Simplicity is dying. Most products are jazzy, fancy, showy and cheaply made; rather than simple, elegant, well-made and functional.
Case in point: Try to buy a simple suede-bottom one compartment backpack. Almost impossible to find in the stores.
Getting simple stuff has become a mark of expensive taste, of spending lavish amounts of money. Eg: Movado watches, Mont Blanc pens.
As Sarojini Naidu once said of Gandhi's habits: "It is very expensive to keep Bapu in poverty."