Most Overpriced Designer? #2
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and the work of many luxury brands gets done by hand by artisans in italy and france (and labor in france ain't cheap).
Actually high-end luxury is more and more often produced in China, with the finishing touches put in Europe for the prestige thing.
Granted, the skilled Chinese workers they use are not comparable to the slave or child labor and sweatshops of, say, Gap or Nike factories, but labor cost is no longer a justification of prices.
Hermes can make that claims and Vuitton for their leather goods can too, but the rest of them can't. A lot of Armani is made in China, so is Gucci and Burberry. Even Chanel is now producing some of its goods in China.
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