Is this dress worth $700?

by yayayanonono

It’s unsettling to me to see a lot of lines that have sprung up in recent years, maybe getting a bit too big for their britches. It seems that anyone who has been nominated for a CFDA award has jacked their prices up, without the time and energy spent on improving the quality of the design and tailoring. What makes this situation even less appealing is that these same lines are sold everywhere. Which begs the question: What am I paying for?

Vena Cava: over 100 stores in North America, average price $500

Phillip Lim: over 130 stores in North America, average price $600

Rag & Bone: over 135 stores in North America, average price $400

I am not saying that these designers are lacking talent. But are they designers or are they brands?

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3.1 Phillip Lim dress $700

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