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06-12-2012
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yeah but LV collaboration bags were never offered at $35 & 55k. in fact,seeing this kind of absurd excess in a time where people can't indulge even a morsel,actually makes me long for those days when we used to bemoan a $15k price tag for a silly balenciaga bag or LV bags. what is wrong with this industry? i mean it's no wonder this business is never taken seriously by people outside of it's sphere because the luxury world and celebrity have literally made a mockery of it.

and truth be told they look like crap. they look like coach knock offs that somebody glued appliques onto.

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yeah but LV collaboration bags were never offered at $35 & 55k. in fact,seeing this kind of absurd excess in a time where people can't indulge even a morsel,actually makes me long for those days when we used to bemoan a $15k price tag for a silly balenciaga bag or LV bags. what is wrong with this industry? i mean it's no wonder this business is never taken seriously by people outside of it's sphere because the luxury world and celebrity have literally made a mockery of it.

and truth be told they look like crap. they look like coach knock offs that somebody glued appliques onto.
I agree with you that they look like crap but Hermes and Bottega and Louis Vuitton are all offering alligator-bags in the same price range, yet somebody is hating on them because they are 'heritage-labels'
Louis Vuitton has one of the highest profit-margins in the industry and thus is the most overpriced of them all, at least the profits here are going to UNICEF (at least they say so)

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I agree with you that they look like crap but Hermes and Bottega and Louis Vuitton are all offering alligator-bags in the same price range, yet somebody is hating on them because they are 'heritage-labels'
Louis Vuitton has one of the highest profit-margins in the industry and thus is the most overpriced of them all, at least the profits here are going to UNICEF (at least they say so)
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at least? and they could have only attached that so they could justify those prices. and mind you,it's only going to be a portion though thejarc.

if you actually look at this thing and compare with those bags similar to it in style and range,this is exorbitantly more expensive than any of the others are and yes especially considering this is not coming from a luxury house but another p-a-p brand whose market is quite broad. essentially it's like saying what they do is above say like dries van noten who's never charged anywhere above 5k for a handbag and the equivalent of hermes. you don't find that in the slightest ridiculously egocentric?

all i can say is,i'm sure you'll have a few wealthy fashion victims falling for it and they wouldn't have even needed the charity to do that.

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They are ridiculously overpriced. Even a Rick Owens Crocodile leather jacket went less for a bag and was priced $10,000, if I remember correctly. Just because The Row have collaborated with Damien Hirst and may be a piece of 'art', still doesn't justify the price. It's not like it was carefully crafted and the Haute Couture of handbags...

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The Damien Hirst collaboration is interesting, I like the bags in their playfulness. The classic croc next to ridiculous pill appliques is such a bizarre combination it kind of works, if only at creating a conversation piece of a bag. But that price tag... I was watching the news the other day and they ran a story on the bag, really tried to make the fashion industry out as a bunch of fools.

I hope the 'undisclosed amount' to charity is a good portion. That much $$$ is like carting around a museum piece on your back, and while enthusiasts with more money than mind are willing to spend it's nice to think some good will come out of the excess.

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They are ridiculously overpriced. Even a Rick Owens Crocodile leather jacket went less for a bag and was priced $10,000, if I remember correctly. Just because The Row have collaborated with Damien Hirst and may be a piece of 'art', still doesn't justify the price. It's not like it was carefully crafted and the Haute Couture of handbags...
But for people interested in Fine Art would see this as a steal since one of Damien's dot prints start at $16,000 and his prices only elevate the more intricate or one of a kind they are so this is (sadly) justifiable in the world of Fine Art.

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the row’s cover-star fisherman sweater takes 90 hours to make



there’s nothing i love so much as a soft, cozy, oversized sweater. Just ask my boyfriend, i steal his on the regular. So when i saw look 15 float down the stairs of an upper east side townhouse during the row’s fall 2014 presentation last february, i was smitten.

