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Daylight Robbery? Masion Michel Yoko embellished cat ears headband

Masion Michel Yoko embellished cat ears headband

This is a headband.

With cutesy cat ears on it.

It’s covered in beads and glitter, NOT in priceless diamonds and stardust, and yet… it’s £660.

Six. Hundred. And. Sixty. Pounds. Which is MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Would YOU pay $1,000 for a headband? Or do you agree that, whatever your opinion on grown adults wearing cat ear headbands outside of a costume party, this is a clear case of Daylight Robbery?

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Daylight Robbery? Jean Paul Gaultier mesh leggings

Jean Paul Gaultier mesh leggings

We wouldn’t describe these as a crime of fashion exactly.

Not exactly.

OK, sure, if you wear them exactly as shown above, then you can expect to be hearing from our officers. And probably the officers of the actual police, too, because what you’re basically looking at here, fashion jurors, is a pair of footless, fishnet tights with a tatoo print on the upper part of the leg. It’s not something we’d necessarily wear ourselves, but if you wanted the look of tattooed legs, say, without the actual “getting a tatoo” bit, and if you were prepared to wear something with them to cover your crotch (for let us never forget that tights are not pants, readers), we can see how these might appeal to some of you.

What we can’t really see is why they need to cost $435. Are they woven from unicorn hair?  Do they posses magical, thigh-slimming properties? Or has the Emperor been doing a spot of shopping again? You tell us…

[Click here to buy them at Opening Ceremony]

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Daylight Robbery: Saggy shorts by Rick Owens

Rick Owens saggy shorts

At a time when nothing in life is certain, isn’t it reassuring to know that some things never chance, and that Rick Owens is still charging over $500 for a pair of his saggy, mud-coloured shorts, despite repeated cautions from The Fashion Police?

No, we didn’t think so. Because, seriously, the two pairs of shorts in the image? That’s over $1000 worth of designer fashion, right there.

THIS is what’s wrong with the fashion world, people, you mark our words.

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Daylight Robbery: The $2000 baseball cap

expensove wool cap

This is $2000.

OK, it’s not: it’s actually “only” $1944.44. Because that makes ALL the difference, doesn’t it?

Why is this hat almost $2000?

Er, ya got us. Our best guess is “Because it’s OMGGIVENCHY.” But if you have some other explanation for why in the wide world anyone would want to pay that much money for a hat with ears, we’d love to hear it.

We’re all ears, in fact.

(Geddit? “All ears”? Oh, never mind…)

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Daylight Robbery: Expensive hair elastics

hair elastics

So, these are $288.

We’ll just let that sink in for a moment, shall we?

In their defence, they’re not actually hair elastics. They’re bracelets. Yeah, like all hair elastics are sometimes “bracelets”, when you pull them out of your pony and stick them on your wrists.

These ones really are supposed to be bracelets, though, and the reason they’re so expensive is that the metal part is 18K gold.

That really doesn’t make it much better, does it?

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Daylight Robbery? Anya Hindmarch headline printed canvas shoppers

Quick question, jurors:

$300 canvas shoppers: where do you stand on them?

Anya HindmarchWe get that canvas shoppers can be handy. For, you know, groceries, and trips to the beach, and other such affairs. And we get that they can be cute, and funny, and, dare we say it, quirky. (We feel dirty now.) We know that Anya Hindmarch, in particular, is beloved by the fashion world, and possessed of an extraordinary ability to convince people that her canvas tote bags are worth paying $295 for, like the one shown above.

Are they, though?

We’re going to go with a big fat NO. Because, honestly, we could buy lots of pairs of shoes for that. Or a really good quality leather handbag. And we can pick up canvas totes almost anywhere, for a few pounds at most – or sometimes even free, when summer rolls around and magazines start giving the things away.

What do you think, though? Do you want to drop $300 on a canvas bag? (Note: IT’S DESIGNER.)



Daylight Robbery? Knitted gilet by SUNO

Hand knitted multicoloured top

So, this exists. And honestly, we didn’t even know what it WAS at first (that’s always a bad sign), we just knew it looked like something Coco the Clown might have worn as a nipper. That’s not a good sign either, now we come to think of it.

What we mostly want to talk about here, however, is the price. See, this is £835, which is about $1,295. In its defence:

1. It’s hand-knitted

2. It’s alpaca wool.

Even so, unless it was actually hand-knitted BY alpacas, we still can’t imagine spending that much on… this. Seriously, just imagine handing over over $1000 and walking away with this! To think of all of the awesome shoes you could get for that price! Even assuming it took YEARS of hard work to create, we’d still kinda hate ourselves for spending that much money and only having a multicolured gilet to show for it.

What do you think? Daylight Robbery, or actually quite reasonable for  hand-knitted item?

(This is by SUNO, by the way, and you can click here if you want to buy it…)

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Daylight Robbery? Bless ‘Yeti’ gloves

Earlier this week, we showed you a selection of yeti boots, so now here are the matching gloves. So that’s Halloween sorted, then.

Actually, we’re not calling these “Yeti gloves” because of their appearance, although they will almost certainly make your hands look they belong on SOME kind of monster. No, we’re calling them “Yeti gloves” because they have a price tag of no less than $453… and for that price, we have to assume that they’ve been knitted using the fur of the Yeti and stitched together with unicorn hair.

No such luck, though: according to Colette, these are actually made from “hairy virgin wool”.

