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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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Richie Rich on

At the highest 10,000. At the lowest 400.

jodie on

i love citizen of humanity they give fab butt!i pay between 145$ and 175$ for them and thank the jean fairy for them every time they grace my keister!i have a great vairety of jeans the cheapest being Hollister at 40$ and citizens at 175$ whatever looks good!!

Kensie on

omg … the cheapest pair of jeans that i have EVER bought was $189.99 at Abercrombie and Fitch. I usually buy True Religion, Roberto Cavalli, Seven for all mankind, Dior, Fendi, and many more … i have over 120 pairs of designer jeans and im only 14!!!. … the most expensive pair of jeans i have is worth … $12,000 … my dad got them for me and they have diamond pockets, all diamond

Hannah on

My jeans collection ranges from $30-$300. I have jeans from Seven for all Mankind, Marc by Marc Jacobs, James Cured by Seun, Earl, Juicy Couture and jeans from places like Gap, American Eagle, Hollister, and Abercrombie. Its all about the fit for me i dont really care if the are considered cheap or designer. I love designer things dont get me wrong but being in style or looking stylish doesn’t mean wearing super expensive threads. Its all about the attitude you give while wearing it and having your clothes fir great and having a polished look. Im disgusted when i see people squeeze in to designer jeans that cleary are not made for their bodies just because it is some kind of status symbol. AND personally, I think its a little ridiculous that a 14 year old has a $12,000 pair of jeans, if she is even being honest, and is bragging about wearing Dior and Fendi.

Kensie on

yea im being honest … why would i lie about that!? that would be just a little immature

Kensie on

omg laura. … ok designer jeans wont fit short and fat girls .. they dont fit fat people …. im 5’8 and wear a 6/7 … yea tall… not fat … ur probably just jealous

margarita on

I also wear Rock and Republic, Deisel, BEBE, Sevens, however I have a hook where I get the jeans for more than half of what they charge at Nordstroms, or the retailers. The avarage I have paid for jeans is 60 dollars depending on the brand.

Krissy on

Most of my jeans are designer, but I have purchased them at over 50% off their retail value. If you’re looking for real bargains, try eBay or overstock.com, Nordstram Rack or consignment stores. At overstock.com I got a pair of Blue Cults for 5.99 (size 23, vapor wash) and a pair of Blue Cults for 6.99 (size 23, core wash), both were brand new and had free shipping! The best deal of my life – plus they fit perfectly and look great on my petite frame.

I got a pair of heavenly 7 for all Mankind’s at Nordstrom Rack for only $50, also size 23 and fit great – so flattering and like your old favorite pair of jeans.

I also have gotten great deals on eBay, like $10 pair of brand new with tags Yanuk Worker Classic jeans in Mineral, Kasil Studded Devoted jeans in Baltic Wash, and my favorite! Rock & Republic Crystal Roth jeans for $95.

When I don’t feel like searching for a bargain, I get the Mavi Molly jeans – they have short 30″ inseams, so I don’t have to hem them.

Krissy on

I would also like to add that why would anyone buy $1,000+ jeans. I myself love premium denim, and the jeans may last forever or may be super flattering, but it’s just plain dumb. And Jill…if you are so rich and a splurge-lover, then why are you here? I could care less about your so called 55 pairs of jeans and purses and crap.

me on

Who would spend $850 on a pair of jeans? They look the same as the other jeans to me. Typically, I spend about 40 dollars on a pair of jeans. The most I have spent is 60 dollars on a pair of distressed jeans. I would never spend even 189 dollars on a pair of jeans. I would not be able to tell which one was the most expensive if I just saw the jeans without the pricetags!!! My $40 jeans are just fine with me.

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