Save or Splurge: long leather gloves from River Island and Marni

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There is absolutely no doubt in The Fashion Police’s minds that the Marni gloves on the right of the picture above are by far the nicer of the two. They’re longer, they’re leaner, they have that “gauntlet” look about them that would allow you to dress up in them and pretend you were attending the court of Charles II (or someone), and they’re just all round gorgeous, aren’t they?

But they’re £355.

Are they £355 of gorgeous? Well, considering you can buy a pair of long leather gloves from River Island for a mere £24.99, and that £330.01 (don’t forget the penny!) could be put to very good use indeed round these parts, on something other than a pair of gloves, you can probably guess what our answer to that question is going to be. What about you, though? Are gloves the kind of items you’re willing to invest £355 in, or do you prefer to just throw £24.99 at your chilly hands and be done with it? Would you save or splurge?

6 Comments

  • December 15, 2008

    BF

    For something that I will inevitably lose by the end of the winter, save, for sure.

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  • December 15, 2008

    Mousy

    The Marni gloves are gorgeous, but if I have HUGE trouble parting with that amount of money for a larger item like a big coat (i.e. I won’t pay that much for a big coat :P) I’m certainly not going to pay that ridiculous amount of money for a pair of gloves, nice as they are. Save!

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  • December 15, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    I’ll wear any kind of long gloves, so I’d go with the save.

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  • December 15, 2008

    Natasha

    The splurge ones are way nicer, but imagine the shoes you could buy with those £330.01!

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  • December 18, 2008

    Veronika

    Yeah exactly, I lose them ALL the time.. wouldn’t want to lose smth that cost so much so would totally save..

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I pick splurge; they’re much more fitted and flattering! There’s nothing relly wrong with the other ones either, but they kind of remind me of what you would wear if you were to handle biohazardous material, or, you know, some other dangerous job.
    It’s probably just the picture though.

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