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Saturday, September 25, 2010

You've Gotta Be Kidding Me



If you're still working your way through The Great Blogging Experiment, CLICK HERE for my entry.






We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, right?  

Well these three pictures would set you back a thousand bucks.  

Seriously.  Check it out:




DSquared Tshirt $174
(yes, a Tshirt)








Adidas Sweatshirt - $254





Donna Karan $854













Far be it from me to ridicule anyone's creative genius, but can someone PLEASE tell me why a simple gray sweatshirt warrants a $254 price tag...




...when I can get BOTH pieces for $18?
(I could get 14 of these puppies for the price of ONE of the other)

Any of you big fashion spenders care to put me in my place?

20 comments:

David J. West said...

It's not just the creativity, it's paying for the model to wear them, the photographer, the shipping department, the store clerk, the sweat shop kids and the finally the blogger that promotes it.

You did get a cut right?

Nicole MacDonald said...

....and I was concerned that the t-shirts I'd be producing might cost all of $50.. Bargain! ;p

http://damselinadirtydress.blogspot.com

Rayna M. Iyer said...

If you find out, do let me know. I really have no idea how they price things.

Francine said...

Hi,

It's all in the name - the designer label and its rating in the must-have must-be-seen-wearing-it fraternity!

As you say 14 for the price of one seems like a fab deal, the quality of either little different and all more than likely made in the same factory.

There is a good scam going down with teenagers at the moment. What they do is buy a few designer labelled goods, detach the labels, add velcro and stick said labels willy-nilly on whatever itenm of clothing they are wearing, which was a cheap 'n' cheerful purchase! Neat huh?

best
F

Mason Canyon said...

I'm with you there. What I want to know is why someone would price over $100 for ladies blue jeans that have been cut and torn and then patched with odd cloth? I have jeans like that but it's because they wore out and still fit so I patched them to wear when I'm working in the yard.


Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Nithin R S said...

Nice experiments. Nice ladies acting as models good.

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss vicki! wow i couldnt believe that stuff could cost so much money. its sorta like with yoyos. the most best one is sposed to be a duncan cause its got the name and it gots lots of different kinds and some cost lots. but the other day i got a no name one for just a dollar on a sale and its just as good as that duncan one i saved up a lot of money for and got. so i think its just in the name.
...hugs from lenny

KarenG said...

Since when did Adidas become high fashion?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

They are usually of higher quality, but you're mostly paying for the name.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not me. I can drop a couple hundred on a suit, but that's my limit.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

If it would make me look skinnier, younger and smarter cost is irrelivant! (LOL, too bad there isn't anything THAT good...TJ Max here I come...)

Jaydee Morgan said...

I'm with you. Not in this lifetime would I spend that much on a t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Hannah Kincade said...

I think spending that much money on clothes is just dumb. There are people who can't even afford to buy new clothes and people out there are spending that much on a sweatsuit?! Ridiculous.

Clarissa Draper said...

If I'm going to pay $254 for a suit like that, I'm taking the label off the inside of the suit and putting it on the outside!

CD

Julie Musil said...

That's crazy! Same stuff can be picked up at Costco, folded and stacked on a table.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

I still remember a story my niece told me (she's grown now), but when she was in highschool, she was teased mercilessly because she didn't have "red tab" jeans. So, she finally got fed up, hauled out her red felt marker and colored her tag red. Voila - red tab jeans! At least she did it the smart way, instead of begging mom for something she couldn't afford. Also, apparently the other kids weren't smart enough to know the difference - so didn't they waste their money!

aspiring_x said...

yeah. most of my clothes come from the second-hand store. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I've never bought anything expensive. They say these clothes last longer, but they'll be out of style anyway. Plus you probably have to dry clean them. No way! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I hope the expensive ones last a long time without losing their shape and maybe they're not made in China. But just because you spend a lot, doesn't mean you get high quality. I can't afford price tags like that.

Jolene Perry said...

I wonder if they clean themselves...