by Sophia Marcel
So what do we think: Has the recession affected your opinion on $200+ jeans? Or does an amazing wash or perfect cut justify the price?
Overpriced jeans have fattened the coffers of many a brand, even through the recession, but now this bread and butter category is showing signs of coming down to a more affordable reality.
Besides thrifty shoppers scouring for deals, the most popular denim over the holidays hovered at price range of $100 and below, with the teen jeans category taking top honors.
Teen retailers were by far the busiest, spending with the most traffic post-Xmas shopping. Luckily, teen queens prefer spending from $21.50 for a pair at Aéropostale to higher end Abercrombie jeans for $49.90.
Spending over $300, they’re really not interested in it right now. Even in the mid-$200 range, you’re on shaky ground. I think it’s going to take a long time to get back to those higher levels.
Before our budgets thank us, luxury denim isn’t over at least for one brand. True Religion jeans are still going strong at $170 to a whopping $300 for a pair.
So what do we think: Has the recession affected your opinion on $200+ jeans? How much would you pay for a pair of jeans?