So, we guess we have two questions:

1. Do you want monster hands?

2. Are you prepared to pay $435 for them?

If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, click here to make your monster hand dreams a reality. Also, while we’re on the subject, and seeing as you apparently have $400 to spend on hairy gloves: don’t suppose you could spare some change?

Crimes of Fashion

Daylight Robbery? The $700 shin pads

These are shin pads.

They cost $709.

That’s not a typo.

The justification for this? Well, they’re ostrich leather, but they’re also DESIGNER. And that, as every good fashion victim knows, is enough to make just about ANYTHING worth hundreds of dollars. Even shin pads.

Here’s how you’d wear your $700 shin pads:

Shorts cut for a giant, baggy shirt, stupid hat. OF COURSE.

Are you ready to buy them? They’re by Julien David: click here to go get ’em.


Daylight Robbery? Jil Sander market striped silk-twill bag

This is not a carrier bag.

We repeat: this is NOT a carrier bag.

It just looks like one. And we don’t know about you, but if we’re paying £445 for a bag, we’d rather it didn’t look like it came from the local market.

Daylight Robbery? The fashion world having a good old laugh at fashion victims? Or a delightfully ironic statement, which you’d be happy to pay for? Which is it?

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Daylight Robbery? Balmain embellished motocross jacket

Balmain embellished flag-print leather motocross jacket This jacket is £12,095 (no, that’s not a typo) and it is sold out.  You could buy two small cars for that price!  Yet there are enough people willing to buy this to clean out Net-a-Porter’s stock of it.  We can’t really comprehend that.

If you are willing to wait (and have a second mortgage in order to pay for it), you can click here to be alerted should more come in to stock.


Daylight Robbery? Lanvin’s $1,500 canvas tote bag

Lanvin are at it again, readers.

Sure, this is pretty. But it’s a canvas tote bag. And it’s almost $1,500.

Oh yeah, and the highly visible “LANVIN” logo on the front? Means you’ll be efectively paying THEM for the priviledge of being a walking advertisement for them. Oh, and for being a fashion victim, of course, but that goes without saying.

(Click here if you want to be a human advertisement!)

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Daylight Robbery? Marina Calamai cherry ring

It’s cute. It’s whimsical. It looks like the kind of thing you’d pick up in Claire’s Accorssories, and pay less than £5 for.

But it’s not. Actually, this little cherry ring will set you back £819 / $1,332. Now, we’re going to assume that’s some kind of precious metal at the base (Colette haven’t specified what it’s made of), but even assuming it is: if we’ve just spent $1,332 on an item of jewellery, we kind of don’t want it to look like it could’ve come from Claire’s.

Is it just us? Would you pay that much for this ring? Click here if you answered in the affirmative…

Style On Trial

Dressing gown chic: Sonia Rykiel cashmere-blend long-length cardigan

In fairness this is not actually nightwear. It is a cosy, warm cashmere cardigan, ideal for chilly winter days. But you can’t deny that it looks more than a little like the kind of cosy you’d snuggle into after a relaxing bath rather than the kind you’d wear out shopping on a Saturday – because it looks undeniably like a dressing gown!

Being cashmere blend, of course, it comes in at cashmere cost – £1,565, should you have such readies lying around to spend on post-bathing luxury. Or, should you fancy hitting the high street in something that might be mistaken for your robe. And which, as such, might see you barred from your local Tesco

Sonia Rykiel cashmere-blend long-length cardigan, £1,565 from Net-a-Porter.


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Daylight Robbery? Ann Demeulemeester cotton sleeves

Spare sleeves: they come in handy for those of you who have an extra pair of arms, you know?

In all seriousness, sleeves like these ones are the kind of thing we see fairly often on, and not at all anywhere else. Clearly sleeve-shoppers mostly use Yoox, then. Hmmm.

How much would you pay for these, though, assuming you were in the market for a pair of sleeves that don’t have a shirt attached to them? How about £169/ $256? Does that sound reasonable? Or are you just wondering why in the world these would cost more than an entire outfit for many of us? Well, that one’s easy: it’s because they’re by Ann Demeulemeester, obviously. Designer brand = licence to print money, you see. And once again, we find ourselves wishing we’d thought of it first…

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Daylight Robbery? Tom Binns 24-karat-gold watch-shaped bracelet

Here at The Fashion Police we like things to be how they appear. If something looks like a top and skirt, for example, we want it to be a top and skirt, and not, say, a dress. And if something looks like a watch – well, we want it to tell the time.

There are some really pretty watches out there, granted, but they do all have a function, and we like that! Plus, we’re pretty sure you can buy a darned lovely watch for £495. Or if you’d rather, a darned lovely bracelet!

But if you want to rock the faux-watch look you can order yours from Net-a-Porter.

Shirts & Tops

Daylight Robbery? Bess tea-stained cotton t-shirt

Sometimes the clue is in the name. This is a tea-stained cotton t-shirt. It looks, well, like a cotton t-shirt that got stained when someone spilled tea on it. Like, A LOT of tea.

You tell us – is it worth £200? Because The Fashion Police know a place you can get 100 very stainy tea bags for 99p, should you wish to recreate the effect on a cotton t-shirt of your very own…

Bess tea-stained cotton t-shirt, £200 from Net-a-Porter.

(Oh, and if you DO think it’s too much, Topshop’s ‘Nibbled Tee’ is a tad cheaper at £16, and is also tea-stained:

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