Posts tagged "designer clothes"

The Secret To Why Designer Clothes Are So Expensive

Ever wonder what could make a shirt -- a regular cotton-blend tee -- cost more than two months of rent? Us, too.  And it turns out, even the people selling the expensive goods have no idea why they cost as much as they do. Kevin Smith over at Busine…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 21, 2013

‘Splain Yourself: Designers Call $500 Khakis A “Steal”

We've long known that manufacturing costs and retail prices are all about power plays, not mathematics (we're looking at you, luxury denim). An article in The New York Times takes a look at fashion pricing, this time from the designer's point of view. Recently, there's been an increase in super expensive men's khakis, some of…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

Apparently, Men’s Sample Sizes Run Teeny-Tiny, Too

Most designer clothing for women is sized ridiculously small (we're looking at you, Alexander Wang), and the sample sizes that dress the models on the runway can be even more petite. It hadn't really occurred to us that the same extreme proportions would apply to male models until New York magazine revealed that…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 19, 2009

New Website Lets You Rent Dresses Like You Rent Netflix Movies

If you've been lusting after that slinky little Proenza Schouler dress you saw in Vogue last month but the $1,800 price tag makes you sick to your stomach, all hope may not be lost. Rent the Runway, a new website which ended its test phase and is live as of today, offers four-day…
By: Lily Q / November 9, 2009