How much do a pair of Jeans cost ?
Well, depends on where you buy
Couture Studded Swarovski Crystal Jeans by Escada cost $10,000 . Available exclusively at Nieman Marcus
Jeans have come a long way from their working-class origins. No longer reserved for physical labor or college campuses, today’s haute dungarees are increasingly acceptable at dinner parties, the office, all but the most formal occasions. Still, even though jeans can be found in the closets of both billionaires and bikers, there can be a big difference in their price tags. How much of a difference? While a pair of Levi’s can be bought for less than $20 at Wal-Mart Stores…..[link]
But thats not even chump change when you consider
A normal pair of Gucci jeans that had been distressed, ripped and covered with African beads, when they debuted in October 1998 in Milan, were priced at an astonishing $3,134.
For the record, the most expensive pair of jeans ever sold….was a one-off….
The most expensive jeans fall into the category of custom made or vintage. Levi Strauss & Co. spent $46,532 buying a pair of its own jeans on an eBay auction in May 2001. The jeans were found in a Nevada mining town and date back to the 1880s. The company has no plans to resell them, because Levi’s says they are priceless and one of a kind.
Contrary to what I thought
It is not just the age, the label or a flattering fit that drives up the price of today’s most expensive jeans. Much of the added cost comes from the decorations and fixtures, such as 14 karat gold or silver rivets and diamond buttons. The jeans that top our list come from Escada’s couture line. They start at $7,500 and have no price cap. So far, the most expensive pair they have made cost $10,000 and were studded from top to bottom with Swarovski crystals.
Check out this slide show for some very over-priced and surprisingly ugly pairs of jeans by famous designers.
Even if I had all the money in the world, I would think twice about buying the jeans in the slide show. Not because they are expensive…..No, but because they show bad taste. Proves once again that money and taste dont go hand in hand !!