Hi everyone, I was just wondering how much it really costs to create clothing - designer or not. Obviously the crystal/diamond rhinestone studded creations that celebrities may wear will cost a lot to make. But how about those $80 tee shirts that I see in stores (and can't help thinking, I know that must've cost five dollars to make)! I don't know if I'm right, though - after all I realize that the tee shirt could be make of the highest quality of Egyptian combed cotton, and taken five hours to sew, or something. I just have no idea. Some of you here on this forum are designers, I think...or may be in the fashion design industry. So what do you think (or know) it really costs to create the stuff we see in retail stores/boutiques? Is there a huge difference between what something costs to make and what the price tag says by the time it gets to the store? (I kind of don't count local designers...I think they often can't afford to sell their clothing inexpensively as they don't have tons of available labor or funds like large companies) By the way, I'm still getting the hang of where I should really be posting stuff, so I'm really sorry if I'm crashing this thread.