Balmain’s military style denim jacket sells out instantly at Net-a-Porter

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It seems fashionistas are continuing to laugh in the face of the recession: this military style denim jacket by Balmain apparently sold out within minutes of hitting the Net-a-Porter website this week – even although it was being sold for the not-so-bargain price of £2,920 / $4,220.

We like the style of the jacket, if not the bleached denim, which we think will date very quickly (and if we're paying $4,000 for a jacket, we're not going to want it to date AT ALL, ever), and clearly Balmain is enjoying a spate of huge popularity at the moment, but what do you think of it? Worth the money? Something you'd wear? Tell us!

15 Comments

  • April 23, 2009

    gokarm

    This is an instance when I think a rental system would be best. Yes, I’d absolutely wear it for the next 2 weeks before it’s TOTALLY out of style. It has trendy written all over it. But actually, what I like about it IS the bleached denim. It casualizes it and makes it a little fresh, a little 2009 and not 1983. But not worth the dough.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Theresa

    Honestly I hate it.

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  • April 23, 2009

    amy

    i’d try to make one myself, i love diy stuff. i wouldn’t pay that much for a denim jacket to be honest.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Belle

    I would wear it. for maybe.. a month at the most? That is gonna date SO quick, so whoever buys it should enjoy it while they can. Don’t take it off!

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  • April 23, 2009

    Roseanna

    it is horrible.

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  • April 23, 2009

    misha

    why is it horrible? i think it’s lovley but id have to make my own co its too dear

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  • April 23, 2009

    Celeste

    I’m not a fan. There’s not one feature that stands out as horrid, but I really don’t have anything good to say.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Simone

    I have loved that jacket ever since the first time I saw it on polyvore… I want it.

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  • April 23, 2009

    Bethany

    I cannot imagine spending $50 on that, let alone $4,220.

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  • April 24, 2009

    Niki

    I really love the style of it and the shape. I’m a jacket freak and I adore the details. But unfortunately the fact it is denim does take it down a big notch. It only it was on a more canvas-style material, something not so obviously part of a on-and-off trend. I’d wear it but I wouldn’t buy it.

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  • April 24, 2009

    a woman

    Hmmm, same here. I wouldn’t pay that much for something that’ll date.
    Cute as a button though, but it won’t look good on me, I can guarantee that much.

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  • May 23, 2009

    chocokitty11

    Honestly, I like it because it’s unique. If people always want to wear the samea old thing, how are new things going to become in style?

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  • May 28, 2009

    Diandra

    Personally, I love it! Very cute.

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  • June 3, 2009

    kay

    OMG, I love that jacket!!, but the price tag puts me off a little, its summer and i’m really into jackets(it’s HOT in summer., y am i saying this??lol) hopefully it’s worth investing in…x

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  • September 28, 2011

    Larry

    I read and enjoy many of your posts but am too lazy (busy?) to leave a comment on every one. I’ve enjoyed your posts very much. Sounds like you have had a wonderful time.

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