How Much Would You Pay for Jeans?

10/04/2006 at 09:00 PM ET

In the new issue of PEOPLE StyleWatch (The Ultimate Jeans Guide, on newstands now) you’ll find denim options for every style and budget, from $30 Old Navy flares to $850 limited-edition, handmade ones from Stitch’s. And what do you get for your money? The magazine breaks it down by fabric, wash, details, even the labor involved in making them. For the record, $850 buys you jeans that are handwashed in antique barrels, spun from exclusive Japanese fibers, and have buttons with black pearl centers (and they better make your butt look good.) If you found the perfect pair of jeans, how much would you pay for them? How much do you usually spend on a pair of jeans?

For the $30 Old Navy Jeans, click here for oldnavy.com

For the $189 Habitual Jeans, click here for barneys.com

For the $850 Stitch’s Jeans, click here for shopkitson.com

To see more denim trends click here

Photo: Alex Cao; John Lawton(2)

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Erica on

I pay around 29 dollars for my perfect pair at NY and Company. The weststide bootcut. Fits my butt and no gaps. Perfect for latinas and any girl with actual curves!

Sam on

I spend around 200 bucks on true religions, seven for all mankinds, and citizens for humanity. However, I don’t buy a ton of pairs and I keep it simple. I also buy cheap jeans in bulk at gap or the limited!

Kate on

I think as long as you feel great in your jeans, it doesn’t matter how much or how little you pay for them! Not all inexpensive jeans are bad, and not all expensive jeans are good – that’s the beauty of it all, there’s something for everyone!

Personally for me, since the style of jeans changes almost every other season, I’d rather shell out less for more pairs of jeans and change up the styles a bit, rather than dump $850 all on one pair which may as well be unstylish in a couple of months.

jb on

I definitely would not spend more than $60 on a pair of jeans. The $850 pair don’t even look that exceptional.

coco on

in my case, my most expensive jeans costed me 60.00,, they fit pretty nice and they’re three years old, they are starting to fade and i would have to get rid of them soon, sob-sob!!
but iwill never pay 850 for apair of jeans, with that i can pay my car for two months

Tara on

I’m somewhere between the first two. $850 is kind of insane; maybe if I was a movie star! I love getting $30 jeans if they’re nice, but I’d spend a little more, too.

hart braka on

well, i only wear 7 jeans! they cost about any where from $162 – $ 200

i think they have compfortable fit!

Kerri on

I pay around $150 for my jeans. I love Joe’s Jeans because I have an athletic build and they fit great in the hips and the butt. Personally, I think it is worth spending a little more for jeans that you feel confident in.

shopdiary on

i’ve averaged $160+ on designer jeans. luckily we have sample sales here in l.a. and i’ve gotten good deals from them. i’ve also found paige, seven for all mankind and true religion in nordstrom rack for $70-90. so i like my designer jeans but i like them even more if i can get them at a fraction of retail.

Ashley on

I wear jeans a lot! Its like the main part of my wardrobe. I can dress it up one night when I go out or tone it down if I’m hanging around the house. I have my expensive jeans and then I have my care free jeans. I will spend whatever the price if I try on the perfect pair of jeans to fit me!

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