Friday, June 11, 2010


OK, I just have to say --

J. Crew is ridiculous.

I went to their site and was greeted by this page

where I saw a flimsy, sequined tank top, like anything you could get at Forever 21

But selling for nearly $800.

-- Sometimes when I log onto sites (if I don't have my proxy going) it knows I'm in Argentina and will adjust its prices accordingly to Argentine pesos. --

Anthropologie, for instance, does this.

Well, with the Argentine peso trading at nearly 4 to 1, I thought, "oh, OK, this tank top must actually be $200, but still, that's INSANE." So out of curiosity I clicked on the item and was brought to this page

Knit sequin fleur dress   (it's a dress??)


This exquisite cotton dress is a limited-edition collector's item (only a handful exist). The design was inspired by the intricate floral work on a vintage kimono, and each sequin was applied by hand. Cotton. Sleeveless. Hits at midthigh. Part of the J.Crew Collection. Import. Hand wash.

We're sorry. This item has been so popular, it has sold out. We've got other great ideas--just call us 800 562 0258, we're here to help.

I'm sure you do have other great ideas, J. Crew. Do they all cost $800?

J. Crew is full of so much crap, and the suckers who sold out this "limited edition" Forever 21 lookalike are crazy!

$800 for a cotton sequined tank top?!

Maybe I'm just a hater, because it is a lovely item and I wish I had one (but for maybe $20, tops). I now know the true meaning of sticker shock!

1 comment:

Z. Marie said...

You know, I feel this way about the prices of almost all clothes. (And that's not a good thing when one is moving to Italy.)