from crown to bottom.
Other sites offer cheaper, faux-hair Palin looks, such as Miami-based Wigsalon.com‘s $115 wig described as a “new Raquel Welch shoulder length shag with feathered layers and a subtle flip which lends a contemporary touch to this classic style. Perfect for a fashionable style change, reflecting the fresh style of Sarah Palin.”
Palin’s trademark Kazuo Kawasaki glasses are also in hot demand, and her presense in the presidential race has inspired a rush of other online novelties, such as gun-toting action figures and a large pumpkin carved with her face.