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21-08-2012
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To be fair, if you think about it, each bag takes around 48 hours to construct, from the pattern cutting to the finishing touches, which is around 1-2 weeks with it being passed from one artisan to another, this isn't on a ready to wear level, this is basically the Haute Couture of bags, the highest bag ever sold was around £100,000 in Alligator with a Diamond Encrusted pad lock.

Almost on par with the Special edition Chanel 2.55 created back in 2007, in Alligator, only 13 were made (only 5 reached the US) and retailed at €189,000, it was encrusted with just over 3 carats of Diamonds and the bag was constructed from the most expensive Alligator available, Salt Water Alligator.


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22-08-2012
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As contradictory as it sounds, the Hermes brand is famous for being exclusive. Hermes has never compromised any of it's quality for more sales and that in turn has made their hand-crafted goods famous and still desirable to socialite and reclusive heiresses alike.
That is, even though if you walk around London, every wealthy woman has one hanging from the crook of her arm.

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According to Style.com ...


Dolce&Gabbana dress $10,900


Oscar De La Renta dress $10,900


Monique Lhuillier dress $10,990


Valentino dress $12,000
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24-08-2012
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It's insane that a simple The Row bag is more expensive than Chloe's, Proenza's and many other designers bags...


The Row
Day Luxe Tote
$ 5,400




Chloe
Large Paraty Satchel
$ 1,995


Proenza Schouller
PS1 Medium Leather
$ 1,695

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25-08-2012
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Christian Louboutin Daffodil crystal pumps.

$8000

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25-08-2012
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^The price seems more inflated in dollars, it's £3,795 in GBP, but they are embellished with Crystal and Made in France, I have to say the finish on Louboutin's is exceptional and I know that first hand experience because I have quite a few pairs of the mens shoes, so they are well worth the money.

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The price of that Dolce dress seems fair because it has quite a bit of hand work involved even though it's extremely ugly. I also believe the Monique Lhuillier dress is priced where it should be. If you purchased that dress from a more high end designer (McQueen or Chanel) you'd be paying more than twice for it.

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I don't get the The Row bag either. that's asking a lot for what looks like a very plain bag (not just in design but materials used).

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To me, that 3 dress costing more than $10,000 are okay to me, considering there's alot of work goes into those dresses, plus DG uses pretty good material and those hands that created it are really good !

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Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2011/12

Metallic Peplum Hoodie - £1,161


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Rumored retail price of a fur hat from Marc Jacobs' Fall '12 collection: $6,000.
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^Actually I saw one of them in US Vogue a few months ago, and the price listed was around $15000.

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Has this been mentioned yet?

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/colum...t-you-185.html

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Fashion critics will tell you that you could stick a designer label on the most mundane, everyday item and some silly fashion victim will pay big bucks for it. Well, sadly, they may be right.
Following on from spring/summer 2011's sell-out acetate shopping bag, Jil Sander is now flogging a glorified brown paper lunch bag for a whopping £185.

To me, this is everything that is wrong with the fashion industry in a single bag.

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^Yeah, that was mentioned a few pages back, I find that exact bag ridiculous, I love the Leather version, but the paper one is a complete and utter disgrace, I could understand a treated leather version that looks like paper but actual paper is ridiculous.

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It's real paper?

I love the leather version too.

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