Christopher Kane’s £3,000 sweater: worth the money?

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Admission: this Christopher Kane sweater icon doesn’t actually cost £3000. We exaggerated for dramatic effect. Sorry. No, it actually costs £2,995, which, for the benefit of our American readers, works out at around $4,728. Yikes.

Now, it’s a fine sweater. It’s 100% cashmere, and it’s embellished with lots and lots of little crystals and studs, which must have been an absolute bitch to sew on, so, you know, clearly we wouldn’t have expected such an item to be cheap, exactly.

Is it worth £2,995 to you, though, we wonder? Tell us, readers: would you ever consider paying that much for a sweater like this, or do you think it amounts to Daylight Robbery?

11 Comments

  • November 11, 2008

    bookmole

    And it will be dry clean only, or even specialist clean, giving high running costs.
    Sorry. If I had £3,000 I would not spend it on this.

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  • November 11, 2008

    Terry

    Sweater, FAIL!

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  • November 11, 2008

    Cindra

    No, sorry, no! Agree with the cleaning costs, as well! Just give me a nice, plain cashmere sweater and I’ll splash out the remaining cash on some other lovely thing!

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  • November 11, 2008

    Carol

    Nope, don’t like and wouldn’t buy. My mother would describe it as a sweater you wear once, then every time thereafter people say “Oh, you’re wearing THAT sweater again…”

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  • November 11, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Haha, absolutely, Carol – and because of the price, you’d feel like you HAD to wear it a lot, too!

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  • November 11, 2008

    Anusha

    Looks like a particularly hideous version of one of those “holiday” sweaters that women bring out every year. Either that or part of Sigfried and Roy’s Winter Special.

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  • November 11, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    Wow. Just…wow. I think I see some macaroni and glitter in there.

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  • November 11, 2008

    Anna

    It’s ugly. I wouldn’t buy it even if it wasn’t £3000.

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  • November 11, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    The only thing worse than buying a “Christmas jumper” like that is paying £3000 for one.

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  • November 12, 2008

    livlah

    if i happened to be far from home, very cold, wearing only a singlet and stumbled upon this jumper in a thrift store for $1.50 i would consider it, and then send it back to my nearest thift store as soon as i got back home..this is about $6500 in australian dollars…no, no sane person would even consider this.

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  • January 9, 2009

    xk

    I wouldn’t take this if they gave it to me for free. Maybe if they paid me $10, but it would cost more than that to make me wear it. Most. Hideous. Sweater. Ever.

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