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26-03-2011
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is it really 4,800?? that's outrageous.
I've seen similar dyed fox fur stoles and tails in italian markets (the stalls sell leftover factory stock and slighty flawed pieces) and they are at most 100-150 euros.
In terms solely of difficulty of production and cost of raw material, a stole is hardly a challenge for a furrier and fox is not a rare pelt at all... I think someone went off the deep end calculating brand markup.

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27-03-2011
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That price is ridiculous for some dyed fox, but Miucca knew what she was doing; she presented neon fur to contrast against her hospital attire collection, therefore giving everyone a prop to break up their Celine neutrals.
She presenting fur for spring in the bold way that the furriers didn't dare; matched with impeccable timing at the break up of the minimalism revival, she knew she had created a must-have item and so strung a hefty price-tag around it's tail.

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28-03-2011
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^additionally, one must remember that prada sells nylon sacks for hundreds of dollars: did one really think she'd charge less for an even more exclusive item? and given the temperatures sweeping the northern united states in recent days, she's more than a style forecaster, she's a meteorologist!

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30-03-2011
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And of course the €13,000 Balmain jacket and the €900 Balmain tank top would sell out on NAP within hours:
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/115302
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/109670

But don't worry if you didn't get a chance to grab them, you can still get your hands on these lovely €3,600 hot pants! I mean, it's a total steal, no?
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/115310


For comparison's sake, there's also a great Gucci suede jacket on NAP with lots of details for €4,200:
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/115277
How can a Gucci leather jacket be almost €10,000 less expensive than a Balmain one? So ridiculous.

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But don't worry if you didn't get a chance to grab them, you can still get your hands on these lovely €3,600 hot pants! I mean, it's a total steal, no?
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/115310

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But sold out in 3 sizes!!! And I thought the Balmain-hyped splashed over the Celine...

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chanel top, $13,420.



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Lanvin sleeveless dress, £1,000 ($1,600)

Coral red sleeveless stretch dress with exposed brass toned back zipper closure. Round neckline. Open-edge detail on bottom hem.
  • 88% Polyamide, 12% Elastane


Sound like a pleb, but it seems rather a lot for a tank top with exposed zip.

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^additionally, one must remember that prada sells nylon sacks for hundreds of dollars: did one really think she'd charge less for an even more exclusive item? and given the temperatures sweeping the northern united states in recent days, she's more than a style forecaster, she's a meteorologist!
Don't you know? Miucca IS God!

I can't believe this prices, i hate Balmian, i hate it

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15-04-2011
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Pretty much all of Victoria Beckham's pieces are overpriced

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I think the chanel price makes the piece even more desirable :p ugh! bloody capitalism, it's incurable...

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I know it gets tiring and boring, but...


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So what exactly makes that dress so special. ANd to be blunt it kinda cheep, like a hooker on the corner can wear it with some fish nets imo.

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well since they fired Christophe will Balmain drop some of their price points? I know they wanted to make a cheaper line but Christophe refused, so maybe we'll see a change in the future H&M x Balmain never

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Lanvin sleeveless dress, £1,000 ($1,600)

Coral red sleeveless stretch dress with exposed brass toned back zipper closure. Round neckline. Open-edge detail on bottom hem.
  • 88% Polyamide, 12% Elastane

*please do not quote images*

Sound like a pleb, but it seems rather a lot for a tank top with exposed zip.

So cheap for a dress!

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So what exactly makes that dress so special. ANd to be blunt it kinda cheep, like a hooker on the corner can wear it with some fish nets imo.
Took the words right out of my mouth. The dress looks like something made in the factories of Forever 21.

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