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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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lauren on

i think they are all dead ugly.!

Chelsea on

If I was lucky enough to find that pair of PERFECT jeans, the most I would pay would be $100. Yes – I DO live in jeans, but I also favor dresses and pants. I still need to afford life, so I probly wouldn’t go over that amount.

rusty on

you would have to be crazy to pay that much for denim,the least expensive jeans will last as long as the 850 jeans..come on people a designers name on denim PLEASE

Bianca on

Anyone who pays more than $100 for jeans have to be totally crazy and delusional. But I guess if you want to feel comfortable in a $250 pair of jeans, that’s OKay, but what’s the difference? I think paying $30 is a great way, besides, I’m not a celeb, I don’t get $5 million or $10 million dollars to sing or act. I have to focus on bigger things rather than spend high dollar amounts on clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I like to splurge, but I budget. If I’m paying $100 for jeans, I’m telling them they better fit my body when I’m bloated and everything. I can care least. I will not pay high dollar amounts just because a designer put a stamp on the jeans, and so I can go flash my jeans and say, “I got (so and so) jeans! I’m rich!”

Rachel on

I would spend around from $20-$40. I would really love to know what kind of material does the jeans that costs more than $40 are made out of.

Sama A.K on

I think all those jeans aren’t so nice, I mean..I would usually pay up to 300 dollars for jeans if they are good quality,my favorite jeans, the best jeans:
Hudson jeans
Seven jeans
Sass&Bide
Paper denim & cloth
Rock & Republic
True Religion
Tsubi Jeans
J Brand

jill on

OMG!!! I am such a cheap-skate! I am all about $20 on the Walmart brand blue jeans. I hate spending $50 at Aeropostle or American Eagle – I have, but I hate doing it.

Jen on

I’m obsessed with jeans and wear them almost everday. I’m petite so I’ve found the best fit for me are 7s, citizens, joe’s, juicy couture etc. BUT i never never buy things full price. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than 80 bucks on jeans. Just be patient and wait for the great sales. As ever-changing fashion is, it typically goes full circle (from skinny jeans to wide leg to boot leg etc) so don’t worry too much about getting jeans once they come out at ridiculous full prices. Besides, straight leg jeans will always be in style!

Lori on

I think it’s fine to spend $200 on a pair of jeans if you really like them and will wear them. If you want a better fit/design and nicer fabric, sometimes it’s worth it to pay more. I really like Paige Premium jeans and True Religion. I only wish that for that price, designers would make jeans in petite length so I didn’t have to alter them. For anyone that is not into design or doesn’t really value a better fit, then Gap jeans are just as good.

Stacy on

I can’t believe noone has mentioned EBAY?!?!?!?! I love my Paper Denim and Cloth jeans but I would never spend retail on them (mostly cause I can’t afford it) I spent $40 on a pair of new with tags Citizens of Humanity jeans, which is lucky cause they made my butt look funny and I sold them at a profit, only to turn around and spend $50 on a pair of Paper Denim and Cloth jeans that are fabulous. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to be fashionable. If I spent retail on all the stuff I have I would be living in a box on the street corner…. I am a fashion addict and the cheaper I can get a name brand the better.

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