Burberry can be expensive, yes. It's not extreme haute couture, or anything like that. But sure, a woman can spend $13,000 on a trench coat, or $1,000 on a cashmere skirt, etc. But that's fashion. You can say the same about pretty much anything, from automobiles to home theater systems to golf clubs. I'm sure the amount I spent on my new iMac last winter could have fed a lot of people, too.