Would you spend £90 on a pair of tights?

Tights OK, so they’re made from cashmere, silk and wool, and we’re sure they feel very lovely when you wear them, but here’s the thing: they’re tights. Tights. Can they really be worth £90 (about $180), we wonder? Do people really pay that much for a pair of… tights?

Apparently people do, for these are designer tights by Maria La Rosa, and they’re being sold at Browns for the bargain price of – yes, you guessed it – £90. Is it just us, that tends to put our hands through most pairs of tights as soon as we wear them, then? And who couldn’t stand the thought of spending £90 on something that the dog would probably put his little sharp claws into and ruin at the first possible opportunity?

Well, is it? Tell us: would you pay £90 for tights? Is it worth it?

8 Comments

  • November 16, 2007

    GC

    I don’t even know how much £90 is but I’m pretty sure that price is okay for a winter coat or something I could wear forever and then pass on to my little cousin.
    Tights? not so much.

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  • November 16, 2007

    inga jobob

    its not like they are even good looking tights..they are generic :S.. My boyfriend’s mom bought me a pair that looked exactly like that from Switzerland.. and I’m pretty sure the cost like MAYBE 3 dollars if I’m lucky lol. They ripped the first month.. NOOO tights are not worth 90 pounds! WHo cares if they are brand name.. you can get better brand name items for the same price.. things that you can wear for more than one season even!

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  • November 16, 2007

    The Fashion Police

    GC, it’s about $180 – I edited the post for the benefit of non-UK readers 🙂

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  • November 16, 2007

    cmap

    If I had that kind of money… YES. I would kill someone for some CASHMERE/SILK tights. ZOMG and they are SO cute. I would get more than one pair and wear them everywhere, but then again I don’t have a little puppy. I have a fish. I work in an office. Not with children. So I can see why most people would find that ridic. Gosh, but aren’t those cute! Man, I want some…

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  • November 16, 2007

    cmap...again

    AHHH! I just found some from Betsy Johnson for only $50. THEY’RE MINE.
    Oh. I suppose I’ll share where I found them…
    http://www.joyofsocks.com/bejocacrti.html
    don’t laugh at my choice of irreputable online shops! (-_0) I am already ashamed.

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  • November 17, 2007

    Janet C

    I must stay, they remind me of the fabric patterns I used to see on my Dad’s boxer shorts when I folded the laundry as a kid. These are WAY too busy for my taste. If everything worn with them was solid, simple black, these MIGHT not look so busy, but I doubt it. Besides, wool/cashmere can make me itch, and I really don’t want to think about the places these could cause that sensation! I wouldn’t wear them for £9.

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  • November 18, 2007

    Wendy Hewson

    £90 is clearly a ludicrous price to pay for tights…you could actually probably get 20 pairs of similarly thick patterned tights, or more, from anywhere else for that money !!
    What nonsense…

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  • November 19, 2007

    I'm sorry its cmap again

    No way. I found some CASHMERE/SILK tights–nearly identical pattern for HALF of the price. I’m so sorry to be posting again, but I am addicted to tights for the holidays.
    http://www.brora.co.uk/Brora/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=WK003&cid=W72R-Socks%2C+Tights+and+Legwarmers&language=en-GB

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