J.Crew's $1,500 Handbag: We Love You, But You're Not Gucci
December 31, 2012
Who doesn’t love J.Crew? Their Italian-made knits are bar-none, they’ve got the coziest vintage pajamas and collabs with brands we love like Lulu Frost and Soludos. But does your favorite mall store have any business selling a $1,500 alligator bag? Jenna Lyons seems to think so. The Americana staple is now selling an exotic-skin version of their Edie bag for the price of one month’s rent. Jenna admitted that her latest pick, which she wore to Derek Lam’s spring 2013 show, is a bit “over-the-top” on J.Crew’s Tumblr earlier this month, but the real question is – will anybody drop that much for it?
Sold at their upscale J.Crew Collection store on Madison Avenue in New York, the bag is described a perfect “I was very good this year” gift. So, in theory, you could grab one for yourself if Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted. Assuming you have a few thousand extra dollars lying around.
So, what do you think: would you buy a $1,500 bag from J.Crew, or would you save the big bucks for brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci?