Have you seen Rock & Republic’s new line of shoes, bags, sunglasses, and ready-to-wear? It’s proof that companies that used to just sell jeans are diversifying. Will they get away with charging prices like higher-end luxury brands such as Vuitton & Gucci?
We think the shoes are a little over the top with logos (only the afore mentioned luxury brands can get away with logos everywhere!) but we do wonder why is it that the shoes, at $285, are cheaper than the sunglasses, at $350? That seems odd.
Sidenote: We refuse to pay that much for sunglasses since we just found an awesome pair of Dior’s at Off 5th for $60! Sunglasses break way too easy to pay so much for them unless they are on sale!
Check out all the new R&R stuff at ELuxury.
We love Seven for all Mankind but sometimes we have to wonder what they are thinking (as in our prior post about this hideous skull skirt). Now they’ve come out with these Flower Patch jeans. Hmmm. They are not quite as hideous as the skull skirt but still, we don’t think these are going to be the new “IT” jean. They look a little too “I’m 10 years old” to us. Would you wear them?
Gotta love Nordie’s – they have these sexy Diesel Lowky jeans on sale for $125 in regular or tall inseams. Regular price is $210! We love the pocket design on these, they look like great I-could-wear-them-any-day jeans!
Apparently this is happening a lot! Umm, and Mr. Cop, that black market you talked about? It’s called ”eBay”. Duh. Or they sell them overseas to help them manufacture fakes. Let’s hope they bust these guys.
From a Texas news station:
“For the second time this week, thieves have broken into a store to steal expensive designer blue jeans.
Burglars targeted two boutiques when they broke through their front glass windows.
Upwards of 75 pairs of high-end designer jeans from the Abito Boutique and Valentines.
The case is similar to a smash-and-grab that occurred at Ben Bridge jewelry — where thieves used sledgehammers to break through jewelry cases.
Cops don’t yet know if there’s a connection, and they don’t know if the suspects behind a blue-jean break-in at the Blue Elephant Boutique early Monday morning could be connected.
While cops piece together the clues, shoppers are shocked. The designer jeans can cost $300.
“It seems crazy that they’re stealing jeans,” says shopper Wendy Mackey. “That’s such a random thing to steal. But if they’re $300, that’s why they’re breaking in.”
“I guess I would wonder where are these people going to sell them,” said shopper Jeff Bowden. “But I guess when you’re talking about $300 blue jeans; it’s a different world out there.”
Police don’t have a lot of leads. The burglars wore gloves, so no fingerprints were found, and there’s no surveillance video.
Cops say there is a black market for blue jeans.”
Reporter: Rebecca Taylor