You paid HOW much?! Caroline Herrera bow sweater

Bowsweater

Now, we love this sweater. Seriously, how could we not? As regular readers know, we’re like magpies, only with bows rather than sparkly things (OK, with bows as well as sparkly things), and this? Is gorgeous. Just gorgeous. So, the second we laid eyes on it, we began to imagine all the things we’d wear it with, and to think dreamily about how our lives would be transformed by ownership of the Caroline Hererra bow sweater.

And then we looked at the price.

$1,190. One. Thousand. One Hundred. And Ninety. Dollars.

We may have had to call for our smelling salts.

If you think this price is justified, you can hand over the readies to Bergdorf Goodman. We, meanwhile, will be making do with a plain black sweater and a long silk scarf tied in a bow at the neck. Same basic effect, mere fraction of the cost. Perfect.

7 Comments

  • December 1, 2008

    Siany

    Blimey, that’s a pretty sweater. But…. Fashion Police, you could buy a care for that! Or a million regular sweaters! Oasis were doing a very similar cashmere one for £80 a little while ago.
    But now you have me thinking about high street black sweaters and printed Pucci scarves…

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  • December 1, 2008

    Siany

    Blimey, that’s a pretty sweater. But…. Fashion Police, you could buy a car for that! Or a million regular sweaters! Oasis were doing a very similar cashmere one for £80 a little while ago.
    But now you have me thinking about high street black sweaters and printed Pucci scarves…

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  • December 1, 2008

    Mousy

    That’s a very pretty sweater and I like it, but I don’t believe I have ever had that amount of money all together at one time and even if I did I think I’d have the buyer’s remorse if I purchased this little number. This is a dream far, far away, too far for the likes of me.

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  • December 1, 2008

    Evelyn

    First thing that popped in my head was ‘Highway Robbery’…

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  • December 1, 2008

    lorrwill

    You know, I have to knock this off now purely because of the absolute ludicrousness of the original’s price.
    Oh and that I have a thing about kitten bows.

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  • December 2, 2008

    KT

    I’d almost rather buy the pieces separately – then you could wear the black shirt with any scarf/bow you wanted. That gives one a lot more options, and you could always splurge on the shirt and go cashmere or something…

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  • February 6, 2009

    a woman

    I love this! It’s so pretty and cute. But the price… not loving it as much.

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You paid HOW much?! Jimmy Choo’s ‘Dylan’ beach bag

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The Fashion Police will be spending part of December lying on the beach getting some much-needed sunshine, so while most of our friends stock up on cosy sweaters and thick socks, we’ve been buying up flip flops and bikinis. And beach bags.

We haven’t been buying this one by Jimmy Choo, though, and that’s because this rather cheap looking see-through bag costs £495, and our actual holiday is costing less than that. Bargain. (The holiday, that is, not the bag). Oh, and also because we’re pretty sure that if we can hold out until next summer, most of the glossy magazines will be giving away bags that look just like this for nothing.

Would you pay almost £500 for this bag? If you would, you can get it at Net-a-Porter

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3 Comments

  • November 20, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    WOW. That is really highway robbery for a cheap-looking, ill-designed plastic bag. If this was set beside a bag from the dollar store, I doubt I’d be able to spot the difference.

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  • November 20, 2008

    Ash

    It looks like something of one those cheap off-brand Barbies would come packed in, along with her skimpy hot pink bikini and various other teeny beach accessories. In other words, not worth it.

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  • November 21, 2008

    Veronica Darling

    Yuk! That’s the yukkiest bag I’ve ever seen. I’m sure it’s great ‘materials’ and high quality design and everything, but that is the yukkiest looking thing, and I would not even pay $2 for a gimmick copy.
    Great blog btw!

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