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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Niko on

I wear jeans every single day and I think it is mad insanity to pay a lot for them. When I am out with my friends, we all look good regardless of jean cost. My favorite jeans right now were purchased on the American Eagle Outfitters website for $19.50. I’d much rather make a contribution to animal shelters and food banks than donate $200.00 to jeans that look like what I already have in my closet.

Christine on

I wouldn’t pay more than $100 for jeans… my favourite pair cost me about $45, and they’ve lasted for three years and still look good. I just don’t see what the big deal is about super-expensive jeans…

HEATHER on

I SPEND ANYWHERE FROM $40-$60 AT AMERICAN EAGLE, I REALLY LIKE THEIR JEANS SINCE THEY SEEM TO LAST A LONG TIME, AND THEIR VERY DURABLE

Laurie R on

coco, why would have to get rid of your jeans? i have jeans that are several years old and i bet yours will still look great in 5 years! people pay a lot for that lived in look and if they get some holes in them, even better. look at the ones kate hudson has been wearing lately. i bet yours can look that great and you LIVED the wear and tear on them!

jen on

well fitting jeans are hard to come by for me, so if they fit great, they’re mine. the most i’ve paid is $300 for a pair of seven for all mankind. then $200 for true religion. i’ve found that the more they cost, the better they fit!

sparkle on

Jeans are my absolute favorite article of clothing! I don’t really think there is a limit to what I would spend to get a great pair. Besides, they last forever, you can wear them everyday, to anywhere and they are a real eye-catcher, especially my favorite 7 Jeans, and the Victoria Beckham Jeans by Rock & Republic.

Brittany Sierer on

I pay between $40-$60 on Silver Brand Jeans – I love these jeans because they offer a waist size and a length. I don’t have to walk around with high-waters just so they fit me in the waist!

Megan on

i wear lucky jeans pretty religiously… they are usually around $108 depending on the style… they fit great and best of all, they come in LENGTHS!

steph on

I have paid up to $200 for jeans. The more expensive they are the better the fit. This doesn’t mean I won’t by a $20 pair of jeans though. If they fit, and look nice, I buy them. I own 50 pairs of jeans b/c I do have an obsession. My favorite hands down are seven for all mankind. True religion, citizens and rock and republic come in at a close second.

Avery on

I used to be the queen of cheap jeans but never found any that fit right, until 2 years ago when I discovered “7 for All Mankind” – love them!! I think the most I have spent is about $180 – I typically find them on sale though. I am obsessed with them – love, love, love those jeans!

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