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14-04-2010
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How about this sickening page of Balmain from colette.fr..

That's right, nearly €4,000 for a 'distressed' cotton shirt with some metal..

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What a steal..... http://www.luisaviaroma.com/index.as...seasProdID=51I

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15-04-2010
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That Balmain jacket is just.... I don't have words. I wonder, it's even in retail. Veeeery overpriced.

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It looks good for sure, but that price is simply unreal.

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It's barely even sewn.. though I admit it's quite interesting.

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Don't know if this girl has some business relationship with Balmain BUT she managed to get her hand on the croc jacket

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TBH that croc skin jacket is about the only Balmain piece that I don't find ridiculously overpriced. I've seen crocodile handbags that cost upward of $15k, shoes that were $4k. In the realm of standard clothing $66k is a huge amount of money to spend on any item of clothing, especially one that's so "of the moment", but to me that jacket is no more overpriced than any other item of clothing or accessory made out of the same skin.

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That jacket was posted here before, right? And I agree about it being in the same price range as any other crocodile skinned products, such as an Hermes Crocodile Birkin.

However, it looks like they just skinned the crocodile and patched worked in into a jacket.

More fabric, more money, higher prices.

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16-04-2010
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anyone remember chrome hearts? before the rise of decarnin's balmain, it surely took the cake for the most astronomically priced rock chic label bar none. with six hundred dollar baby rattles, six thousand dollar jackets, and everything in between, it surely raised some eyebrows...

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Emm... Do Tom Ford jeans count as overpriced? TF001? Or does anyone think that a gold plated button and pre-washed raw look denim is worth $900? (The ones I saw were actually $1195).
At last Balmain jeans look cool for $1000.

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18-04-2010
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in this month's elle, there's a cotton tunic made by alaia priced at $2,790. it's in the same editorial as these ralph lauren overalls that price out at $1,298.



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20-04-2010
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^^ they want us to pay over a thousand to look like a dirty farmer?!?!?
i'd rather have a slutty-cash-chash-eurotrash look in balmain for sure

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Those Ralph Lauren's are horrible

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1: Michael Kors...it is sold at Mens wearhouse for god sake
2: Prada
3: Hugo Boss
4: Gieves and Hawkes
5: Polo (yes, common you know it)
6: Polo Black Label
7: Zegna (I hate to say this but the general mainline stuff is just too mass produced)
8: Armani Jeans (I defend black label, the fabric is Loro Piana and W. Bill for goodness sake, suits are fully canvassed now, hand made)

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I was browsing through the Farfetch website and stumbled upon Mastermind Japan. The prices were ridiculously overpriced. A varsity jacket with leather sleeves costs £2950 . Also a pair of jeans with a skull print cost almost £1000. The mens stuff is also around the same prices.

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