Where the runway meets the street

NYT’s Eric Wilson’s story on budgeting at New York Fashion Week is an interesting read. “Designers are doing what they can to lower prices from the ridiculous levels of the last decade, using lesser fabrics and less of them. And some who are just starting out are trying to distinguish themselves with price. A new men’s line called Bespoken, for example, focuses on high-quality tailoring at prices that would match Jil Sander or Gucci only when the latter are on sale. Shirts cost about $300, jackets around $500 and a suit is $1,100 — not exactly J. Crew prices, but not exactly offensive, either…”

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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