True Religion Jeans
From the Fashion Investor blog, we spotted this today. Do you think this is true or hearsay? And are denim brands like Rock & Republic better off sticking to denim, what they know, instead of trying to expand too quickly? It’s funny that they mention True Religion, because they have also been venturing into handbags, swimwear, etc. recently themselves…
The buzz about Sundance this past week has been about the state of some popular contemporary denim brands. I’m not even remotely a fan of True Religion, one of the sponsors of a swag suite at the festival, but the brand has generally been successfully in selling their core product – upscale denim with new, on-trend variations every six months or so. The gossip around Sundance has been focused on how Rock & Republic has been faring. While their core product is also upscale, on-trend denim, they have been trying to expand into areas with limited success that has allegedly cut dramatically into their cash flow. With handbag prices reaching $950 and shoes reaching $395, and sunglasses like those pictured above for $350, Rock & Republic is pricing the brand much higher than others in the same contemporary market, including L.A.M.B. and Botkier, among others. Read More >
Shocking right?! Here is Miss Spears, at a liquor store in L.A., the day before she actually showed up to her lastest deposition. At least her True Religion jeans are cute – she’s been looking so NOT hot lately. She actually looks a lot better here – maybe she’s lost a few pounds and the outfit is not terrible. But the hair…seriously. What multi-millionaire cannot afford a better looking hair piece than that thing?!
Who can name the style and wash of the jeans? Perhaps they are the Julie skinny cut?
LAS VEGAS, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Premium denim company True Religion Apparel Inc is launching a line of handbags for spring 2008, a new product category for the company, which is expanding beyond jeans as it rolls out its retail stores.
The company, known for its horseshoe logo on the back pockets of its pricey jeans, aims to create a lifestyle brand that moves it beyond denim. Its other recently launched lines include belts and swimwear, and a fragrance is expected next year.
The handbags, set to hit high-end boutiques and department stores in February or March, are made in Italy and feature details such as nickel hardware and the thick stitching used in its jeans.
Some bags use stamped python leather, others are fringed or colorful woven fabric. True Religion even offers a slouchy bag in denim with white leather detailing. Prices will range from $598 to $998, but leather key chains and pouches will be priced at $98 and $128, respectively…”
Loving the tan handbag – the leather looks really nice and the “speedy” satchel style of the bag is classic and never goes out of style. The blue one – eh – not the best we’ve ever seen…
Photos from Elle Magazine.
We like that they are advertising to stylish men out there! The pair in the ad looks to us to be a pair of True Religion Joey Big T’s in Dark Drifter….correct us if you think otherwise!