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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Maru on

the only thing that i know is that what you need is to have a nice and strong butt so you don’t need to espend a lot of money in jeans..!!!!!

Casey on

I used to think that the cheaper the better $15 to $30 range on jeans………..then I worked in retail and I fell in love with SOME designer brands. I am 5’6 and about 130, with larger butt and thighs then most white girls and I LOVE Citizen and J Brand. Sevens aren’t that great for me and Joes are awsome too. I would never spend full price though since I have always used my discount. If I ever stopped working here I would probably spend full price on Citizen just because they fit me AMAZING! Everyone’s body is different and if Old Navy jeans fit me as great I would only buy them.

ryan on

Ok, jeans are really important to me because they are just so perfect and comfortable. The lowest I have ever spent on a pair of jeans is $99.99 at Abercrombie and Fitch, and the most expensive pair I’ve ever gotten was a pair of $5,632.99 in Bergdorf Goodman and they were Dolce and Gabbana. I even went on a shopping spree and dropped $23,000 at Neiman Marcus. Im just saying “SPLURGE.”– ALWAYS

meg on

Jeans are a great investment. If there something your going to wear everyday i think it makes sense to shell out more cash for a pair you looovvvve

Thrift_Shop_Queen on

I get all of my jeans at Goodwill for $.29 a pound.

chopsueyluey on

Glad to know I am not alone in buying jeans in bulk – whew! I’d spend whatever just as long as they looked great. A GREAT pair of jeans is worth not eating dinner for a few weeks or longer……$$

dawn blagborne on

i would pay any price for jeans as long as they look good
and fit great…

Melissa on

Paid $39 for my Blue Cults and $59 for Joes Jeans at Planet LuLu in their online store. I won’t pay more than $75 for my jeans. That’s beyond my budget. How can anyone justify $800 for jeans? I don’t know. Mg

hanna on

I prefer to stay around 65-75 range. However, I’m in the process of stepping up and buying a pair of SFAM.

Wendy on

Jeans are probably the one fashion item I would splurge on simply because they are a staple in my wardrobe and finding the perfect jean can be difficult so if I came across a great pair that were a bit pricey I probably wouldnt hesitate to buy them. Although most of the high end designer jeans are not made for women with curves and long legs so a lot of the time I find jeans that fit well at a lower price point.

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