Priced to kill
The recession might be happening right now and affecting the fashion business just like anyone else but some companies are still churning out clothes with sky-high prices. Most of the time (all the time actually) we see clothes being photographed beautifully on the magazine pages that scream ‘buy me!’ but at the little corner in the smallest fonts, there goes the prices, in a whooping five figure, and starts with a 2.
Here are some haunting figures (all in USD), taken from US BAZAAR Jan 09’s “The New Collections” editorial.
Dolce & Gabbana
Jacket alone: $24,750
Yves Saint Laurent
Cage coat: $24,995
While US BAZAAR is featuring a lot of clothes that go over the five figure sum, Vogue is being selective by not choosing clothes costing over $5000 for the new season editorials, if not, the price is hidden— the Balenciaga that Chanel Iman is wearing in the last shot surely goes over $5000.
Pretty audience friendly, no? What a winning a formula.