Tuesday, September 11, 2007

When Did This Happen?

Over the years I have noticed that prices at some retailers formally known for reasonable clothing have increased. Below are some comparisons that really surprised me.

Which do you think costs more?

Express Striped Pencil Skirt

Ann Taylor Loft Pencil Skirt
Answer: Express Striped Pencil Skirt: $69.50, Ann Taylor Loft Pencil Skirt: $69. And you know the quality is not the same!

What about these?

Banana Republic Woven Leather Triangle Tote

Charles David Patent Hobo
Michael Kors Brookville Hobo
Banana Republic Woven Leather Triangle Tote - $398

Charles David Chapman Hobo - $346
Michael Kors Brookville Hobo - $268

I would have thought BR would have been less than both Michael and Charles.


~Dawn C said...

That is just wild that they charge the same prices for such a varied 'class' of items.

Chevonda said...

I thought I was the only one who noticed that Express thinks they are a store that they really aren't. I used to shop there all the time but for the money you definitely can get better quality elsewhere.

Psyche said...

I must admit, I have splurged on a Banana bag, for they have some really great ones of superb quality and style. But, Express has an identity crisis. They want to be high-end and charge high-prices, yet they offer mostly synthetic items of very poor quality.

Vintage Bunny said...

I am glad you wrote about this.I had realised that Express was so expensive and I thought it was because I had become cheaper!!!
They had a pair of jeans for $98

Sweet T said...

I certainly agree. Just goes to show you, that it doesn't always hurt to pay a lil more for better quality. Express is straight up trippin!