Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another Crazy Purchase

If you read my last post, then you already know about the $157,000 dress. Well, just in time for the holiday season, I am now reporting on another absurd purchase, a $1,000 pair of jeans!

We've all heard of designer jeans going for $200 or even $300. It has become so common that we've pretty much started to accept it. But who is ready to pay four figures for denim? Not I!

An American company called PRPS is peddling jeans made from organic cotton (grown in Zimbabwe) that feature denim that is reportedly woven on vintage looms in Japan. Is this obscure process of denim manufacturing is enough to justify the $1,000 price tag? The owner of PRPS had this to say:

“The leather label in the back of the jean alone takes two days to create.”

Well then, that alone has to be worth $500! (/sarcasm)

"The lambskin is washed, hand-oiled and hung out to dry individually so no two leather patches are the same.”

Well, I suppose there is some value in that. I mean, if I'm spending nearly the equivalent of a starbucks baristas monthly paycheck on jeans, it would be nice to know that when I go clubbin' I won't have to deal with anyone else trying to jock my style!

Okay, I talked myself into it. Now where is my credit card....

$47 Dress becomes $157,000 Dress?

The infamous sheer dress that allegedly caused Prince William to fall in love with Kate Middleton has been collecting dust in a closet for quite some time...and has since greatly appreciated in value!

Legend has it that Prince William instantly fell in love with Kate as she strutted herself down the catwalk in the sheer dress in question during a St Andrews University charity fashion show.

Kate has received numerous offers for the dress, designed by Charlotte Todd, over the years. Recent estimates have placed the value at a staggering 100,000 pounds, which translates roughly into about $157,000 (more or less, I haven't been monitoring the downfall of the dollar lately!)

Here is a pic in case you forgot what it looks like:

Sure, it's pretty cute. But I can think of about a bazillion other things I could spend that kind of money on!
And that price is really a conservative estimate. If those fanatic royal collectors with seemingly infinite budgets set their sights on it, the sky is the limit in regards to how much the dress could go for. Who would have thought that sexy, sheer, relatively inexpensive dress, designed by a student, could become priceless?