It was a simple look: White fisherman sweater, white pants. But like everything the row does, the concept is simple but the execution is anything but. I went to visit that sweater up close at the row’s press day–the cable-knit pattern is incredibly detailed and there are actual pleats in the shoulders–something i’ve never seen before. (it also probably weighs about five pounds).

I think stylist anastasia barbieri must feel the same way about this sweater. She put natalia vodianova in it for the june cover of wsj. Magazine, despite the fact that it’s pretty seasonally inappropriate.

it’s a special sweater, so we checked in with the row to find out the story behind it, and how something that luxe and that intricate gets made.

“the idea of a rare comfort was essential to the collection and this new interpretation of a classic fisherman sweater personifies that,” the row tells us. “each sweater is hand knit in new york and takes over 90 hours to create. The complexity of the design pushed the craftsmanship of cable knitting to new heights.”

a price point hasn’t been set yet
but i think it’s safe to say the row’s fisherman sweater will remain my dream sweater, while i continue to troll thrift stores for old irish aran jumpers.
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the row's first boutique is coming to melrose place

this just in: a trusted tipster tells us that the row, the luxury apparel and accessory label founded by very busy mary-kate and ashley olsen, has selected la for its first-ever store location. No word on opening date, but we do have a location: 8444 melrose place.

the stylist twins founded the ny-based brand in 2006 with a mission to support high-end fashion manufacturing in the us. Known for rolling out super-chic, super-pricey styles that range from minimalist to conceptual, the row continues to reel in scores of fan and even landed the girls a 2012 cfda award for womenswear designers of the year.

Once they settle into their new home, the row will be a stone's throw away from equally-awesome melrose place destinations like equipment, isabel marant and alfred coffee & kitchen. Stay tuned for much more.
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Olsen Twins Dissed By Stylist For 'Ripping Off Other Lines'



The fashion industry is guilty of some serious Olsen worship, putting the twin designers up on a pedestal as the rare celebrity designers whose clothes are worth wearing.
But Fashionista managed to find one industry insider who isn't jumping to put Mary-Kate and Ashley on a cover, seat them in a front row or kiss their well-heeled feet. Celebrity stylist Lysa Cooper actually dared to criticize the golden twins, albeit in a backhanded way:
"The only [celebrity line] that's any good, and I hate to say it, are our girls, the twins. The Row. But the reason that works, is because they hired designers. They [the twins] 'yay' or 'nay' [the concepts]. And they are the best line at ripping off other lines that I've ever seen."
Other celebrities-turned-designers have been accused of ripping off other fashion professionals on their way to the top, most notably Victoria Beckham, who was accused of getting Roland Mouret to design her line. (huffingtonpost)

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That is such bullsh*t. She's not breaking any news here, everyone knows they don't sketch their collections, and everyone knows they have a design team (just like many other brands). No big secrets there. That doesn't make them any less involved in their brand and its development.

Moreover, while I do see some references from time to time, I don't think you can say their line is based on rip offs. The brand's aesthetic is clear enough.

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well derrr....i think it's pretty safe to say that there's never been anything truly original about them....their names attached,good PR and a decent manufacturing license have been great sources for their brand. and that goes for most of these celeb designer wannabes. she isn't saying anything that's new.

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But The Row and Victoria Beckham are one of a few exceptions in the fashion world that are considered worthy of being called a serious brand, they are like any other house and what I commend them for is the quality of the product, they are serious competitors and customers flock to them each season, Victoria Beckham is so popular stores hold special pre-order events because her products sell so quickly and are instant best sellers.

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Agreed,

And let's be honest, The Row are far more original than many of the other so called "designers" in New York. Proenza Schouler: Balenciaga, Prabal Gurung: Givenchy, Altuzarra: everything and the kitchen sink.

While the Row echoes Celine from time to time (as almost all designers tend to these days), I don't think you could call them derivative the way those designers are.

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